Spectacular sights and sounds at Milton Keynes Bowl with the Electric Daisy Carnival

Tens of thousands of dance music fans headed to the National Bowl in Milton Keynes on Saturday for the return the Electric Daisy Carnival.

More than 50,000 dance music fans descended on the National Bowl in Milton Keynes Bowl on Saturday for the return of the Electric Daisy Carnival.

Spread across four stages, the main stage was headlined by Aviccii and included sets by Axwell ^ Ingrosso and Martin Garrix, Eric Prydz and Alison Wonderland.

Taking centre stage in the kineticFIELD and standing 30 metres tall by 70 metres wide, the Crystal Village spectacle towered over revellers during its first EDC UK showcase.

The stage’s design featured cascading waterfalls, a fog-breathing dragon and the EDC’s symbolic owl.

Throughout the day at the circuitGROUNDS, festival goers saw DJ sets from drum and bass legends Andy C, Noisia, Caspa & Rusko, Roni Size, Goldie and many more.

Over at cosmicMEADOW, electrifying big room sets came from trance heroes Paul van Dyk and Gouryella while the neonGARDEN stage was a constant party with sets by Duke Dumont and UK garage pioneer DJ EZ.

Founder and CEO of Insomniac Pasquale Rotella said: “This weekend we hosted another amazing edition of EDC UK at Milton Keynes and we thank all of our headliners and artists for joining us in celebrating the incredible culture of dance music.

“The UK is where so many genres of dance music were born and it’s exciting to see the scene still growing and flourishing today.

Melvin Benn from Festival Republic added: “We’re very proud to have celebrated the second year of our partnership with Insomniac with another successful Electric Daisy Carnival UK.

“Avicii delivered an incredible headline set and we’re thrilled to have had some of the biggest international acts spanning across all dance music genres performing this year.

“The Crystal Village stage was shipped over from the US for the first time and it was truly a phenomenal spectacle.”