With just a month remaining until the planned May dates for Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) Las Vegas, Insomniac Events Founder and CEO Pasquale Rotella has now announced the show must be moved to the fall.
The new dates are October 22-24, 2021.
Rotella made the surprising announcement on social media tonight, citing an unexpected policy change by local government leaders as the reason for the move.
“Today, Clark County (home of EDC and the Las Vegas Motor Speedway) passed a reopening plan that requires 60% of their residents to be vaccinated before restrictions over large scale gatherings such as EDC can be lifted,” said Rotella.
“Unfortunately, the rate at which people get vaccinated before EDC is out of our control. It might happen in time, it might not. Either way, we can’t take that risk.”
Nevada state leaders had previously announced COVID-related restrictions would be in the hands of local government leaders as of May 1, which should have allowed EDC to happen with strict safety guidelines in place.
Rotella noted they had been working around the clock to make the May show happen, and that over 40 trucks from across the country are currently en route to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The lineup was scheduled to be announced tomorrow, and the event would have created thousands of much-needed job opportunities.
Had the event been held in May, attendees would have been required to be vaccinated or present a negative COVID-19 test prior to entry using a “health pass” mobile app. Other safety measures included mandatory masks and the possible use of COVID-sniffing dogs.
Ticket holders will have their tickets automatically transferred to the October dates, even if they had previously requested them to be transferred to 2022. Refunds are also available upon request.