Monday, April 12, 2021 / by Ken Couture
Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas is officially happening in May.
Announced Thursday (April 8) by Insomniac Events Founder and CEO Pasquale Rotella, the company's flagship festival will take place as scheduled May 21-23 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
"We are moving forward as planned & will be working closely with local & state officials to make the show as safe as possible," Rotella wrote in a statement published to Twitter and Instagram. "You can expect the full EDC experience with no details spared, from the festival grounds to the music, stages, art, performers, artists & fireworks!" Read the complete statement below.
The safety protocols that will be in place at the festival, which typically draws approximately 125,000 attendees per day, remain unclear, with Rotella noting, "More details on safety protocols & the lineup will be shared soon." Projected attendance for the 2021 event is unclear as well.
A protocol plan submitted to the Nevada Department of Business and Industry by Insomniac was rejected, Billboard can confirm, and a new plan for the festival has not yet been submitted. Throughout the pandemic, Nevada officials set the state’s COVID-19 protocols and rules for large events, but that authority transitions to local authorities on May 1. A statewide mask and social distancing mandate will, however, remain in place.
By happening in May, EDC Las Vegas becomes the first major festival to occur since the pandemic shut down the live events and touring industry in the spring of 2020. The event is currently listed as sold out, with ticket transfers for the 2022 event being offered to ticket-holders who can't travel to Las Vegas next month. Ticket transfer requests will be accepted until April 15.
Electric Daisy Carnival is finally on the horizon. There were times during the pandemic when many of us lost hope. We were challenged to learn & listen to our hearts & trust that the storm would eventually pass, making way for a bright & sunny future for those in our community & around the world. With the world being shutdown for over a year, I’m happy to announce we’re on our way to being able to celebrate in person. Book your flights, hotels & shuttles — EDC Las Vegas is on for May 21+22+23!
We are moving forward as planned & will be working closely with local & state officials to make the show as safe as possible. You can expect the full EDC experience with no details spared, from the festival grounds to the music, stages, art, performers, artists & fireworks! I look forward to seeing all your beautiful faces & feeling your incredible energy, and I couldn’t be more excited.
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