“Due to enhanced security procedures, no bags or backpacks will be permitted into the venue except for small personal bags or purses (12″x12″x6″ max) or clear 1 gallon bags. All bags will be subject to a search. We encourage you to not bring in any bag whatsoever and make use of the express ‘no bag’ lanes.”
The statement was originally posted on Sasquatch Music Festival’s Facebook wall, but it has since been hidden. The extent of the new guidelines and how they will affect individual festivals has yet to be seen.
Using a lottery approach to their latest project, Live Nation Entertainment has just announced a never-before seen “Festival Passport” – giving access to over 90 music festivals around the world throughout the rest of 2017. Including massive events like EDC Las Vegas, Creamfields, and Electric Forest, Live Nation will release one thousand exclusive passes May 22 at 10AM Pacific Time. Notably, sold-out events will also be accessible with the passport.
A dream come true for destination festival fanatics, and wanderlust-driven individuals, Live Nation is offering this pass for $799 (not including transportation, accommodation, or airfare). To combat scalpers from acquiring the passes, Live Nation ensures that these all sales will be non-transferable, and must be used by the person who purchased it.
Making this opportunity run as seamless as possible, all the ticket-holder has to do is show up to the event with their Festival Passport, and go to will call with their valid ID to obtain their event wristband. Passports are available for purchase here.
Festival Passport holders have access to the following events:
Austin City Limits Music Festival – U.S. – Austin, TX
Barcelona Beach Festival – Spain – Barcelona
Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival – U.S. – NY
Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival – U.S. – Manchester, TN
Camp Bisco – U.S. – Scranton, PA
CBC Music Festival – Canada – Toronto
Center of Gravity Festival – Canada – Kelowna
Chasing Summer Music Festival – Canada – Calgary
Chicago Open Air – U.S. – Chicago, IL
Citadel Festival – England – London
Community Festival – England – London
Contact Winter Music Festival – Canada – Vancouver
Copenhell – Denmark – Copenhagen
Countdown NYE – U.S. – San Bernardino, CA
Country LakeShake – U.S. – Chicago, IL
Creamfields – England – Daresbury
Creamfields Steel Yard – England – London
Crystal Coast Music Festival – U.S. – Atlantic Beach, NC
DCODE Festival – Spain – Madrid
Down the Rabbit Hole – Holland – Ewijk
Download Festival – England – Leicestershire
Download Festival Paris – France – Paris
Download Festival Spain – Spain – Madrid
Dreams Music Festival – Canada – Toronto
Dreamstate San Francisco – U.S. – San Francisco, CA
Electric Daisy Carnival – U.S. – Las Vegas, NV
Electric Daisy Carnival – U.S. – Orlando, FL
Electric Forest Festival – U.S. – Rothbury, MI
Electric Picnic Music and Arts Festival – Ireland – Stradbally
Escape Halloween – U.S. – San Bernardino, CA
Faster Horses Country Music Festival – U.S. – Brooklyn, MI
Field Trip Music & Arts Festival – Canada – Toronto
Findings Festival – Norway – Oslo
Firenze Rocks Festival – Italy – Florence
Forecastle Festival – U.S. – Louisville, KY
Free Press Summer Festival – U.S. – Houston, TX
FVDED in the Park – Canada – Surrey
Glasgow Summer Sessions – Scotland – Glasgow
Governors Ball Music Festival – U.S. – New York, NY
Graspop Metal Meeting – Belgium – Dessel
HARD Summer Music Festival – U.S. – Los Angeles, CA
Heartland Festival – Denmark – Kværndrup
I Love Techno Europe – France – Montpellier
Independent Days Festival – Italy – Milan
Jamboree in the Hills – U.S. – Morristown, OH
Latitude Festival – England – Suffolk
Leeds Festival – England – Leeds
Lollapalooza Berlin – Germany – Berlin
Lollapalooza Chicago – U.S. – Chicago, IL
Lollapalooza Paris – France – Paris
Lovebox Festival – England – London
Lowlands Festival – Holland – Biddinghuizen
Main Square Festival – France – Arras
Music Midtown – U.S. – Atlanta, GA
Nocturnal Wonderland – U.S. – San Bernardino, CA
North Sea Jazz Festival – Holland – Rotterdam
Ohana Festival – U.S. – Dana Point, CA
One Love Music Festival – Canada – Calgary
Paradiso Festival – U.S. – George, WA
Parklife – England – Manchester
Popaganda Music Festival – Sweden – Stockholm
Reading Festival – England – Reading
Rock am Ring – Germany – Nürburgring
Rock im Park – Germany – Nürnberg
Rock im Pott – Germany – Gelsenkirchen
Rock Werchter – Belgium – Werchter
Roots Picnic – U.S. – Philadelphia, PA
Route 91 Harvest – U.S. – Las Vegas, NV
Sasquatch! Music Festival – U.S. – George, WA
Sloss Music & Arts Festival – U.S. – Birmingham, AL
Summerburst Göteborg – Sweden – Gothenburg
Summerburst Stockholm – Sweden – Stockholm
The Falls Music & Arts Festival – Australia – Lorne, Marion Bay, Byron Bay and Fremantle
The Isle of Wight Festival – England – Newport
The Meadows Music & Arts Festival – U.S. – Queens, NY
The Peach Music Festival – U.S. – Scranton, PA
The Warehouse Project – England – Manchester
Trackside Music Festival – Canada – Ontario
TRNSMT Festival – Scotland – Glasgow
TW Classic – Belgium – Werchter
V Festival – England – Chelmsford & Staffordshire
Voodoo Music + Arts Festival – U.S. – New Orleans, LA
Though EDC Las Vegas is still a month away, their tireless event team is likely already working in overdrive to generate the jaw dropping production for which the festival is known. Insomniac founder Pasquale Rotella shared a preview of what is likely the kineticFIELD main stage design via Instagram, teasing fans with a first look at the Gaia theme which will dominate the visuals this year.
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Insomniac also revealed details for this year’s live stream which will be hosted exclusively on Red Bull Media House across two channels. Though the schedule has yet to be announced, the partners have announced streams will go live from 11:30PM EST to 8:30AM EST during the festival weekend, June 16-19 on the Red Bull TV app as well as online at Red Bull’s EDC hub.
“To be able to share EDC Las Vegas with millions of fans around the world is an incredible feeling,” said Rotella of the venture. “With Red Bull TV as our partner, we’re able to bring the energy and magic of EDC to a new audience. We hope to inspire them to join us one day by giving them a glimpse of an amazing experience.”
If you were planning on organizing your own independent shuttle to EDC Las Vegas this year, think again.
Traffic in and out of the festival has always been a problem but last year’s bottleneck ended in tragedy. As such, Insomniac is changing its policy for 2017 .
IMPORTANT EDC LAS VEGAS ANNOUNCEMENT: To improve traffic flow to and from the festival, unofficial EDC shuttles will NOT be permitted access to Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Official EDC shuttles are the only shuttles that have access to dedicated and exclusive routes to ensure you will be dropped off at the festival entrance. Shuttle passes go on sale November 28, and can be purchased with your festival pass or through our preferred hotel booking site. Anything available before that date or anywhere else is not an official EDC shuttle.
For anyone headed to the festival, avoid taking any shuttles that aren’t official — they are the only transportation options with access to dedicated and exclusive routes to the festival entrance.
As one of the largest electronic music festivals in the world, the anticipation surrounding Insomniac‘s flagship event, Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC), is always extremely high come November. It’s now time for headliners all over the world to pencil in the dates and begin planning for yet another magical weekend under the electric sky. EDC will officially return to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Friday, June 16 through Sunday, June 18, 2017.
Last year, Insomniac celebrated the 20th anniversary of the legendary event with completely new — not to mention breathtaking — stage designs for each of its six massive main stages, as well as a number of new smaller stages and features. Always a company to be driving their own innovation every year, the hundreds of thousands of attendees expected to be at the 2017 event will no doubt be treated to nothing short of the world’s best production.
Alongside the event, Insomniac has also confirmed the dates for EDC Week, the week-long series of music and music-related business conferences and talks. The events have yet to be announced, but as expected, every club will be hosting some of the world’s best DJs from Monday, June 12 to Monday, June 19.
Tickets for EDC Las vegas will be on sale beginning November 28, 2016 here.