Even though Insomniac Events does not like when people leak pictures of their stages, Pasquale Rotella has been giving good ideas of what’s to come at this year’s EDC Las Vegas. Earlier this month, Pasquale Rotella shared a teaser of the kineticFIELD mainstage. Now Pasquale Rotella has shared with fans a massive 5-story tall owl
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.”
Insomniac’s multinational EDC festival franchise has announced a star studded lineup for its first ever Japanese edition. Taking place in Tokyo, Japan will be EDC’s sixth international destination, adding to the likes of Mexico, Puerto Rico, the UK, Brazil, and India.
The lineup itself fields a great number of extremely influential crowd pullers like Armin van Buuren, Martin Garrix, Marshmello, Zedd and two thirds of Swedish House Mafia in Axwell^Ingrosso. EDC Japan has also recruited musically adept producers like Nicole Moudaber, Knife Party, Kaskade, Galantis and dutch trap producers Yellow Claw, adding support and structure to the festival. Additionally, Insomniac has announced a Japanese version of the Boombox Art Car, aimed at promoting talented Japanese producers.
The festival will be held on April 29-30 in Tokyo Bay.
The last of the sentences in the EDC corruption case has been settled. Last we heard, Pasquale Rotella had reached a settlement for his involvement in the alleged bribery and embezzlement of funds between his company and the L.A. Memorial Coliseum. As we know, Rotella received three years probation and had to fork over a lump sum of $150,000.
Now, former coliseum manager Patrick Lynch has received his sentence from the Superior Court. In the course of the trial, prosecutors were concerned that Lynch served as an integral part of the scheme to divert money from the publicly owned venue to fund his own ventures alongside Todd DeStefano. Lynch pleaded guilty to felony conflict of interest and has already paid $385,000 for restitution and has served 1,500 hours of community service. On top of that, he is also on three years probation. This appears to be the last of the legal proceedings from this case.
2016 saw Alan Walker come out of nowhere with hit, after hit, after hit like “Faded,” then “Sing Me To Sleep,” and now “Alone,” which is surging up the Billboard Dance/Electronic charts. Now, he’s ready to embark on a 14-date run across North and Central America starting in late February.
The tour will kick off at Intrigue in Las Vegas before moving on to Exchange LA and other marquee venues across North America, including Webster Hall, LIV Miami, Toronto’s Uniun, and Soundcheck in Washington DC. Along the way, he’ll also hit plenty of festivals including EDC Mexico, Euphoria Fest, Seasons Festival, and more.
He’s also taken the time to share a new instrumental remix of the song that started it all, “Alone” on his YouTube channel. In the video, he’s also encouraging fans to join him on a digital marketing campaign focused on taking a “#youarenotalone” photo, which you can do here, which might wind up in the song’s music video.
Stream the new remix below and check out the poster below for more tour details. Tickets are available here, now!
Pasquale Rotella and Insomniac Event’s, EDC Las Vegas, would have to be one of the greatest music festival’s that every raver should experience at least once in their life. The bright lights, the heart pounding music, and hundreds of djs are all the elements for creating the perfect party. Insomniac never seems to fail when
Earlier this week, Insomniac head PasqualeRotella took to his Snapchat to reveal the first information about the Kinetic Field stage design for the festival’s 21st installment this June. Referred to in a “Kinetic Gaia Storyline” page, the themes and design elements of the forthcoming main stage were revealed.
A “Great Kinetic Hall” is mentioned after the initial, thematic lines, where attendees “can escape everyday life and share stories with other members of the owl community.” In the middle, the passage continues, will be a statue of the Kinetic Gaia. It will hold four compasses that connect with owl communities around the world, perhaps referring to the global live streams seen during last year’s event. There will also be two guard owls on either ends of the stage, the passage says, to “protect the statue of the Kinetic Gaia.”
What the Kinetic Gaia will look like, we can’t yet say. Judging by the language, however, she appears to be a type of all-knowing oracle that will stand as the centerpiece of the epic Kinetic Field set up.
Check out the Snapchat post below, and read the full transcription further down.
“SINCE THE ANCIENT TIMES SHE IS THERE FOR WISDOM, CARE OR A PROPHECY SHE IS LIKE THE ORACLE THAT KNOWS EVERYTHING OF THE OWL COMMUNITY THE TRUTH LAYS IN HER EYES & WISDOM IN HER WORDS.
“The great Kinetic Hall is the place where the owl community gathers to share their visions and dreams. This is the place where they can escape everyday life and share stories with other members of the owl community. In the middle there is the statue of Kinetic Gaia. The statue holds 4 compasses to locate and connect with owl communities from every part of the world. The two owls guards closing both sides of the stage, are proud and with their heads high up in the air protect the statue of Kinetic Gaia.”
EDC UK has been held annually in Milton Keynes since 2013. During its fourth run last year in July, the festival ran into some obstacles which included the death of an attendee and numerous complaints from other guests regarding lack of proper security or medical facilities. As a result, Insomniac Events and the local justice department were set to discuss ways to improve on these aspects in the festival in 2017
Unfortunately, it appears that a solution was not reached. A last-minute announcement on the website somberly states that “Our plans to grow & improve the festival at Milton Keynes had not developed as we had hoped,” and as a result, they will be “indefinitely postpone the show until we can properly re-imagine all areas of the experience.” The announcement also guided ticket holders to a separate page where they could find information on refunds.
Though London might have fallen through for EDC this year, the brand’s expansion remains unstoppable. EDC Mexico continues to gain steam as one of the largest festivals in the country, while November of 2016 saw the its first run in Delhi, India.