Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas postponed until October

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Last year's EDC Las Vegas drew 465,000 over three days.
Last year's EDC Las Vegas drew 465,000 over three days. Photo Credit: Calder Wilson for Insomniac Events

The Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas (EDC) has been postponed until Oct. 2 to 4, a long-expected response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Pasquale Rotella, founder and CEO of Insomniac Events, which produces the annual dance music festival, made the announcement on Instagram on April 3, addressing EDC attendees, who he referred to as "Headliners."

"You, the Headliners, are the heart and soul of EDC. Without you, Insomniac wouldn't exist," Rotella said. "Thank you for being patient and supporting us while we've worked through this to make the best decision," Rotella said.

The event had been scheduled for May 15 to 17 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The racetrack will host the event in October.

EDC Las Vegas has been sold out since September, and there is a waiting list for tickets. Chainsmokers, DJ Snake, David Guetta and Major Lazer were among the artists scheduled to perform. The lineup for the October dates will be released at a later date.

All ticket purchases made for the original festival dates in May will be honored in October. Refunds will be available for the people who bought tickets for the original dates but cannot attend in the fall. For refund information, go to edclasvegas.com/support.

Last year, EDC drew 465,000. About 240 artists performed, including headliners such as Alison Wonderland, Chris Lake, Deadmau5, Dillon Francis, Fisher, Martin Garrix, RL Grime and Tiesto.

"The team and I took every single factor into consideration: weather, hotel rates, talent availability, coordination with the speedway and local officials and most importantly, a date that would give us enough time for things to get back to normal so we can all come back stronger than ever," Rotella said.

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