With music events, both major-or-minor taking the cancellation path, it was only a matter of time before EDC Las Vegas followed suit. Now, the mainstay Insomniac festival has officially announced the postponement of its milestone 10th anniversary. Originally slated to take place May 15-17, EDC has officially announced their move to October 2-4, 2020. The three-day event joins Beyond Wonderland as one of Insomniac’s festivals affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.
The lead up to EDC’s postponement has been mired with cancellations from numerous festivals including Coachella, Ultra Miami, and more as well as by recommendations on limited-capacity gatherings. On March 15, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advised the cancellation or postponements of large events containing more than 50 people for the next eight weeks—its end date landing on May 10. The CDC further recommended that gatherings of more than 10 people for organizations that serve higher-risk populations be cancelled as well.
Preceding the announcement, Insomniac founder Pasquala Rotella also spoke earlier on the circumstances in event of the festival’s postponement. During an Insomniac Radio livestream, Rotella noted that all refunds would be honored including hotel refunds for up to 72 hours after postponement. He also assured Insomniac would issue the announcement so that fans would have enough time to adjust their travel and lodging plans. Despite previously stating that EDC would continue as planned with “new health and safety protocols” in accordance with local government officials, Rotella acknowledged the situation as being “fluid.”
See Pasquale’s full statement below.
— Pasquale Rotella (@PasqualeRotella) April 3, 2020