/EDC to take place in May, with new safety measures – Las Vegas Review-Journal

EDC to take place in May, with new safety measures – Las Vegas Review-Journal


Lace up those dancing shoes: the Electric Daisy Carnival is officially on as scheduled.

One of the first major music festivals to take place since the coronavirus outbreak, the three-day electronic dance music marathon will take place as planned on May 21-23 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway after being previously postponed twice last year.

“We are moving forward as planned & will be working closely with local & state officials to make the show as safe as possible,” EDC founder Pasquale Rotella wrote in an Instagram post breaking the news. “You can expect the full EDC experience with no details spared.”

There will be a host of new safety measures, however, to combat any potential COVID-19 concerns.

In a 37-page proposal submitted to the Nevada Department of Business and Industry, Rotella outlined a series of measures intended to keep the coronavirus at bay.

Every attendee and staff member will have to download a health pass mobile app prior to entry, which will allow the user to link either their vaccination record or lab test results to demonstrate they have been vaccinated or tested negative for COVID-19.

Masks will be mandated and the use of COVID-19 scent-detection dogs is being considered, among other safety provisions.

The line-up will announced soon, and anyone with tickets unable to attend can transfer their passes to next year’s festival.

Event organizers are expecting 180,000 attendees nightly, which represents 90 percent of their approved capacity of 200,000 a day.

“We’re ready to spread our wings & embrace our community who we miss so much,” Rotella wrote. “We know there may be challenges in front of us, which we accept & do our best to overcome.”

Contact Jason Bracelin at jbracelin@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0476. Follow @JasonBracelin on Twitter and @jbracelin76 on Instagram

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