Insomniac Cancels EDC New York for 2017, Announces First EDC Japan

Insomniac Events has announced the cancellation of Electric Daisy Carnival New York in 2017 and the debut of Electric Daisy Carnival Japan next spring.

Pasquale Rotella, founder and CEO of Insomniac, first revealed the news on Sunday (Dec. 4) in a Facebook post that provided an update on Insomniac’s future plans and priorities.

“Although EDC New York 2017 was one of my favorites hosted in the Big Apple, we’ve decided to take a break in 2017,” he explains. “We hope many of you East Coast headliners will join us in Vegas.

EDC Japan’s inaugural edition will take place at Zozo Marine Stadium and Makuhari Beach in Tokyo on April 29 and 30 next year. The collaboration between Insomniac and partners GMO Internet Group, Creativeman and Live Nation Japan is EDC’s fifth international destination.

“Dance music has become a global phenomenon that we are fortunate enough to share with our EDC communities around the world in India, Mexico, and the UK,” says Rotella in a statement. “Taking EDC to Japan has been a goal that’s years in the making, and I can’t wait to deliver something really special in 2017.”

Early bird tickets for EDC Japan will go on sale from Thursday (Dec. 9) at 7 p.m. PT to Friday (Dec. 9 at 11 p.m. PT) here; information on the general pre-sale will be announced soon.

“To everyone who has been looking forward to EDC, the wait is over. I’m so excited to finally be able to announce EDC Japan 2017 today,” said GMO Internet Group Founder & Group CEO, Masatoshi Kumagai. “Last year, GMO Internet celebrated its 20th anniversary. This timing just so happens to coincide with EDC’s 20th anniversary as well. We want to put a smile on the face of everyone who comes into contact with the GMO Internet Group. We’re planning to make EDC Japan an amazing music festival, so please be excited.”

EDC Japan will feature a reimagined version of the event’s iconic kineticCATHEDRAL stage, a structure that premiered at EDC’s flagship event in Las Vegas in 2014 and has toured New York, Orlando, UK, Brazil, Mexico and India.