Electric Daisy Carnival shut down by dangerous winds
Sun 10th Jun, 2012 News 3778 viewsin
Electric Daisy Carnival, the biggest dance festival in the US, kicked off its second year in the Las Vegas desert yesterday. With a bill featuring the biggest names in “EDM” – David Guetta, Armin van Buuren and Tiesto, to name but a few – things were looking promising for the 2012 edition of mammoth, three-day event. But while the first night of EDC proceedings went off without a hitch, the festival’s second night hasn’t run as smoothly.
At roughly 12.45am Vegas time, a high wind blew through the site and stage-by-stage, the festival was brought to a close. From there, the 100,000-strong crowd began filing out of the Las Vegas Speedway. Electric Daisy Carnival announced the closure on their Twitter, posting “Due to high winds, we are temporarily halting all entry. Fans inside, head to the grand stands. This is for your safety.” EDC’s Twitter account has now confirmed that the festival will not reopen tonight. ITM will bring further updates as they come, and as yet there is no indication that the third night (Sunday 10 June) will be affected.