Electric Daisy Carnival Rave to Stay Away From L.A. For Five Years
Correction after the jump: Pasquale Rotella, the man behind EDC, says that although he has signed on for five years in Vegas for what appear to be the same June weekends once occupied by his Los Angeles event, that doesn't mean the L.A. parties are over.
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If a report is true, it looks like the L.A.'s controversial Electric Daisy Carnival has left town for a long time.
The website Electric Visions reported over the weekend that EDC's promoter has committed to a five-year contract to hold the annual event at Las Vegas Vegas Motor Speedway.
The first of the three-day raves is scheduled for June 24-26. EDC wasn't exactly run out of town, but ...
... it faced long odds this winter after it was revealed that the L.A. Coliseum's events manager was double dipping as an employee for the promoter. That could be illegal (and it's under investigation).
The Coliseum and Sports Arena are on public land that's run by a the state/count/city Coliseum Commission.
The two-day EDC last June had some rough edges, even though it drew a massive crowd of 160,000 people.
It saw more than 200 medical emergencies, 60 arrests and the subsequent death of a 15-year-old girl who had taken ecstasy.
Promoter Insomniac Events lobbied the commission for approval of next year's party, and it looked like it was in the bag until the Los Angeles Times revealed the double dipping.