With a crowd expected to surpass 100,000 people per day of the three-day event, Electric Daisy Carnival's return to Las Vegas will prove to be a daunting task for event security and emergency personnel.
Law enforcement agencies including Las Vegas Metro police and Nevada Highway Patrol have had to prepare for the adjustment of the three-night, sunset-to-sunrise electronic dance music extravaganza.
According to event organizers, festival goers will get a quick pat-down and bag check upon entry. Event producer Insomniac and Metro said illegal drugs will be handled with a zero tolerance rule on sight.
Metro noted undercover officers will be among those in the crowd to take action if rules are broken.
Despite the event happening during the nighttime, organizers urged attendees to avoid dehydration. The infield of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway where the event is happening will have free water refill stations and cool down lounges.
Recognizing the glut of traffic going in and coming out of the festival, organizers dedicated a new taxi route to shuttle as many as ticket holders as possible this year. More lanes of traffic will also open for motorists around the Speedway.
In 2012, EDC brought in more than $200 million to the Las Vegas area economy. Insomniac estimates 115,000 people will be on hand for each night of this year's festival.
EDC noted the festival's production budget averages about $35 million.
The festival officially kicks off at 7 p.m. Friday.
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