Insomniac announces stellar first wave of artists for EDC Europe 2021

An untouchable icon in the global festival landscape, Electric Daisy Carnival’s return to Europe looks set to be a true gem of summer 2021 – celebrating in unison Under the Electric Sky with an unbeatable sun-soaked weekend.

The calling-card for the best in electronic music and constantly changing the game, Electric Daisy Carnival is set to celebrate its 25th anniversary in style in 2021 with an EDC-first: celebrating together on the beach of Praia De Rocha in Portugal. With a lineup featuring the biggest and best names across the global dance spectrum who have taken up the invite to deliver the EDC that Europe has been waiting for… it’s a carnival like no other, always from dusk till dawn.

We’re excited to bring a unique experience to the beautiful country of Portugal with Insomniac’s first-ever beach edition of EDC,” said Pasquale Rotella, Insomniac‘s Founder and CEO.

We always work hard to curate a diverse multi-genre lineup that showcases the best that dance music has to offer, and we have even more amazing artists in store with our Phase 2 announcement coming soon” he added.

EDC Europe 2021 lineup first names

Taking over The Algarve’s stunning Praia Da Rocha beach, EDC Europe 2021 promises to be a universal coming together of like-minded fans all celebrating Under the Electric Sky. With the sand nestled underneath your feet, be prepared for the biggest names across the dance music spectrum to soundtrack an ultimate summer getaway – full of every highlight and party moment you’ve been waiting for all wrapped into one. In the heart of Europe, community and love reigns supreme as the sun-kissed shores promise a festival experience like no other.

The Best In Festival Main Stage Moments

An unbeatable lineup of EDC greats head to Praia De Rocha beach next summer for emphatic Main Stage moments on EDC‘s kineticFIELD that are sure to define summer 2021. Packed with the names that have taken electronic music to the biggest stages on the planet, changed the game and produced some of the most talked-about landmark shows in modern music history, EDC Europe brings them all together for something truly special.

Whether it’s the iconic Tiesto, Eric Prydz and Armin Van Buuren or global heavyweights Marshmello, Alesso, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, DJ Snake, Don Diablo and Diplo to name but a few – it’s the perfect invite list to celebrate 25 years of EDC in pure technicolour fashion.

photo by Christopher Pierce


The Best In House

Rich in depth with an almost never-ending roll call of the best in the world and setting the mood on EDC‘s kineticFIELD stage, glorious house energy radiates from EDC Europe 2021. Gorgon City mixes up a storm, Nora En Pure and Sonny Fodera take the beaches of Portugal by storm, Manchester club leaders Solardo get set for a summer memory, and Hannah Wants goes B2B with Sam Divine as all and more turn EDC Europe into their own personal playgrounds come June 2021.

The Best In Techno

Reaching across the electronic music spectrum and taking over EDC’s neonGARDEN and cosmicBEACH stages, EDC Europe welcomes a vast mix of incredible names from around the world to The Algarve’s picturesque beach location.

The very best in Techno are primed for huge moments under the stunning Electric Sky with the likes of Charlotte De Witte, Richie Hawtin, Camelphat, Jamie Jones, Michael Bibi, Patrick Topping, Sven Vath, Maceo Plex and a very special Adam Beyer Presents Drumcode show just a sample of the mammoth names confirmed already. With something for everyone, there hasn’t been an electronic lineup quite like it.

photo by Marc Van der Aa

The Best In Bass

Embracing the pioneering sounds European club culture has laid the groundwork for across the globe, EDC Europe welcomes an unrivalled range of bassline favourites from across the continent and beyond on its bassPOD stage.

Iconic festival titans Chase & Status (DJ Set) and Andy C lead the way for a bill that at any other festival would command the main stage. From Sigma (DJ Set), Holy Goof, DJ Fresh and Shy FX to Sub Focus (DJ Set), Kings Of The Rollers, Netsky, Dimension (DJ Set), SASASAS, Wilkinson (DJ Set) and many more all confirmed – bassline is ready to tear up Electric Daisy Carnival in a way it’s never done before.

The hugely influential Hardstyle sound will also be celebrated at EDC Europe 2021 on its wasteLAND stage, with pioneers and renowned faces such as Headhunterz, Da Tweekaz, Brennan Heart, Wildstylez, and more set to touch down. It all adds to a festival experience that can’t be touched in 2021 and beyond.

With 5 stages, takeovers and a range of momentous sets for all tastes – EDC Europe is the epicentre of dance culture in 2021. The Olympics of the electronic world welcoming the best from across the world into one celebratory home next summer, it’s impossible to resist such a landmark weekend – as the Electric Sky returns to Europe with a bang!

With demand expected to be high and with tickets able to be secured for just a €20 deposit, an extremely limited number of pre-sale tickets will be on sale from 9am on Thursday 1st October from just €120. With full general release tickets on sale from 9am on Friday 2nd October with great value for money during these tricky times – the EDC Europe revolution begins here.

With the waves trickling onto the shore and the sun shining bright, Portugal is an ideal destination for the summer festival experience of 2021. A picturesque home of sun-kissed days and nights, the combination of an easily accessible hub and stunning location alongside EDC’s unrivalled reputation as the biggest events in modern dance culture – expect something for everyone on Praia Da Rocha Beach next year.

Isilida Gomes, Mayor of Portimão, commented on the arrival of EDC Europe 2021, saying:

At this difficult time for all of us, it is with pride and satisfaction that the municipality of Portimão will host another international music festival – EDC. It is guaranteed that the municipality of Portimão and its people will do everything to receive you in the best way and provide you with the best experiences, which will be forever recorded in your memories. Protect yourself and stay safe.

EDC’s return to Europe with EDC Europe comes as a part of a landmark year in 2021 – with Electric Daisy Carnival marking it’s 25th birthday in style.

Over the past quarter of a century, EDC’s stellar line-ups, jaw-dropping production and the unparallelled sense of community it encapsulates has cemented its reputation as an unmissable offering in the dance music calendar.

Taking place in a host of extraordinary locations around the world, year after year EDC delivers cutting edge line-ups showcasing the electronic music spectrum, becoming the trusted destination to see the very best.

With 2020’s iterations leaving a summer without huge EDC moments, the much anticipated return to European shores for EDC Europe 2021 promises an antidote to a missed year of festivals as a joyous celebration of life, love, art and music Under the Electric Sky.