4th Annual EDC Week Charity Initiative

Written by on 20 May 2018

Have you ever dreamed of experiencing EDC like a DJ?  Now through May 8 at 11:59 p.m. PT at givesurreal.com/edc, fans can enter for the chance to win one of nine prize packages, where each winner will be chosen at random. Participants will have the option to donate $5 for one ticket, $20 for five tickets, and $100 for 50 tickets for the chance to experience the Ultimate VIP weekend at EDC Las Vegas. In addition, fans can choose a bundle pack donation for $25, which includes one entry into every experience offered or, for $50, 10 entries into each of the experiences.

“This year’s EDC Week Charity Initiative is packed with curated, once-in-a-lifetime experiences for our fans, and our partners at Surreal will help make the process easy and affordable so everyone has a chance to win,” says Insomniac Founder & CEO Pasquale Rotella. “I’m very excited for the opportunity to raise as much money as we can for the amazingly creative and passionate kids at the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts.”

In addition to opportunities to meet some of the biggest artists on the EDC Las Vegas lineup, all nine once-in-a-lifetime packages centered on Insomniac and every stage at the festival include:

  • 2 VIP passes* to EDC Las Vegas 2018 (or GA, if both winner and guest are not 21+)
  • Artist parking—closest to the gates!
  • A Desert Rose Premium Camping package, including access to all of Camp EDC
  • 2 Round-trip airfare tickets (Coach)


The customized packages, inspired by each of EDC Las Vegas’ singular, epic stages, are:

kineticFIELD Package

featuring Afrojack, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Dombresky, Kaskade, Marshmello, NGHTMRE & SLANDER, Slushii, Tiësto, Vini Vici, and Zedd


  • Enjoy a helicopter ride with Kaskade down the Las Vegas Strip on Saturday, May 19, plus get VIP entry and a photo with him at Jewel* that night
  • Get a table and meet & greet with Marshmello during his EDC Week show at XS*
  • Have a meet & greet with Zedd before his set at EDC, and receive signed merch
  • Enjoy an exotic car tour through Exotic Driving Experiences with Afrojack
  • Receive VIP tickets to a Tiësto show at either Wet Republic* or Hakkasan*, a photo in the DJ booth, and a merch pack
  • Eat Greek snacks with Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike backstage before their EDC set
  • Hang in the studio for a Gud Vibrations production master class with NGHTMRE and SLANDER
  • Learn to speak French with Dombresky in his backstage trailer
  • Enjoy sushi and slushies with Slushii
  • Play soccer with Vini Vici during EDC Week
  • Be onstage during an EDC Las Vegas 2018 kineticFIELD set by one of the artists listed above
  • A print of the 2018 kineticFIELD designer rendering, signed by the artists
  • 2 nightly passes to the Marquee SkyDeck* at kineticFIELD
  • Their own trailer backstage at kineticFIELD for the duration of EDC Las Vegas 2018
  • A chance to set off the fireworks one night during EDC

cosmicMEADOW Package

featuring A-Trak, Chris Lake, Illenium, and San Holo


  • Get a guitar lesson with San Holo in his trailer backstage
  • Get a golf cart ride to cosmicMEADOW for Chris Lake’s set, and hang out in VIP* with his mom
  • Receive signed jersey from Illenium
  • Get a DJ lesson with A-Trak           
  • Be onstage during an EDC Las Vegas 2018 cosmicMEADOW set by one of the artists listed above
  • A print of the 2018 cosmicMEADOW design rendering, signed by the artists
  • A HARD merch package
  • A welcome message just for the winner when doors open one night of EDC
  • Set off a special effect one night during EDC

circuitGROUNDS Package

featuring Armin van Buuren, Excision, Hardwell, and R3HAB


  • Have a meet & greet with Armin van Buuren and receive an ASOT sweater & cap
  • Be a part of R3HAB’s virtual world on Beat Fever, the #1 mobile music game! Play the game against R3HAB for his five songs at EDC Las Vegas. The event will be filmed and featured on R3HAB’s and Beat Fever’s Instagram accounts, plus a photo of you with R3HAB will be included in his Beat Fever virtual world for 30 days.
  • Play virtual reality games at MGM Grand with Excision
  • Have a meet & greet with Hardwell at the VIP entrance of his EDC Week show at Hakkasan
  • Be onstage during an EDC Las Vegas 2018 circuitGROUNDS set by one of the artists listed above!
  • 2 nightly passes to the CircuitDeck*
  • A print of the 2018 circuitGROUNDS designer rendering, signed by the artists
  • Control the stage flame effects one night of EDC
  • Jump on the trampoline at circuitGROUNDS (must wear helmet, times may vary)
  • A ride 135 feet up in a boom lift over the stage (for winner only)
  • Watch the set of their choice from the circuitGROUNDS control booth
  • A hangout with the lighting designer one night of EDC

neonGARDEN Package

featuring Green Velvet


  • Take a backstage selfie with Green Velvet and receive a signed merchandise pack
  • Be onstage during an EDC Las Vegas 2018 neonGARDEN set by one of the artists listed above!
  • A print of the 2018 neonGARDEN design rendering, signed by the artists
  • 2 nightly passes to the NeonDeck*
  • Custom neonGARDEN/Factory93 merch package

bassPOD Package

featuring Andy C, Flux Pavilion, and SAYMYNAME


  • Get a meet & greet with Andy C, including a beverage and hangout at his trailer before his EDC set, travel to bassPOD together, watch his set from the stage, and a signed merch bundle
  • Design a T-shirt for Flux Pavilion to wear onstage during his set, and take home a signed one for yourself!
  • Ride to EDC in a helicopter with SAYMYNAME
  • Be onstage during an EDC Las Vegas 2018 bassPOD set by one of the artists listed above!
  • A print of the 2018 bassPOD design rendering, signed by the artists
  • Set off fire effects during one night at the bassPOD!
  • Bassrush merch package
  • 3D model of stage piece

wasteLAND Package

featuring Coone, Da Tweekaz, Sub Zero Project, and Warface


  • Have a meet & greet with Warface before his set at EDC, and receive a goodie bag including a Warface flag, lanyard, and T-shirt
  • Do Jägermeister shots* backstage with Da Tweekaz and receive limited-edition rubber duckies
  • Have a meet & greet with Sub Zero Project and receive signed caps
  • Receive signed T-shirts from Coone
  • Be onstage during an EDC Las Vegas 2018 wasteLAND set by the artist of your choice!
  • A print of the 2018 wasteLAND design rendering, signed by the artists
  • Basscon merch package
  • Tag the stage Thursday night before EDC begins!

quantumVALLEY Package

featuring ATB, Cosmic Gate, Dash Berlin, and Ferry Corsten


  • Enjoy a night of bliss at Dreamstate Presents Arkham Knights, Cosmic Gate, Ferry Corsten, Genix, Markus Schultz, Thursday, May 17, 2018, at Marquee Nightclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.**

The winner and 5 friends will receive:

  •      A complimentary table for the evening
  •      $1,000 beverage credit
  •      Swag bags for each guest
  •      Meet & greet withFerry Corstenbefore his DJ set
  • Have dinner with Dash Berlin
  • Get a quantumVALLEY backstage meet & greet and photo with Cosmic Gate, receive a merch package, and ride to the stage together in the artist’s golf cart
  • Have a meet & greet and photo at ATB’s EDC trailer, receive a signed copy of his latest album, neXt, and get backstage access to see the show from onstage
  • A print of the 2018 quantumVALLEY design rendering, signed by the artists
  • 2 nightly passes to the QuantumDeck*
  • Dreamstate merch package

Insomniac Records Package


  • Have a backstage meet & greet with artists at the stereoBLOOM stage
  • Drop the first track at stereoBLOOM during one night of EDC
  • A print of the 2018 stereoBLOOM design rendering, signed by the artists
  • Exclusive Insomniac Records merch package
  • V-MODA Crossfade M-100 + 1 custom REMIX bluetooth speaker
  • Lunch with the Insomniac Records team
  • A&R session with an Insomniac Records executive
  • Participate in an episode of Night Owl Radio (Up All Night feature)
  • Get your track/playlist featured on Insomniac.com
  • Icon Collective 1-day pass


Insomniac Package

  • Golden Ticket for 2018 (2 GA passes for up to 10 Insomniac shows)
  • Ride into EDC Las Vegas via helicopter one night with Pasquale and Holly (day and time TBD)
  • See the Speedway from the sky during a helicopter tour
  • A full behind-the-scenes backstage golf cart tour during one night of EDC, where you can learn all about each stage
  • Get a sneak peak of EDC Las Vegas 2018 before doors on Thursday and take a selfie on the stage of your choice!
  • Get a private view of the fireworks at the best secret viewing spot at EDC!
  • Join the EDC Parade in an Art Car
  • Operate the owl puppet on the Parliament Art Car during one night of EDC
  • Receive an EDC makeover one night with the Insomniac Entertainment DepartmentProposal on EDC stage of your choice (artist participation varies)
  • All-you-can-drink black card* for one night of EDC Las Vegas 2018