LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/08/13 -- Insomniac announces the first tier of its line-up for this year's highly anticipated debut of the 2013 Electric Daisy Carnival, Chicago. Celebrated electronic acts and theatrical performers from across the globe will gather at the Chicagoland Speedway during Memorial Day Weekend on May 24-26, 2013, for the premiere of the innovative music festival in Chicago.
"For years our incredible fans have asked us to bring an Insomniac experience to Chicago. When we discovered Chicagoland Speedway, we knew that it was the perfect place for EDC," said Pasquale Rotella, CEO and founder of Insomniac. "In addition to stimulating surprises, our shared experience will combine fan participation with interactive art installations, carnival rides, state-of-the-art lighting and sound, theatrical performers, and world-renowned DJs."
The first announcement of artists for EDC Chicago includes:
Above & Beyond
Armin van Buuren
Bad Boy Bill
Clockwork (Life and Death)
Ed Rush & Optical
Empire of the Sun
Fedde le Grand
Fury + MC Dino
Hard Rock Sofa
Matrix & Futurebound
Mayhem vs Heroes X Villains
Rebecca & Fiona
Sander van Doorn
Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano
Tale of Us
Wide Awake Art Car
Wolf + Lamb
Insomniac will transform the Speedway into a completely interactive carnival featuring world-renowned DJs alongside theatrical performers, including fire twirlers, aerialists, dancers, and stilt walkers. The infield will become a fully immersive audiovisual experience with dynamic large-scale art installations amidst multiple stages, along with state-of-the-art lighting and sound production plus numerous full-size amusement rides and attractions that are free for all ticket holders.
Three-day general admission tickets are initially priced at $175 with VIP tickets selling at $299 before service fees. This is an 18 and older event. Minimum age for VIP tickets is 21. A layaway pricing option is available.
EDC Chicago will be the first and only EDC festival providing a limited number of fans with the opportunity to enjoy over-night camping walking distance from the festival grounds. The camping/festival package, which includes three-day general or VIP admission plus camping pass, will be priced at $295 and $419, respectively.
Tickets and camping packages are still available at www.electricdaisycarnival.com. The complete line-up and final schedule, plus information on limited single-day tickets will be announced in the near future.
Insomniac produces innovative music festivals and events featuring immersive multisensory environments enhanced by state-of-the-art lighting and sound design, large-scale art installations, interactive circus and theatrical performances, boundary-pushing special effects and pyrotechnics, and fan participation. The quality of our fans' experience is the company's top priority. Insomniac's premier annual event, Electric Daisy Carnival, is one of the largest, most spectacular music festivals in the world. Insomniac has produced more than 250 music events and for more than 3 million attendees in California, Nevada, Colorado, Washington, Texas, Florida, New York, and Puerto Rico. Founded by Pasquale Rotella, Insomniac has been based in Los Angeles since it started in 1993.
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