Electric Daisy Carnival Returns to Las Vegas, Sets Dates

3:50 PM PST 10/06/2011 by Charlie Amter
Rukes/Insomniac

The massive electronic music fest will hit Sin City in June 2012, leaving L.A. fans hoping for a local version out of luck.

Insomniac productions announced today that their annual electronic music festival, the Electronic Daisy Carnival, will once again take place in Las Vegas at the Motor Speedway. The dates: June 8, 9 and 10.

“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,” Insomniac President and CEO Pasquale Rotella said in a statement released Thursday.

While the festival now boasts dates in several U.S. cities every summer, the June event has traditionally served as the centerpiece, often drawing well over 100,000 fans over multiple days/nights who fly in from all over America to catch top name DJs such as David Guetta and Afrojack play sets amid a backdrop of unparalleled spectacle.

"We are thrilled to welcome the Electric Daisy Carnival back to Las Vegas and to Las Vegas Motor Speedway," said Chris Powell, president of LVMS in the same release.

"EDC in 2011 provided a tremendous boost to our local economy,” he added.

Meanwhile, not to be outdone, a different local economy that received a healthy injection of money via tens of thousands of electronic music festival tourists, Miami, is also in the mix this week thanks to a released-today trailer for the Ultra Fest documentary after movie.

Ultra Music Festival’s newly created UMF Films debuted their “Can U Feel It: The UMF Experience” documentary-style teaser Thursday on You Tube, featuring footage from 2011’s edition of Miami’s answer to EDC (also increasingly popular with electronic music fans and now also a multiple-day affair).

Organizers say that “Can U Feel It” will see a theatrical release of some sort in 2012, similar to Insomniac’s EDC Experience movie, which was at the center of a media firestorm earlier this year after DJ Kaskade attempted a block party only tangentially associated with the premiere of the documentary at Mann’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood that created a near-riot on Hollywood Boulevard.

The LAPD recently created an entire new social media division to monitor potential flash mob situations that can get out of control, as crowds did (at least size wise) this past summer.

Check out the just-released Ultra Music Festival movie trailer below from UMF Films.

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