On the weekend of June 16-18, Insomniac will return to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for another edition of their benchmark festival: Electric Daisy Carnival. With recent announcements of new trance and techno-driven stages to be hosted by Dreamstate and Factory 93, EDC is poised to have an expectedly momentous run in 2017.
Given its well-established reputation for hosting expansive lineups that highlight an array of sub-genres in the dance music realm, the primary setback for many would-be EDC attendees is, of course, the cost of tickets, hotels, and travel. To help ameliorate these hurdles for one lucky fan, Dancing Astronaut has partnered with ONE N ONLY to sponsor an all-inclusive, community-oriented trip to the iconic festival.
In addition to a free three-day pass to EDC, the giveaway includes party-bus transportation to and from the festival via one of six designated pickup cities: San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, Sacramento, and Chico. The contest winner will also share a free room at Las Vegas’ Tropicana hotel with other ONE N ONLY members and have access to private shuttles within Las Vegas.
Established in 2012, ONE N ONLY harbors a unique mission: to foster a roving community of individuals with a shared love of dance music. In its five years of operation, the come has united west coast festival-goers by providing their own brand of an all-inclusive festival experience. Outside of EDC, the company has transported its members to events such as Dirtybird Campout, Burning Man, HARD Day of the Dead and Snowglobe through their shuttles and limos.
However, the core essence of the third-party event service lies not in its capacity to transport ravers, but rather, to connect them. ONO members embark on a journey together that doesn’t end after the ride to the show; travelers experience the festival in full form with their newfound companions, hosted in shared hotel rooms facilitated by the service.
In his festival odysseys, Founder Karen Krochik aims create a community of close friends, or, as he puts it, an “electronic dance music cavalry.” Firmly-rooted in the tenets of “Peace, Love, Unity, and Respect” which pervade EDC’s essence, ONE N ONLY’s unifying travel experience is ideal for any festival-goer looking to create a lasting network of companions.
Featured Image via Insomniac.