From the stages and the sound to the pyrotechnics and performers, so many unique elements go into creating EDC; but the most important one is you: our Headliners.
Our goal is to create an environment where you can celebrate life, love, art and music, and be the truest version of yourself. We encourage you to spread good vibes and connect to your fellow Headliners by sharing stories, exchanging hugs, and giving high-fives. Positive energy is the core of our amazing community.
Dance, dream, and have the time of your life. None of this would be possible without you.
A glimpse of EDC from around the world!
OML and Insomniac are proud to partner with Music Basti, a music-based nonprofit from Delhi. A small portion will be added to every ticket sale (₹ 20 for Early Bird and Regular tickets, and ₹ 50 for VIP tickets) and donated to support their efforts.
Music Basti enables music learning for children to nurture confidence and skills to achieve their best, culminating in an annual ReSound concert. Read more about them and the work they do.
We want you to have the time of your life at EDC, and that means being safe, responsible, and respectful to yourself and others. After all, you’re the ones who make this experience so special. We hope you’ll use the following tips and information and help us all foster a community of happy, healthy Headliners.
Drinking plenty of water throughout the weekend is vital to your health and safety. Drink water at regular intervals, especially in warm weather, and be sure to stay hydrated on the days leading up to the show. While you’re here, fill up on H20 at any of our free hydration stations, or purchase water at various bars around the venue.
FASHION & FUNCTION
Come prepared for all types of weather, and definitely dress for comfort. Wear lightweight, breathable clothes that make you feel good. If you choose to wear heavy fabrics and faux furs, remember to stay hydrated. Comfortable sneakers are the best way to go, especially if you’re planning to tear up the dancefloor. Sandals and flip-flops can make for sore feet.
USE THE BUDDY SYSTEM
It’s easy to get separated at festivals. Know where your friends are, set up meeting points, and stick together — two or three brains are better than one! If you think a new or old friend needs help, ask our friendly staff to assist, and always leave the show with everyone in your crew.
In the first aid tents located throughout the festival, you’ll find teams of medical practitioners ready to care for your every need — free of charge! If you’re lightheaded or nauseated or have too many blisters from dancing the night away, please visit our friendly medical staff, or ask an EDC team member for assistance.
ENJOY THE SHOW
EDC India presented by Budweiser is an amazing adventure; you can enjoy the show without alcohol or illegal narcotics. If you’re under 21, you can’t drink — period. If you’re of legal age, be smart about how much you consume. More booze does not equal more fun, and alcohol is not a beverage to cool off or rehydrate with. It’s important to remember that your body weight and height will factor into how much alcohol is safe to consume.
PLAY HARD, NOT HIGH
Insomniac and OML enforce a zero-tolerance drug policy at all of our events — end of story. That includes all marijuana. Don’t be the person who ends up getting escorted out of the venue! Keep the weekend great for yourself, your friends, and all other Headliners.
If you suspect someone is suffering from a medical issue or potential drug overdose, seek immediate attention at one of the clearly marked medical stations, or find a Ground Control team member.
NOTIFY MEDICAL OR SECURITY IF A FRIEND IS EXPERIENCING:
- Pale skin color or bluish tinge
- Abnormal heart rate and/or breathing (too fast or slow)
- Abnormal body temperature (too hot or cold)
- Delusions, hallucinations or paranoia
- Pupils that don’t react to changes in light
- Confusion, stupor (unresponsive but conscious), coma, or inability to be roused
NO ONE LIKES TAKING CARE OF WASTED FRIENDS. DON’T BE THAT GUY OR GIRL!
- Drunk people should not be responsible for other drunk people.
- Binge drinking is the most dangerous kind there is. The faster you drink, the higher your BAC (blood alcohol concentration) becomes.
- Strong coffee, a cold shower, sleeping, or “walking it off” will not help someone suffering from alcohol poisoning.
- Always try to keep intoxicated people awake and in an upright/sitting position — not lying down.