Unless you’ve been living under a rock you know that EDC, as of 2018, will offer a camping experience similar to other big music festivals. If you want to truly experience EDC you need to be camping onsite. This article will go over all the details you need to know about EDC camping: how it works, how much it costs, and everything else.
A complicated question. The pros for camping are your close proximity to EDC, cheaper and it will definitely have more of a community feel. The pros for getting a hotel is a hotel is always nicer than camping and you get access to all the fun the Las Vegas Strip has to offer. If you don’t often go to Vegas and have the stamina to do EDC and things like pool parties you definitely want to get a hotel. If you are only able to handle EDC (no shame there folks, that’s me too) then go with camping. Camping at a festival always makes the festival itself better – better vibes, you can go early, it’s super easy to get home, etc.
Let’s be honest: EDC is f’n expensive and most people are ballin’ on a budget. That said, let’s get right to the costs. EDC camping passes begin at $1,199 and go up to $1,499. Each camping spot holds multiple people, so your cost will be far less than that per person. Here are the different camping packages, their costs, and how the payment plan for each works.
Moon Glow - Moon Glow Camping comes with pre-setup, air-conditioned tents for up to 4 people. All you need are your bedding, personal items, and two travel locks for your tent. Please see below for check-in information, tent camping policies, and our recommended packing list.
Desert Rose - The Desert Rose Premium Camping package offers spacious setups for 2 people, with proper beds, linens, pillows, and air-conditioning provided. All you need are your personal items and two travel locks for your tent. Only campers with Desert Rose wristbands will have access to the exclusive Desert Rose Camping areas, including dedicated camping showers and A/C restrooms. Please see below for check-in information, tent camping policies, and our recommended packing list.
NOTE: Every one who will be camping needs to have a credit card. Upon checking into your camp site you will need to provide this card and will be charged a temporary hold of $250. You are responsible for any damages to your tent: if no damages are found you get the $250 back, if damages are found they will be split among the campers.
The following is based on camping passes for EDC 2018:
Presale: November 15th
General Sale: November 16th
EDC camping will take place from May 17th to May 21st. EDC itself is from the 18th to the 21st, so camping opens up a day early.
May actually isn’t that bad in Vegas, which was a big reason EDC moved from mid-June to mid-May. The historical average for Las Vegas in May is a high of 88 and a low of 61. It will be comfortable at night, which is fantastic, and not too hot during the day. Also keep in mind that the tents come with air conditioning, so you should be really comfortable camping at EDC.
Pretty favorably to be honest. If you go with the Moon Glow camping it is $300 a person for four days of accommodations, or $75 a night. Plus you won’t need to purchase a shuttle pass (roughly $100) or pay absurd resort fees which seem to be climbing every year in Las Vegas. Even a cheap hotel in Vegas (Stratosphere, Excalibur, etc.) is going to be $100+ a night before taxes, resort fees, cabs, and other sneaky expenses. If you are trying to save money I would suggest camping over a hotel in Las Vegas.
We only have one year of data so far but as of now the presale sold out really quickly, but the general sale is yet to sell out. Generally EDC won’t sell out, so I don’t expect camping to sell out either. That said, if you are debating camping I would purchase early just to be safe.
EDC offers RV Camping for $329, which is good for up to 8 people. That is, if you bring an RV you and seven others will have access to the EDC campgrounds. This price doesn’t include any electrical hookup for your RV, that is an additional fee in the amount of:
Yes, if you are camping at EDC you can head back to your campsite as much as you want during festival hours.
If you are tent camping you will receive camping tokens and if you go with RV camping you will receive a RV decal. Bring these with you, along with your EDC wristband, to the campsite. Both will need to be scanned to gain access to the EDC camping area.