The OFFICIAL 2018 EDC Las Vegas lineup is here, and it’s worth the wait

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“Headliners” rejoice, for Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas’ 2018 lineup has at last arrived.

Insomniac CEO Pasquale Rotella surprised EDC Las Vegas ticket holders with a unique Valentine that among other treats, contained candy hearts printed with the names of a select few artists scheduled to perform at the event’s 22nd iteration from May 18-20.

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A nod to his love for his patrons, Rotella additionally informed ticket holders that he would announce the event’s 2018 lineup on February 14 during Episode #130 of Night Owl Radio. Now released in its full form, the roster of talent for the festival’s 2018 edition features the likes of Martin Garrix, Armin Van Buuren, Diplo, Afrojack b2b SVDDEN DEATH, Zedd, Tiesto, and more.

History will be made as globally-renowned electronic artists convene for more than 25 b2b performances including Doctor P b2b Flux Pavilion, DJ Stephanie b2b Lady Faith, and 12th Planet b2b Kill The Noise. NGHTMRE & Slander and Tchami and Malaa will additionally present their Gud Vibrations and No Redemption tours, respectively.

Ticket holders will also see a series of artists make their EDC Las Vegas debut, including Charlotte de Witte, Moksi, Khalid, and more.

Those interested in purchasing tickets to the festival can do so, here.


EDC Las Vegas announces theme, lineup details for 2018 via Valentine’s mailers [DETAILS]

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Ticket holders of Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas 2018 will find an unusual Valentine in Insomniac CEO, Pasquale Rotella.

“Headliners” around the country will by now have discovered a surprise Valentine’s Day present from Rotella in their mailboxes, but the candy enclosed in the holiday packages isn’t typical Valentine’s Day fare. Ticket holders rather received customized candy hearts bearing the names of the artists that will comprise the festival’s 2018 lineup. The newly designed Insomniac and EDC logos additionally appear printed on the candy, as well as a few event related phrases that will be familiar to fans of the brand.

The three-part Valentine’s Day treat sent by Rotella also discloses the event’s theme, ‘Kinetic Love,” while sharing the theme’s accompanying “special artwork,” which symbolizes the “second pillar of PLUR” in a nod to “the unconditional appreciation and acceptance that thrives within dance music.

Rotella’s final sweet Valentine’s Day gesture entails the festival’s lineup reveal. Rotella will share the lineup for EDC Las Vegas’ 22nd edition this evening during Episode #130 of Night Owl Radio. “Headliners” can catch the special broadcast at 4 PM PT on Wednesday, February 14 on Sirius XM Electric Area (Channel 52), or alternatively, through the episode’s live stream on Facebook, here. In EDC Las Vegas tradition, Rotella will announce the booked artists individually and by stage as he cues a series of “curated mini-mixes” crafted for each of EDC’s eight stages.

The festival will chart three nights under the electric sky at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway May 18-20. Those interested in attending EDC Las Vegas can purchase passes to the event, here.

The EDC Las Vegas lineup announcement is imminent

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Back in September, EDC organizers announced major changes to infrastructure and programming ahead of this year’s festival. This included structural and logistical changes set to take effect in 2018, change of dates to the May 18-20 weekend, extended festival hours, the addition of camping, and decreases to commute time for those residing in hotels. Recently, organizers released a campground map that outlines campground structure and amenities.

It now appears that the Vegas massive’s lineup announcement is imminent. According to a recent Facebook post from festival and Insomniac founder Pasquale Rotella, the lineup is “dropping soon.” As the announcement gets closer and closer each day, speculation abounds and attendees are eager to hear who will be featured on this year’s edition of the festival.

H/T: Pasquale Rotella

Insomniac announces inaugural EDC China to come 2018

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Insomniac has officially followed through on its promise that Electric Daisy Carnival would be expanding its range of events and productions to Asia in 2018, as the company just announced its inaugural EDC China is set to debut in Shanghai April 29 – 30.

“To bring EDC halfway around the world is a milestone for our entire Insomniac family,” Insomniac’s founder and CEO Pasquale Rotella said in a press release.

“China marks EDC’s sixth international location, and I’m excited to connect and create beautiful new moments with the country’s passionate and ever-growing dance music community.”

EDC’s China appearance is further proof of dance music’s global reign, far from the festival’s humble beginnings as a small crowd of dance music lovers in 1997 Los Angeles.

The inaugural lineup is yet to be announced, but tickets go on sale February 4 at 11 a.m. ET here.



EDC Vegas releases camping map, outlines campground amenities

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Insomniac has released the camping map for Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas’ inaugural camping season, just days after Pasquale Rotella took to Facebook to announce that camping details were soon to come. The campground will accommodate campers via showers, restrooms, a medical tent, and a bar, all specific to the campground area.

Campers will be divided among four principal camp sections, Ruby, Citrine, Amethyst, Sapphire, and Moonstone. There will also be a Geode camp for those with RVs.

The campground’s sweet spot arrives in the form of a communal section intended for camper socialization. Entitled “The Mesa,” the area is the host of the Sol, Cascada, and Tierra Tents, as well as an Oasis Pool, a go kart racing track, a roller rink, zen garden, team sports court, farmer’s market, and more.

EDC Las Vegas will be held from May 18-20. Purchase tickets to the festival here.

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Insomniac’s Electric Daisy Carnival will see worldwide expansion, new stage designs, logos & more [DETAILS]

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It’s a big year for Insomniac.

The electronic events enterprise looks not only to its 25th anniversary this year, but to international expansion which will see Insomniac’s flagship Electric Daisy Carnival event migrate to Japan and China in 2018. “We’re planning on announcing a few more international stops,” writes Insomniac CEO, Pasquale Rotella, in a recent Facebook post.

Rotella’s post broaches the festival’s international expansion, but additionally offers further details about this year’s edition of EDC Las Vegas. Committed to continue bringing fans “all new experiences” in what Rotella calls the “Insomniac tradition,” EDC’s Vegas iteration will feature brand new stage designs for kineticFIELD, circuitGROUNDS, neonGARDEN, bassPOD, and quantumVALLEY.

“In addition to the new websites and the new looks, 2018 will continue our tradition to bring about all new experiences. EDC Las Vegas is going to feature COMPLETELY new stage designs for kineticFIELD, circuitGROUNDS, neonGARDEN, bassPOD, and quantumVALLEY, which is getting an open air style production this year. If you’re staying with us at our first-ever Camp EDC — or if you’re thinking about it — stay tuned because we’re about to drop details on more activities and amenities, including a full map.”

Electric Daisy Carnival events hosted in various locations will also see a resurgence of the “interactive art and design” additions characteristic of EDC editions in the “early days.”

While massive alterations to the structure of EDC Las Vegas and the event’s international growth are sure to keep Rotella busy, Insomniac continues to channel momentum via the opening of ACADEMY, a new “warehouse style club” now open in Los Angeles.

Rotella’s Facebook post furthermore serves to exhibit Insomniac’s revamped logo, the change made in honor of Insomniac’s 25th anniversary.

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EDC Las Vegas to include camping in 2018

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For the first time ever, EDC Las Vegas attendees will be able to camp under the electric sky via Camp EDC. Insomniac has decided to bring camping amenities to the internationally renowned festival to give patrons a more comprehensive experience, though not in the traditional down-in-the-mud format one might expect.

With new festival dates falling in the middle May, 17–21, mitigating the Las Vegas desert heat, camping is no longer out of the question — just in case, Camp EDC will offer air conditioned tents, misting stations, and daytime pool parties with a walk up bar.

Additionally EDC campers can also partake in an array of colorful activities over the extended weekend: go-kart racing, kandi-making, yoga, rave aerobics, hula-hoop classes, and sound baths, to name a few. Campers will also get exclusive access to the Thursday night kickoff pool party, with surprise DJ sets, among other live entertainment.

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Insomniac settles civil lawsuit with LA Memorial Coliseum Commission for $3.5-million

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After a six-year legal battle, the Insomniac brand and its CEO, Pasquale Rotella, have finally settled their civil lawsuit with the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission, with the settlement price tag weighing in at a cool $3.5-million.

The case was opened in 2011 after the government formally accused two Coliseum managers of engaging in “corrupt” behavior. The lawsuit cited Insomniac and Go Ventures as being involved in “unlawful and/or unfair business practices” — allegedly underpaying the venue while hosting events at the Coliseum. The corruption suit would be responsible for Electronic Daisy Carnival’s relocation from Los Angeles to Las Vegas.

“I’m so pleased to finally be putting this matter behind me,” Rotella stated, “It’s been a long journey to get where we are, and I’m excited about what’s next for me in my hometown of Los Angeles.”

Rotella submitted a no contest plea to the misdemeanor conflict-of-interest charge brought against him. Rotella will pay $150,000 to Los Angeles County, serving three-years of probation.

H/T: YourEDM

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EDC Orlando Announces Boombox Artcar Lineup

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Since sharing the initial lineup and curated playlist, EDC Orlando has announced the lineup for the Boombox Artcar stage. The Boombox Artcar typically features emerging artists in the scene, giving them the chance to amass their first real solid fanbase, if things go right. After the cancellation of EDC NYC and EDC UK, EDC LV and now EDC Orlando have become a more precious commodity, a vibe that can now be felt through Insomniac events in 2017. EDC Orlando will be happening November 10 and 11.

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BREAKING: EDC Las Vegas changes are here and they’re HUGE

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  • EDC Las Vegas has announced a number of major structural and logistic changes set to take effect for the festival’s 2018 installment
  • EDC will occur a month earlier than in previous years, slated for May 18th-20th this year
  • EDC will offer extended festival hours, opening the festival with early-entry opening ceremonies
  • Insomniac has unveiled a new camping program that will allow festival goers to camp in GA and Premier tents. The brand will also allow ticket holders to bring their own RVs, or to alternatively rent RVs as a part of the camping program
  • Long, previously problematic commutes should be less of a problem, thanks to the short, walkable commute promoted by the camping program
  • Those that stay in hotels should also see a decrease in commute time, with construction on the 15 Freeway set to be completed prior to the festival
  • Tickets to EDC Las Vegas 2018 will go on sale on Thursday, September 28th at 12 PM PST
  • The festival will offer a new price tier and various layaway plans

The mystique that has shrouded Pasquale Rotella’s intended alterations to Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas has evaporated, replaced by a newfound sense of clarity as the Insomniac founder finally revealed the nature of his long advertised changes. Rotella has rolled out a highly transformative series of adjustments to the festival, modifications that touch on the event’s dates, hours, ticket pricing tiers, and lodging options.

EDC Las Vegas will remain a one-week, three-day festival dispelling the widely entertained suspicion that Rotella might expand EDC’s Vegas edition to a multi weekend affair. The dates of the festival have shifted for its 2018 iteration—the festival will notably return to Las Vegas Motor Speedway, but will do so from Friday, May 18th through Sunday, May 20th. EDC Las Vegas had previously been annually held in mid to late June. The acceleration of the event’s dates of production, however, may alleviate the excessive heat bemoaned by 2017 attendees.

While Rotella has not offered many details with respect to the amount of time by which the festival will be extended, EDC Las Vegas will not only feature extended festival hours this year, but will begin with early-entry opening ceremonies.

The largest change in the structure of EDC Las Vegas arrives in attendees’ lodging choices. Vegas ticket holders will have the opportunity to camp at the festival for the first time. Insomniac will present festival goers with the ability to take part in its inaugural camping program, where attendees may rent air-conditioned GA tents complete with dust-control canvas walls, artificial grass flooring, and electrical outlets to accommodate a six-camper maximum. The brand will also offer a VIP tent option, with the same dust-control canvas walls and grass flooring boasted by the GA tents. The swankier tents will differ from the GA tents in terms of their amenities giving premier tent purchasers the option to enjoy twin or queen-sized beds, linens, pillows, towels, tables, chairs, and lights for two to four campers.

Festival goers may also bring their own RVs to the event, as Insomnic will provide RV owners with pre-arranged on-site power access. Those who would prefer to camp in an RV need not worry if they do not own one, as the festival will additionally rent fully outfitted RVs, complete with linens and pillows.

Insomniac’s new camping program is a response to the traffic woes of the festival’s previous year, where traffic to the festival led to hours of delays for many. The camping areas are intended to eliminate some of the problematic vehicular traffic caused by EDC by offering campers a walkable and short commute to the festival.

Those who opt for the traditional hotel route should also hope to see their commute to the event shortened, as Insomniac has handed the reigns of their EDC shuttle program over to an independent company responsible for some of the nation’s “largest music and sporting events.” Anticipated completed construction of the 15 Freeway near festival grounds will result in the installment of three new lanes that should expedite the arrival process.

Insomniac concludes its comprehensive set of changes to EDC Las Vegas with minor alterations to the ticket purchase policy. Tickets to the festival will go on sale Thursday, September 28th at 12 PM PST. Ticket purchasers will enjoy newfound access to a wider range of ticketing tiers and layaway plans. Early Owl GA 3-day passes will begin at $325, whereas VIP 3-day passes start at $699.

Those that do not obtain Early Owl tickets will be able to buy festival passes from the newly instituted Wise Owl tier, where 3-day GA passes will appear at $340. A final tier, the Later Owl tier, awaits those who will buy their tickets at a later date, offering 3-day GA tickets for $355. All ticket types will feature layaway options. Insomniac will provide more details on the layaway options as the ticket sale date approaches.


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