Today, the world’s largest dance music festival, EDC Las Vegas, has announced details for an unprecedented livestream event, set to take place during the festival’s original dates of May 15-17, 2020. Bringing the beloved festival to Headliners around the world, the stream will feature multiple stages broadcasting across two unique channels, showcasing exclusive live performances from many artists originally scheduled to perform at EDC Las Vegas 2020. Insomniac Founder Pasquale Rotella will host the event, providing one-on-one interviews with the DJs and engaging with dance music fans online as they stay home and stay safe.
Since the inception of Insomniac’s Virtual Rave-A-Thon series, more than 18 million viewers across 100+ countries have tuned in to the uniquely themed livestreams, with each weekend representing a different festival brand from Insomniac’s vast portfolio of events. Past Rave-A-Thon performances are archived on the Insomniac Events YouTube.
The EDC Las Vegas Virtual Rave-A-Thon also marks the debut of a special initiative to help fans stay positively focused on a future where we can all reunite on the dancefloor. To show gratitude to the dance music community, Insomniac has partnered with charitable organization In Place of War to promote Rave Recovery, a relief fund created specifically for dance music fans impacted by the COVID-19 health crisis.
“Looking out for one another and giving back have been cornerstones of rave culture since people first set foot on the dancefloor,” says Rotella. “With so many people experiencing hardships brought on by COVID-19, those principles are more important than ever. Even though we’re isolated, no one should feel alone. Rave Recovery was created to support fans within our dance music community who need assistance—and hopefully inspire others to reach out, connect, and give back.”
A portion of the proceeds will also support In Place of War’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund, supporting some of the world’s most vulnerable communities in the global south during the pandemic. Like Insomniac, In Place of War believes that music and the arts can bring peace and understanding to the world’s most harshly impacted communities. Donations can be made now via insomniac.com/rave-recovery, and donation links will be live on Insomniac’s YouTube and Twitch channels during the EDC Las Vegas Virtual Rave-A-Thon livestream, scheduled to take place from 5pm – 2am PST each of the three days. Artists who will be performing during the Virtual Rave-A-Thon include:
- 12th Planet
- AC Slater
- Benny Benassi
- Boombox Cartel
- Chris Lorenzo
- Claude VonStroke
- David Guetta
- Don Diablo
- Duke Dumont
- Lee Foss
- NGHTMRE b2b Ghastly
- Nicole Moudaber
- Oliver Heldens
- Seven Lions
- Svdden Death Presents VOYD
- Valentino Khan
- Vini Vici
- Wax Motif
- Yellow Claw
- Zeds Dead
To encourage fans to "Stay Home, Stay Safe and Stay Positive", Rotella continues to broadcast Insomniac REWIND, a 24/7 livestream where fans can relive performances and watch archive festival footage from EDC Las Vegas, EDC Orlando, EDC Mexico, HARD Summer, and the Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival.
Insomniac will continue to release new and original content via its YouTube channel throughout the coming weeks, including new episodes of its Golf Cart Confessions interview series, filmed backstage at various Insomniac festivals in 2019.
Insomniac produces some of the most innovative, immersive music festivals and events in the world. Enhanced by state-of-the-art lighting, pyrotechnics and sound design, large-scale art installations, theatrical performers and next-generation special effects, these events captivate the senses and inspire a unique level of fan interaction. The quality of the experience is the company’s top priority.
For over 25 years, Insomniac has produced more than 2,000 festivals, concerts and club nights for nearly 5 million attendees across the globe. The company's premier annual event, Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas, is the world’s largest dance music festival and attracts more than 465,000 fans over three days.
The company was founded by Pasquale Rotella and has been based in Los Angeles since it was formed in 1993. In 2013, Insomniac entered into a partnership with global entertainment company Live Nation.