Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Electric Daisy Carnival - Orlando Is Coming!

YES! Electric Daisy Carnival is returning to Orlando!  It's been long-rumored to be coming but there has always been that nagging doubt about whether the event would actually happen.  Well it's definitely happening......although we still can't tell you the exact dates.

EDC came to town on Memorial Day weekend in 2011.  After nearly a month-long period of no rain in Orlando, there was rain that first night of the two-night event.  Lots of it.  With lots of lightning and thunder too!  And organizers and the City of Orlando were ill-prepared for it.  There was a no-return policy for anyone that left Tinker Field yet there was next to nowhere to flee to.  The neighboring Citrus Bowl Stadium, which could have accommodated everyone under its bleachers, was not made available to anyone. The hour-long deluge fortunately subsided  but one bolt in the wrong place would have resulted in tragedy.  This time organizers have pushed the event to "Fall, 2012" to avoid our summer afternoon thunderstorms.

Last night, HTG Events, a local company that books DJ events into Orlando, held an informational meeting at The Abbey for anyone interested in volunteering to promote the 2012 edition of Electric Daisy Carnival - Orlando.  If you're interested you should submit this form.  The exact dates have not been announced but we're still hearing the November 9-11 weekend.  You might set that weekend aside just in case this is accurate because you don't want to miss it.  Last year more than 100 international DJ's came to Orlando at one time including Tiësto, Paul van Dyk, Benny Benassi, Ferry Corsten, Markus Schulz, Icey, Calvin Harris, Afrojack, Gabriel & Dresden, Chris Lake, Skrillex, Baby Anne, Heavygrinder, Datsik and on and on!!


zulemara said...

I hope the VIP is better this year. Last year VIP was NOT worth the money. The only thing nice was skipping the line to get in.

KingBob said...

Based on what has been offered to VIP guests at other EDC events this year, don't expect anything else.

Anonymous said...

out in the HOT! no thanks!

Anonymous said...

the link for the form doesn't work! any idea when the lineup will be released??

KingBob said...

Apparently they no longer need any more volunteers so the form has been withdrawn.

Have not heard of a release date for the lineup. I'm sure they're still signing various DJ acts. I'm guessing but we should see an initial first wave of announcements about 60-days before the event.