EDC Las Vegas has been officially postponed to May 2021
Sadly, 2020 has been a disastrous year for the festival industry. With cancellations and postponements beginning as early as February, the events industry has struggled as a result of the pandemic, with many festivals being forced to make last minute decisions based on ever-changing reports. Back in April, one of the industry’s most iconic festivals, EDC Las Vegas, was postponed until October 2020. Now the event has been postponed once again, and is now due to take place from 21-23 May 2021.
Insomniac Events founder and CEO Pasquale Rotella took to social media to make the announcement, speaking in-depth about the reasoning behind the decision. As described by Rotella, the organisers had originally planned to make EDC as safe as possible by implementing a two-step testing structure, whereby visitors would first be tested at home ahead of the event, before being tested again upon entering festival grounds. Sadly, the medical advances necessary to implement this process would not have been ready in time, leaving Insomniac with no choice but to postpone the festival further.
As explained by Pasquale Rotella on social media, tickets for EDC 2020 will be automatically transferred, but those who cannot attend in 2021 will be able to request a refund. All tickets refunded will be available for purchase from 6th August, but supplies are expected to be incredibly limited. Although this is incredibly sad news for those who were due to attend, and the music industry as a whole, organisers will continue to put the health and safety of attendees first, forcing difficult decisions to be made. Now, the countdown begins for EDC Las Vegas 2021, when the festival will celebrate its 25-year milestone.
If you aren’t an EDC ticketholder, make sure to secure a re-sale on 6th August from 10am PT.
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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!?✨
Image Credit: Ivan Meneses for Insomniac Events