EDC Chicago Tickets and Camping


Hello Chicago!

You are officially up in the mix of all things Electric Daisy Carnival

EDC Chicago tickets are now on sale as of 1/23/2013.  Unlike EDC Las Vegas, where tickets were slowly dripped out in stages, you can purchase 3-day GA tickets, VIP, and packages on layaway at this very moment.

According to Insomniac founder and CEO Pasquale Rotella, the midwest has been begging for EDM love.  They’ve been clamoring for an event the scale and scope of Electric Daisy Carnival.  In his own words,

“As Insomniac continues to grow, our first priority is listening to our fans and they’ve made us feel confident that EDC has a home in Chicago.”

So Chicago, you asked, so you shall receive.  The event is scheduled to go down May 24th through May 26th.  However, special guests will be able to pre-party a night earlier.  More on that below.

EDC Chicago Camping

Festival Ticket Pricing

3-Day General Admission tickets start at $175.

VIP tickets (21+ Older) start at $299.

Here’s the best part about the pricing, you can get them on layaway.  Generally speaking, you would usually pay more for an event, item, or service if you pay on layaway.  But this is not the case with these tickets.  As we stand today, there is no difference in price should you choose either way of paying.

You can purchase tickets HERE.

Camping at EDC Chicago

Say what?

That’s right Chicago will have a special camping area allocated for Camping Passholders ONLY.   Here are the prices:

  1. 3-Day General Admission Camping / Festival package starts at $295
  2. 3-Day VIP Camping / Festival package starts at $419

As a camping passholder, you can move freely between EDC and the campgrounds throughout the weekend.  There will be portable water, toilets, showers and vendors available on site.

EDC Chicago Camping Special Bonus

Campers can pre-party on Thursday, May 23rd for early tent pitching on site.  Insomniac is known for under promising and over delivering, so they might have something special in store for those that take advantage of the camping package.

Reasons Why You Should Camp at EDC Chicago

Parking and Traffic.  It’s a 3 Day event and there will likely be thousands of people there.  If there’s one take away from every city in every city is this:

  1. Parking is expensive
  2. Traffic is horrendous

So if you want to dance the night away alongside the stars twinkling above, your best bet is to stay on site the entire 3 days.

For those who prefer a less rustic festival experience, travel packages and hotel deals will be available at www.electricdaisycarnival.com shortly.   We will likely have something up and running here at www.howtoedc.com as well.

So if you know someone that is interested or will be going to EDC Chicago, share this article with them.  It will save them the time and headache trying to figure things out for themselves.  Trust me, they will thank you for it.

The Official EDC Chicago Trailer

The question is: Are you going? Well, hurry up and get your tickets!


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  • Amber Smith
    February 13, 2013 @ 4:41 PM

    Okay, since I can’t find much information(I’ve tried emailing Insomniac events and their tumblr age with no response). Will there be security for our camping gear? Do we keep our camping supplies in the grounds or do we need to pack and carry our items back and forth every day or are we allowed to leave our gear at the campsite? What items are we allowed to bring to the campgrounds?

    Also, I’ve seen pictures where people are in RV’s. Is just having a tent okay? I don’t want to be rolled over..


    • admin
      February 13, 2013 @ 6:34 PM

      Tents are fine. There will be security at the entrance to the campgrounds ensuring that people that go in have the right access. Just like any campsite, you should always pack light. Everything that is valuable keep on you at all times. You can leave your tent up to house your clothes, toiletries, and such throughout the entire event since campers have unrestricted access to their site throughout the entire weekend. Security will be patrolling the areas but will not babysit someone’s belongings so pack smart.

      As to what you can and can’t bring to the campsite, the details aren’t out yet. We’ll definitely let you know as soon as the information is available. Goodluck!


      • Amber Smith
        February 13, 2013 @ 7:08 PM

        Thanks for the response. I talked it over with my mom and with me going by myself(for now) and being a woman, she thought it would be safer for me to book a hotel instead(I don’t want to drive and hour back and forth especially being up all night) so I booked the last hotel available lol..


        • admin
          February 13, 2013 @ 11:18 PM

          That’s awesome Amber! I’m not sure if you’ve ever been to an EDC before, but my first time was by myself. I’m sure you’re going to have a blast!!!! How exciting.


  • Zach M.
    February 17, 2013 @ 5:03 PM

    This will be my first EDC and first EDM style concert ever. I’m foremost a rock fan, but I’ve discovered and grown to love this music and the scene around it. Anyway, couple questions. First, what is the easiest way to find a group? Most of my friends aren’t into this type of music, so I’m going to try posting something around my college campus, but I’m not sure what else to do if I can’t find anybody, and I’d much rather go with a few people. I am planning to go for the camping pass to purely because it seems easier and cheaper, but where do I leave my vehicle? Are there just parking garages around or are vehicles left on site, and is there a cost/how much? Also any tips for a first timer in general would be awesome. Thanks for the help guys.


    • admin
      February 19, 2013 @ 10:11 AM

      Hey Zach,

      Thanks for the comment and questions. We’ll see if we can address your questions in an upcoming article. Allow us to do some research and we’ll get back to you buddy. Cheers!


  • adan
    March 1, 2013 @ 9:22 PM

    i bought my edc tix without the camping pass. can i purchase the camping pass separately or am i too late?


  • Brian
    March 6, 2013 @ 3:30 PM

    I am wondering if we buy the camping pass am I able to park my car on the camp site and instead of using a tent can I use my car. Just thought it would be a better security and to be honest I don’t own a tent… please help me on this… thanks


    • David
      March 7, 2013 @ 4:54 PM

      The campgrounds are full fledged campgrounds with showers, water and concessions. Campsite parking is also right next to each campsite so you should be able to just use your car, however, you won’t be able to park your car on the actual grass.


  • Dave
    March 6, 2013 @ 10:18 PM

    Emailed Insomnia and never got an answer. I understand that no LED toys are allowed in the event, but does that also include the campsite? Thanks and can’t wait!


    • David
      March 7, 2013 @ 4:36 PM

      The campsite will have less stringent rules because you naturally need more items when you go camping like water, food, toothpaste, etc. But yeah, you will have to leave them at the campsite when the event starts! Have fun!


      • Dave
        March 7, 2013 @ 5:00 PM

        Awesome, I’m totally cool with that! Thanks again!


  • Sammmi
    April 11, 2013 @ 5:42 AM

    Is there a way i can upgrade my 3 day pass to a 3 day camping one now instead!?!?!?


  • mike enkhbaatar
    April 23, 2013 @ 11:20 PM

    what can we bring to the campsite? can we bring coolers, food etc. and also what if my phone dies? is there any electric plug that i can use?


  • Becky Smith
    May 14, 2013 @ 2:44 PM

    My friend & I already bought our ga tickets. All our friends are doing camping..how do we upgrade?! I wish there was a phone number that I could call to ask. Also I just bought a ticket off my card for a friend..it said It would be mailed but then says print. dO I need to print the tickets?? Please reply asap!!!


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