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UPDATE: Insomniac CEO says Electric Daisy Carnival still happening in May

PHOTOS: 2018 Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) in Las Vegas
Posted at 1:48 PM, Apr 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-08 22:22:57-04

UPDATE: Insomniac CEO Pasquale Rotella has announced that EDC will still happen in May.

Here is the text of the announcement:

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.✨

More details on safety protocols & the lineup will be shared soon. If you’re unable to attend in May 2021, no worries, but you’ll be missed. You can go to the link in my bio to transfer your ticket to 2022.

We’re ready to spread our wings & embrace our community who we miss so much. We know there may be challenges in front of us, which we will accept & do our best to overcome. We’ve been apart for a long time & I can’t wait to join you, united, Under the Electric Sky.


The plan submitted by the organizers of the Electric Daisy Carnival has been denied.

The Nevada Department of Business and Industry has confirmed that they denied the safety plan for the giant, three-day music festival because it did not comply with Directive 041 requirements related to capacity or social distancing. The festival typically attracts about 200,000 attendees per day.


They also confirmed that a new plan has not been submitted at this time.

This year’s festival is scheduled for May 21-23 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Insomniac CE Pasquale Rotella said last month that it could be pushed back to November if necessary and that he would provide an update on April 8 or sooner.

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The plan that was submitted said festival goers and employees would be required to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to enter the grounds. It also said there would be COVID-19 detection dogs and all attendees would have to wear masks. Additionally, rapid tests would be available at the festival if necessary.

According the plan, EDC's organizers did not feel that social distancing was necessary because of the other requirements and because it is an outdoor event.

13 Action News has reached out to Insomniac for comment. They acknowledged receipt of our email but did not provide any answers.