EDC Las Vegas is officially not happening in 2020.
Originally set to take place from 15-17th May, the Insomniac event was postponed in April due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The festival was then rescheduled for October, with a virtual festival taking place in May instead of the real deal. It has now been announced that EDC Las Vegas will not take place at all in 2020, and will instead return in May 2021 for its 25th anniversary.
On Sunday 2nd August, Insomniac founder Pasquale Rotella announced that EDC Las Vegas 2021 would be held at Las Vegas Motor Speedway from 21 - 23rd May. Explaining his delay in making an official statement about the fate of the festival this year, Rotella wrote that he and the event’s organisers had spent “the last several months working to create a plan that would allow us to produce a safe event for you.”
He continued: “We wanted to implement a free two-step testing program, one test at home before traveling to Las Vegas & another test at the venue when you arrived, in addition to many other enhanced safety protocols. Unfortunately, we just learned that the medical advances necessary to pull this off will not be ready in time, which is why I’m making this announcement today.”
All tickets for EDC Las Vegas 2020 will be valid for next year’s festival. Ticketholders seeking refunds have been told to follow this link.
Read Pasquale Rotella’s full statement below.
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@EDC_LasVegas UPDATE: I know you’ve been waiting a long time & I want to THANK YOU for being so patient. Some have questioned why we haven’t postponed yet & I want to let you know what we’ve been up to. The team & I have spent the last several months working to create a plan that would allow us to produce a safe event for you. We wanted to implement a free two-step testing program, one test at home before traveling to Las Vegas & another test at the venue when you arrived, in addition to many other enhanced safety protocols. Unfortunately, we just learned that the medical advances necessary to pull this off will not be ready in time, which is why I’m making this announcement today. Regardless, I’m proud of our team for continuing to believe & work so hard throughout the process. This whole experience has truly been a wild ride. Here I am, a rave promoter, finding myself talking to biopharmaceutical companies about diagnostic tests for a novel virus while working with Nevada’s most prominent government officials. I’ve felt a lot of pressure wanting to come through for all of you & after taking time to exhaust every possible option, I can feel confident knowing this is the right decision. We are officially postponing EDC Las Vegas 2020 & will be returning May 21+22+23 of 2021 to celebrate 25 years of EDC. To everyone who chose to hang onto their ticket & stick with us during this time, THANK YOU! You’re the most amazing community I could ever hope to be a part of. It means the world to me. We would not be able to do any of this without your support. All 2020 passes, including Camp EDC & shuttles, will be honored for the new 2021 dates & will automatically transfer over. For those who would like a refund, go to edclasvegas.com/verify. Because some of you won’t be able to make the rescheduled dates, any tickets for EDC Las Vegas 2021 that become available will go back on sale Thursday, August 6 at 10am PT. Insomniac has been built on never giving up. We’re already working hard on next year’s show & we’ll be back with more energy than ever for our 25 Year Celebration. Until then— Peace, Love, Stay Positive & I’ll See You Under the Electric Sky!