No one can deny that this year’s EDC blew every previous one out of the water. Insomniac put more work into this year’s spectacle than ever before and anyone who was there could tell that it really paid off. It did so well, in fact, that founder Pasquale Rotella recently said that he is “absolutely” considering expanding the flagship event to two weekends.
Las Vegas Weekly was able to catch up with the showrunner as he prepped for the festival.
Are you still thinking about expanding EDC Vegas to two weekends? Absolutely I would think about that. I go back and forth about it. I’m going to reconsider it after this year and see how it goes. But it’s something that makes a lot of sense in regards to doing a crazy production, because you can spread the production costs over two weekends and really make things make sense. It’s hard to make these budgets make sense. People think that everyone’s getting rich off it, but it’s very difficult; it’s very expensive. Two weekends would help us to do even maybe a little more. I think it’s good enough, but there are people who want to go who can’t go. I don’t know if two weekends is too big, but I’m going to feel it out coming out of this year.
Now, I can’t pretend that I know enough about the budgets of a festival as large as EDC, but if two weekends can actually make it better than this year, then I don’t see what we’re still talking about. Maybe they’ll even get to do a true live stream next year? The curated sets were great but I missed seeing them in live time.