Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas will be postponed again, as organizers were unable to secure approval for their planned dates in May, according to an announcement this week. Pasquale Rotella tweeted the postponement Tuesday, informing fans that the event would be moved to October.
“I am sorry to say that EDC Las Vegas needs to move to October,” the event’s founder says. “I want to thank everyone who has put their heart and soul into this show – the Insomniac team, artists, agents, managers, production crews, the Las Vegas Motor Speedway staff, the government.”
Plans had been for EDC to return to Las Vegas on May 21-23, but that proved to be a bit too soon for state officials, who rejected the event’s proposal to operate with up to 200,000 fans in attendance.
“Their proposal did not comply with the capacity or social distancing requirements for large gatherings outlined in Directive 041,” says Teri Williams, public information officer for the Nevada Division of Business and Industry.
EDC sold out quickly when it went on sale last summer, and those holding tickets will be able to choose between using them in October, or applying those funds towards EDC Las Vegas in 2022.
Rumors had swirled that the event would be cancelled due remaining restrictions on large-scale gatherings in Nevada, which lost several events in 2020 to other states that had less strict caps on live events. Rotella pushed to quell them, but time ran out on attempts to secure approval as public health and government officials continue to loosen restrictions on gatherings.