This weekend the eighth annual EDC Orlando will be invading Tinker Field bringing only the latest and greatest from the world of dance music to Sunshine State for what is sure to be another unforgettable weekend.
While there is indeed no shortage of talent showcasing their skills across four stages during this two-day electronic extravaganza, I’ve decided to put together a “must-see” list to help assist you put together the perfect soundtrack to your weekend.
Featuring both the scene’s heaviest-hitters and promising up-and-comers, these artists are sure to leave a lasting impression on EDC Orlando 2018!
*List is in order of set time*
Being a graduate of the University of Central Florida, Henry Fong is one of the many hometown heroes returning to Florida this weekend. Fong has always been a festival fan favorite who know a thing or two about getting the party started and with his recent tunes like “POM POM” and “Hold Me Down” stuffed in his back pocket, Friday afternoon is going to get off to a hot start!
With the genre of dubstep currently thriving, it’s only right that we bring your attention to one of the most promising bass talents in the scene today, BadKlaat. Making a name for himself with relentless, guttural productions which we bred to wreak pure havoc, no avid bass love would make the mistake of missing out on this action.
Being one of the true pioneers behind the bass house explosion, JOYRYDE looks to continue to light up the festival circuit with his menacing beats and will probably be showcasing new music off of his upcoming debut album in the process. Plus, I’d bet good money you’d hear his new collaboration with Skrillex…..but I don’t think he’ll be the only one dropping that bad boy.
If you’re looking to kickstart your Saturday afternoon with a bang, there is no one better than New York’s blossoming talent KANDY to get the ball rolling. Paving his own way to the top with his high-energy and versatile productions, he is also an outspoken member of LGBTQ community who recognizes the importance of a voice within the dance music scene. They’ve got him making his main stage debut for a reason so I’d be sure to see what all the hype is about.
Refusing to take his foot off the gas following this success of his epic remix of San Holo’s “Lights” and Kanye’s “All of the Lights,” this Florida native looks to close out what most would consider a break year with an unforgettable set on his home turf. With there being no shortage of wild edits and originals stashed in his USB, Nitti Gritti is must-see TV.
Electronic dance music legend Tiësto certainly needs no introduction, but it’s not too often where he isn’t headlining main stage. While he will be throwing down at kineticFIELD once again this Saturday, he will be putting together a very special sunset which is going to be one for the books.
Being another one of Miami’s hometown heroes, Jupe will be making his debut performance this weekend at EDC Orlando. Rocking the Boombox art car Saturday night, this is one forward-thinking producer that is looking to make a lasting first impression on festival goers at Tinker Field.
One of Australia’s leading ladies Alison Wonderland looks to take festival goers on an emotional rollercoaster taking everyone in attendance to “Church” at kineticFIELD serving up a bevy of tunes from her critically acclaimed sophomore album Awake. Wonderland into Kaskade to close out the night? Prepare to drown in your feels my friends.