USA – Felix Lighting helped Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) celebrate its 20th anniversary with a large complement of Clay Paky lighting fixtures at its flagship Las Vegas Motor Speedway venue.
EDC is one of the biggest electronic dance music festivals in the world. The June 2016 Las Vegas event drew more than 400,000 revelers to three days of the top EDM DJs, carnival rides, art and circus-style performances.
La Mirada, California-based Felix Lighting was the lighting vendor for EDC’s Kinetic Field, North America’s largest scenic stage, for the third consecutive year. Felix Lighting has participated in EDC almost since its inception.
Felix Lighting hung 96 Clay Paky Sharpys onstage. “There were eight wings on the set piece, four to each side, and Sharpys were on the edge of every wing in quantities from seven to eleven,” Karol says. “We also had some Sharpys on the floor. They’re a real workhorse fixture for us; we like them for their light weight and optics.”
Sixteen Clay Paky B-EYE K20s were also on hand to wash the interiors of some set pieces.
He emphasizes that all of the gear performed well under extremely hot conditions at the Speedway: Temperatures routinely topped 115 degrees F. during the day and it was 93 degrees at midnight during load out. “Everything sat all day in the heat and when we fired it up at night it all worked!” says Karol.
A.C.T Lighting is the exclusive North American distributor for Clay Paky.
Francesco Romagnoli, Clay Paky Area Manager for North and Latin America, added, “We’re proud to be a part of Electric Daisy Carnival so many years in a row and it’s always great to partner with Felix Lighting.”