UPDATE 17:48 PST | According to Pasquale Rotella, EDC is the go-ahead for May. On social media posts, he stated, “We are progressing as planned and will be working closely with local and state officials to make the show as safe as possible. You can expect the full EDC experience with no details left out, from the festival site to music, stages, art, performers, artists, and fireworks! I look forward to seeing all of your beautiful faces and feeling your incredible energy and I couldn’t be more excited. “
He continued, “Further details on security protocols and the lineup will be announced shortly. If you can’t attend in May 2021, don’t worry, you will be missed. You can go to the link in my bio to transfer your ticket by 2022. “
To date, there are 43 days to the proposed dates of Electric Daisy Mardi Gras Las Vegasand the Nevada Department of Commerce and Industry has officially rejected Insomniac’s safety plan for the event.
Despite today’s rumors that the festival would take place, the rejection of the security plan throws a huge blow in Insomniac’s proposal. Although they could re-submit an updated plan, the time crisis will be the festival’s biggest hurdle as it is usually dealt with in much more specific timeframes.
The plan presented outlines precautions that should be taken, including COVID-19 health screenings, masks, and even COVID-19 detection dogs. An event capacity of 200,000 per day was also described.
At the time of publication, there was no update from EDC Las Vegas, Insomniac Events, or Pasquale Rotella.
Rotella also outlined a contingency plan to postpone the festival to October in case May couldn’t move forward.
We still have to see how that works out.
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