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.

Relive EDC Dallas 2010

Monday, June 28th, 2010 at 10:00PM

It's been a little while since the carnival was in town, but we've just posted some pics for you to take a trip down memory lane and remember the good times! Keep in touch with this site and for new on EDC Dallas 2011! ..::click to view the gallery::..

Thank you!!!

Monday, June 21st, 2010 at 8:00PM

Well, the rides have stopped spinning and the speakers are all packed away, but we will all have the memories burned in our minds forever. Thank you all for contributing to an incredibly magical evening of festivities! EDC Dallas was a huge success and we couldn't pull these events off without the positive energy and support from all of you. We'll see you all next time! Keep checking in with us for updated photo galleries and news on next years event.

It's on!!!!

Saturday, June 19th, 2010 at 5:00PM

Gates are open and the beats are flowing! The Electric Daisy Carnival is ready to expose you to a whole new world of wonders! Sounds are booming, lights are beaming, rides are spinning, and the clowns are dancing! Hurry! Tickets are available at the gate if you don't have one already.

It's almost time!

Friday, June 18th, 2010 at 6:00PM

There is less than 24 hours 'til the launch of EDC Dallas! The wheels are in motion and the pieces are falling into place. Crews have been working hard to make sure you'll be blown away when you step through the gates. The time is close . . . . . are you ready?!!

Chase & Status' DJ set cancelled.

Friday, June 18th, 2010 at 5:00PM

Regrettably Chase & Status will not be appearing at Saturday's event. Their work visas did not arrive in time for them to enter the United States for EDC Dallas. We sincerely apologize for this disappointing news. Since their paperwork will be in place soon, though, we will do our best to provide a makeup date with Chase & Status in the near future. Please keep informed through for details.


Thursday, June 17th, 2010 at 3:00PM

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Friday, June 11th, 2010 at 11:00AM



Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 at 11:00AM

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Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 at 11:00AM

Official EDC Dallas After party at The Lizard Lounge from 1am - 4am
Featuring Tritonal + Special Guests!



Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 at 10:00AM


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Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 at 7:00PM

Rusko's O.M.G. just released & jsut added to EDC Dallas!! At 23 Rusko is only in 1st gear, with collaborations on the table with the likes of Switch, Diplo , Yo Majesty and Wiley the future sure is looking bright. Already setting the radio airwaves alight with his own productions and remixes Rusko is only going in one direction.

Welcome to EDC Dallas 2010!

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

Hello TEXAS! … New for 2010, Electric Daisy Carnival will make a special appearance in Dallas, Texas! After 14 years of EDC in Los Angeles, this festival has become world renowned for international dance talent and a quintessential example dance music culture. Join us for beats, freaks, fun and festivities as we transform Centennial Hall and the grounds of Fair Park into a carnival for the eyes and ears.

There’s information that is still on the way, including more artist info and links, details about art installations and sculpture, as well as more travel information and general event news. We’ve been working nonstop to bring you a special event and this site is the official source for everything you need to know about this year’s festival. Please use it to explore the lineups of world-class talent that we have booked, with four stages and over 30 artists and DJs performing, there’s something for everyone to enjoy! The site is also a logistical resource; use it to purchase tickets, browse maps, obtain information about the venue, get details about the event as they are made available. Keep checking back and stay in tune with new information as it's posted.

Insomniac can’t wait to see you all on the weekend of June 19th as the world's leading names in dance music descend upon Dallas for an entire weekend as we light up the sky with an extraordinary production that will burn in our memories for years to come!









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