Put on those dancing shoes: the Electric Daisy Carnival is officially as planned.
One of the first major music festivals since the coronavirus outbreak, the three-day electronic dance music marathon will take place at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on May 21-23 as scheduled, having been postponed twice last year.
“We are moving forward as planned and will work closely with local and government officials to make the show as safe as possible,” EDC founder Pasquale Rotella wrote in an Instagram post that brought the news. “You can expect the full EDC experience without sparing details.”
However, there will be plenty of new security measures to combat potential COVID-19 problems.
In a 37-page proposal submitted to the Nevada Department of Business and Industry, Rotella outlined a series of measures intended to keep the coronavirus at bay.
Each participant and staff member must download a mobile health pass app prior to entry, which allows the user to link their vaccination record or lab test results to demonstrate that they have been vaccinated or tested negative for COVID-19.
Masks will be made mandatory and the use of COVID-19 scent detection dogs is being considered, in addition to other safety features.
The line-up will be announced shortly, and anyone with tickets who are unable to attend will be able to transfer their passes to next year’s festival.
Event organizers expect 180,000 visitors per night, which equates to 90 percent of their approved capacity of 200,000 per day.
“We are ready to spread our wings and embrace our community we miss so much,” Rotella wrote. “We know there may be challenges ahead, which we accept, and we are doing our best to overcome them.”