Over Memorial Day Weekend, residents of Joliet, Illinois were very disturbed by the celebration of the first Electric Daisy Carnival in Chicagoland — over 500 noise complaints were filed against the festival in the three day period. Although Joliet City manager was hopeful the festival would be welcome back in following years and Insomniac cited they immediately complied by turning down the sound on all of its stage by 33 percent, residents continued to voice their concern at Monday’s city council meeting in the Chicago suburb.
Last weekend Electric Daisy Carnival invaded the Chicago Speedway in Joliet for the first time in its history. The event was the first EDC to feature a full camping experience and was host to a collection of the most prominent names in dance music. As seems to be the case with any dance music event, the festival served as the target for countless complaints from residents in Joliet and neighboring towns. Over the course of the three day event over 500 noise complaints were levied against the festival, stirring dissent amongst long time residents who claimed to have heard the thumping bass well into the early morning.
According to Insomniac spokeswoman Jennifer Forkish the event immediately lowered the sound on all of its stages by 33 percent the moment the complaints were filed but despite their attempts to alleviate the problem it still remains to be seen whether EDC Chicago will return to the Speedway. Joliet City manager Thomas Thanas seems hopeful that the festival will be welcomed back for a following year – acknowledging that noise and curfew adjustments will undoubtedly be made.
As Electric Daisy Carnival packs up after its first foray into the wild Midwest, live sets from the weekend have already started rolling in. The Chicagoland Speedway played host to a star-studded Memorial Day Weekend lineup, and now you too can get in on the action with the first sets of summer from Martin Solveig, Mat Zo, Gareth Emery, Armin van Buuren and many more. Listen, enjoy, and start your EDC Vegas countdown: summer starts now. Find more sets below the break.
This Memorial Day Weekend will be EDC Chicago’s inaugural debut and the first Electric Daisy Carnival to feature a full camping experience. For those of you heading to the landmark event, EDC Chicago has released the set times for this weekend.Posted by
Chicago EDM fans got a little pre-festival season surprise this week. In a piece on Electric Daisy Carnival’s first foray into the Windy City, The Chicago Tribune leaked the festival’s initial lineup, with heavyweights Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren, David Guetta, Avicii and Above & Beyond slated to headline. The lineup has not been confirmed on the event’s website, but Pasquale Rotella is quoted extensively in the article and no denial has been issued.
Check the full leaked lineup after the break and click here to buy tickets. EDC Chicago will touch down at the Joliet Speedway May 24-26.
Last week fans received an official announcement for the latest destination on the Electronic Daisy Carnival trail — the Chicagoland Speedway — and tickets are on sale now. The highly anticipated festival continues to expand its draw, making its first stop in the Midwest from May 24th-26th. This year, in Chicago, the three-day event which is known for its world-renowned DJs, performers, and carnival rides will allow camping for festival-goers — a first for the infamous EDC. Tickets for the event start at $175 (without camping) and $295 (with camping).
EDC Chicago announces Memorial Day Weekend dates, Chicagoland Speedway location, tickets on sale January 23rd
Pasquale Rotella confirmed Chicago as a destination on Electric Daisy Carnival’s road to Vegas last month, and the official announcement has finally been made. EDC Chicago will span Memorial Day Weekend as rumored and will take place at the windy city’s Chicagoland Speedway. After its success in Las Vegas, the festival has touched down in New York, Orlando, and Puerto Rico; and now, Chicago will be graced with Electric Daisy Carnival on May 24th, 25th, and 26th — but here’s the kicker: Chicago will be the first to offer camping.
Tickets go on sale next Wednesday, January 23rd at 12pm CST. Jump below the break for ticket and camping information along with a message from Pasquale Rotella.
After rumors of Electric Daisy Carnival making a stop in Chicago next year, Pasquale Rotella took to his Instagram account to confirm not only the Chicago festival, but the second annual New York event as well. The Chicago weekend has been speculated to span Memorial Day Weekend, and if New York’s round comes at the same time it did last year, both stops on the road to Vegas should occupy May 2013. However, date and venue information will have to wait until January 16th, when Pasquale is slated to release details for both cities.Posted by
This past Saturday, Pasquale Rotella, outspoken CEO of Insomniac, posted a photo to his Instagram and Twitter alluding to a special announcement coming soon for the city of Chicago. While details are still scarce, the event is being rumored to be held on Memorial Day weekend – which may be in direct conflict with the Future Sound Dance Music Festival scheduled for the same weekend. As of writing, the promotional company behind FSDMF, Aura Presents, has reportedly filed for bankruptcy – leaving the festival’s future extremely uncertain and opening the door for Insomniac and EDC Chicago to bring its world-renowned brand to the Windy City.
Stayed tuned for more information as the rumor mill continues to bubble.
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