In 2012, EDC expanded to New York for the first time. Throughout the years, EDC New York has faced its own share of difficulties as it continued to give headliners the most exquisite experience they could muster. Unfortunately, according to Pasquale Rotella, co-founder and CEO of Insomniac Events, EDC New York will not be going down in 2017.

The statement read, “Although EDC New York 2016 was one of my favorites hosted in the Big Apple, we’ve decided to take a break in 2017. We hope many of you East Coast Headliners will join us in Vegas. We’ll have an Art Car sound system paying homage to New York DJs past and present. As I write this, I’ve gotta mention all the hard work and creativity that is going into the completely reimagined kineticFIELD, as well as an entirely new ADDITIONAL stage. The team and I are energized about an epic EDC Las Vegas 2017!”

Happy Holidays, Headliners! Whenever we get to the end of the year, I like to check in with all of you and talk about some of the things we’ve got planned for the future. So here we go… Our New Year’s Eve events are definitely set to start the year off proper! We’ve got the Factory 93 warehouse party happening in downtown LA as well as The Chainsmokers at the LA Convention Center. By popular demand, Countdown is expanding to two nights this year. You’ll be happy to know that all stages will be hosted outside in massive tents…with plenty of room to groove your way into the New Year! Beyond Wonderland SoCal will see Alice and the Queen embark on a strange and wondrous new voyage, but is returning to its original home at the NOS. Not only will Dreamstate and Bassrush have their own stages for both nights, but as promised, we'll be building a new outdoor structure for Bassrush so we can accommodate all you bassheads! EDC will continue its journey from city to city, bringing the spirit of love and happiness across the globe. With everything that’s been happening in the world, we feel it is our mission to spread as much positivity around as possible. Speaking of that, let's talk EDC INDIA! I want to thank all the beautiful people who made our first event such a success. The energy, the vibes, and the entire city were amazing; we’re already planning for next year. Also, I’m happy to report that EDC Japan is FINALLY on for 2017 and will be coming to Tokyo next spring. We’ve got a great venue picked out, and our circuitGROUNDS stage will actually be right on the beach! I’ll be sharing more details on that this coming week. We will continue to grow EDC Mexico and establish it as our second largest Insomniac festival, and I hope to have some big news about EDC UK very soon. Although EDC New York 2016 was one of my favorites hosted in the Big Apple, we’ve decided to take a break in 2017. We hope many of you East Coast Headliners will join us in Vegas. We’ll have an Art Car sound system paying homage to New York DJs past and present… 👉Link in my bio to continue reading.

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While it’s obviously a shame that EDC won’t be happening in New York for the first time in five years, we can’t help but feel energized by the news of a new stage at EDC Las Vegas in 2017. With hard style, bass, house and techno, main stage, and eclectic styles already covered, perhaps the new stage will be an exclusive Dreamstate area for trance? We’ll have to wait and see.

As for the New Yorkers, better start saving up for those flights to Vegas.

 

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