June’s three-day event hosted more than 230,000 fans, marking the first year the festival was relocated from Los Angeles. Tiësto, David Guetta and Swedish House Mafia headlined a lineup that featured more than 200 artists and performers on six stages. The 2011 DJ Awards honored Las Vegas’ Electric Daisy Carnival as the International Festival of the Year.
Fans should mark their 2012 calendars for June 8-10. The festival is returning to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, which is located 14 miles from the Las Vegas strip.
“When Insomniac decided to produce EDC in Las Vegas last June, we knew we were working with the ideal venue but we weren’t sure how our fans would react,” Insomniac President and CEO Pasquale Rotella said in a statement. “But after seeing more than 230,000 people show up to enjoy our show we knew we picked a city and venue that serves as the perfect home for the largest electronic music festival in North America.”
Chris Powell, president of Las Vegas Motor Speedway, described the festival as “a well-organized, safe and secure event,” noting that Electric Daisy “was a tremendous boost to our local economy. ”
Tickets for the 2012 festival go on sale Nov. 1 at 12 p.m. Pacific Time. Three-day general admission tickets will start at $215 and VIP passes will start at $500. A limited number of single-day tickets will be available at a later date.
Details on hotel and travel package information will be announced over the coming month.
Fans attending Insomniac’s debut Halloween festival, Escape From Wonderland, will get first dibs on purchasing discounted advanced tickets for Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas from an Insomniac ticketing booth inside the event. Escape From Wonderland takes place Oct. 29 in San Bernardino, Calif.
Click here for Electric Daisy Carnival’s website.