With less than a month before it’s debut, the New York edition of Electric Daisy Carnival has announced it’s line-up, including headliners Armin van Buuren, Afrojack, Steve Angello, Richie Hawtin and Fatboy Slim. Promoters Insomniac have taken a page from their lead rival, Ultra Music Festival, in giving UK superstar Carl Cox his own stage to curate, which will feature John Digweed, Seth Troxler and an apparently not so retired Danny Tenaglia. Check the complete line-up for the event, taking place at Met Life Stadium May 18-20, after the jump. …MORE
After nine months of controversy, LA’s Electric Daisy Carnival has announced that it will not be returning to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum as scheduled in June. In a press release, promoters Insomniac said that the events 13-year run in Los Angeles has been “postponed” due to an inability to secure the proper contracts needed to produce the event in a timely manner.
“Without an executed contract in place at this time, it has become impossible to guarantee to all of the fans and talent that EDC can be produced at this venue this year,” said Insomniac CEO Pasquale Rotella in the release. “We are grateful for all of the events we’ve been able to produce at the Coliseum and Sports Arena over the years, and for the support of the fans, Los Angeles, the Coliseum Commission and everyone who has contributed to those events.” …MORE
Patrick Lynch’s 17-year tenure running the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Sports Arena abruptly ended Tuesday when he resigned following disclosures that he allowed a top assistant to double as a consultant to the producer of a trouble-plagued rave at the venue.
The Times had reported that Lynch allowed Todd DeStefano, then his events manager, to work for the company that staged last June’s Electric Daisy Carnival even as he represented the commission in planning and overseeing security and medical services for the rave.
Update: According to lawyers for Electric Daisy Carnival promoter Insomniac, the lawsuit was filed against the city an county of Los Angeles, not the Coliseum Commision as reported.
The parents of Sasha Rodriquez, the 15-year-old girl who died this past summer after attending Electric Daisy Carnival, have filed a claim against the management of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum according to the LA Times. The family is seeking $5 million in damages. …MORE
What do you do if you’re the promoter of the notorious Electric Daisy Carnival, throwing your first large scale event following America’s biggest music festival? Insomniac showed the world that they still intend to put on the greatest shows on earth with Nocturnal’s amazing production and a sea of happy fans.