EDC finally made their much publicized announcement today and it was what we all expected - a change of dates. EDC 2018 will be held from May 18th to May 20th, 2018. This moves the event up about a month from when it was previously held, which was the third weekend of June. There were rumors it was going to be Memorial Day Weekend, and we are glad it's not - that would have really hurt the wallet. Here's how we see the announcement:
June is really hot in Las Vegas. May is still hot, but it is cooler than June. EDC this past year was sweltering so anything that will aid in reducing the temperatures, even a little bit, is much appreciated. No there is no guarantee it will be cooler any given May but overall it should be cooler than the previous dates in the middle of June.
There are definitely some colleges that will still be in session, and probably during finals this weeekend. There are sure to be some students who won't be able to attend, and that is unfortunate.
If you always felt bad about missing your dad on Father's Day because you needed to be under the electric sky this announcement is a great one for you! No longer do you have to choose between Dad and dancing!
Memorial Day Weekend in Las Vegas is already one of the most expensive weekends in Las Vegas - it's right up there with New Year's Eve. If you added EDC into the mix with this then it was going to be ungodly expensive. By going the weekend before MDW hotel prices should stay more reasonable and near what they previously have been at EDC.
Overall we are OK with this change to EDC. I would have been fine if they had kept the dates, but overall this new change makes sense on a lot of levels. Let us know if you agree or disagree in the comments below!