The long-awaited news about Electric Daisy Carnival New York has finally been spilled. Insomniac has announced that this year's festival will be returning to New York proper at Citi Field in Queens rather than returning to last year's location at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium. As of now, EDC NY is taking place over two days on May 17 and 18 but could potentially turn into three days as last year's was slated for two but quickly added another day after selling out within minutes.
Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 8th at 12pm EST. Two-day general admission tickets will start out at $159 with VIP tickets selling at $299 (before service fees) and a limited number of single-day tickets will be available at a later date. For more information visit here.
Music lovers will have the chance to enter the political realm this summer with Spin the Vote, a new national voter registration program created by electronic music concert conglomerate Insomniac and Rock the Vote.
Spin the Vote kicked off on March 17th at Beyond Wonderland 2012 in San Bernardino, California. Volunteers registered concert attendees in person and through QR code-enabled mobile voter registration, allowing youth the opportunity to feel empowered and have their voices heard at the tip of their fingers. Spin the Vote staff also handed out buttons and stickers, and spoke to EDM fans about how big of an impact the 18-25 demographic can have on the upcoming election.
As expected, EDC NYC includes the biggest names in house and electronic dance music including Avicii, Calvin Harris, Afrojack, Alesso, AN21 & Max Vangeli, Art Department, Bassnectar, Chuckie, Danny Tenaglia, Erick Morillo, Fatboy Slim, John Digweed, R3HAB, Thomas Gold and Hot Natured. They've also released more details on seating and ticketing.
Here are more deets as reported by Billboard:
VIP Ticket Amenities Include:
• Separate entrance to the festival for rapid entry
• VIP stage view decks
• 21+ full cash bar on stage view VIP decks
• Private restroom facilities
• Access to exclusive VIP areas
• VIP ticket to EDC New York
• Souvenir laminate and lanyard
* Must be 21 or older to enter VIP areas. Prices start at $155 for single-day, $300 for 2-day