EDC submits safety plan for state approval of May festival

Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) Las Vegas organizers continue to push forward with plans to host the festival in May.

Insomniac founder and CEO Pasquale Rotella told fans via Instagram yesterday that they’ve submitted a safety plan to the state of Nevada for the May 21-23 event at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

A final decision on the plan is expected by Thurs., April 8. If the state does not approve the plan, the festival will be postponed to October.

Just last week, Nevada increased capacity to 50% for restaurants, casinos, and other similar venues. Large events are limited to a maximum of 250 guests, but organizers can submit a “large gathering certification” to increase total capacity to 50%.

It’s not clear what the total capacity of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway would be for an event like EDC, since the festival utilizes the full venue and not just bleacher seating used for races. In 2019, EDC welcomed an average of 155,000 fans per day.

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Rotella acknowledged the approval timeline is not ideal for making travel plans, but noted most Vegas hotels and airlines currently offer flexible cancellation options up to 48 hours prior to travel. Fans can also transfer their tickets to 2022 if they can’t make it this year.

“I hear your concerns,” said Rotella in the social media post. “We also need to consider the headliners who have struggled through this year & need EDC and the support of our community in their lives.”


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Kent is founder and editor-in-chief. He's always had a love and passion for music of all types, but didn't discover the music festival scene and community until moving to Southern California during his early post-college years. He returned to his roots in the Midwest in 2011 and has since been determined to share the magic and beauty of the music scene with as many as possible. Email kent@edmcalendar.com.