The Rise and Fall of Music Festivals?
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Study reveals $85 million impact from TomorrowWorld

Study reveals $85 million impact from TomorrowWorld | The Rise and Fall of Music Festivals? | Scoop.it
Georgia's inaugural Tomorrowworld came to a close in late September of last year, but quickly received a warm and decade-long invite to return from city representatives after reports of the event's blossoming statistics began to surface.
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This is just another example of how much money is generated from these festivals.  The infamous european festival TommorrowLand held in Belgium decided to make its way to US soil for the firs time, and was a big success.  This was a big test to see just how big things could go, and it panned out the way they wanted.  $85 million dollars big.  The next TommorrowWorld is going to be a really big insight on the way things are progressing in the industry.

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Miami Mayor, City Officials Look to End Ultra Music Festival - Billboard

Miami Mayor, City Officials Look to End Ultra Music Festival - Billboard | The Rise and Fall of Music Festivals? | Scoop.it
Billboard Miami Mayor, City Officials Look to End Ultra Music Festival Billboard Two days after security guard Erica Mack was trampled at Ultra Music Festival on Friday (March 28), Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado and Miami city officials are looking to...
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Are festivals getting too big for their own good.  Are they able to keep the masses of attendees under control to prevent havoc to be allowed to continue?  That is the question many city officials are asking the organization behind many music festivals such as Ultra Music Festival: Miami, Fl.  Recently, Ultra held their annual festival in Miami, and once again things got out of hand when one of their own staff members was trampled and injured by a mob of people trying to attain free access to the festival.  In addition there was a death of a young adult due to overdose of illegal drugs.  There are many benefits to putting on a festival of this magnitude.  Mainly the amount of revenue influx the city receives in such a small period of time.  Not to mention the jobs provided for the many staff members needed to build and run a festival of this size.  However, drugs, injuries, and deaths can only hurt the festivals scene and possibly even ban it.  Ultra is up to their necks right now trying to salvage their festival before the City of Miami shuts if down permanently.  

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Couples Are Getting Married at Electric Daisy Carnival | West Coast ...

Couples Are Getting Married at Electric Daisy Carnival | West Coast ... | The Rise and Fall of Music Festivals? | Scoop.it
A new feature this year at Electric Daisy Carnival is a wedding chapel, which is not actually a chapel but an outdoor deck area tricked out with an arch made of fake flowers. Here couples can legally tie the knot -- or just take ...
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Festival owners are constantly trying to invent the wheel and come up with fun and exciting things that set them apart from the competition, and keep their attendees hooked and coming back for more.  And what is a stronger hook than promoting love, and amidst a sea of music and neon lights I might add.  Here at EDC Vegas (what many in the industry consider to be the Mecca of all EDM festivals) you can legally get married.  I mean, it is Vegas right?  

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TomorrowWorld Festival to Include Drug Awareness Information - RollingStone.com

TomorrowWorld Festival to Include Drug Awareness Information - RollingStone.com | The Rise and Fall of Music Festivals? | Scoop.it
jambands.com TomorrowWorld Festival to Include Drug Awareness Information RollingStone.com After a summer plagued by overdose incidents at dance-music festivals, TomorrowWorld in Atlanta will try a new approach to keeping festival-goers safe by...
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One of the biggest factors going against the festival scene is the never ending war on recreational drug usage and distribution.  Drugs are taken and sold illegally causing multiple overdoses and deaths each festival.  Many are pointing their fingers at the festivals and trying to shut them down, but is it the festivals faults.  They clearly have no drug use policies and have security checking people and searching bags upon entry.  Drugs have been a big part of the rave scene since its birth, and were even big at events like Woodstock.  I personally do not do them, nor do I agree with them.  But, just where do you draw the line.  Diplo, a famous dj from Orlando, brings up a good point.  He states that they have been a big part of rave culture since the beginning, and simply pointing the fingers at the festivals won't solve anything nor stop people from taking part in drugs.  Unfortunately it seems inevitable, and hopefully will not be the cause of any more deaths, including the death of any large scale festivals.

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Following in the footsteps of the Electric Daisy Carnival, festival founder and Insomniac Events CEO Pasquale Rotella is bringing even more events to Las Vegas. On his Facebook page, he offered a sneak preview of his ...
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The amount of money these events generate is astonishing.  It's no wonder they haven't been shut down yet for their related incidents.  RIght when you thing the tickets are too expensive for anyone to be willing to pay, you find out theta EDC Vegas is already sold out and launching two more event locations, on different continents at that!  Pasquale Rotella is one of the owners\founders of Insomniac Events which hosts EDC Orlando, New York and Las Vegas shows.  He is one of the masterminds behind these events and has just announced here two more Festival locations and his goals and ideals behind what he does and his company stands for.  Just when you thought it couldn't get any bigger right?  

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The Attic hosts Electric Daisy Carnival after-party - Orlando Sentinel (blog)

The Attic hosts Electric Daisy Carnival after-party - Orlando Sentinel (blog) | The Rise and Fall of Music Festivals? | Scoop.it
The Attic hosts Electric Daisy Carnival after-party
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In overachievement news, The Attic announced its plans to host an after-party for the Electric Daisy Carnival EDM festival coming to Orlando this Friday and Saturday.
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In addition to the gigantic music festivals occurring yearly worldwide, there are even more local venues to ensure that people are still getting their EDM fixes.  After all, these events generate mass amounts of income for local venues and clubs in a much more controlled environment.  For example, Orlando's own local venue 'The Attic' hosted one of EDC's infamous after parties.  The after parties are only a once in a while occurrence that follow the festivals, however many of the touring artists headlining these festivals also get booked at venues like 'Attic'.  This keeps the scene alive and growing and is what helps large festivals to do so well.  It's almost like the venues are there to give you a small taste of what is to come at a festival to ensure that the festivals sales stay up.

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