The final stop on the road to Las Vegas for Electric Daisy Carnival 2013 had Insomniac’s chief festival pumping big dollars into the dessert. Beacon Economics has released a report on the festival’s fiscal impact on Clark County, and the results are striking. Since EDC’s first Las Vegas run, Insomniac accounts for $621 million dollar pumped through the city’s economy, and that number is only the tip of the iceberg in Beacon’s new study. The figures reveal remarkable spending behavior of festival attendees, the breadth of its impact, and favorable results for Las Vegas that support a successful 2013 as well as durability promising for the future of Electric Daisy Carnival in Sin City.
Following the release of the Electric Daisy Carnival 2014 trailer, Insomniac announced that any headliners who had attended previous iterations of the event would be eligible for an exclusive “Headliner Loyalty” pre-sale program that would grant them early access to tickets before the official sale date. On November 25th, this pre-sale was opened up to Insomniac’s loyal fans. The program also allowed fans to purchase their tickets through Insomniac’s tiered pricing system, resulting in some confusion as numerous fans reported different final costs. Always outspoken and available to Insomniac customers, Rotella took to his Facebook to calm any fears and explain the pricing issues
Those unable to snag their tickets through the loyalty program can purchase them during the “Early Owl” purchase period set for December 2nd. Tickets for the three-day event will cost $345 plus fees during this time.
UPDATED (11/11 – 16:40 EST): According to Insomniac’s VP of Communications, Jen Forkish, the proposal was denied by the Schaller family, the owners of Winston Farms, who did not feel comfortable hosting a dance music festival on their site. Local officials often have questions over any type of mass gathering and this was no different. However, the proposal was nixed due to a lack of venue, not due to health and safety concerns.
A few months ago, Insomniac presented an Electric Daisy Carnival concept to the Saugerties board with the intent of hosting an EDC NY at the site of the 1994 Woodstock Arts & Music Festival at Winston Farm. Conceived as a 3-day camping festival with a limited attendance to 75,000 people, the powers that be on the Saugerties board have denied Insomniac’s request to expand their brand to one of the most iconic festival grounds in the United States. According to town Supervisor, Kelly Myers, the board voted on Wednesday to suspend the request, citing that local fire and ambulance services did not feel they could adequately provide services for that sort of event.
“The Electric Daisy concert does not look like it’s going to happen,” Myers said. “There were some concerns about how to safely manage that and the Schaller family has had some concerns as well.”
Town councilman Fred Costello noted that the concert was only in its preliminary planning stages and that the town only plans to host events that it believes are a good fit for the community. As it turns out, Electric Daisy Carnival was not seen to be a proper fit for the small rural town.
“The start and stops come as a result of their fleshing out an idea,” Costello said. “And, for whatever reason, along the way some of those ideas have not been practical.”
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According to a trademark document filed on December 17th, 2012 by Insomniac Holdings LLC, it would appear that the event promoter behind Electric Daisy Carnival has future plans for an aquatic version of their successful event brand. On June 4th of this year, the trademark was officially issued for “E.D.SEA” under the categories of Transportation & Storage Services and Education and Entertainment Services. According to the description provided to USPTO, E.D.SEA will be concerned with the “Arranging of cruises; arranging of tours and cruises; boat cruises; organizing and conducting adaptive travel excursions, namely, boat cruises for individuals; Travel, excursion and cruise arrangement.”
As of now there is no information regarding the details surrounding “E.D.SEA” but it seems that Holy Ship! may have some serious competition in the near future.
After petitioning the town board in Saugerties NY to allow Insomniac to host a festival on the grounds of Woodstock ’94, Insominac CEO Pasquale Rotella took to Facebook today to announce that EDC NY would be moving both its date and location. Now scheduled for Memorial Day Weekend 2014, New York’s version of the Electric Daisy Carnival will receive a significant upgrade, taking placing over 3-days with camping and Las Vegas’s owl as the center of attraction. While an official location has not been set, recent reports would indicate a possible Woodstock home for the Northeast’s Electric Daisy Carnival.
In addition to this news, he also shared that EDC Las Vegas will be receiving a brand new Kinetic Field set up for 2014′s return to the desert.
Electric Daisy Carnival organizers have tapped Winston Farm, the location of Woodstock ’94, as a potential location for a new Electric Daisy Carnival event. On Wednesday, Insomniac representatives presented to the Saugerties town board seeking permission to hold the event on Memorial Day Weekend 2014. Anticipated to be a 3-day camping festival, Insomniac plans to limit attendance to 75,000 people (as opposed to the 350,000 that Winston Farm held during Woodstock ’94) and would include four to seven stages, carnival rides and large-scale art installations. Insominac COO, Simon Lamb, is hopeful that this relationship will continue for years to come, securing a near-permanent home for Electric Daisy Carnival in upstate New York.
“The location’s beautiful,” Simon Lamb said of Winston Farm. “And we think that it could be a really wonderful relationship.”
Insomniac CEO, Pasquale Rotella, also addressed the issue of securing the vast swath of land, assuring town officials that Insomniac has dealt with gate crashers in the past and that full traffic and security plans would be developed to make the festival as convenient for the community as possible.
A self-reflective mini-documentary, Carnage recounts the angst, excitement, and symbolism behind his first Electric Daisy Carnival performance. Few producers have had a year quite as impressive as the humble Chipotle connoisseur. As the harbinger of the festival trap movement, Carnage brought his own energy and style to festival house with chart-toppers like ”Incredible” and most recently, “Michael Jordan.” Galvanized, the up and comer unloaded his bundle of bass for an eager EDC’ crowd. Afrojack, Dillon Francis, Morgan Page, 12th planet and more all make cameos in the inspiring aftermovie.Posted by
Though EDC Vegas seems like it was just days ago, On The Road to EDC 2014 is already underway. On September 13th and 14th the festival will make its fifth annual stop in Puerto Rico, bringing big acts to a beautiful setting at San Juan’s Parque Luis Muñoz Marin. This is the first year the Puerto Rican event will take place over two days, and the lineup has expanded from previous years. With Knife Party, Steve Angello, Nicky Romero and more slated to make an appearance, EDC Puerto Rico maybe the perfect excuse to head south this fall. Click below the break for the full lineup and purchase tickets here or travel packages here.
It’s often been rumored that Electric Daisy Carnival would eventually make a return to its birthplace in California, but up until recently Pasquale Rotella has remained silent regarding a possible venue change. When prompted by an interested fan on Twitter, the outspoken Insomniac CEO spoke about his possible interest in holding an event back in Los Angeles County. Rotella’s response explained that the LA Coliseum would be too small for EDC but that he was “open to venues in SoCal” and went on to discuss how he had considered the Auto Club Freeway in Fontana but was turned off by its 11 p.m. curfew.
View the Twitter exchange after the break.
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.
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