Insomniac News

18+ Policy

Posted: July 15th, 2010 5:23PM

Insomniac Events Hires Safety Experts To Prepare Best Practice Procedures For Music Festivals Nationwide.

Introduces 18 and Older Policy Nationwide 

LOS ANGELES, July 15, 2010 – Insomniac Events has hired Investigative Advisory Group (IAG), a consulting firm that has experience creating overall safety and security protocols for large venues, to analyze Insomniac’s current and proposed safety protocols and procedures for the company’s music festivals throughout the United States. These safety protocols will create new standard operating procedures adapted to the new challenges involved in music festivals, including Electric Daisy Carnival. These recommendations will further augment guest safety by building on Insomniac’s existing protocols, which include extensive 
advance planning with local governments and public safety authorities, 
including fire and police departments.

Effective immediately, Insomniac has also established an “18 and older” policy for all of the company’s dance music festivals until such time as Insomniac implements IAG’s recommended standard operating procedures. Insomniac has purchased handheld ID scanners, which will be used at all future “18 and older” Insomniac events. Insomniac will refund the full ticket price to anyone under the age of 18 who has already purchased 
tickets to upcoming Insomniac dance music festivals. Ticketholders under the age of 18 can send an email to refunds@insomniac.com detailing their name, phone number and the 
name of the event and outlet where they bought the ticket 
(e.g. Ticketmaster, GrooveTickets, or retail store).

“All the wonderful people who help make our events so special deserve not only the best entertainment, but the most comprehensive safety and security measures available. We are confident that Investigative Advisory Group will provide the right additions to our existing procedures, and help us to continue to raise the bar for music events,” says Pasquale Rotella, Insomniac’s CEO. “Over the past 17 years, Insomniac has created some of the largest and most successful dance music festivals in North America. We love our community and strive to be the best at what we do, and this includes event safety. Though dance music is enjoyed by people of all ages, we are introducing an 18 and older policy at our events as we await Investigative Advisory Group’s recommendations. Insomniac remains committed to 
providing a place for our guests to celebrate safely, and we plan to share our 
findings with all of our event venues.”

About Insomniac Events

Insomniac produces innovative concerts and music festivals amplified by state-of-the-art lighting design, interactive circus and theatrical performances, and audience participation. Insomniac’s premier annual event, Electric Daisy Carnival, is one of the biggest music festivals in the United States.  Insomniac has produced more than 250 music events for more than 2,000,000 concertgoers in California, Nevada, Colorado, Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico.  Founded and led by Pasquale Rotella, Insomniac has been based in 
Los Angeles since it started in 1993.

Acceptable Forms of Identification for Entry
• Any U.S. government issued driver’s license or identification card provided that it contains a photograph and date of birth.
• A U.S. or foreign government issued passport containing a photograph 
and date of birth.

Unacceptable Forms of Identification for Entry
• School identification.
• Consular identification.
• Licenses issued in countries other than the U.S.
• Expired identification of any kind.
• Birth certificates
• Xerox copies of any identification.