Photo Source: Alex Perez (including cover photo), Calder Wilson, Adi Nayev and Ivan Meneses for Insomniac Events
Electric Daisy Carnival has been making massive announcements the past two days – starting with the full EDC Las Vegas lineup announcement and now, that EDC Orlando will take place over three days this year instead of two! Every EDC Orlando (and every other EDC festival besides Vegas for that matter) has always been just two days. This is a big step for EDC since the logistics of moving from a two day festival to a three festival is actually quite complicated. No word yet on if EDC Orlando 2019 will be a camping festival or if festival attendees will still need to get a hotel in the Orlando area.
The announcement was made official when Pasquale Rotella, owner and founder of Electric Daisy Carnival, announced the following on all of his social media channels yesterday afternoon:
“🔥🙌 I’m excited to announce that Electric Daisy Carnival – EDC Orlando2019 is expanding from 2 to 3 DAYS this year!! Yup, it’s official. For 8 years we’ve been building something magical and now we’ll be going all weekend long with MORE stages, MORE artists, LARGER production, and a BIGGER festival footprint! 💪😎 Also, gotta thank all our East Coast Headliners that showed up to make EDC Orlando so amazing last year. Get ready to go BIG!! #3DAYS 👉NOV 8 + 9 + 10 ⚡️🌼🎡”
The logistics from moving a festival venue, or changing the number of days of a festival, is quite an ordeal. Not only is it going to bring a higher traffic of people to the festival, but will also complicate car traffic going into and out of the festival, parking sites, and lines for food vendors/water/bathrooms. Having the festival be three days will not only bring more people in for the third day, but will likely increase overall weekend attendance. With the increased attendance overall, it’s going to increase car traffic coming in and out of the festival. After this year’s Ultra and the shuttle fiasco, we know that festival transportation is a huge player in the overall quality of the event. Insomniac has been throwing festivals forever, but will they make sure that the increased festival attendance doesn’t overcrowd the Tinker Field venue and cause a transportation fiasco?
Also, will EDC Orlando now follow the trend of EDC Las Vegas and offer camping options? It seems likely that after the recent camping addition to Vegas, Insomniac might offer us a camping option for the new three day EDC Orlando. Offering at least a camping option for festival attendees will help reduce any transportation ordeals that might arise with the increase in the number of people attending.
No more information has been revealed yet about the 2019 event, just that it will take place this year on November 8th, 9th, and 10th in Orlando, Florida at Tinker Field. More announcements will follow later with venue details, camping details and lineup information!