EDC Las Vegas Gives an Update: Is Festival Still On for May?

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EDC Las Vegas

Insomniac Events Founder and CEO Pasquale Rotella has given another status update on whether the company's flagship festival, EDC Las Vegas, will happen on its scheduled dates of May 21-23.

On Instagram, Rotella released a statement saying that the company has "submitted a robust safety plan that is currently under review by Nevada officials." He continues that Insomniac will announce whether or not the May festival is happening by April 8. If the safety plan is not accepted, the festival will be pushed to October.

Acknowledging that this uncertainty presents logistical challenges for fans trying to plan their travel to Las Vegas, Rotella encourages would-be EDC attendees to book flights and hotels with flexible cancellation policies and says that "international travelers with restrictions may transfer their passes to next year without question."

EDC Las Vegas is one of the few spring festivals to remain on the calendar, with events including March's Ultra Music Festival in Miami, April's Coachella and May's Lightning in a Bottle all canceled for 2021 as the pandemic persists.

Read Rotella's complete statement below.

"First, thank you for being so understanding & patient as we work through this. I know this process has not been ideal for many, but know that we’ve been doing everything we can to make the show happen during these challenging and ever-changing times.
For our May dates, we’ve submitted a robust safety plan that is currently under review by Nevada officials. I will let you know the final decision by April 8th or sooner. If our plan is approved, we will move forward with the May 21-23 dates, and if not, EDC will be moved to October.

I hear your travel concerns & know this is not a perfect situation. However, most Vegas hotel reservations can be canceled up to 48 hours before check-in & most airlines are not charging change fees if you book by the end of March. Wherever you decide to book, be sure to double check & confirm they are following these policies! I recommend booking your travel now & you can transfer it to October if EDC is moved. International travelers with restrictions may transfer their passes to next year without question.

If the show happens in May & you don’t want to or aren’t able to attend, you’ll have the option of transferring your ticket to 2022. If the show gets pushed to October & you can’t make it, you’ll have the option of receiving a refund.

To the Headliners asking that we move the show now, I hear your concerns. We also need to consider the Headliners who have struggled through this year & need EDC and the support of our community in their lives. We’d love to be able to pull the show off and bring light back into their lives sooner rather than later, but if the show ends up happening in October, we’ll still be able to share the magic of EDC together.

The final decision will be made very soon. Thank you again for sticking with us through this. I’ve been through a lot of ups & downs in life & I really appreciate all those who have continued on this journey with me. Whether it happens in May or October, know that I always do my best to make things happen for all of you. I can’t wait to see you Under the Electric Sky."