As the COVID-19 pandemic sees a death toll of more than 60,000 people, the deadly Coronavirus has also claimed another festival casualty as well. Since the outbreak first struck the US, Pasquale Rotella has taken to social media several times to ensure headliners that EDC Las Vegas was still on for May, but that his Insomniac team was closely monitoring the situation as it changed daily. Now, according to a recently released statement, Rotella has officially postponed EDC Las Vegas until the weekend of October 2-4.
“The team and I took every single factor into consideration: weather, hotel rates, talent availability, coordination with the Speedway, and local officials,” Rotella said in his statement, “and most importantly, a date that would give us enough time for things to get back to normal so we can all come back stronger than ever.”
Rotella adds that those who won’t be able to attend EDC’s new dates at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway will be eligible for a full refund. Fortunately, “nothing changes but the date,” according to the line-up. So fans can fully expect to see every one of the originally slated artists to appear at the rescheduled event.
This year’s 10th-anniversary edition of EDC Las Vegas featured a powerhouse lineup, including DJ Snake, David Guetta, Madeon, 12th Planet, Carl Cox, Excision, and Maceo Plex, and many more. Visit Insomniac’s support website for more details.
— Pasquale Rotella (@PasqualeRotella) April 3, 2020
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