EDC Las Vegas presents Virtual Rave-A-Thon this weekend

Kaskade is among the superstar DJs set to spin during the EDC Las Vegas Virtual Rave-A-Thon.
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The 10th edition of the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas was postponed from this weekend to October 2-4, but dance music fans can still party along with many festival favorites through the EDC Virtual Rave-A-Thon, a livestream event running from 5 p.m. until 2 a.m. May 15-17 at TV.insomniac.com.

Longtime Las Vegas nightclub and dayclub resident DJs David Guetta, Kaskade, Duke Dumont, Afrojack, Flosstradamus and Oliver Heldens are on the bill along with K?D, Nicole Moudaber, Tokimonsta, Zeds Dead, Zhu, Benny Benassi, Boombox Cartel, Borgore, Chris Lorenzo, Claude VonStroke, Deorro, Headhunterz, Malaa, Nghtmre with Ghastly, Seven Lions, Tchami, Valentino Khan, Yellow Claw, Z-Trip and many more.

The stream will feature multiple stages broadcasting across two channels with all live and original sets from many artists originally scheduled to perform at EDC Las Vegas 2020. Insomniac founder Pasquale Rotella will host the event and provide interviews with DJs during the stream.

The three-day virtual festival marks the debut of Rave Recovery, a relief fund created in collaboration with charitable organization In Place of War to assist dance music fans impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

“Looking out for one another and giving back have been cornerstones of rave culture since people first set foot on the dancefloor,” Rotella said in a statement. “With so many people experiencing hardships brought on by COVID-19, those principles are more important than ever. Even though we’re isolated, no one should feel alone. Rave Recovery was created to support fans within our dance music community who need assistance—and hopefully inspire others to reach out, connect, and give back.”

A portion of the proceeds raised during the livestream will also support In Place of War’s emergency fund supporting some of the world’s most vulnerable communities in the global south during the pandemic. Donations can be made now at insomniac.com/rave-recovery and links will be live on Insomniac’s YouTube and Twitch channels during the Rave-A-Thon.

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