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Wind forces stage closures at EDC, many leave after being told to evacuate

Headliners want refunds because of confusion
Posted at 6:08 AM, May 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-19 09:55:44-04

A couple of stages -- KineticFIELD and Quantum Stage -- at the Electric Daisy Carnival were temporarily shut down Saturday night because of the high winds.

Many people are upset though because they thought the entire festival was being closed down and left the Las Vegas Motor Speedway before finding out that was not true.

Shortly after, another tweet let “headliners” know that they were allowed to re-enter. However, many of the attendees had already left the venue.

This is not the first time that there has been weather-related problems at EDC. A sandstorm and wind forced EDC to close in 2012.


Weather could still be an issue on Sunday.


There is also a 20 percent chance of rain on Sunday but that shouldn’t be a problem for headliners at EDC.

Insomniac, which produces the festival, send the following statement.

The safety of all Headliners, staff and crew is our top priority. In conjunction with public safety officials, we will continue to monitor the weather and take the necessary precautions to ensure our Headliners have a safe and fun experience at EDC Las Vegas.

However, they did not explain how the confusion happened on Saturday night or whether or not anyone can receive a refund.