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Electric Daisy Carnival dates announced, partial lineup revealed

April 2, 2009 |  6:40 pm


Los Angeles' largest annual dance party just got a little bit bigger.

Promoters of the long-running Electric Daisy Carnival have expanded their updated take on the rave to a two-day affair (June 26-27) to take place once again at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Exposition Park in downtown Los Angeles.

Friday will boast Berlin’s Boyz Noise in a make-up appearance (he was a last-minute no-show last year), in addition to Paul Oakenfold, Eddie Halliwell and ATB. But it’s Saturday that looks like the better of the two nights so far -- with Fatboy Slim, Paul van Dyk, David Guetta, Benny Benassi and Roger Sanchez all on the bill.

Additionally, EDC promoter-founder Pasquale Rotella of Insomniac Events tells Pop & Hiss he has confirmed Sander Van Doorn, Fedde Le Grand, Simian Mobile Disco, LTJ Bukem and Infected Mushroom for the festival, which features five stages, full-size carnival rides and an assortment of art installations. Expect more DJs to be announced in the coming weeks.

Last year's turnout stunned Rotella and his co-promoters, who estimated the crowds to be in excess of 50,000 on June 28, 2008, with fans traveling from as far away as Arizona to make the scene and check out the incredible light show.

Tickets go on sale April 21 for this year's expanded EDC with a yet-to-be determined price. Single day ticket sales will be initially offered online via insomniac.com, with two-day-only tickets for sale by June at the same website and other selected outlets.

--Charlie Amter

Photo of Paul Oakenfold by Lori Shepler/Los Angeles Times