Last year, Clark County officials were nervous that the Electric Daisy Carnival would bring in young kids who would do drugs, buy tickets to the music festival and do little else to add to the economy. Instead, the three-day event brought in an estimated $130 million to the local economy.
This year, it’s the alleged illegal activities of Insomniac founder and CEO Pasquale Rotella, who is in charge of promoting the festival. Last week he was indicted on six counts of bribery, embezzlement and conspiracy in Los Angeles. Rotella pleaded not guilty to the charges and his bail was set at $1.2 million.
Electric Daisy Carnival officials say the show will go on June 8-10. So far, about 74,000 tickets have been sold. Organizers have teamed up with more resorts this year and plan events such as seminars away from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway where the festival takes place.
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