Insomniac Partners with Local Charity for EDC Auction


Insomniac Events, the powerhouse behind Electric Daisy Carnival, has partnered with local nonprofit, Culture Shock Las Vegas, on a charitable venture ahead of this year’s festival June 19-21. A 10-day online-only auction will be held via eBay ( and will feature EDC-specific experiences and items that a true EDM fan could only dream of until now.

Hardcore EDC-ers (“Headliners”) can bid on 54 imaginative and extravagant experiences. One package includes dinner for two at Caesars’ new Searsucker restaurant before a visit to Omnia’s DJ booth, a meeting with superstar Martin Garrix and a VIP table to enjoy with friends. A pre-EDC makeover package lets festivalgoers get their hair and makeup done in true over-the-top festival fashion, complete with a costume for the night. And a sushi-making lesson at Nobu with Krewella is also on the table for bidders who care to enjoy famous Japanese cuisine with famous DJs. Backstage passes, artist hangout sessions and exclusive VIP experiences also make the list.

Proceeds will benefit Culture Shock Las Vegas, a nonprofit that uses art and dance to keep Vegas youth from engaging in poor behavior. By teaching hip-hop and street dance routines to young people, Culture Shock helps keep young people off drugs and away from violence. Jennifer Forkish, the vice president of communications and public affairs for Insomniac, says the EDC crew is very happy with their decision to partner with the local charity. “What we really liked best about Culture Shock is their focus on culture, dance and their enthusiasm for the arts and giving back to the community.”

The auction opens May 6 at 9 a.m. and closes May 15 at 9 a.m. Bidding begins at 99 cents for each experience.

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