During Electric Forest, Insomniac Events founder Pasquale
Rotella hosted a live stream on Instagram during which he
hinted at large changes coming to
Insomniac’s flagship event, Electric Daisy Carnival.
While we still haven’t heard what those changes are, it could
very well have to do with the dates that EDC is held. Speaking
to the Las Vegas Review Journal, Rotella said, “I’ve explored
lots of date options, but no decision has been made,”
addressing rumors that the event would be moved to Memorial Day
weekend in 2018. “We could end up on the same date in June, but
we’re exploring the possibility of moving.”
EDC intentionally schedules its programming during the night
because the heat in June during the day in Las Vegas is
particularly unbearable. And even though it’s around 20 degrees
cooler during the night, the danger of dehydration and
heatstroke is still very real.
Navigating the schedule of the Speedway is its own nightmare,
as it hosts multiple events throughout the year, and the
festival is similarly dependent on weather.
Right now, there’s no confirmation as to what will happen to
EDC next year, but hopefully Rotella will make that
Journal | Photo via Jake West for Insomniac