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Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas Planning to Postpone Festival

Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas
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Fireworks explode at the Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas 2019 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on May 18, 2019 in Las Vegas.

Organizers of the dance music festival are focused on rescheduling for Oct. 2-4, a source close to the event tells Billboard.

Organizers behind Electric Daisy Carnival's sold-out 2020 edition in Las Vegas are planning to postpone the dance music festival to Oct. 2-4 and will announce a reschedule soon, a source tells Billboard.

This year's EDC Las Vegas is currently still scheduled for May 15-17. It is one of the world's largest dance music festivals, with a 2020 lineup featuring more than 200 artists, including Chainsmokers, DJ Snake, David Guetta and Major Lazer. Details on ticketing and possible lineup changes for the new dates are forthcoming.

The postponement is due to the coronavirus pandemic that has shut down events around the world and follows Insomniac's Southern California festival Beyond Wonderland's rescheduling. That festival was set to take place March 20-21 at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino with a lineup including Alison Wonderland, Benny Benassi, Ferry Corsten and more.

“We received word from the State and the County that we can no longer proceed with Beyond Wonderland SoCal next weekend," Insomniac Founder Pasquale Rotella wrote in a statement via social media on March 12. "We have rescheduled Beyond Wonderland SoCal at the NOS for June 19 and 20, 2020, and while the lineup may be different due to artist scheduling, we ensure it will be up to Insomniac standards.”

For the past two weekends, Rotella has hosted themed livestream events from Insomniac's Los Angeles office.

EDC Las Vegas is the flagship festival from Insomniac Events, which produces worldwide dance music festivals including EDC Korea, EDC Orlando, Electric Forest, HARD Summer, Beyond Wonderland and more.