High Winds in Vegas Cause Insomniac to Adjust Schedule of The Popular Electronic Music Festival
In a move made to protect fans and performers, Insomniac, the producers of the Electric Daisy Carnival, postponed part of the second night of the popular electronic music festival when high winds hit the venue, the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, on Saturday, June 9.
The show will go on, though, on Sunday. with gates opening at 7:30 and the event taking place until 5:30 a.m.
It was early in the morning of the second day of the event – 2:45 a.m., on Sunday, to be precise – when Insomniac, in consultation with public safety officials, made the decision that due to extremely high wind conditions, the crowd would be cleared away from the stage areas. Fans inside the festival were allowed to stay until 5:30 a.m., and listen to music from temporary sound systems located on the infield grass of the stadium.
“The decision was made out of an abundance of caution and with fan safety in mind,” Insomniac said in a press release.
As of 1 a.m. there were approximately 90,000 fans at the event.
“Insomniac shares our fans’ disappointment that weather conditions changed the second night of the Electric Daisy Carnival experience,” said Insomniac CEO, Pasquale Rotella. “Our top priority has always been fan safety and we expect that Mother Nature will be more cooperative tomorrow as we prepare for an amazing day three.”
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