EDC New York Will Not Return In 2017

EDC New York Will Not Return In 2017

The East Coast EDM world received some sad news when it was announced that the Electric Daisy Carnival will not return to New York in 2017. Pasquale Rotella, the founder of Insomniac, the company behind EDC, posted a lengthy note sharing the status of all of Insomniac’s events. Though the letter was a full 11 paragraphs long, the EDC New York news took up just half of one:

“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.”

No explanation was given, so we can only guess as to the reason for the break. Retooling for a bigger and better EDC New York in 2018? Let’s hope so.

Over the past few years, the festival had bounced back and forth between Citi Field in Queens and MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. Always early in the summer, EDC New York was a strong kickoff to festival season and featured some of dance music’s biggest names. Last year’s lineup included David Guetta, Zedd, Afrojack, Marshmello, Paul Van Dyk, Excision, Kaskade, and more.

Fans are understandably upset about the news. On the bright side, however, Rotella shared some important updates about other Insomniac festivals. Perhaps most notable was an update on the growth and expansion of Electric Daisy Carnival. EDC Mexico continues to be a success, and the first EDC India did quite well, too. For any sad New Yorkers looking to take a trip, the first iteration of EDC Japan will hit Tokyo in 2017!

It’s been a bit of a rough year for East Coast festivals. Two New Jersey festivals, Electric Adventure and Adventure in the Park, were both canceled at the last minute. After a storm wreacked havoc on Georgia festival TomorrowWorld in 2015, 2016’s event was canceled as well. Though this EDC New York news doesn’t bode well for 2017, let’s hope the rest of the festival news that comes our way is positive.

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