The Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas has been postponed once again and joins a growing list of companies canceling or delaying in-person events amid the pandemic.
EDC Las Vegas 2020 was originally scheduled to take place at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in May of this year. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the event was delayed until October.
However, last Sunday Insomniac CEO and founder Pasquale Rotella announced new dates for the event and officially postponed it until next year.
The new dates are May 21-23, 2021.
According to the EDC Statement, all tickets will be honored for the new dates. If you are unable to attend the rescheduled dates, guests are encouraged to complete the festival check here.
In an Instagram post, Rotella wrote:
I know you’ve been waiting a long time and I want to THANK YOU for being so patient.
Some have wondered why we haven’t postponed it yet and I want to let you know what we have done. The team and I have spent the last few months working to create a plan that allows us to produce a safe event for you. We wanted to implement a free two-step trial program, a home test before you travel to Las Vegas, and an on-site test when you arrive, in addition to many other enhanced security protocols. Sadly, we’ve just learned that the medical breakthroughs needed to make this happen won’t be ready in time, which is why I’m making this announcement today. Either way, I’m proud of our team for continuing to believe and work so hard throughout the process.
This whole experience has truly been a wild trip. Here I am, an enthusiastic promoter, finding myself chatting with biopharmaceutical companies about diagnostic testing for a new virus while working with top Nevada government officials. I have felt a lot of lust pressure from all of you and after taking the time to exhaust all possible options, I can feel secure in knowing that this is the right decision.
We are officially postponing EDC Las Vegas 2020 and will be back on May 21 + 22 + 23, 2021 to celebrate EDC 25 years.
To all of you who have chosen to keep their ticket and stay with us during this time, THANK YOU! You are the most amazing community that I can hope to be a part of. the world means to me. We couldn’t do any of this without your support.
All 2020 passes, including Camp EDC and shuttles, will be honored by the new 2021 dates and will automatically transfer.
Since some of you won’t be able to reschedule, all available tickets for EDC Las Vegas 2021 will go on sale again Thursday, August 6 at 10 a.m. PT.
Insomniac was created to never give up. We are already working hard on next year’s show and will be returning with more energy than ever for our 25 years celebration. Until then: peace, love, stay positive and I’ll see you under the electric sky!
Another popular music festival in the city, Life is Beautiful, canceled its 2020 event in April, promising to return in 2021. EDC Las Vegas 2021 festival tickets for next year’s event that will go on sale again on Thursday, August 6 at 10 a.m.
Last week, CES, the world’s largest consumer electronics show, announced that its January 2021 event will go digital and not be held in Las Vegas.