Insomniac Events Hires Safety Experts To Prepare Best Practice Procedures For Music Festivals Nationwide

Thursday, July 15th, 2010 at 10:00AM

Introduces 18 and Older Policy Nationwide

LOS ANGELES, July 15, 2010 – Insomniac Events has hired Investigative Advisory Group (IAG), a consulting firm that has experience creating overall safety and security protocols for large venues, to analyze Insomniac’s current and proposed safety protocols and procedures for the company’s music festivals throughout the United States. These safety protocols will create new standard operating procedures adapted to the new challenges involved in music festivals, including Electric Daisy Carnival. These recommendations will further augment guest safety by building on Insomniac’s existing protocols, which include extensive advance planning with local governments and public safety authorities, including fire and police departments.

Effective immediately, Insomniac has also established an “18 and older” policy for all of the company’s dance music festivals until such time as Insomniac implements IAG’s recommended standard operating procedures. Insomniac has purchased handheld ID scanners, which will be used at all future “18 and older” Insomniac events. Insomniac will refund the full ticket price to anyone under the age of 18 who has already purchased tickets to upcoming Insomniac dance music festivals. Ticketholders under the age of 18 can send an email to detailing their name, phone number and the name of the event and outlet where they bought the ticket (e.g. Ticketmaster, GrooveTickets, or retail store).

“All the wonderful people who help make our events so special deserve not only the best entertainment, but the most comprehensive safety and security measures available. We are confident that Investigative Advisory Group will provide the right additions to our existing procedures, and help us to continue to raise the bar for music events,” says Pasquale Rotella, Insomniac’s CEO. “Over the past 17 years, Insomniac has created some of the largest and most successful dance music festivals in North America. We love our community and strive to be the best at what we do, and this includes event safety. Though dance music is enjoyed by people of all ages, we are introducing an 18 and older policy at our events as we await Investigative Advisory Group’s recommendations. Insomniac remains committed to providing a place for our guests to celebrate safely, and we plan to share our findings with all of our event venues.”

About Insomniac Events

Insomniac produces innovative concerts and music festivals amplified by state-of-the-art lighting design, interactive circus and theatrical performances, and audience participation. Insomniac’s premier annual event, Electric Daisy Carnival, is one of the biggest music festivals in the United States. Insomniac has produced more than 250 music events for more than 2,000,000 concertgoers in California, Nevada, Colorado, Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico. Founded and led by Pasquale Rotella, Insomniac has been based in
Los Angeles since it started in 1993.

Thank you!!!

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010 at 11:00AM
We just wanted to take a moment to recognize your great support and contribution to an incredible night of festivities! EDC Colorado 2010 was another journey that will be burned in to the memories of all. Mother Nature tried to dampen our spirits, but her efforts were futile. You all still danced the night away and we saw the positivity shine through. Until next year - when we do it all over again - bigger & better yet! . . . . . or maybe we'll see you in Dallas or Los Angeles or Puerto Rico!

We've got you covered!

Friday, June 11th, 2010 at 4:00PM
Mother Nature might be looking to water the daisies on Saturday, so we've added some coverage for you! All 5 stages will have a roof over them, even the kineticFIELD! So fear not - get your dancing shoes on and get ready for the event of the summer!

EDC Colorado Venue Map is posted!

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 at 7:00PM
Map out your musical journey! Keep in mind the kineticField will be hosted outdoors this year. Get there early to make sure you catch all the headliners. Gates open at 6:00PM sharp!

Click here to view the venue map, or Click here for printable version

EDC Colorado Artist Schedule is posted!

Monday, June 7th, 2010 at 6:00PM
Map out your musical journey! Keep in mind the kineticField will be hosted outdoors this year. Get there early to make sure you catch all the headliners. Gates open at 6:00PM sharp!

Click here to view set times, or Click here for printable version

That's right! There's even a puppet show!

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 at 7:00PM
In a dark corner of the sunlight, focus your eyes on the bizarre puppet stylings of Catherine Strecker’s “Terribly Terrific Traveling Trunk Show.” Her bewildering two minute puppet shorts will leave you wondering what you just saw, but quite sure that it involved a cowboy.

New lineup addition! Shimon (UK) of Audio Porn fame
to play in the bassPOD!!

Tuesday, May 27th, 2010 at 2:00PM
Late breaking announcement! Shimon from Audio Porn Records UK has just been added to the BassPOD stage. His understated contribution to the Drum & Bass scene is nothing short of legendary. He was hugely instrumental in the rise of Ram Records with influential tracks like Body Rock and with everything done under the Ram Trilogy moniker. Currently he has been focused on his own label, Audio Porn, which is absolutely killing it! Look for super exclusive dance floor tunes and lots of energy when he hits the decks!

Five Time DMC World champion DJ Craze added to EDC Colorado!

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010 at 12:00PM
We are proud to announce that Craze has just been confirmed for Electric Daisy Carnival Colorado. As one of the most decorated turntablists in the world, his talents behind the decks are ummatched by any. Craze manipulates turntables as if they're an instrument, not just a tool for simple mixing. On top of his untouchable turntablist skills, Craze is also recognized as a second to none club DJ. Get as close as you can when he hits the stage because only your eyes can reveal what your ears are hearing. Check out Craze's new promo video. Be warned it's sick! :: Click for Craze Video ::

Welcome to EDC Colorado 2010!

Friday, May 7th, 2010 at 6:00PM

The Electric Daisy Carnival is back on the road again for 2010 and it’s first stop is back in Colorado. This is an experience that must be seen to be understood. On top of a world class musical concert experience, you’ll be greeted by the EDC freakshow that wanders the crowds, free full sized carnival rides, carnival vendors, massive interactive art installations, and an opportunity to mingle with free minded festival goers who are out for the night of their lives. It is a complete sensory experience like none other! Keep checking in with for updates on artists and all kinds of other goodies! We still have lots more to announce.

2010 Main Stage Moves Outdoors!

Friday, May 7th, 2010 at 6:00PM

This year's event will feature headliners ATB & Benny Benassi outdoors! the Insomniac production team is helping to produce an all new main stage setup with top notch production and tons of room to dance! Plan on coming out early so you don't miss anything. With all of the talent we have stacked up this year, the headliners will be hitting the stage early!

Here come the clowns!!

Friday, May 14th, 2010 at 1:00PM

Team Easy is geared up to invade the Electric Daisy Carnival once again. The infamous crew of entertainers is back on the circus circuit engaging the crowds at all of the major EDC stops. Beware of this roving crew of freaks, they just might catch you by surprise! From sexy devious clowns, to stilt walkers, and everything in between - you will not believe your own eyes!


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