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Electric Daisy Carnival Shut Down Mid Show

Written by John Ritchie on June 10, 2012

Promoters have shut down the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, with strong winds posing a threat to fan safety. All upcoming performances were cancelled and punters are now being denied entry to the festival. The headline acts included David Guetta, Armin van Buuren and Tiesto.

Official Statement From EDC:

With approximately 90,000 fans who have cleared the turnstiles as of 1am tonight, Insomniac, the producer of Electric Daisy Carnival, Las Vegas asked fans to calmly head to the stands of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway as high-winds posed a possible threat to fan safety.

At approximately 1am. Insomniac, in conjunction with public safety officials, made the decision to temporarily halt the show while an evaluation on wind conditions was made.

“Fan safety is Insomniac’s highest priority. We cannot control Mother Nature and we are taking every precaution while high winds continue, and have cleared the stage areas temporarily as a preventative measure”, said Pasquale Rotella, founder and CEO of Insomniac. “We are asking fans to be patient inside and outside the venue while we evaluate the weather conditions”.

As winds are being assessed a final decision on the status of the production is pending. Fans inside the festival may stay temporarily. No primary stages will reopen, art car stages are being set up for temporary entertainment.

More updates to come…

Update: EDC will go ahead on Sunday as planned. All Saturday ticket holders will be able to attend tonight for FREE! Just present your Saturday ticket at the gates…

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