LAS VEGAS, Nov. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Insomniac announced the globally renowned Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) Las Vegas will return to Las Vegas Motor Speedway from Friday, June 16 to Sunday, June 18, 2017 for three nights of unity and indescribable energy from dusk till dawn. Following last year's meaningful 20-year anniversary celebration of EDC, the highly-anticipated 2017 event will deliver an unrivaled experience in the awe-inspiring desert featuring over 200 of dance music's most notable names, groundbreaking art installations, innovative stage productions, full-scale carnival rides, captivating costumed performers and an unique culture of positivity and togetherness unlike any live music gathering in the world. In addition, EDC Week will completely take over the Las Vegas Strip and beyond with the best Las Vegas clubs and venues hosting must-see performances from major artists, Monday, June 12 through Monday, June 19.
"Last year we celebrated 20 years of EDC with over 400,000 beautiful people in Las Vegas, and it was truly a milestone for Insomniac" said Pasquale Rotella, Founder and CEO of Insomniac. "Each year we strive to push the boundaries of what a live music experience can be, and how we can build emotions and memories that last a lifetime. An accepting community and culture is the foundation that EDC was built upon and I look forward to creating new experiences in 2017 for our Headliners all over the world."
This past June, hundreds of thousands of fans traveled from more than 60 countries around the world to celebrate 20 years of EDC together. Eight fully immersive stage designs were scattered throughout the expansive Las Vegas Motor Speedway, hosting a legendary lineup of old-school acts, new fan-favorites and special guest appearances. Fourteen whimsical art cars weaved through the grounds radiating positivity and high energy. Headliners experienced brand new, stunning productions like the awe-inspiring kineticTEMPLE stage – its design stretching nearly 100 feet tall and displaying the tremendous LED-lit Tree of Imagination. Debuting a layout three times larger than in previous years, the circuitGROUNDS stage embraced the crowd with a 360-degree multi-sensory experience illuminated by a sky of vibrant fireworks.
History was made at EDC Las Vegas 2016 as the festival hosted its first federally recognized same-sex wedding, held in the beautiful Chapel of Nature. Nearly 200 legal ceremonies were conducted throughout the weekend as guests of all shapes, sizes, and backgrounds tied the knot Under the Electric Sky. Attendees were also treated to Insomniac's industry-leading VIP program at four stages, which included unique amenities and activities such as a pop-up '90s warehouse party, a fully-stocked beauty lounge, scavenger hunts, an 1920s inspired speakeasy, luxurious day beds and more.
Beyond the festival, Insomniac's charitable giving program, Insomniac Cares, partnered with eBay for Charity to host the 2nd annual EDC Week Charity Auction, offering fans the chance to bid on once-in-a-lifetime experiences surrounding EDC Las Vegas. An incredible $120,000 was raised for nonprofit, The Shade Tree, dedicated to improving the lives of women, children, and their pets affected by domestic violence and crisis in the Las Vegas valley. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to reconstructing and designing a brand new Children's Activity Center for The Shade Tree in 2017. Additionally, three local Las Vegas charities, the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation, Emergency Medicine Resident Research Fund at UNLV, and the Injured Police Officers Fund, received a $120,000 donation from EDC Las Vegas ticket sales to support their wonderful services to the community.
The EDC Las Vegas 2017 on sale begins Monday, November 28 at 12 PM PT. Early Owl 3-day General Admission passes start at $335 plus taxes and fees, and are expected to sell out promptly, as in previous years. Later Owl 3-Day General Admission passes are priced at $355 plus taxes and fees. Three-day VIP passes are priced at $699 plus taxes and fees. Layaway options will be available. Shuttle passes will also go on sale for $90 plus taxes and fees. Additionally, premiere parking will be offered for $120 plus taxes and fees. A premier shuttle pass option, priced at $199 plus taxes and fees, will be available for the first time with more intimate shuttle buses, designated service times, an exclusive gift bag and more. Visit here for more information on shuttles and here for further information on three-day festival passes.
Exclusive hotel rates are now available through the EDC Las Vegas website. Fans will find the best publicly available rates on the Las Vegas Strip here. EDC Week will return with a stacked schedule of artists during the day and night from June 12 – 19. Insomniac will bring the party to Las Vegas' top clubs and venues including XS, Wet Republic, Marquee, Omnia, and more. Visit EDCWeek.com for more details on EDC Week events.
Further on-sale details for tickets, hotels, shuttles, and the most updated information regarding EDC Las Vegas, are available at LasVegas.ElectricDaisyCarnival.com. Register to stay informed and for a chance to win tickets to EDC Las Vegas 2017, here.
Experience the beautiful celebration of life, love, and individuality with the Official 2017 Announcement Video, here.
Insomniac produces some of the most innovative, immersive music festivals and events in the world. Enhanced by state-of-the-art lighting, pyrotechnics and sound design, large-scale art installations, theatrical performers and next-generation special effects, these events captivate the senses and inspire a unique level of fan interaction. The quality of the experience is the company's top priority.
Throughout its 23-year history, Insomniac has produced more than 1,000 festivals, concerts and club nights for nearly 5 million attendees across three continents. Insomniac's events are held in California, Florida, Michigan, Nevada, New York, the United Kingdom, Mexico and Brazil. The company's premier annual event, Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas, is the largest multi-day music festival in North America, and attracted more than 400,000 fans over three days in June 2016.
The company was founded by Pasquale Rotella, and has been based in Los Angeles since it was formed in 1993.
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