Insomniac confirms EDC Chicago, dates and venue to be announced Jan. 16

edc-chicago-2013
By in News / December 12, 2012 3:03 pm

UPDATE (Jan. 16): Insomniac today announced Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) Chicago will take place May 24-26 at the Chicagoland Speedway. Details here.

Insomniac Events today confirmed our earlier reports that Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) Chicago 2013 is indeed being planned as part of the “Road to EDC” series leading up to its flagship Las Vegas event in June. EDC New York will also return in 2013.

In a post on Facebook, Insomniac shared a photo including artwork for both EDC Chicago and EDC New York and noted that details for EDC Chicago would be revealed Jan. 16. They have not officially announced dates or venue, though all clues point to a Memorial Day Weekend event, May 24-26, 2013.

Venue speculation continues, with the Chicagoland Speedway currently topping the list of possibilities.

If held over Memorial Day weekend as suspected, EDC Chicago will be in competition with the Summer Camp Music Festival, held 140 miles outside Chicago in Chillicothe, Ill., and Detroit’s Movement Electronic Music Festival.

This also most certainly confirms that the Future Sound Dance Music Festival, originally planned for Memorial Day weekend at Chicago’s Toyota Park, has been cancelled. Presale ticket purchasers can contact Wantickets for a refund.

This is the first time EDC would call Chicago home, though it has been previously hosted in various cities around the country including Orlando, New York, Dallas, Denver and even Puerto Rico. EDC Las Vegas 2012 attracted over 300,000 attendees.

Details for EDC New York will also be revealed in January. EDC Puerto Rico and EDC Orlando, which have also been confirmed for 2013, are likely to occur after EDC Las Vegas.

Tickets for EDC Las Vegas 2013 will go back on sale on Jan. 9 after selling over 30,000 presale tickets in just over an hour in November.

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter

Comments



About the Author

Kent Otto
Kent is founder and editor-in-chief. His love of electronic music began at a young age while volunteering in public radio when the electronic music movement of the mid 1990s was at its height. After discovering the event/festival scene in Southern California during his early post-college years, he moved back to the Midwest and is determined to share the magic and beauty of this scene with as many as possible. Email kent@edmcalendar.com. Connect with Kent on G+.


 
 

 
skrillex okc - live edits lab

Skrillex announces dates for fall tour, including 10 central US cities

After his massive “Mothership” tour this spring, Skrillex will hit the road again late next month for a 27-date fall tour. The tour kicks off in Miami on Sept. 26 and criss-cross the country through early November, ...
by EMW Staff
 

 
 
mystik-sanctuary-new-header

Mystik Sanctuary adds Alvin Risk, AraabMuzik, Danny Avila, Infected Mushroom, more

Mystik Sanctuary — Oklahoma’s first multi-day dance festival — is shaping up to be the most impressive first-year festival of 2014. Set to take over the Oklahoma City Downtown Airpark on Sept. 5 and 6, Mystik ...
by Kent Otto
 

 
 
Lollapalooza Chicago 2013 1

Lollapalooza Party Guide 2014

Lollapalooza weekend is upon us yet again and this year’s dance music lineup is as strong as ever. Among headliners like Eminem, Outkast, Kings of Leon, and Arctic Monkeys, the three-day festival will feature danceable so...
by EMW Staff
 

 

 
northerly island chicago

Rumor: EDC Chicago to return in 2015 at city’s Northerly Island

Rumors are swirling that Insomniac’s Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) will return to Chicago in 2015 at a new location in the heart of the city: Northerly Island. The blog Red Roll speculates that Insomniac has invested in c...
by Kent Otto
 

 
 
summerset-giveaway

Giveaway: Tickets to Summer Set Music & Camping Festival 2014

For the third year in a row, Summer Set Music & Camping Festival returns to Somerset, Wis. this Aug. 15, 16, and 17. The musical lineup includes Bassnectar, Kaskade, Big Gigantic, Wu-Tang, Flux Pavilion, Chromeo, Umphrey&...
by EMW Staff
 

 
 
disclosure-wild-life-detroit-header

Disclosure brings Wild Life show to Detroit on Aug. 2

After a successful run in Los Angeles, Berkeley, and Chicago, Disclosure today announced the next edition of their Wild Life series will take over Detroit’s Freedom Hill Amphitheatre on Aug. 2. In addition to a DJ set fro...
by EMW Staff