The annual Electronic Daisy Carnival (EDC) is still scheduled to take place on May 15-17, 2020 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway despite coronavirus concerns, according to Insomniac Events Founder and CEO Pasquale Rotella.
“…We are moving ahead with EDC Las Vegas in May 2020. I am in communication with local government officials who are ready for the show, and we have new health and safety protocols to implement at this year’s EDC,” Rotella said in a Twitter post to update fans and 2020 attendees.
“I recognize this is a fluid situation and if there are any changes, I will keep you all updated with clear and accurate information.”
With the COVID-19 outbreak disrupting numerous live music events, such as SXSW, Ultra Music Festival, Coachella and Stagecoach, and Insomniac’s Beyond Wonderland festival in Southern California, which has been postponed from March 20-21 for June 19-20, fans worried EDC would be affected just the same.
Luckily, with the festival not taking place until a little under two months away, it puts them in a sweeter spot to push forward.
In the same update, Rotella said this about the postponement of Beyond Wonderland:
“Coming from underground rave culture, it’s in my DNA to gos against the grain. I have a renegade spirit, and the postponement of Beyond Wonderland SoCal in not something I take lightly.
I wish you guys could have been a fly on the wall to hear some of the ideas we had to keep the show going, but it just isn’t the right move at this time. I will do everything in my power to keep our events moving forward while keeping everyone’s safety in mind.
Dance culture is strong and our entire community is united. It won’t be long until we’re all raving together again. Love and care for each other, stay positive, and stop buying up all the toilet paper.”
When EDC tickets first became available in September 2019, they sold out in record time. Eager fans still hoping to attend can join the waitlist for GA, GA+, and VIP passes. Take a look at the EDC Las Vegas 2020 lineup released a few weeks ago.
A roundup of Affected Events in Las Vegas
From comedy shows to major sporting events and conventions, Las Vegas is definitely feeling the impact of the coronavirus on many fronts.
Take a look at some of the biggest canceled events across the city of Las Vegas, downtown Las Vegas, and Henderson:
- 40 Under 40 Awards – Originally scheduled for Thursday, March 12; postponed
- Adobe Summit – Originally scheduled for March 29-April 2, transitioned from in-person event to online-only event
- Aid for AIDS Nevada walk & 5K – Originally scheduled for March 22; postponed
- Aruba Networks Atmosphere 2020 – Originally scheduled for March 22–27; in-person event canceled, now being live-streamed instead
- Believer Festival 2020 – Originally scheduled for April 29; canceled
- Billy Gardell at Treasure Island – Originally scheduled for March 27; postponed
- Blue Man Group removing 9:30 pm shows on select nights through May 2020, effective April 4, 2020
- CinemaCon 2020 – Originally scheduled for March 30-April 2; canceled
- Cirque du Soleil Las Vegas – Effective March 15, 2020, the show schedules will be adjusted from two shows per night down to one show per night for performances through April 12.
- Dell Technologies World 2020 – Originally scheduled for May 4-7; transitioning into a “virtual event”
- Digital Signage Expo 2020 – Moved to late summer/early fall 2020
- Int’l Pizza Expo & Int’l Artisan Bakery Expo – Originally scheduled for March 31- April 2; rescheduled for June 26 – June 28
- ISC West trade show – Scheduled for March 17-20; postponed to July
- Las Vegas Aviators – Opening day originally scheduled for April 9; the start of season postponed
- Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bullring – Originally planned for Mar. 14; postponed to July 25
- Las Vegas Polo Classic – Originally scheduled for April 18 & 19; postponed to Aug. 15 & 16
- Lionel Ritchie at Wynn Las Vegas – Originally scheduled for March 13 & 14; postponed
- Lit & Marcy Playground at Cannery – Originally scheduled for March 28; rescheduled for Sept. 26
- MGM Resorts – Nightclubs and dayclubs suspended temporarily
- National Associaton of Broadcasters Show – Originally scheduled for April 18-22; postponed
- Nevada Democratic Party County Conventions – Originally scheduled for April 18, canceled
- Nightclub & Bar Show – Originally scheduled for March 30-April 1; postponed to June 22-24
- NXT Global Summit – Originally scheduled for July 13-15; canceled
- Pac-12 men’s basketball tournament – Originally scheduled for March 11-14; entire tournament canceled
- Republican Jewish Coalition – Originally scheduled for March 13-15; postponed
- Shows at The Mirage canceled – Boyz II Men, March 13-15. Bill Maher, March 13-14, Matt Goss, March 15 at 1OAK
- Sporcle’s 2020 Trivia Con – Originally scheduled for April 3-5; postponed
- Touro University moves classes to online-only, beginning March 16.
- UNLV Athletics – All Mountain West spring sports suspended indefinitely
- UNLV moves classes to online-only, beginning March 23.
- USCIS welcomes new U.S. Citizens at Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center – canceled
- USL Championship – Play temporarily suspended for 30 days; Las Vegas Lights FC home opener originally scheduled for March 14
- WEEN “March Mitzvah” – Originally scheduled for Mar. 19 – Mar. 21; postponed to Oct. 2 -4
- Western Athletic Conference men’s and women’s basketball tournaments – Originally scheduled for March 11-14; canceled
Clark County has announced the cancellation of all events with an expected attendance of 250 people or more until further notice. A couple of mega-churches across town, The Crossing Christian Church and Canyon Ridge Christian Church have also canceled service and large gatherings until further notice.
Canceled Downtown Las Vegas Center Events
- Liquid Stranger – Saturday, March 14
- Tchami – Friday, March 27
- 10th Annual Great Vegas Festival of Beer –April 3-4
- Reggae Rise Up – April 18-19
- 17th Annual LSU Crawfish Boil and Food Festival – Saturday, April 25
Canceled Events in Henderson
- Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival, March 13-15
- Dana Point Festival of Whales, March 14
- Vintage Market and Craft Sale, March 14 & April 11
- March On, March 24
- Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, March 26-April 4
- Blue Ribbon Commission Leadership Day, April 1
- Henderson BluesFest, April 11
- Industrial Days, April 17-18
- March On, April 22
- Fire Station 99 Open House, April 25
From Insomniac’s official website:
EDC is a unique multi-day festival pushing the boundaries of imagination and setting standards in the live entertainment industry. By incorporating carnival themes and attractions, cutting-edge stage production, world-class talent, and innovative art and technology, EDC is more than an electronic music festival – it is an unparalleled multi-sensory experience unlike any other. The brand has created a passionate community of accepting fans that have turned EDC into a way of life. The foundation upon which the phenomenon was built is one of unity, love, self-expression, and respect for one another.
EDC Las Vegas is the largest dance music festival in North America and currently takes place in Mexico, Florida, and Japan as well.