Interview: Pasquale Rotella Expands Insomniac Empire

It’s been roughly twenty years since Pasquale Rotella began his Insomniac Events empire with an underground warehouse party in downtown Los Angeles. The music mogul spent the last two decades cultivating America’s premier electronic music events brand which now hosts over a dozen festivals across the country annually. Growing from humble beginnings organizing underground raves, to heading up the world’s largest electronic music festival, Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas, Rotella has been a trailblazing force behind the domestic dance music explosion. caught up with the Insomniac head honcho who dished on EDC’s history, alphabetizing festival lineups and what's next for the historic events brand.

EDC Chicago Confirmed For Memorial Day Weekend

Since the news of EDC returning to New York, we also got some hints of another location. Well, Insomniac CEO, Pasquale Rotella has confirmed EDC Chicago is in fact happening. The newest addition to the EDC adventures is set to take place on Memorial Day Weekend at Chicagoland Speedway on May 24-26.

Tickets go on sale January 23 at 12 p.m. Central Time. Three-day GA tickets will be priced at $175 to start and VIP tickets selling at $299 (plus service fees). The camping/festival package, which includes three-day general or VIP admission plus camping pass, will be priced at $295 and $419, respectively. For more information visit the offical Electric Daisy Carnival website here.

Electric Daisy NY Tickets on Sale NOW!

Amidst a whirlwind of announcements, Electric Daisy NYC is happening faster than anyone can keep up. Tickets are on sale TODAY! With no official lineup announced or further details, the madness has already begun! Pasquale Rotella tweeted:

@ $129 two day GA. $85 single day GA. $300 VIP two day. $155 Single day VIP


There’s no VIP treatment like VIP in LAS. That’s why Insomniac wants to give their VIPs an extra special, super-extravagant EDC Las Vegas experience. The most elite and exclusive nightclubs have partnered with Insomniac this year, including Marquee and XS, to host VIP Stage tables at the event. These sections come with the swankest aerial views of the stages and many additional benefits.

CEO and founder of Insomniac, Pasquale Rotella, said: “We are thrilled to be able to deliver top-notch service, Las Vegas-style, to our special guests this year. I’m honored to have the two best clubs in the world host our VIP Tables as we create a truly high-end experience, in addition to the premier sights and sounds that EDC already has to offer to all of our fans.” This is truly the ultimate, VERY Important Person package.