EDC Economic impact on the City of Orlando

Visit Insomniac's EDC-themed sculpture in downtown Orlando ahead of the festival

Orlando daisy-themed EDC sculpture
Orlando daisy-themed EDC sculpture

The City of Orlando commissioned Insomniac to create an outstanding daisy-themed EDC sculpture ahead of the highly anticipated EDC Orlando. The festival returns to Tinker Field for its 12th edition from November 10-12. Be prepared to not miss the best artists of EDC Orlando.

Insomniac’s EDC-themed sculpture is now open to visit in downtown Orlando

Locals and visitors alike can visit the vibrant art exhibit in downtown Orlando (on the corner of Orange Avenue and Pine Street) for the entire month of November.

It’s just another example of how Insomniac and EDC Orlando continue to embrace and enrich the communities around them, adding to their legacy of music, art, and culture.

Every year, EDC takes over Orlando for three spectacular days of thrilling sounds and stunning performances.

Since 2011, EDC Orlando has drastically altered Florida’s music scene.

A totem at EDC Orlando
A totem at EDC Orlando

EDC Orlando is an important part of Florida and the City of Orlando’s economy

What most people don’t realize is that this single-weekend music festival has a long-term impact on the local economy.

EDC Orlando’s attendance has climbed by 80% between 2018 and the present. 100,000+ people are currently attending on a single weekend.

With that, here are top-line reports (by year) to demonstrate EDC Orlando’s ever-expanding footprint:

  • Visitors visiting the EDC spent a total of $98.9 million in the Orlando area. (2021)
  • EDC Orlando 2021 contributed $118 million to the Greater Orlando Region’s GDP. (2021)
  • EDC guests spent a total of $92 million in the Orlando MSA, excluding festival admissions. (2019)
  • In comparison to 2018, attendance increased by 60% as the festival expanded from two to three days. (2019)
  • EDC-initiated activity supported 651 full-time and part-time jobs, resulting in $21.9 million in earnings for the Orlando region. (2018)

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