For those of you waiting with bated breath to start your schedule scanning for this year’s EDC New York, the set times are here. Whether it’s the main Kinetic Field stage, commercial house-centric Circuit Grounds, Bass Pod, or deep house/techno-focused Neon Gardens that strikes your fancy — the planning for this weekend at Citi Field begins now.
Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas announces 2013 lineup; ‘musical acts, artists and theatrical performers’
While the stops in New York and Chicago have been solidified for later this month, sights remain set on Electric Daisy Carnival‘s final destination. Insomniac has finally released the lineup for EDC Las Vegas, a roster that includes “musical acts, artists and theatrical performers.” The final billing will feature over 500 names, and today’s announcement has revealed its vast majority. Pasquale Rotella insists that the fans are the true headliners, and explains ”each year our fans’ inspire us to exceed their expectations – there’s truly something in it for everyone.”
Jump below the break for the lineup.
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.
For the first time in its history, Insomniac will be partnering with England’s pre-eminent electronic event producers, Cream, to bring the first-ever UK edition of Electric Daisy Carnival to life at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in England. A move that comes immediately following ID&T’s announcement to move it’s operations from Europe to the US with TomorrowWorld, further igniting the EDM arms race. Scheduled to be held for one day on July 20th 2013, the lineup already boasts Tiësto, Avicii, Steve Angello, Alesso, Hardwell, Porter Robinson, Madeon and more.
“Bringing Insomniac’s Electric Daisy Carnival experience across the Atlantic to London has been my dream for years and I couldn’t ask for a better partner than Cream, who is a world-wide fixture in electronic dance music culture,” said Pasquale Rotella, CEO and founder of Insomniac. “I’m confident that our collaboration will expose Insomniac’s returning fans and those who have yet to visit our United States festivals an opportunity to unite this summer in London.”
“We are really excited to be collaborating with Insomniac for what will be a spectacular event this summer,” says James Barton, president of Electronic Music at Live Nation. “Electric Daisy Carnival is already an important and prominent international brand, and we believe it will thrive in the UK in 2013.”
Early bird tickets go on sale on Tuesday, April 9 at 10 a.m. Pacific.
For more information visit www.electricdaisycarnival.co.uk.
View the currently announced lineup after the break.
EDC NY 2013 returns to the tri-state area for two days in May, relocating from New Jersey’s Met Life Stadium to an official New York location at Citi Field. The festival’s second foray into the Northeast market has been scaled back to a two-day affair but will likely feature more of the over-the-top atmosphere than it did in its inaugural outing. Phase 1 of the festival’s lineup has just been announced, featuring Calvin Harris, Eric Prydz, Afrojack, Porter Robinson, Dirty South, Carl Cox, Damian Lazarus and more. Interestingly enough, Empire of the Sun is also listed – bringing a live performance element to the festival in 2013.
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Last week, Damian Lazarus’ global Rebel Rave tour stopped by SRB in Brooklyn and alongside Verboten, created a ten hour party experience lasting well into the morning hours. The night featured Culprit label owners Droog, recent Essential Mix inductee Amirali, the Infinity Ink duo, one half of Art Department, and rising underground talent Subb-an. The stacked lineup drew in hundreds of fans and packed out the miniature warehouse space for hours upon hours of the best techno and house music around. With beefed up sound and visual effects, the party will resonate as a memorable occasion for New York house heads. I had the chance to sit down with Lazarus later in the week to discuss his label, the world tour, and some special surprises he has planned for this year’s Beyond Wonderland festival.
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).
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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Today is Thanksgiving. It’s a time to give thanks for good health, good friends, good family, and, of course, good music. We thought we’d take the time to pay tribute to our favorite parts of dance music culture on this day of thanks, not only for the guys who slave over turntables while we get to party, but for the dance music scene in general and its constantly expanding fanbase. This one’s for the EDM acts that put their heart and soul into it, the clubs that go all out every night of the week, and the people who live and breathe house music. It’s the least we can do.