EDC Las Vegas Officially Postponed to May 2021

EDC Las Vegas 2019
Photo Credit: Graham John Bell for Insomniac Events

Pasquale Rotella took to social media today to officially announce that EDC Las Vegas will now move to May 2021 due to the ongoing pandemic.


Back in April, Pasquale Rotella and Insomniac announced that EDC Las Vegas would be realigning their dates to October due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19. But as the pandemic continues to rage on across North America, the fall edition became less likely by the day and now they’ve announced the official postponement of the festival to May 2021.

In a post to Instagram just moments ago, Pasquale Rotella announced that the new dates for North America’s largest festival will be May 21-23, 2021, while also providing insight on the decision and why it took this long. “The team and I have spent the last several months working to create a plan that would allow us to produce a safe event for you,” the statement reads before diving into what the plan was with multiple testing points. “Unfortunately, we just learned that the medical advances necessary to pull this off will not be ready in time, which is why I’m making this announcement today.”

“I’ve felt a lot of pressure wanting to come through for all of you and after taking time to exhaust every possible option, I can feel confident knowing this is the right decision.”

Pasquale Rotella

Those who purchased passes for EDC Las Vegas 2020 have the option of rolling over their tickets, camping, and shuttle options to 2021, which will be an automatic process. And true to his word previously about refunds, if those dates don’t work out a refund will be available by visiting their website to verify the purchase and begin the process by Sunday, August 16. Additionally, tickets for EDC Las Vegas 2021 will go back on sale Thursday, August 6 at 10am PT but as of publishing, no further details have surfaced.

The upcoming edition of EDC Las Vegas will celebrate 25 years of the festival that has blossomed to host over 450,000 people over the course of the weekend’s festivities. Keep notifications on to Pasquale Rotella and Insomniac’s channels for the latest updates on the lineup, theme, and more that will be arriving in the coming months.

Stay tuned for more information about other cancellations and postponements from around the world as we continue to follow the impact coronavirus has on the festival season this year.

Read the statement from Pasquale Rotella on Instagram:

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@EDC_LasVegas UPDATE: I know you’ve been waiting a long time & I want to THANK YOU for being so patient. Some have questioned why we haven’t postponed yet & I want to let you know what we’ve been up to. The team & I have spent the last several months working to create a plan that would allow us to produce a safe event for you. We wanted to implement a free two-step testing program, one test at home before traveling to Las Vegas & another test at the venue when you arrived, in addition to many other enhanced safety protocols. Unfortunately, we just learned that the medical advances necessary to pull this off will not be ready in time, which is why I’m making this announcement today. Regardless, I’m proud of our team for continuing to believe & work so hard throughout the process. This whole experience has truly been a wild ride. Here I am, a rave promoter, finding myself talking to biopharmaceutical companies about diagnostic tests for a novel virus while working with Nevada’s most prominent government officials. I’ve felt a lot of pressure wanting to come through for all of you & after taking time to exhaust every possible option, I can feel confident knowing this is the right decision. We are officially postponing EDC Las Vegas 2020 & will be returning May 21+22+23 of 2021 to celebrate 25 years of EDC. To everyone who chose to hang onto their ticket & stick with us during this time, THANK YOU! You’re the most amazing community I could ever hope to be a part of. It means the world to me. We would not be able to do any of this without your support. All 2020 passes, including Camp EDC & shuttles, will be honored for the new 2021 dates & will automatically transfer over. For those who would like a refund, go to edclasvegas.com/verify. Because some of you won’t be able to make the rescheduled dates, any tickets for EDC Las Vegas 2021 that become available will go back on sale Thursday, August 6 at 10am PT. Insomniac has been built on never giving up. We’re already working hard on next year’s show & we’ll be back with more energy than ever for our 25 Year Celebration. Until then— Peace, Love, Stay Positive & I’ll See You Under the Electric Sky!💜✨

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Grant has been listening to electronic dance music since the early 2000s. Actively involved in the EDM community, Grant is an admin for the EDC & Coachella subreddits and their Facebook groups. Previously he has been part of several EDM startups and promotion companies such as Shamele55, Electric State of Mind and Q-Dance. Originally listening to trance artists such as ATB, Armin Van Buuren and Paul Oakenfold, Grant has expanded his listening experience to include a full set of genres ranging from hardstyle to deep house and has been regularly attending both festivals and club events since 2010.

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