UPDATE: EDC postponed until October 2021, founder says


LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — It’s another postponement for EDC. The founder of the Electric Daisy Carnival, Pasquale Rotella, made the announcement in a tweet Tuesday night:

“I am sorry to say that EDC Las Vegas needs to move to October. I want to thank everyone who has put their heart and soul into this show—the Insomniac team, artists, agents, managers, production crews, the Las Vegas Motor Speedway staff, the government.” 

Last week Rotella said that EDC was still still slated to happen May 21-23, despite the proposal being rejected by the state.

Rotella says they are working with local and state officials “to make the show as safe as possible.” He notes additional details on safety protocols and the show’s lineup will be released soon.

A state official said Thursday the proposal for EDC’s May festival was rejected because it failed to comply with requirements related to capacity and social distancing.

“Their proposal did not comply with the capacity or social distancing requirements for large gatherings outlined in Directive 041,” according to Teri Williams, public information officer for the Nevada Division of Business and Industry.

But with regulatory authority moving to counties and local governments on May 1, it’s hard to say what might happen.

The proposal asked for approval for 200,000 people in attendance for each day of the festival.

Rotella said in his March post on Instagram, “We’ve being doing everything we can to make the show happen during these challenging and ever-changing times.”

The show sold out in August when tickets went on sale. Rotella said if the May show doesn’t happen, those tickets will be honored in October or refunded or can be used for the show in 2022.


Earlier in the day, job postings for the festival generated some excitement over the possibility that the show might happen in May.

Live Nation posted 18 job openings for EDC on Wednesday, but the postings did not specify dates.

Roles ranging from warehouse work to hair and makeup artists to “Night Owl Coordinator” are listed in Live Nation’s job search.

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