Despite selling out their allocated 345,000 tickets 52 days out from the actual festival, Electric Daisy Carnival have announced that the festival’s Las Vegas edition in 2013 may well be it’s last.
Although the company is focused on making 2013’s edition of the festival as successful as possible, they have used the moment they sold out to also shed some light on the proposed legislative changes to the LET (Live Entertainment Tax) implemented in the Nevada State.
Insomniac owner Pasquale Rotella stated in the Las Vegas Sun article by John Katsilometes –
“Insomniac loves doing business in Las Vegas, and right now our primary focus is producing the best show for the fans who will attend Electric Daisy Carnival on June 21, 22 and 23. While we would love to bring another festival to Nevada, we are tabling any further discussions until the state Legislature settles the Live Entertainment Tax issue.”
It is estimated that the new tax changes would see another $10 million taken from ticket sales. Last year alone, EDC helped generate $207 million dollars for Clark County in Nevada. Not having them back for 2014 would be a big loss for the gambling capital of the world. Not that their isn’t enough money there anyway.