EDC Las Vegas Day 2 Shut Down Due to High Winds
At approximately 1am into Day 2 of EDC Las Vegas, event promoters Insomiac called a hault to production due to concerns for fan safety and high winds passing through the area. An official statement was made on their website:
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.
Conversations on the internet from fans show disappointment as many fans traveled far and from a distance to see their favorite headliners at EDC. It is still unclear as to how Insomniac is going to handle the shutdown but stay tuned for more information