In a surprising announcement, the event company Insomniac wrote that the Electric Daisy Carnival will be spreading its wings to the U.S East Coast and the tri-state area for the 2012 edition of EDC. The event is taking place in New York on May 19 to 20, and no official location has been disclosed. However, it seems that it will be held at MetLife Stadium also known as New Meadowlands Stadium, the home of New York Jets and New York Giants. It’s located in East Rutherford, New Jersey, so it is not really in New York City. Definitively understandable that they rather promote the location as New York instead of New Jersey. But one thing is clear: it will be spectacular!
The founder and CEO of Insomniac, Pasquale Rotella said:
“I’m really excited to be working with Pacha to bring our touring experience of Electric Daisy Carnival to New York”
Not surprising, but the prominent Pacha NYC, with its co-owner DJ Erick Morillo (Mr. House Music himself), is partnering with the Insomniac party brand. Pacha is after all Europe’s biggest and most exclusive party and nightlife brand (and now franchise), originating in Barcelona, Spain in the late 1960’s, but mostly famous for its location in Ibiza Town during the crazy summer parties on the island. Pacha currently has over 20 different franchises all over the world, so they will definitely draw attention for this event. Interestingly, the main EDC party is still the Las Vegas event that is planned to be held on June 8-10 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. See more details about EDC 2012 Las Vegas in one of my earlier blog posts.
There haven’t been any official artist lineup announcement for EDC 2012 New York, but I am sure that many artists from my prediction list will be there. I checked Erick Morillo’s tour schedule, and guess what… he doesn’t have anything planned during the EDC New York event, so I am pretty sure that he will show up and spin some tracks. Deadmau5, Laidback Luke, Swedish House Maffia, Skrillex. What do you think? Feel free to list your dream DJ lineup!
UPDATE [March 2, 2012]: Read about the confirmed artist lineup for the 2012 EDC New York event.
Tickets go on sale Friday, March 2 at 3 p.m EST at http://electricdaisycarnival.com/NewYork/