Electric Daisy Carnival to begin 3-night run in Las Vegas

Posted at 11:34 AM, Jun 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-17 15:31:53-04

LAS VEGAS - Electric Daisy Carnival returns to Las Vegas this weekend, with hundreds of thousands of revelers expected at the three-night music and entertainment festival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

More than 250 musicians are set to perform at the nocturnal event billed as the largest dance music event in North America.

Shows run from sunset to sunrise beginning Friday at the speedway about 12 miles north of the Las Vegas Strip.

Triple-digit temperatures posed a problem in 2015.

Officials reported 1,400 medical calls and 27 people hospitalized during the three-night period. One person died of ecstasy intoxication.

Police and the Nevada Highway Patrol say traffic will be heavy on Interstate 15 and Las Vegas Boulevard North when the events end in the morning hours.