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Favorite ThisTickets for first ever EDC Chicago (May 24-26) go on sale at noon (12pm) CST

Published: January 23, 2013

Electric Daisy Carnival Chicago May 24-26, 2013 First Electric Daisy Carnival in Chicago will take place Memorial Day Weekend 2013 (May 24-26)

Tickets for inaugural event go on sale at
noon (12pm) CST TODAY - Jan 23

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One of the country's leading promoters of electronic/dance music events, Insomniac, is bringing its roving Electric Daisy Carnival extravaganza to the midwest for the very first time. EDC Chicago will blow into the Windy City May 24-26 at the Chicagoland Speedway. Things kick off today (Jan 23) as tickets are slated to go on sale at noon (12pm) Central Time.

According to Insomniac founder and CEO Pasquale Rotella, fans in the midwest have been begging for an EDM event the scale and scope of Electric Daisy Carnival, which have previously been confined to bigger cities on both coasts. "As Insomniac continues to grow, our first priority is listening to our fans and they've made us feel confident that EDC has a home in Chicago."

Three-day general admission tickets start at $175, with VIP tickets (21+ only for VIP) going for $299. And if you don't have the cash up front, Insomniac has kindly instituted a layaway policy. Single-day tickets will be limited in number, and go on sale at a later date.

And it wouldn't be a midwest festival without camping, of course! EDC Chicago, unlike any other Electric Daisy Carnival event, will allow attendees to camp overnight on the grounds adjacent to the Chicagoland Speedway. The camping/festival package, which includes three-day general or VIP admission plus camping pass, will be priced at $295 and $419, respectively. All prices listed are before service fees.

Camping/festival passholders will be able to move freely between the campgrounds and the festival, but only camping passholders will be allowed in the camping area. As a special bonus, campers will be able to start setting up their sites on Thursday, May 23rd, and a special pre-party event will be held on-site. However, camping is limited, so if you're definitely wanting to camp, get on that quickly.

For those who prefer a less rustic festival experience, travel packages and hotel deals will be available at shortly.

EDC Chicago is the latest stop on the Electric Daisy Carnival circuit which includes stops in New York, Puerto Rico, and Orlando. All events lead up to EDC Las Vegas, the feather in Insomniac's cap, and the largest dance music festival in America, by all measures. EDC Vegas topped 300,000 attendees last year, and returns to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway June 21-23 this year.

Celebrating its 20th year producing events, Insomniac has previously dipped its toe into the midwest festival scene, co-producing the immensely popular Electric Forest Festival in Rothbury, MI with Madison House, Inc. Insomniac's signature is large-scale events with immersive, multi-sensory production that includes pyrotechnics, art-installations, circus and aerial performances, and other boundary-pushing event entertainment. The company has produced more than 250 music events for more than 3 million attendees in California, Nevada, Colorado, Washington, Texas, Florida, New York, and Puerto Rico. We are anticipating a no-holds barred dance music event the likes of which the midwest has never experienced come late May. Here's hoping it's the first of many.