EDC Las Vegas To Take Place As ‘Virtual Rave-A-Thon’ Online This Weekend
Electric Daisy Carnival may not be taking place in Las Vegas this weekend as planned, but Insomniac founder Pasquale Rotella will host it instead as a livestream event with multiple stages broadcasting across two YouTube channels and TV.Insomniac.com.
David Guetta, Duke Dumont, K?D, Kaskade, Nicole Moudaber, Tokimonsta, Zeds Dead, Zhu and more set to perform during the massive, three-day virtual dance party, which will benefit Rave Recover, a relief fund created for dance music fans impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The virtual EDC Las Vegas will showcase exclusive live performances from many artists originally scheduled to perform, and will include one-on-one interviews with the DJs and engaging with dance music fans online as they stay home and stay safe.
The EDC Las Vegas Virtual Rave-A-Thon also marks the debut of a special initiative to “help fans stay positively focused on a future where we can all reunite on the dancefloor,” according to Insomniac. The producer has partnered with charitable organization In Place of War to promote Rave Recovery, a relief fund created specifically for dance music fans impacted by the COVID-19 health crisis.
“Looking out for one another and giving back have been cornerstones of rave culture since people first set foot on the dancefloor,” says Rotella. “With so many people experiencing hardships brought on by COVID-19, those principles are more important than ever. Even though we’re isolated, no one should feel alone. Rave Recovery was created to support fans within our dance music community who need assistance—and hopefully inspire others to reach out, connect, and give back.”
A portion of the proceeds will also support In Place of War’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund, supporting some of the world’s most vulnerable communities in the global south during the pandemic. “Like Insomniac, In Place of War believes that music and the arts can bring peace and understanding to the world’s most harshly impacted communities,” Insomniac says in a statement.
Donations can be made now via insomniac.com/rave-recovery, and donation links will be live on Insomniac’s YouTube and Twitch channels during the EDC Las Vegas Virtual Rave-A-Thon livestream, scheduled to take place from 5 p.m. – 2 a.m. PST each of the three days. Artists who will be performing during the Virtual Rave-A-Thon include:
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