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The three-day Electric Daisy Carnival is making a return visit to Las Vegas Motor Speedway next year -- from June 8-10, 2012 -- in its 16th year after a successful inaugural event June 24-26 in Las Vegas that attracted more than 230,000 to experience many of the globe’s top electronic music talents.
“When Insomniac decided to produce EDC in Las Vegas last June, we knew we were working with the ideal venue, but we weren’t sure how our fans would react,” Insomniac President and CEO Pasquale Rotella said in a news release. “But after seeing more than 230,000 people show up to enjoy our show, we knew we picked a city and venue that serves as the perfect home for the largest electronic music festival in North America.”
“We are thrilled to welcome the Electric Daisy Carnival back to Las Vegas and to Las Vegas Motor Speedway,” said Chris Powell, president of LVMS. “EDC in 2011 provided a tremendous boost to our local economy. Additionally, the promoter of EDC, Insomniac, demonstrated that it operates a well-organized, safe and secure event. The people at Insomniac are proven professionals, and we’re excited to work together to create an unforgettable EDC in 2012 here at LVMS.”
EDC in Las Vegas was internationally recognized last month at the 2011 DJ Awards in Ibiza as the International Festival of the Year, and Rotella was on hand to receive the award. While EDC events are held throughout the United States, the Las Vegas event is the only one to be featured over three days.
Tickets for EDC 2012 go on sale at noon Tuesday, Nov. 1, at ElectricDaisyCarnival.com and Insomniac.com. Three-day general admission tickets start at $215, and three-day VIP tickets are $500 each. A limited number of single-day tickets will be available at a later date.
A pre-sale event will take place at Insomniac’s debut Halloween festival, Escape From Wonderland, on Oct. 29, where festival attendees will have exclusive access to purchase discounted advanced tickets for EDC Las Vegas from an Insomniac ticketing booth.
Check out extensive coverage of the 2011 Electric Daisy Carnival at LasVegasSun.com that includes incredible photo galleries from Justin M. Bowen, Erik Kabik, Tom Donoghue, Nikki Villoria and Denise Truscello, who photographed EDC for Rolling Stone. Tiesto, David Guetta and Swedish House Mafia were headliners at the 2011 shows.
Don Chareunsy is editor of VegasDeLuxe.com and arts and entertainment editor of LasVegasSun.com.
Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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