Get ready to head to Las Vegas for an incredible music adventure at the Electric Daisy Carnival in May 2023! EDC promotes all the good stuff – positivity, inclusivity, and creativity.
As you prepare to enjoy incredible music, dancing, carnival rides, performers, and art, it helps to know exactly what to bring to EDC Las Vegas for a 3-day adventure.
Check out 15 top EDC essentials from fun accessories to camping equipment and everything in between so that you can gear up for the experience of a lifetime!
1. BoomBoom Nasal Sticks
While EDC is a blast, dust and dry weather is not for your nose. That’s why BoomBoom is a festival essential. These all-natural nasal sticks give your nose a blast of cooling flavor that helps you breathe better and feel refreshed so you can stay ready for the next drop.
Conveniently keep the small tube in your bag or pocket and when you need a little boost, take a sniff! BoomBoom nasal inhalers are made with essential oils and other natural ingredients that will have you experiencing breathing like never before.
You can try all four invigorating flavors in their variety pack.
2. Hydration Pack
Don’t let dehydration interrupt your good time at EDC! A hydration pack is a music festival must-have. This pack by Lunchbox is made just for festivals with breathable shoulder straps, anti-theft features, clear bag compliance and more. It’s especially ideal for EDC because it follows their guidelines with just two pockets – the main compartment and a smaller side pocket.
You can snag a Lunchbox hydration backpack here.
3. Face Mask or Bandana
We’re all familiar with face masks these days! And, a face mask or bandana really comes in handy at EDC. Block the sun, debris, and germs in style with a trendy one from iHeartRaves.
Check out tons of trendy options here. They vary in price from $3.99 to $14.99.
4. Glitter and Jewels
What’s EDC without body glitter and jewels? Add sparkle and shine to your hair and skin with colorful body art.
Purchase iMethod Body Glitter here for $12.97. It comes with 6 jars of assorted glitter and jewels. Pro tip: be sure to use glitter primer to apply your glitter. You can find it here for just $6.
For more face jewels, check out Lunautics full collection here.
5. Fun Sunglasses
Long festival days can do a number on your eyes, especially with bright lights and Vegas’ sunshine. Protect your eyes in style with stylish, affordable sunglasses made by Knockaround.
Purchase a pair here with prices starting at $15. There are tons of simple and vibrant options. You can even customize your own!
6. Music Earplugs
If you’re thinking earplugs at a music festival sound contradictory, hear us out! Loud sounds for days are not only harmful to our ears, but it can also be unenjoyable. Special music earplugs are the ideal way to enjoy the tunes while filtering out damaging noise. These high-fidelity earplugs allow you to hear high-quality sound while protecting your eardrums.
Grab your MUDEELA earplugs here for $19.99. It comes with a case and 3 different earplugs so you can choose the most comfortable ones.
7. Portable Solar Charger
Keep your phone charged up with ease using a solar phone charger, which is perfect for EDC because it doesn’t have to be plugged in and is charged by the sun. It’s also waterproof, dustproof, and shockproof to stand up against the entire festival experience. This one by Oakufen also has built-in LED flashlights.
Grab yours on sale here for $31.99 in green or orange. It doesn’t come with a charging cord, so be sure to bring yours along!
8. Foldable Wagon
Bringing a wagon to Camp EDC can be incredibly helpful. Since cars are often not allowed in the campgrounds, EDC campers have to carry all their gear from the parking lot to their tent. Wagons make the trip more enjoyable by minimizing the physical strain of carrying heavy loads.
Home Depot has affordable wagons for around $70 that you can get here.
Attaching a tapestry to your Camp EDC tent can be a great way to make it easier to locate your tent in the dark at a festival campground. With so many identical tents set up in the same area, it can be difficult to find yours after a long day of music and festivities.
There are plenty of affordable and humorous tapestries on Etsy, like this one here for just over $10.
10. Rolling Cooler
Unlike some other music festivals, EDC welcomes coolers which is great because you can make sure you keep your beverages nice and cold! A rolling cooler is perfect because you never know how far you’re going to have to tote it. Plus, ice is available for purchase each day at The Mesa.
Igloo coolers are durable and affordable. Grab one here for $39.99. They come in a variety of vibrant and simple colors.
11. Fanny Pack
Fanny packs are a great way to keep your EDC essentials handy and on your person during the festival. Best of all, you can be hands-free to move around freely.
Take a look at a huge range of cool patterned Clare V. fanny packs here. While not the cheapest fannies around, Clare V.'s designs are hard to ignore.
Read more: 13 Fantastic Music Festival Fanny Packs for Any Budget (and What to Put In It)
12. Liquid IV
Using Liquid IV Hydration Multiplier at EDC can be an effective way to stay hydrated during the festival. With the high temperatures and physical activity, it's easy to become dehydrated quickly. Liquid IV is a powder mix that contains essential electrolytes and vitamins that can help replenish fluids in your body quickly.
You can find Liquid IV in retail stores across the country, or here on their website.
Bringing body wipes to EDC can be an essential part of staying clean and sanitary throughout the event. EDC can be a hot and sweaty environment, and without easy access to showers, it can be challenging to maintain personal hygiene.
These biodegradable, unscented, large wet wipes are great for EDC. You can find them here for $9.99.
Bringing a large folding fan to EDC can be an excellent way to stay cool and comfortable in the heat. With high temperatures during the day and tightly packed crowds, it's easy to feel hot and stuffy at EDC. Lightweight and easy to carry, folding fans can provide a quick and easy way to create a refreshing breeze and cool yourself down
Purchase a folding fan here for $15.99. And when it comes to clacking, try to keep it to a minimum! It's important to be considerate of others at festivals and to respect their space and comfort.
15. A Jacket
Bringing a jacket to EDC can be a smart move, even though the rave takes place in a hot desert environment. While the days can be sweltering, the temperatures can drop rapidly at night, and the wind can kick up, making it feel much colder. If you're planning on attending EDC, make sure to pack a jacket and be prepared for any weather conditions that may arise.
Grab a jacket like this one for $19.98. This jacket is lightweight and easy to tie around your waist.
For more ideas of what to bring to EDC, take a look at this full festival gear and equipment guide!
Things You Can't Bring to EDC
While you want to have all your EDC essentials ready, make sure you leave these items at home!
- Aerosol products
- Bota bags
- Breakable glass or acrylic mirror
- Butane grills
- Camping wind turbines
- Canopies (EDC will provide shade for you!)
- Dollies or hand trucks
- Drugs or drug paraphernalia
- Gas generators
- Gas masks
- Glass bottles (small bottles of perfume/cologne is okay)
- Helium balloons
- Illegal substances
- Large chains and spike jewelry
- Large speaker systems
- Laser pointers and air horns
- LED gloves or microlights
- Liquor above 16% ABV
- Loose cans or beverages (must be packaged and sealed when entering)
- Loose pills without a prescription
- Medical or recreational marijuana
- Mental stakes or hammers
- Motorized vehicles
- Open campfires
- Open packs of cigarettes upon entry
- Pets (except service animals)
- Professional recording equipment
- Promotional fliers or banners
- Solar camping showers
- Spray paint
- Steel knives or other utensils deemed as weapons
- Stuffed animals or dolls
- Unauthorized vending of food, merchandise, and alcohol
- Weapons or weapon accessories
- Wooden items
Knowing what to bring to EDC and making sure you have all the essentials is a sure way to enjoy all parts of the festival. Be sure to prepare in advance so that you can have all your gear ready for a good time!
Interested in other festivals? Check out our 2023 US Music Festival Guide: Lineups, Dates, & More.