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EDC NY to take break in 2017, While New Insomniac Events Set to Launch

In his annual end-of-year address, Insomniac founder Pasquale Rotella discusses what fans, or as he likes to call them "headliners," can expect in 2017. In a lengthy letter shared online, Rotella announced exciting expansions as well as some not-as-exciting news regarding one of the EDC events.

"With everything that’s been happening in the world, we feel it is our mission to spread as much positivity around as possible." - Pasquale Rotella

While one festival will be stepping away, several new festivals will be launching or expanding in 2017. Get all of the details in our outline highlighting the biggest announcements in Rotella's State of Insomniac address below!

"There’s so much more to come, and the team and I are 100% committed to bringing it all to you. I love each and every one of you, and I hope you have a safe and happy New Year!" - Pasquale Rotella

New Year's Eve Events
• Factory 93 will host the Get Real: Green Velvet & Claude VonStroke in LA on NYE.
• The Chainsmokers will take over the LA Convention Center on December 30th.
• Countdown has been expanded to 2 nights - Dec 30 and 31st at NOS Events Center in San Bernardino - with all stages bing hosted outside in tents.

Beyond Wonderland SoCal
• The 2017 installment will see the event return home to the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino.
• Dreamstate and Bassrush will have their own stages for both nights, and there will be a new outdoor structure for Bassrush.

EDC India
• The inaugural India edition was a great success and is planning its return for 2017.

EDC Japan
• The fest will finally make its debut in Tokyo spring of 2017
• The venue is picked out and the circuitGROUNDS stage will be directly on the beach!

EDC Mexico
• Insomniac will be growing this event to make it its second largest festival!

EDC UK
• Stand by, as news on this is coming soon!

EDC NY
• The New York edition of EDC will take a break for 2017.

EDC Las Vegas 2017
• Will feature an Art Car sound system paying homage to New York DJs past and present
• The 2017 EDC LV will debut a completely reimagined kineticFIELD
• The festival will also premiere an entirely new additional stage!

Nocturnal Wonderland
• As Insomniac's longest running festival, Nocturnal will remain their premier SoCal camping fest but will switch to a different weekend in 2017.
• The 2017 iteration will be more boutique and blacklit with a Back to Basics approach to the music and the production.

Middlelands
• the newest addition to the Insomniac festival family will make its debut in 2017.
• Insomniac is working hard to make this different from anything fans have experienced before.

Other Event Expansions
• Bassrush in LA, We Are NRG in San Francisco, and Dreamstate in Mexico will all continue to grow!
• The above communities will also have more opportunities to reconnect at other festivals in 2017.
• Next year will also bring more Basscon shows.

New Online Store
• Insomniac will be relaunching its clothing and merchandise for a truly unique fashion line.
• The new online store will feature a wide range of limited edition items.

New Podcast
• In addition to Night Owl Radio, Insomniac HQ is set to launch a new podcast series called Wide Awake Stories.
• Tune in on Tuesday, January 3, as Rotella shares more details on 2017 events.

Read the full end-of-year letter, "The Journey Continues: A Message From Pasquale Rotella" in full at insomniac.com.