Electric Daisy Carnival

  1. Electric Daisy Carnival 2014 Coroner's Report Reveals Attendee's Death as Ecstasy Overdose

    July 09, 2014 9:47 PM EDT A 24-year-old California man who was found unresponsive in the parking lot of last month's Electric Daisy Carnival died of an Ecstasy overdose, authorities in Las Vegas said Wednesday. Related EDM Power Players 2014: Vegas Bets Big on Electri ...

  2. Insomniac CEO Pasquale Rotella on Live Nation Deal, Festival Deaths, SFX and Dance Music Awards (Video)

    October 09, 2013 3:52 PM EDT Pasquale Rotella organized his first dance music event in the early ’90s at 18 years old. Now he’s one of the biggest players in the EDM festival market. As CEO of Insomniac Events, Rotella has produced hundreds of EDM concerts and festivals, in ...

  3. Dick Clark Productions, Insomniac Events Partner on Dance Music Awards Show for 2014

    June 19, 2013 8:39 PM EDT Insomniac Events, the event promoter behind the Electric Daisy Carnival, has announced a partnership with Dick Clark Productions (DCP) to produce a dance music awards show in 2014. The show will be dedicated to dance music and culture and will ...

  4. 'Katy Perry: Part of Me' Directors Tackling Electric Daisy Carnival Documentary

    May 24, 2013 4:35 PM EDT Directors Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz, the team behind Katy Perry: Part of Me and Justin Bieber: Never Say Never , will direct the concert documentary EDC 2013: You Are the Headliner . Insomniac, creator of the Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC), i ...

  5. Live Nation to Purchase 50% Stake in Insomniac Events (Report)

    May 02, 2013 10:03 PM EDT Live Nation is close to finalizing a deal to buy a 50% stake in EDM promoter Insomniac Events, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal, which cited people familiar with the deal. This information, including the speculative numbers (whic ...

  6. Electric Daisy Carnival Adds London Edition With Tiesto, Avicii, Steve Angello, More

    April 05, 2013 4:50 PM EDT Insomniac Events announced today that it would bring its marquee festival Electric Daisy Carnival to London for the first time in 2013, bringing its total editions worldwide to five (including Las Vegas, New York, Chicago, and Puerto Rico). The ...

  7. Morning Fix: Mumford Mania; Apple's iPad Mini; Best Buy Buyers

    October 03, 2012 7:37 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters. MUMFORD & SONS' BABEL HAS 2012'S BIGGEST DEBUT, TOPS BILLBOARD 200. Mumford & Sons' sophomore release Babel had an historic first week: The British ...

  8. Electric Daisy Carnival Brings $207 Million to Las Vegas' Local Economy

    October 02, 2012 6:24 PM EDT This year's Electronic Daisy Carnival broke records by attracting over 320,000 dance music fans to Las Vegas. How much did that massive influx bring to the local economy? Some $207 million, according to promoter Insomniac. Register today for ...

  9. Avicii: Looking For The Next Level

    September 13, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Based on the worldwide smash 'Le7els,' Avicii has become one of the most recognizable names and sounds in EDM. Now a new endorsement deal means he may be the music's best-known face as well. Sundown was no relief from the heavy heat ...

  10. Electric Daisy Carnival Promoter Denies Responsibility For Two Deaths

    June 18, 2012 5:44 PM EDT Organizers of a huge electronic music party in Las Vegas don't think the deaths of two revelers last week will threaten the event's future there. Erika Raney, spokeswoman for Electric Daisy Carnival producer Insomniac, said her company g ...

  11. Electric Daisy Carnival Shuts Down Early Due To High Winds; Festival to Continue Sunday

    June 10, 2012 10:04 AM EDT Update: A post on the Electric Daisy Carnival website informing ticket holders and others that TOnight's (June 10) show will go on as scheduled despite high winds last night forcing the fest to close early. At about 12:40 a.m. on Sunday morni ...

  12. Electric Daisy Founder Pasquale Rotella: 'We Don't Want to Book' Superstar DJs Anymore

    June 08, 2012 1:17 PM EDT Electric Daisy Carnival founder Pasquale Rotella gave the shakes to artists and agents, and raised the eyebrows of fellow event promoters yesterday, by declaring that his interest in booking known DJs was waning. "Our strategy moving forward ...

  13. EDMBiz Recap: Skrillex's RE:Generation; Perry Farrell Gets Held Up; TheAudience's Online Insights

    June 08, 2012 12:32 PM EDT LAS VEGAS - The first day of Insomniac Events' inaugural EDMBiz - a hastily arranged, two-day conference for the electronic dance music industry, leading into to the promotion company's marquis festival, Electric Daisy Carnival, June 8-1 ...

  14. Electric Daisy Carnival, Insomniac Events Founder Pasquale Rotella on Building 'Adult Disneyland' at EDMBiz

    June 07, 2012 3:48 PM EDT Insomniac Events and Electric Daisy Carnival founder Pasquale Rotella might be getting into the venue business. Speaking on a panel during the inaugural EDMBiz conference, hosted by his own Insomniac the two days before EDC Las Vegas, Rotella said ...

  15. David Guetta, Avicii, Tiesto Announced for Electric Daisy Carnival 2012

    April 05, 2012 4:06 PM EDT Strike a Pose: David Guetta one of this summer's Electric Daisy Carnival headliners. (Photo: Getty) The Electric Daisy Carnival will return to Las Vegas this summer with all the heavy hitters of the EDM world, as David Guetta, Tiesto, Avicii, ...

  16. Indictment Unsealed In LA Coliseum Contracts Probe

    March 23, 2012 8:25 PM EDT A felony indictment unsealed Friday accused former executives and concert promoters of a scheme to embezzle millions of dollars from the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum as the once venerable site of Olympics, Super Bowls and political event ...

  17. Pete Tong, Kaskade, Crystal Method Rally In Support of Pasquale Rotella, Indicted Electric Daisy Promoter

    March 23, 2012 6:15 PM EDT MIAMI - The EDM community took time out of its regularly scheduled Miami Music Week revelry to rally around Pasquale Rotella, embattled CEO of Insomniac Events, the production company behind Electric Daisy Carnival. "I hope for the sake of th ...

  18. Exclusive: Skrillex, David Guetta, Diplo, Many More Added to Wynn Resident-DJ Roster

    March 20, 2012 10:27 AM EDT Deadmau5 and Skrillex at XS Nightclub Labor Day (Photo: Danny Mahoney/XS Nightclub) Las Vegas hotel group Wynn has locked 34 electronic dance artists into exclusive residencies for 2012- some of them established live acts that usually play concert ...

  19. Exclusive: Electric Daisy Carnival Coming to East Coast

    February 24, 2012 4:56 PM EST It's official: Electric Daisy Carnival is coming to the East Coast. The festival, which drew over 250,000 attendees to its three-day Las Vegas event last year, will hit New York on May 19-20, 2012, at a soon-to-be-announced location. Electric ...

  20. Deadmau5 Day: Las Vegas Names Jan. 2 For Electronic Dance Music DJ/Producer

    December 22, 2011 8:05 AM EST Yesterday (Dec. 21) Mayor Carolyn Goodman officially proclaimed Jan. 2, 2012 "deadmau5 Day" in the city of Las Vegas. The date marks the launch of an exclusive partnership between Wynn Las Vegas and the electro/house DJ from Canada. Dead ...

  21. The Beat Generation: Electronic Dance Music Is Rapidly Becoming The New Sound Of Young America

    December 08, 2011 7:50 AM EST It happened in concert venues and arenas, where crowds of thousands sang along to beats instead of words . It happened in parks and open fields, where young people wore fuzzy animal ears and talked about peace, love, unity and respect-all without ...

  22. Kaskade, Swedish House Mafia's Steve Angello to Headline New Insomniac NYE Event

    December 01, 2011 7:35 PM EST Insomniac Events, the Los Angeles-based company behind massive electronic music events such as Electric Daisy Carnival, is announcing a new two-day California-based New Year's dance music festival called "White Wonderland." The even ...

  23. Electric Daisy Carnival Returning to Las Vegas, Sets Dates

    October 07, 2011 8:30 AM EDT Insomniac productions announced today that their annual electronic music festival, the Electric Daisy Carnival, will once again take place in Las Vegas at the Motor Speedway. The dates: June 8, 9 and 10. "After seeing more than 230,000 people ...

  24. 'Electric Daisy Carnival' Doc Dropped From Regal, AMC Theater Chains Following Hollywood Riot

    July 30, 2011 8:11 AM EDT Regal and AMC theater chains want no part of the "Electric Daisy Carnival Experience," documentary. Citing the melee that broke out at the premiere of the film in Hollywood , the companies will not screen the film, reports the Los Angele ...

  25. Did A DJ's Tweet Instigate Hollywood Riot?

    July 29, 2011 6:59 AM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) - It started with a DJ's simple tweet telling his followers about a free block party on Hollywood Boulevard. Evidently, too many people got the message, and it wasn't long before the Wednesday night party got out of hand ...

  26. Electric Daisy Carnival Film Premiere in Hollywood Turns Into Riot

    July 28, 2011 7:03 AM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police in riot gear clashed with a crowd that became unruly outside the Hollywood film premiere of a documentary on the Electric Daisy Carnival Wednesday evening, throwing bottles and vandalizing cars and refusing orders to disp ...

  27. Electric Daisy Carnival Kicks Off: Is Las Vegas Becoming America's Answer to Ibiza?

    June 24, 2011 5:25 PM EDT Las Vegas is known internationally for its casinos and hotels, but the city is fast becoming Mecca for 35-and-under dance music fans hell-bent on hedonistic thrills set to a pulsing soundtrack -- day and night. Look no further than this weekend� ...

  28. One Dead, One Critical After Electric Daisy Carnival in Dallas

    June 20, 2011 7:40 AM EDT DALLAS (Reuters) - A 19-year-old man died after attending a sold-out rave party at Dallas' Fair Park, and another concert-goer was in critical condition on Sunday, Dallas officials said. Some 25 to 30 other people were treated for heat, drug ...

  29. Las Vegas Embraces Electric Daisy Rave Shunned by Los Angeles

    April 22, 2011 7:33 AM EDT The Electric Daisy Carnival - with its towering Ferris wheel, celebrity disc jockeys and pulsating lights - is the largest electronic music party in the United States. The wildly popular multi-day festival is relocating this year from Los Angeles ...

  30. LA Sued For Stopping Tiesto Show

    August 31, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Organizers of a Los Angeles rave that ended with the death of a 15-year-old girl are suing the city for canceling a concert it organized with electronic music artist Tiesto. Insomniac Inc. filed the breach-of-contract lawsuit Friday (Aug. 27) agai ...

  31. Over 100 People Hospitalized During LA Festival

    June 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Authorities say more than 100 people were taken to local hospitals during a two-day electronic music festival and rave at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Exposition Park. The LA Fire Department says some of the injuries occurred as people ru ...

  32. Electric Daisy Carnival Announces Lineup

    June 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Thievery Corporation, Paul Oakenfold, Paul Van Dyk, the Crystal Method, Shiny Toy Guns, STS9, Groove Armada (DJ Set) and Tortured Soul, among others, are scheduled to appear at the 2009 Electric Daisy Carnival. The event will be held June 26-27 at ...