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EDC Camping Guide: Pros & Cons, Costs, How It Works & More

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Article Summary

  • EDC now offers camping right on site at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
  • EDC offers basic camping, upgraded VIP camping and RV Camping
  • Camping packages begin at $1,199

 

EDC Camping

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.

Should I camp or should I get a hotel in Vegas?

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.

How much does EDC camping cost?

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 Camping ($1,199) – This is the base package for EDC camping and will run you $1,199. Each Moon Glow Camping package can accommodate up to 4 people, which would make the cost $300 a person. To book this camping package you must put $153.88 down and then pay four payments on the 15th of the next four months of $263.78.

  • Desert Rose Camping ($1,499) – This is the VIP camping package for EDC. Unlike Moon Glow camping, these spots are only for two people, so the cost per person is roughly $750. Desert Rose camping at EDC will require a $189.88 down payment and $329.78 monthly.

What do I get with a camping pass to EDC?

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.

  • ShiftPod2 advanced shelter system, fully enclosed for dust control and designed for heat reflection
  • Adjustable air conditioner
  • 1 vehicle pass included (additional passes available for purchase at checkout)
  • Interior string lights
  • Cushy artificial grass floor
  • 4-port USB strip
  • 2 lockable zippered tent doors (bring 2 travel-size locks)
  • 5 zippered tent window flaps
  • Car parking within walking distance
  • Porta-potties and free shower facilities provided
  • Exclusive camper-only access to the Mesa
  • Exclusive in/out privileges to and from the festival (during festival hours) via dedicated campers-only festival entrance

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.

  • 4 nights (Thurs–Mon)
  • 1 vehicle pass included
  • ShiftPod2 advanced shelter system, fully enclosed for dust control
  • Cushy artificial grass floor
  • Air conditioner
  • Interior string lights
  • 1 queen-size or 2 twin high-quality raised air mattresses (select preferred bed types at checkout)
  • Bedding including pillows, pillow cases, duvet, and flat/fitted sheets
  • 2 lockable zippered tent doors (bring 2 travel-size locks)
  • 5 zippered tent window flaps
  • Car parking within walking distance
  • Closer access to campers-only festival entrance and the Mesa
  • Exclusive in/out privileges to and from the festival (during festival hours) via dedicated campers-only festival entrance

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.

What’s going on at EDC camping? What activities are there?

ACTIVITIES

  • Exclusive daily parties at the Mesa pool, complete with palm trees and walk-up bars
  • Go-kart racing
  • Guest speakers & stand-up comedy
  • Art cars & installations
  • Barber shop
  • Kandi making
  • Airbrush artists
  • Rave aerobics
  • Hula-hoop classes
  • Yoga
  • Sound baths
  • Reiki
  • Guided meditation
  • Wellness workshops
  • Live model art
  • Field day games
  • Thursday night kickoff party on the Mesa

AMENITIES

  • Shaded hangout space with artificial grass
  • Variety of food trucks offering breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks
  • Beverage stands featuring alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Ice available for purchase
  • General Store, including festival essentials, snacks, and refreshments
  • Various vendor village stalls
  • Misting stations
  • Insomniac Shop, including all-new 2018 EDC merchandise — get it while it lasts!
  • Info booth and lost & found
  • 24-hour free filtered drinking water refills
  • 24-hour medical center
  • 24-hour security
  • Free charging stations 

When do camping passes go on sale?

The following is based on camping passes for EDC 2018:

Presale: November 15th

General Sale: November 16th

What are the dates for EDC camping?

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.

What will the weather be like for EDC camping?

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.

How does the price of camping compare to a Las Vegas hotel?

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.

Does EDC camping sell out?

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.

What about RV camping?

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:

  • 30-Amp Add-on: $499
  • 50-Amp Add-on: $699
  • Car Add-on: $100 

Do I get in and out privileges with EDC camping?

Yes, if you are camping at EDC you can head back to your campsite as much as you want during festival hours.

How do I get into the campsite?

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.

 

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