Overcast skies and an early afternoon rain made Electric Daisy Carnival New York’s second day a much different experience than the first but that didn’t stop 50,000 dance music fans from descending on Citi Field for a second day of thunderous bass. Once again we found ourselves tucked away in the Neon Garden tent to seek refuge from the weather, an area that developed into a mainstage-sized crowd by the end of the night for Carl Cox and Loco Dice’s grand finale.
We spent our first day at EDC NY braving the massive crowd and the scorching heat as it bounced off the asphalt of Citi Field’s sprawling parking lot. Sampling the sounds and styles of the festival’s 5 diversely-curated stages, we found ourselves gravitating most to the Neon Garden tent. Tucked away deep in the corner, techno faithfuls sought shelter from the packed crowd, and sweltering heat that plagues the festival’s other stages.
Hop past the break to see EDC NY through our eyes.
Beyond Wonderland Bay Area returns for its second year, moves to Mountain View’s Shoreline Amphitheater
For the second year, Insomniac’s Beyond Wonderland brand will be returning to the Bay Area. This time, however, Pasquale has moved the festival from Oakland down to the peninsula’s Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View. The festival will also increase from a one to two day event on Saturday, September 28th and Sunday, September 29th. Shoreline has played host to a number of other dance-focused events, including Identity Fest and I Love This City. No official word on why this change occurred, but we think it may have something to do with the thousands of noise complaints Oakland area police received during 2012′s event at the Oakland Coliseum. Shoreline Amphitheater, surrounded only by public parks and office buildings, will present less of an issue. The event is 18+ and tickets start at a reasonable $80 for a 2-day pass.
Dancing Astronaut is pleased to treat 5 lucky Northern California readers to a pair of tickets to tomorrow’s Dada Life show with Deniz Koyu, Mat Zo, Pierce Fulton, and Ken Loi at the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond, CA. Dada Land, in collaboration with Insomniac, takes over Craneway Pavilion tomorrow May 17th from 6pm to 1am. You can expect dirty electro beats, bananas, and champagne showers everywhere you turn. Enter your name below for a chance to win a spot on Deniz Koyu’s guestlist for yourself and one other person of your choosing.
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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.
Insomniac already has had a monumental last couple of days with the announcement of the Live Nation deal, but the latest from the ground in LA is the highly in-demand promoter’s new collaboration with hospitality firm SBE for the reopening of the Create in Hollywood, formerly known as Vanguard. SBE purchased the room back in February (and threw a party where Avicii DJed), but not until now had there been firmer plans relating to the future of the venue.
Create will open on May 11 with a night headlined by Dash Berlin. There isn’t any specific information about what else is to come, but both Insomniac and SBE have indicated a full list of future dates and “genre specific” nights are to come. SBE also owns Greystone Manor and Agency and Insomniac owns Exchange in downtown LA, but this new collaboration with certainly be a strong partnership for both.
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On May 2nd, The Wall Street Journal reported that Live Nation and Insomniac were in the process of finalizing a $50 million deal that would make the ticket vendor a 50% owner in Rotella’s iconic brand. The outspoken CEO, who is best known for his candidness and dedication to Insomniac fans, took to Twitter to alleviate some of the worry Insomniac’s ‘”headliners” expressed when the news broke Thursday. Acknowledging that he has spoken to interested parties but no deal has been signed, Rotella reassured fans on the social media site; “I’d only do a deal if it benefited the headliners. That’s just how it is…” the CEO tweeted, “If partnering with someone made Insomniac better I would do it. That’s the only way.”
Read the tweets from Rotella after the break.
Rumors have been swirling in the dance music world for months about the future of Pasquale Rotella’s beloved Insomniac Events. According to multiple unconfirmed sources, bidding wars had been taking place for quite some time (SFX even offered a reported $100 million for the company) but the Wall Street Journal has just reported Live Nation has won out for now. They are close to finalizing a deal that would make them 50% owners of the event company for a reported $50 million price tag.
Earlier today Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas announced its 2013 lineup. Among those names was Kaskade who, after seeing the official lineup, was shocked to see his name listed. Allegedly a clerical error listed Kaskade as performing at this year’s festival but the DJ quickly took to Twitter to dispel the claims.
View the official EDC Vegas lineup here (but scratch Kaskade from the list) and see the Twitter exchange after the break.
However, Kaskade WILL be playing that Saturday at Marquee in Las Vegas.
As dance music continues to increase its exposure in pop culture and the public eye, many of EDM’s premier events have come under fire for promoting illicit behavior among their patrons. Perhaps no event brand has had to deal with more scrutiny and accusations than Insomniac who since its inception has defined the dance music culture in Los Angeles and across the US. In a recent piece for Pollstar, Simon Rust Lamb, Insomniac’s COO, speaks out against these accusations by asserting a legal stance on the hot button topic.