The 10th anniversary celebration of the world’s largest electronic dance music festival coming to Las Vegas will have to wait: Electric Daisy Carnival has officially been postponed.
Originally set to take place at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on May 15-17, EDC has been rescheduled for October 2-4, the latest concert casualty amid coronavirus concerns.
With big names including the Chainsmokers, Tiesto and David Guetta among the more than 250 acts booked this year, EDC sold out all tiers of tickets in a little over 48 hours, a record for the event, after passes went on sale last September.
The festival was set to expand to its largest dimensions yet in 2020, occupying even more of the speedway grounds, as EDC has grown into a massive gathering, an adult playground of light, sound and amusement rides that was expected to draw over 450,000 fans this year.
After debuting at Los Angeles’ 5,000-capacity Shrine Expo Hall in 1997, EDC relocated here in 2010, with the RJ writing at the time: “The scene at EDC 2010 was a larger-than-life carnival of friendly chaos: Luminous Ferris wheels, fire-spitting art installation pieces and a heavily costumed crowd, many of whom looked like anime characters come to life, enlivened the massive speedway complex as superstar acts such as Swedish House Mafia, David Guetta and Tiesto made the ground shake like it was positioned above an awakened fault line.”
A decade later, the party still rages, albeit with a bit of a pause.