Saturday, May 19, 2018 | 3:39 p.m.
Metro Police arrested 33 festival-goers during the first session of the Electric Daisy Carnival at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Friday, the department said this morning.
Metro said there were 29 felony narcotics arrests and three misdemeanor arrests of the estimated 137,500 attendees. One driver was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.
The number is on par with the average number of daily EDC arrests the last three years, which ranged from 25 to 35 total daily arrests, nearly all for possession or use of illegal drugs.
There were no fatalities, either on the road or at the festival, police said.
Insomniac Productions, the Los Angeles company that owns and operates EDC, said 32 people were ejected on Friday
This is the 22nd anniversary of EDC and the eighth straight year its been hosted in Las Vegas. The three-day festival continues tonight and Sunday.