Photo Release -- Insomniac Events Celebrates Successful Electric Daisy Carnival Puerto Rico and Texas Nocturnal Festival

/ Source: GlobeNewswire

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 7, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- With a record-breaking 15,000 people in attendance at Electric Daisy Carnival Puerto Rico on August 28, 2010 and 25,000 people attending Nocturnal Festival in Texas on September 4 and 5, 2010, Insomniac is pleased to report two more successful '18 and older' music festivals.

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On August 28, 2010, at Sixto Escobar Stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Insomniac set the record for the largest ever dance music event on the island with its second annual Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) Puerto Rico. Sponsored by Coors Light, EDC featured 15,000 music fans, large-scale art installations and sets from over 60 performers on three massive stages including Moby, Will-I-Am, Pendulum and JFK of Mstrkrft.. At the end of the night, a downpour of rain added an extra special effect to the show – one that was welcomed by fans grateful for a shower after dancing all day long!

On September 4th and 5th, 2010, over 25,000 music fans gathered at the lush, grassy fields of Apache Pass in Downtown Texas for Insomniac's Nocturnal Festival in Texas. Insomniac estimates the attendance at 12,000 on September 4, and at 13,000 on September 5th. Enforcement of the 18 and older policy, along with EDC's now standard security and medical measures, resulted in a safe and successful Nocturnal Festival Texas.

Nocturnal Festival is one of Insomniac's cornerstone music festivals, uniting many styles of music culture including indie rock and electronic music. Insomniac presented the first Nocturnal Festival 15 years ago in Los Angeles for 3,000 fans and the annual festival has grown to over 40,000 fans at last year's event in Los Angeles. 2010 is the first year Insomniac will produce two Nocturnal Festivals – this weekend's successful event in Texas and another one in the Los Angeles area on September 25.

The Texas lineup featured four outdoor stages of groundbreaking bands and DJs including Disco Biscuits, Lotus, Pretty Lights, Kid Cudi, Armin Van Buuren, and Roni Size.

"We are very grateful to have been able to present this contemporary mix of arts and culture at this historic Texas location," said Insomniac's founder, Pasquale Rotella. "The venue is a treasure located between three colleges and it provided the perfect setting for two days of great music, unique art and wonderful times. The Milam County locals, restaurants and motels were all very accommodating—the festival generated good business for the area. We had several options for venues and I have no doubt that we picked the best one."

About Insomniac Events

Insomniac produces innovative concerts and music festivals amplified by state-of-the-art lighting design, interactive circus and theatrical performances, and audience participation. Insomniac's premier annual event, Electric Daisy Carnival, is one of the biggest music festivals in the United States.  Insomniac has produced more than 250 music events for more than 2,000,000 concertgoers in California, Nevada, Colorado, Texas, Florida, Washington and Puerto Rico. Founded and led by Pasquale Rotella, Insomniac has been based in Los Angeles since it started in 1993.

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