Friday, November 2, 2012

Electric Daisy Carnival returns to Vegas June 21-23

Insomniac announces the highly anticipated return of Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for its 17th annual celebration on June 21, 22 and 23, 2013. EDC Week also returns to Las Vegas for an entire week of nightclub and dayclub events, a music conference, and other special surprises spanning the week from June 18 – June 25, 2013.

With more than 320,000 fans gathering under the desert sky this past summer, Electric Daisy Carnival claimed the title of North America’s largest music festival of any genre. EDC sold out weeks in advance of the 16thannual event, with attendance reaching 115,000 fans in a single night. 

“Electric Daisy Carnival 2012 was really special to us,” said Pasquale Rotella, founder and CEO of Insomniac.  “In addition to it being the largest gathering of music fans in North America this summer, the energy, love and sense of community surpassed anything we have ever experienced. It was humbling and inspirational.”

Insomniac transformed the 1,000-acre complex into a fully immersive audiovisual adventure with more than 150 musical acts, 500 theatrical performers and 12 large-scale interactive and flame-wielding art installations, along with state-of-the-art lighting and sound production and nightly pyrotechnics displays. This was its first year as a Signature Las Vegas Event.

“Safety and the fan experience have always been and will always be our top priority,” said Rotella. “We listen to our fans and accept their guidance. Our team is already working diligently with Las Vegas, the local authorities, and the Speedway to improve traffic flow to make EDC 2013 the best experience yet. And, of course, we’re also brewing new imaginative ideas for next year!”

Fan and artist shuttles as well as taxis to and from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway will have a newly dedicated route in 2013 to minimize the impact on individual traffic. The parking staff has been increased in order to move and park cars more quickly in and out of the lots, and there will be additional lanes in and out of the event. Additional adjustments to enhance the guest experience and relieve transportation congestion outside of the event are already being planned and tested for implementation during the 2013 festival.

Insomniac will hold a special limited pre-sale on November 7 at 12 p.m. Pacific Time, with three-day General Admission tickets available at $199, then $259, and three-day VIP tickets available at $450, until allotments run out. Tickets for EDC Vegas 2013 officially go on sale on January 9, 2013 at 12 p.m. Pacific Time, with pricing to be announced in the coming weeks. A layaway pricing option will again be available during both on-sales, except at the lowest priced ticket tier. Single day tickets will not be available for this three-day experience.

Exclusive hotel deals are available now and travel packages will be available once tickets go on sale at Hotel deals and shuttle passes will continue to be available after the early bird tickets sell out. Travel packages are only available while tickets are on sale and include hotel, three day shuttle pass and a ticket to EDC.

Details regarding the full EDC Week schedule of events, as well as the return of the highly acclaimed EDMbiz Conference, will be announced in the upcoming months.

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