With an event of EDC-proportions, hosting over 300,000 fans, there is due to be arrests, ejections, and hospital visits. The numbers from this year’s Electric Daisy Carnival are in, and while there had been a decrease in arrests, medical incidents increased from the 2012 event. This year there were 53 felony and 6 misdemeanor arrests compared to last year’s 62 and 8, while 614 medical calls and 9 hospital admissions were made compared to last year’s 485 and 16. Only 63 attendees were ejected this year, compared to 130 last year, but traffic citations jumped from 0 to 16.
Via: Las Vegas Sun
Electric Daisy Carnival fever has finally struck Las Vegas in earnest. In case you needed an additional reason to be excited for one of the premier electronic dance music events of the summer, we’ve got you covered… 83 times.
Along with the exciting times that come with the third year of EDC Las Vegas, Insomniac has planned for the second year a concurrent dance music-focused conference named EDMBiz. This year the event will be held again at The Cosmopolitan on June 18, 19, and 20th — right before EDC Las Vegas hits The Speedway. While the keynote speakers for this year’s event were already announced a few weeks back, Insomniac has now shared a revised and updated list of the panelists that’ll be joining the many industry enthusiasts as well as a list of the topical and fascinating panels set to take place during the conference.
It’s hard to fathom exactly what $35 million will buy you in festival production these days, but it’s certainly no small sum. Insomniac CEO Pasquale Rotella told the New York Post that they’ll be “stepping it up [EDC Las Vegas] year,” and focusing the “largest percentage of [the] money [on] production” — a statement that falls right in line with Insomniac’s priority to cater to the fans as “headliners” rather than superstar DJs. When Rotella was asked to elaborate further he simply stated, “we’re creating an environment along the lines of what you see at a theme park — but on an even larger scale.”
via New York Post
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According to the Las Vegas Sun, a potential tax reform in Nevada may threaten the future of Insomniac’s Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas in future years. The report explains the State Legislature is debating the Live Entertainment Tax, which levies a specific percentage of revenue for certain live productions, and its possible extension to more or all large scale live performance events in the state. Right now, EDC Las Vegas and many other productions are exempt from the tax but that free pass is in jeopardy right now.
Pre-sale for three day passes for this year’s Electric Daisy Carnival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway has begun today as of 12pm PST. Only three day passes are available for this coming year’s festival, scheduled to be held June 21-23, 2013, several weeks later than last year. The special pre-sale price is $199 for general admission and will be available “until allotments run out,” according to an Insomniac email from earlier in the week. If you don’t get your ticket now, do not worry too much, tickets will go back on sale to the general public on January 9th at 12pm PST for $259 GA and will include a layaway option of five payments, much like Coachella does for its customers. Layway will also be available as of January 9th for the $450 VIP tickets.
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UPDATED 3:31PM EST – PRICE LEVEL 1 IS SOLD OUT, PRICE LEVEL 2 STILL AVAILABLE
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