Many people have continued to hold out hope that Las Vegas’ Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) will still happen. However, the sad news broke today that Insomniac terminated the 2020 installment of the electric sky. Insomniac founder Pasquale Rotella announced via social media that the new official dates for the 25th anniversary of EDC will take place May 21-23 of 2021.
Anyone who bought tickets, along with Camp EDC and shuttle passes, can hold onto them for next year. Ticket holders that can’t make it to Las Vegas Motor Speedway in 2021 can request a refund here. Additionally, there is good news for those who have not yet purchased a ticket. Any tickets that become available after refunds will go on sale August 6 at 1 p.m. EST/10 a.m. PST.
Read Pasquale’s full statement on the news:
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@EDC_LasVegas UPDATE: I know you’ve been waiting a long time & I want to THANK YOU for being so patient. Some have questioned why we haven’t postponed yet & I want to let you know what we’ve been up to. The team & I have spent the last several months working to create a plan that would allow us to produce a safe event for you. We wanted to implement a free two-step testing program, one test at home before traveling to Las Vegas & another test at the venue when you arrived, in addition to many other enhanced safety protocols. Unfortunately, we just learned that the medical advances necessary to pull this off will not be ready in time, which is why I’m making this announcement today. Regardless, I’m proud of our team for continuing to believe & work so hard throughout the process. This whole experience has truly been a wild ride. Here I am, a rave promoter, finding myself talking to biopharmaceutical companies about diagnostic tests for a novel virus while working with Nevada’s most prominent government officials. I’ve felt a lot of pressure wanting to come through for all of you & after taking time to exhaust every possible option, I can feel confident knowing this is the right decision. We are officially postponing EDC Las Vegas 2020 & will be returning May 21+22+23 of 2021 to celebrate 25 years of EDC. To everyone who chose to hang onto their ticket & stick with us during this time, THANK YOU! You’re the most amazing community I could ever hope to be a part of. It means the world to me. We would not be able to do any of this without your support. All 2020 passes, including Camp EDC & shuttles, will be honored for the new 2021 dates & will automatically transfer over. For those who would like a refund, go to edclasvegas.com/verify. Because some of you won’t be able to make the rescheduled dates, any tickets for EDC Las Vegas 2021 that become available will go back on sale Thursday, August 6 at 10am PT. Insomniac has been built on never giving up. We’re already working hard on next year’s show & we’ll be back with more energy than ever for our 25 Year Celebration. Until then— Peace, Love, Stay Positive & I’ll See You Under the Electric Sky!💜✨
Coronavirus has caused many festivals to put off plans til next year, but Insomniac held out for the 25th anniversary of EDC to take place later in 2020. The original event, scheduled for May 15-17 of this year, got postponed to October 2-4. Yet, with no end in sight to the COVID-19 pandemic, the electric sky won’t come to fruition until next year.