Pasquale Rotella is CEO of ‘Insomniac Events’ who are the promoters behind the event, and on April 20th he released a statement saying they are forced to push back the festival’s date.
Earlier this month Pasquale Rotella had said the event would still go ahead in May 2021, but has now backtracked to announce that newly implemented coronavirus measures have forced them to postpone.
EDC Las Vegas is planned to run in Nevada’s Clark County, but it appears that local government guidelines have created too much risk to be able to take place in May. Instead, it’s been pushed back to run between the 22nd and 24th of October.
Giving a statement, Pasquale Rotella said: “As we expected and were assured prior to announcing the festival for May, Nevada state officials announced they would lift social distancing requirements as of May 1, creating a path for EDC to happen with strict safety guidelines in place.
“However, today, Clark County (home of EDC & the Las Vegas Motor Speedway) passed a reopening plan that requires 60% of their residents to be vaccinated before restrictions over large-scale gatherings such as EDC can be lifted. Unfortunately, the rate at which people get vaccinated before EDC is out of our control. It might happen in time, it might not. Either way, we can’t take that risk.”
Anyone planning to attend the EDC Las Vegas will have the option for their ticket to remaining valid until the October event, but refunds are also made available via this link.
Pasquale Rotella also announced that he will soon be hosting a Reddit AMA to answer any questions people may have surrounding the postponement of the festival.
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