A little news from the biggest festival in the land: Electric Daisy Carnival is still on as planned.
— Pasquale Rotella (@PasqualeRotella) March 26, 2020
In a post on his social media platforms, fest founder Pasquale Rotella confirmed that EDC remains scheduled for May 15-17 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway despite coronavirus concerns that have sidelined scads of other live music events.
“Despite what other festivals are doing and despite some people pressing us to postpone the show right now, we don’t want to make a premature decision on moving the festival date — or worse, picking the wrong postponement date,” Rotella wrote. “With all the changes currently happening, we need some time to pass so that we can have clarity and make the best decision for EDC and all of you.”
Pasquale noted that EDC had contingency plans for June, the month in which the festival initially took place upon relocating to Vegas in 2011, as well as the fall, and that the final decision would be made on this year’s event no less than 30 days out from its original date.
EDC 2020 is sold out, with a crowd of more than 450,000 expected when it does take place.