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Electric Daisy Carnival 2012

EDC hints at special surprises for Night 3

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Night 1 of the 2012 Electric Daisy Carnival featuring Afrojack, Kaskade and Sebastian Ingrosso at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Friday, June 8, 2012.
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After windy weather spoiled the second night of the Electric Daisy Carnival, the festival’s producer has offered a compromise to disappointed partygoers.

Insomniac Events announced Sunday that anyone with a Saturday single-day ticket to EDC is “welcome to come back tonight [Sunday] and continue the party with us,” according to a post on EDC’s Facebook page.

Partygoers should bring their Saturday tickets to any entrance, organizers said. Those who no longer have their Saturday tickets should visit the Flavorus will-call tent with their credit cards and valid identifications.

Consultations with public-safety officials led Insomniac Events to order partygoers away from stage areas early Sunday morning because of winds that reached 30 mph. Fans were allowed to stay in the infield grass and listen to music from temporary sound systems, but officials closed the gates to new arrivals. As a result, the second night’s attendance maxed out at about 90,000 and many left the festival early.

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Richie Hawtin, whose ENTER stage was scheduled to host Cosmic Meadow Saturday evening, had this to say about EDC's early closure, "We are as disappointed as the fans that we didn't get to continue and complete our stage. However, as always with such events, the safety of the audience and all involved in putting on/participating in festivals has to come first. In recent years, the weather has caused serious accidents and fatalities at music events around the world including America, so one can only stand by the decisions made by those who are experienced in such situations."

The highly anticipated collaboration between Steve Aoki and Blue Man Group, slated for 4 a.m. on the main Kinetic Field, was also canceled last night. So far, there's been no word on whether it will be rescheduled for Night 3.

The group Gladiator, scheduled to play the Discovery stage last night at 2 a.m., have been rescheduled to 4 a.m. Monday morning. However, according to Ian Johnson, one half of the LA-based duo, that seems to be the exception to the rule, as the Discovery stage happened to have an empty time slot tonight.

Insomniac concluded the Facebook announcement by hinting that they still have tricks up their sleeve for the three-day festival.

“We are spending every moment right now creating as many special surprises for you at the festival tonight as we can,” read the post.

If meteorologists at the National Weather Service are correct, the forecast looks like it will cooperate. Today’s high temperature was expected to top out at 90 degrees under sunny skies, forecasters said. The low will dip to 65 degrees overnight with winds around 6 mph becoming calm.

EDC wraps up Monday morning—just in time for temperatures to begin an upward climb. Forecasters expect Monday’s high temperature to reach 97 degrees.

UPDATE: Avicii, who was scheduled to go on after Night 2's shutdown, is now scheduled to play the Kinetic Field stage from 1:30-2 a.m., after David Guetta. Armin Van Buuren, already scheduled to play Kinetic Field from 2-3 a.m., will also play the Circuit Grounds stage from 10:45-11:45 p.m., in lieu of his canceled Saturday night time slot.

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