Today, Insomniac released details surrounding a brand-new partnership for shuttle services that will provide transportation for fans attending the 22nd annual EDC Las Vegas taking place May 18 – 20 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
The third-party company taking control of the massive shuttle operation for North America’s largest dance music festival will update and improve services to provide air-conditioned vehicles, a dedicated customer service team open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. PT, seven days a week with extended coverage during the week of the show, and on-site shuttle support for fans traveling to and from EDC from a variety of Strip and Downtown locations. Shuttle passes will be available for purchase on Wednesday, Jan. 31 at 12 p.m. PT, here.
“Transporting Headliners to and from the Speedway safely and conveniently remains a top priority for us,” said Pasquale Rotella, Founder, and CEO of Insomniac. “This year, for the first time ever, we have laid down the foundation for a third party company to come in and run our shuttle operation. They are specialized in handling the largest music and sporting events in the world, and I’m confident they are going to improve the experience for Headliners.”
The official EDC Shuttles are the easiest way to get to and from the Speedway and the only charter bus option that drops fans off right at the festival gates. EDC Shuttles use a dedicated route to bypass regular traffic, and feature security pre-checks at each shuttle stop so fans can scan their festival wristband and walk straight into the event once they arrive each day.
Three-day Standard Shuttle passes begin at $90 before fees, while three-day Premier Shuttle passes start at $199 plus fees. All shuttle passes include three-day round-trip transportation to and from EDC with designated stops throughout Las Vegas. Standard in-bound service will begin daily at 6 p.m., with outbound rides starting at 3 a.m. Headliners looking to attend the Opening Ceremonies at the festival can RSVP for early shuttles from 2 to 6 p.m. for a small additional cost of $5 per day. The gates to cosmicMEADOW will open at 3 p.m. with entertainment beginning at 4 p.m. Premier pass holders will be able to reserve their Las Vegas Strip and EDC departure times each day and receive one premium merchandise pack, as well as other daily goodies to enjoy on their ride and at the festival. Additional perks for both services include restrooms prior to boarding, security pre-checks to eliminate wait times upon arrival at EDC, and water at each location. On and off-site guest service teams will be available to help field questions and address concerns.
Standard shuttle locations include Downtown, MGM Festival Grounds, Mid-strip and the Rio Hotel and Casino. Premier shuttle locations include MGM Grand Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, and the Stratosphere. Premier shuttle pass holders will have earlier departure times than ever before, now beginning at 7 p.m. instead of 9 p.m.
EDC Las Vegas 2018 shuttle passes go on sale Wednesday, Jan. 31 at 12 p.m. PT, here.
Insomniac produces some of the most innovative, immersive music festivals and events in the world. Enhanced by state-of-the-art lighting, pyrotechnics and sound design, large-scale art installations, theatrical performers and next-generation special effects, these events captivate the senses and inspire a unique level of fan interaction. The quality of the experience is the company’s top priority.
Throughout its 24-year history, Insomniac has produced more than 1,200 festivals, concerts and club nights for nearly 5 million attendees over five continents. Insomniac’s events are held across the U.S. as well as in Mexico, Australia and Japan. The company’s premier annual event, Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas, is the largest dance music festival in North America, and attracted more than 400,000 fans over three days in June 2017.
The company was founded by Pasquale Rotella, and has been based in Los Angeles since it was formed in 1993.