Initial reports hinted at a possible Woodstock 1994 location for Pasquale Rotella’s iconic festival brand but after the owners of the farm felt uncomfortable hosting the event, Electric Daisy Carnival New York found its home back where it began — New Jersey’s Met Life Stadium.
A slow but steady build up of announcements regarding the upcoming Electric Daisy Carnival documentary has created a strong buzz of anticipation for the public release. “Under the Electric Sky” is set to be a full-length feature film following the adventures of several attendees, or “headliners,” as they congregate for the three-day festival in Las Vegas.
Following up on the announcement that Kaskade would score the film, today Pasquale Rotella shared more optimistic news: “Under the Sky” has been chosen as one of the 118 films selected to be screened at the Sundance Film Festival held in January 2014. Rotella took to his Facebook page to extend his success with the rest of the EDC family: “I am humbled by such a prestigious honor and cannot wait to show the whole world how incredible our community is! Headliners, these are YOUR stories, this film is a celebration of you!”Posted by
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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Today, news has broken about the long-anticipated official EDC movie, which is to be titled EDC 2013: Under the Electric Sky. CEO and founder of Insomniac, Pasquale Rotella, announced earlier this year that the 2013 Las Vegas Electric Daisy Carnival would be filmed and created into a documentary style movie. After casting real attendees and months of waiting, we’re finally starting to hear details in regards to the film.
If you didn’t catch Kaskade’s cryptic tweets from two days ago, he hinted about going into a month-long hiatus to score a movie soundtrack. The Grammy-nominated producer, who has just wrapped up a sold-out album tour, has signed on to create the musical score to accompany the EDC film. Past all the Twitter hints and jokes, Ryan Raddon shared his genuine excitement about the imminent project: “EDC has become an American institution and there’s a tangible power in such a massive shared experience. Translating that intensity into a film score is an undertaking I’m truly looking forward to.”
People are putting the finishing touches on their costumes and preparing for a spooky weekend ahead at Insomniac’s annual Halloween bash, Escape from Wonderland. The one day bash has finally revealed its set times and attendees are already scrambling to pick between acts and settle set time conflicts. Will it be Cedric Gervais, Steve Angello, or Richie Hawtin at 10 PM? Will you see Carnage, Mat Zo, or W&W at midnight? Check out the full schedule below and purchase your last minute tickets here.
Building one of the strongest festival empires in dance music headed by Electric Daisy Carnival, Pasquale Rotella looks to move forward with his Insomniac agenda this weekend following the cancellation of Electric Zoo three weeks ago. On the brink of Nocturnal Wonderland, Pasquale’s longest running event and the first high profile one since Zoo, Pasquale defends dance culture to Rolling Stone before his annual event draws attention in regards to safety.
In regards to the drug related deaths that caused New York’s premiere festival to close its doors earlier this month, Pasquale says “it’s horrible” but that “It happens every day.” Going on to defend the community and live music arena that he has contributed to, Rotella remarks; “there’s this attention that dance music events get that is unfair.”
“Unfortunately, death at a music festival means national media attention. I think the general public thinks maybe this only happens at festivals, dance music events – that it doesn’t happen at college frat parties, house parties, sporting events or rock festivals because it’s not covered, basically. Dance music gets national interest. And sometimes, like EDC Downtown (Los Angeles), it gets international interest.”
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Insomniac’s Nocturnal Wonderland returns on Saturday, September 21st to the Sn Manuel Amphitheater & Grounds in San Bernardino for one day of camping, themed stages, art installations and more. Featuring 40 artists across of a variety of genres including Fatboy Slim, Krewella, Carnage, Dash Berlin, Infinity Ink Live and more, the first Wonderland of the fall is a must attend for any West Coast dance fans looking to take a quick dip into Insomniac’s fantasy world.
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.