In a move that isn’t shocking anyone, Electric Daisy Carnival has pushed back its already re-scheduled October event to their usual time in 2021.
After an initial date change from May 15 – 17, 2020 to October 2 – 4 of the same year, Pasquale Rotella has now announced the festival’s second postponement to May 21 – 23, 2021.
It was initially pushed back due to the pandemic but with America seemingly not getting better, at all – it would be very questionable to hold the event come October.
Coachella canned their own re-scheduled event a while back but EDC only just shared the news now, Pasquale Rotella explained the delay: “Some have questioned why we haven’t postponed yet & I want to let you know what we’ve been up to. The team & I have spent the last several months working to create a plan that would allow us to produce a safe event for you. We wanted to implement a free two-step testing program, one test at home before traveling to Las Vegas & another test at the venue when you arrived, in addition to many other enhanced safety protocols. Unfortunately, we just learned that the medical advances necessary to pull this off will not be ready in time, which is why I’m making this announcement today. Regardless, I’m proud of our team for continuing to believe & work so hard throughout the process.”
With two testings required before entering the event, it seems like it would have been possible, but still – tens of thousands of people close together during a pandemic in by far the most infected country – not really a great idea even with the testing.
All tickets purchased will be available for their 25th anniversary next year and unlike other festivals, refunds are available.