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EDC 2017 UK Canceled: Insomniac "Indefinitely Postponing" Festival

By Ryan Middleton ryan.middleton@musictimes.com | Jan 18, 2017 12:35 PM EST

2017 has not been kind to Electric Daisy Carnival. Today, the EDM festival brand announced that it was "indefinitely postponing" EDC UK, "until we can properly reimagine all areas of the experience."

In a statement on the festival's website, Insomniac founder and CEO, Pasquale Rotella, expressed his regret about the decision to cancel the festival this year and potentially going forward as well, saying plans to build the festival this year "have not developed as I had hoped."

"Thank you for your support of EDC UK. I am writing to you to let you know that our plans to grow and improve the festival at Milton Keynes have not developed as I had hoped, and we are not going to be able to stage EDC UK this July in a manner that meets all of our high expectations."

"As a result, we are indefinitely postponing the show until we can properly reimagine all areas of the experience. We apologize for the inconvenience we know this causes, and we thank you for your understanding."

The festival was originally planned to take place on July 8 and has been held at the Milton Keynes Bowl since 2014. It was held as a one-day event in 213 at London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. In 2016, Avicii made the festival as one of his final gigs in the world before his eventual touring retirement. Other DJs who have performed there include Axwell /\ Ingrosso, Eric Prydz, Marco Carola, Hardwell, Sigma, Martin Garrix, Paul van Dyk and Joris Voorn.

Fans can get refunds through the festival's website here.

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