Insomniac will bring Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) to Texas, end further annual expansion

Insomniac Events CEO Pasqualle Rotella tonight announced via an image on Instagram that his company will add an unnamed city in Texas to its list of annual Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) festivals.

This news comes just a day after Dallas’s Meltdown Music Festival announced they would hold their event over the same weekend in April normally reserved for the Insomniac-produced Nocturnal Wonderland Texas festival, held outside Austin.

Rumors have been floating around that Insomniac had plans to push Nocturnal’s date to September, but it’s now possible the Nocturnal brand will be retired in Texas and instead transitioned to EDC.

EDC is not new to Texas. Dallas hosted EDC in June 2011 but received a great deal of bad press after numerous problems, including the death of one attendee and hospitalization of dozens more. An EDC Texas was also held in 2001, according to the Electric Daisy Carnival website archives.

Rotella noted that the addition of Texas would be the last U.S. location for annual EDC events, curbing fears from fans that the EDC experience would be watered down from continued expansion.

“While special one-time EDCs may pop occasionally, we are done planting annual EDC events in the United States,” said Rotella in an Instagram message.

Rotella has made it known in the past that Insomniac is actively researching opportunities to bring its brand to other countries.

EDC Texas will then become part of six annual EDCs, which includes Las Vegas, New York, Orlando, Puerto Rico, and the newly added Chicago.

via pasqualerotella on Instagram




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