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EDC Charity Week is Creating Memories of a Lifetime

  Watch The EDC Week Charity Auction Video Here EDC Charity Week is back again for its third year; and even better! Since the first EDC Charity Week in 2015, over $200,000 has been raised for many local non profits. This year Insomniac, along with eBay for charity, hope to raise money for the Boys and Girls clubs in Southern Nevada. Insomniac already released the first phase of the charity auctions back in March and have now released phase 2 for this years EDC Charity Week Auctions. There are 30 incredible experiences that attendees have the options to bid on now through this Thursday May 11th at more »

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XLIVE 2016 Announces Key Speakers and Workshops

XLIVE is among the top conventions for those in the live event and entertainment industry to take place in the US. Major players in the industries that bring you events catering to music, film, culinary and beverage, eSports, and the latest technology attend and speak during the conference. This year’s speakers have been announced as well as the workshops that will be held during the December 5-7 conference in Las Vegas. Check below and see a bit of the eclectic group that will be speaking on gaming, food, music and more: Jay Sweet – Executive Producer, Newport Folk and Jazz more »

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Insomniac Announces EDM Talk Show

Forever leading the pack in pushing its brand further every day, Insomniac recently unleashed their new food-for-thought project, Wide Awake Stories. A veteran to the dance music scene, festival pioneer Pasquale Rotella has had his hands in all sorts of different ventures to influence the scene of Electronic Dance Music. Insomniac’s Night Owl Radio has added a new monthly segment to entertain listeners and inform the curious about the secrets behind the curtain that is the dance music scene. Wide Awake Stories premiered on October 4th, with the goal of giving those interested a look at what drives our culture more »

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Insomniac Anuncia Fechas Para EDC México y Más

Este martes 6 de Septiembre, Insomniac Events lanzó a través de su canal oficial de Youtube un trailer anunciando las fechas de la cuarta edición del colorido festival Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC). Que bien hace justicia a su nombre conmemorando la unión de la música electrónica. Con el performance en vivo, las atracciones, y la pirotecnia. En una celebración del amor, la amistad, la buena vibra y la vida en general que te hará sentir inmerso en una verdadera fiesta de dos noches locura y diversión. De donde sea que vengas y donde quiera que te encuentres, tú traes el more »

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Night Owl Radio Preps for Nocturnal

Nothing beats that pre-festival excitement we start to feel in our stomachs when it’s just weeks or even days before our favorite event of the year. Insomniac’s Nocturnal Wonderland returns for its 21st installment this year and to get the hype going for all of us waiting to walk through those gates on September 2nd, Night Owl Radio gave us a taste of what’s to come as well as a guest mix from Bingo Players. The 51st episode of Night Owl Radio features 48 tunes from artists that will take the stage at Nocturnal Wonderland 2016 including acts like Alison more »

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EDC Orlando Tickets Are On Sale Now!

The 6th annual EDC Orlando will again captivate fans with its whimsical atmosphere, featuring interactive art installations, full-scale carnival rides, epic stage designs, roaming theatrical performers and more. The most influential acts in dance music will provide an unforgettable soundtrack to thousands of fans across multiple stages. Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) Orlando will take place at the city’s historic Tinker Field on Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5, 2016. Catch a glimpse of the exciting journey ahead with the official announcement video HERE. Tickets for EDC Orlando are on sale NOW!  Two-day GA passes start at $159 while VIP passes begin at more »

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Insomniac Announces Full Lineup For 2nd Annual Dreamstate Event

Set to be the biggest Dreamstate festival yet, Insomniac has announced this year’s Dreamstate SoCal will add a fourth original stage to its already expanded three-stage SoCal experience, featuring enhanced production elements, enchanting costumed performers and high energy sounds. Guaranteed to captivate passionate fans with its melodic beats and nostalgic vibe, the Timeless stage will make its debut featuring old school acts and new artists showcasing classic trance tracks as well as current hits. Everything is set for what is looking to be one of Trance musics biggest festival to date to take place at the NOS Center in San more »

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Insomniac Announces Extended 2-Day Countdown 2016

If you’ve been in the dance music scene for a while and haven’t attended an Insomniac event, you done goofed. Insomniac hosts some of the biggest music festivals in the country such as Electric Daisy Carnival and Electric Forest while pushing the envelope of everything fun and whimsical at their parties. Having recently announced their 3rd annual Countdown, which is the brand’s New Year’s Eve sister event to White Wonderland, Insomniac added an extra day to the event giving attendees another day to ring in the New Year. I was graced last year by being invited to experience Countdown from more »

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Insomniac Announces 6th Annual Escape: Psycho Circus

Insomniac has officially announced the return of its signature Halloween festival, Escape: Psycho Circus. The 6th annual Escape: Psycho Circus will take place at NOS Events Center in San Bernardino Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29, transporting costumed Headliners into its otherworldly atmosphere for two monstrous nights of festive frights and spine-tingling fun. Complete with circus amusements and nightmarish décor, each evening will come alive as fans get lost amidst sinister mazes, dance amongst creepy costumed characters, and become entranced by interactive, three-dimensional art installations. Guests will be treated to a multi-genre experience featuring high energy sounds from legendary, international dance more »

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Insomniac Raises Over $119,000 for 2nd Annual EDC Week Charity Auction

Insomniac’s CEO and Founder, Pasquale Rotella, revealed that the second annual “EDC Week Charity Auction” raised an incredible $119,941.49 for The Shade Tree during a special check presentation at the EDMbiz Conference and Expo, inside Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. After the success of the first-ever EDC Week Charity Auction in 2015, raising approximately $70,000 for Culture Shock Las Vegas, this year’s 16-day online auction, which ran Wednesday, April 27 through Thursday, May 12, attracted dance music fans from across the country to eBay For Charity for their chance to bid on once-in-a-lifetime Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) experiences. Insomniac more »

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Insomniac Releases Insane Number Of Attendance For EDC Las Vegas

 More than 400,000 passionate festival goers came together in Las Vegas this past weekend, June 17-19, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) – a milestone year in dance music. The momentous, sold-out 20th edition of EDC came to a close at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Monday morning as fireworks lit up the Electric Sky above dance music fans from around the world as they experienced the brand new, redesigned festival landscape complete with eight innovative stage designs, stunning new art installations, beautifully costumed theatrical performers and nightly, jaw-dropping firework displays. With reporting just 0 deaths for the first time in 3 more »

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Trapstyle’s Unofficial EDC Lineup

Pasquale Rotella has just announced the lineup for EDC Las Vegas! kinda….. The festival’s CEO took it upon himself to announce the lineup via his podcast ‘Nightowl Radio’. Instead of giving us the old flyer or listing names, he played music. A LOT of music. Fans were challenged to figure out the artist of each song and jot them down to curate their own lineup. Here is our unofficial lineup! upside down house — DERRICK MAY DJ DAN ARMAND VAN HELDEN JSTJR AWE RELL THE SOUNDBENDER PILO TAIKI & NUIKI TWO FRESH BAD BOY BILL stage 7 — SLEEPY TOM more »

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Insomniac Adds Armin & More To EDMbiz 2016

This marks the 5th year of Insomniac’s EDMbiz, June 14th to the 16th which also coincides with Electric Daisy Carnival over in Las Vegas. What’s great about them putting this together year after year is the ability to get some insight on the inner workings of the music industry, from the artists creating the music to the people curating some of the worlds most premier experiences, there is something for anyone who has wondered about how some of these things come together. They just finished announcing their phase two speakers with the one and only Armin Van Buuren, along with an more »

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EDMBIZ ANNOUNCES STELLAR LINEUP + MORE

For the past 5 years, EDMBiz has become part of EDC Week’s festivities. It has been the mating call for all of those who dream of coming into the music industry and more. EDMbiz provides an inspired forum in which artists, managers, agents, promoters, labels, publishers, producers, advertising agencies, brand execs, technologists and entrepreneurs can discuss the most relevant topics facing dance music culture today. It has quickly become the best place to network with other creative individuals working in the same field. Aside from the party experience that comes with Las Vegas, this is a good break and focal point more »

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Pasquale Rotella Talks About EDC 20

EDC is turning 20 this year and to celebrate, Pasquale Rotella released a behind the scenes look at why he started Insomniac, EDC and how excited he is for EDC20 this year. “My job and my passion is to create an environment that is safe and magical. For people to gather and express themselves,” says Rotella. “All year round, people wait for this event. And the energy builds, and it builds and it builds….We call our attendees headliners. Why? Because they’re the most important piece for this event coming together and being all it can be.” Take a loot at more »

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Insomniac Launches New Revolutionary Underground Brand

Today, Insomniac announced that they will be returning to their roots with their new, exciting brand, Factory 93. At the center of this new brand will be the sounds of techno, deep house, and tech house in order to foster a new underground warehouse scene in Los Angeles. They will be hosting an event in May to launch the new brand, where some killer headliners are set to take the stage. The founder and CEO of Insomniac, Pasquale Rotella, wants to bring people back to those feelings of the ’90’s. The first ever insomniac event was thrown in ’93, hence the more »

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Insomniac Donates $105,000 from Electric Daisy Carnival, Las Vegas 2015

Las Vegas – On Thursday, Oct. 8, Insomniac donated $105,000 raised through Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC), Las Vegas 2015 ticket sales to three local nonprofit organizations, honoring the company’s commitment to giving back to the communities where their festivals are produced. This year’s recipients include the Injured Police Officers Fund, Emergency Medicine Resident Research Fund and HELP of Southern Nevada’s Shannon West Homeless Youth Center. Leaders from the three charitable groups came together at Downtown Container Park where Pasquale Rotella, Founder and CEO of Insomniac, presented each with a donation of $35,000. The Container Park stage was decorated with beautiful more »

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HARD vs EDC As Gary Richards Sues Pasquale Rotella

Looks like there’s trouble in paradise: Gary Richards, aka Destructo, the ­founder of HARD Events, has filed a trademark suit against Insomniac Events CEO Pasquale Rotella in order to cancel Rotella’s use of the Electric Daisy Carnival name, according to a http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/code/6553548/electric-daisy-carnival-gary-richards-pasquale-rotella-hard-summer?mobile_redirection=false report. Richards, who allegedly founded EDC in 1991, is seeking payment for use of the name. The story goes that Rotella received verbal ­permission from Richards to use the EDC name following Richards’ departure from the event circuit. Under Rotella’s guiding hand, the festival has grown to encompass two major annual weekend-long events in Las Vegas and New more »

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Insomniac Founder, Pasquale Rotella, Writes Heartfelt Post Regarding The Passing Of His Mother

Rest In Paradise, Mama Irene. Positive vibes to you and the rest of the Pasquale family… The post by Pasquale reads: “It is with great sadness that I share with you the news that “Mama Irene” Guadagno—my mom, my best friend, my inspiration, and the brightest star in the electric sky—has passed away. Mama Irene was one of a kind. Born in Italy, she was an Italian mother through and through (and obviously a great cook). She dedicated her life to her children. That motherly love extended to everyone she met at Insomniac and our shows. Her generosity and affection more »

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