‘Under the Electric Sky’ Trailer and Poster: Welcome to the Experience

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For those unfamiliar, the Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) is an especially large-scale (and cost-heavy) dance event/music festival that – since it was originated in 1997 – has been held in locations ranging from Puerto Rico to such U.S. cities as Los Angeles and Dallas, as well as London, starting back in 2013.

Those who’ve either never heard of the EDC before, have never found the necessary time/funds to journey to the event in person, and/or are merely intrigued to learn more about it – fear not! The 3D documentary Under the Electric Sky is here, to offer you the safe, yet immersive and (fingers crossed) exhilarating, cinematic crash-course in what makes this celebration so unique and popular. You can watch the full-length trailer for Electric Sky above; for more information (including, a rundown of the bands and musical acts that performed at the 2013 EDC), read through the film’s official synopsis, below, followed by the poster.

Under the Electric Sky is an immersive 3D documentary that explores the allure of the EDM (electronic dance music) phenomenon as told through the experiences of six different groups among the nearly 350,000 festivalgoers attending the Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) 2013 in Las Vegas.These moving personal stories are set against a soundtrack that includes globally renowned artists such as Afrojack, Above & Beyond, Armin Van Buren, Avicii, Hardwell, and Tiësto. The lights, lazers, art, and confetti from EDC make you feel like you’re a part of the experience.


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Under the Electric Sky was co-directed by Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz (Katy Perry: Part of Me). Judging by the trailer footage, the pair combined somewhat more polished camerawork with proper guerrilla filmmaking methods, in order to provide viewers with an up close and personal feel of the EDC proceedings. The movie doesn’t exactly seem to have an impartial outlook on the events it’s documenting, but then again these sorts of cinematic concert experience are foremost meant to provide… well, an experience, using the camera lens. In that regard, Under the Electric Sky might be worth checking out, when it hits a local theater.


Under the Electric Sky is already out in the U.K. and will begin showing at fan-created event screenings in the U.S., beginning on May 29th, 2014.

Source: Focus Features

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  1. YEH BABY! Went last year and look forward to seeing it on the big screen. Can’t wait for this years :] only 1 month away

  2. Well it’s nice that America – the nation that invented house music – is finally embracing it en masse 25 years after everyone else. Better late than never. 300,000 is a pretty impressive attendance figure; England’s Glastonbury Festival and Denmark’s Roskilde, massive as they are, draw less than half that. Make no mistake about it, though, this is a very mainstream lineup: predominantly European and pretty unchallenging. I’m looking forward to hearing what happens when the current generation of EDC punters becomes the next generation of homegrown US musicians and DJs. That’s when things’ll start getting really interesting.

    • At least there’s no bloody dubstep… ;-)

  3. So EDC is basically this generation’s Woodstock, but with overpriced tickets

  4. I will love to be there !

  5. Electric daisy carnival is a joke. And so are the lame kids that go. They so badly want a “rave” and this is the furthest thing from what a real rave was. Raves do not exist anymore. EDC is simply a music festival now disguised as a rave because of the lame generation of kids who want it to be something that it isn’t. I was at the first electric daisy carnival. I went the first 3 years. When a rave was actually a rave. After 2000-2001 real raves ended. Raves are not supposed to be mainstream. The fact that everybody dresses in the same stupid outfits and girls wearing next nothing is just fukin stupid. What began as a place for people and kids to come together to escape reality for a night has turned into a excuse to load up on drugs and walk around nearly naked. It seriously makes me pissed. This movie came out 15 years too late. All this b******* about plur or whatever the fuk it’s called is just beyond me. Kids fight, they overdoes, they die. How is this “plur”? Give me a fukin break. To those who experienced the golden age through the early to mid 90s, thanks for the irreplaceable memories.

    • Frank, you seriously forgot to take enough chill pills back in the 90s. I was clubbing all through the 90s in London and it was mad – but even then my friends who were at the start of the acid house scene in the late 80′s were deriding the scene you & I were part of as having sold out already.

      Yes, EDM festivals are not raves. Raves are an oldschool thing that we can remember fondly. That doesn’t make todays EDM scene any worse than the one you experienced, it’s just different. I had the best time ever at EDC Vegas 2013 even though I’m in my 40′s and up in VIP – I totally love what the Americans have done to dance and festivals and the whole PLUR thing is just cute and so typically American (in a good way.

      It’s not the festivals or EDM that is ‘fukin stupid’, it’s just you being bitter and twisted and turning into your own grandfather.