Electric Daisy Carnival Moving to Las Vegas
Crowds rush a fence at the 2010 Electric Daisy Carnival. (Los Angeles Times)
The 14th annual Electric Daisy Carnival, scheduled to be held at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is being postponed.
Promoter, L.A. based Insomniac Inc., now says the Carnival will debut in Las Vegas on June 24 and 25, 2011.
"Without an executed contract in place at this time, it has become impossible to guarantee to all of the fans and talent that EDC can be produced at this venue this year," said Pasquale Rotella, CEO of Insomniac in a published statement.
"We are grateful for all of the events we've been able to produce at the Coliseum and Sports Arena over the years, and for the support of the fans, Los Angeles, the Coliseum Commission and everyone who has contributed to those events."
"I grew up in Los Angeles. I began my business here when I was in high school and Los Angeles remains my home. I would love nothing more than to have our events return to the Coliseum in the future," added Rotella.
Producing an event for over 150,000 guests requires extensive advance planning and a significant financial investment.
Recent events have created an environment that makes producing Electric Daisy Carnival at an appropriate venue in Los Angeles an insurmountable challenge for 2011, according to the statement.
"We are very excited to bring Electric Daisy Carnival to another world-class destination - Las Vegas," said Rotella.
"I've always dreamed of taking this show to Las Vegas. We invite all of our fans to join us there."
Insomniac will announce further details on ticket sales, venue and artist lineup very soon.