Pasquale Rotella

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2014

    Lady Casa: Queen of the Ravers

    By Ben Westhoff and Sarah Purkrabek Lady Casa is perhaps the country's most famous raver, and something of a cult leader to her tens of thousands of fans. When the Miami native makes a pilgrimage to LA and hosts an event on Venice Beach the day after seeing DJ Armin van Buuren, it quickly turns int ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    Jason Bentley Explains Why Fans, Not Industry Types, Are the Most Important Element of the EDM Biz Conference

    The biggest party of the summer for electronic dance music aficionados is finally here. 345,000 18-and-over festival attendees are expected to take over Las Vegas this weekend and even more are bound to attend the insane amount of club nights, pool parties and special events surrounding Electric Dai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2013

    EDC Las Vegas 2013 Lineup is Here!

    After leaving fans on the edge of their seats in anticipation for the sold out 17th Annual Electric Daisy Carnival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway -- Insomniac finally revealed the diverse lineup of musical "conductors" as founder and CEO Pasquale Rotella likes to call them. This year's list include ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    Five Must-See Artists at Beyond Wonderland

    This weekend, Insomniac takes its fourth journey down the Alice & Wonderland-themed rabbit hole to Beyond Wonderland Music Festival, held at the San Manuel Amphitheater after the city of San Bernardino complained from previous wonderland events at the NOS Events Center. Don't be fooled by the new lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    Top Five Best and Worst Parts of Escape From Wonderland - NOS Events Center - October 27,2012

    This weekend, Insomniac Events hosted their second annual Escape from Wonderland music festival at the Nos Events Center in San Bernadino. The Wonderland parties have become a staple brand for the promoters and are becoming just as popular as Electric Daisy Carnival (their biggest event of the year) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2012

    HARD Summer vs. Nocturnal Wonderland--Which One is Better?

    See Also:*Skrillex Fans: Five Reasons They Suck*Five Reasons Why Skrillex Should Have Won Best New Artist at the Grammys *Coachella vs. Lollapalooza: Which is better? Summer may be nearing its end, but there is one more key EDM festival match up to be settled: this weekend's Hard Summer vs. No ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    Insomniac Donates $115,000 From EDC Sales

    See Also: *Identity Management Group and Insomniac Events Create an EDM Power Merger in OC *Top Five Parties During EDC Week *What's So Important About the EDMbiz Conference? For all the crowds, freakish costumes and profits that Electric Daisy Carnival attracted during its second round in Las V ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2012

    Coachella Jumps On Board the Floating Festival Trend, But is This New Cruise a Sinker?

    See Also: Coachella By the Numbers: A guide to the festival's past and present Coachella: Top Five Acts at the Sahara Tent Yesterday the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival promoters announced they will be setting sail on a new festival titled the S. S. Coachella as early as this December 1 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    Afrojack - Playhouse Nightclub - 6/26/12

    Afrojack, R3hab & Quintino Playhouse Nightclub 6/22/12 See Also: Top Five Parties During EDC Week EDMbiz: When It Comes to Booking EDM Events, Pasquale Rotella says "Talent Means Nothing" Monday nights are usually quiet for most clubs, bars, music venues and even most people. Yet for over a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2012

    EDC Vegas Pulls Plug on Music Due to High Winds

    [Update at 2:48 a.m]: EDC is over for the night. Organizers are waiting for crowds to thin out before making an official announcement. More details and older updates at the bottom.Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas tonight was shut down temporarily as a result of high winds buffeting tall sound s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    EDMbiz: When It Comes to Booking EDM Events, Pasquale Rotella says "Talent Means Nothing"

    With the title of the panel discussion sounding like the start of a bad joke, Five Promoters and an Agent Walk Into a Room, was unique opportunity to see the O.G.s of EDM sit down and have a civilized conversation (or at least try). After only a few questions from the audience, Insomniac founder Pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    Infected Mushroom at Sutra, April 5, 2012

    Infected Mushroom April 5, 2012SutraLast night the legendary Israeli psychedelic trance DJs and electronic band Infected Mushroom had a unique DJ set at the always posh Sutra in Costa Mesa. In typical "Element Thursdays" fashion Sutra brings the top EDM DJs to our backyard--and this was no exception ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    Beyond Wonderland at the San Bernardino NOS Events Center, March 17, 2012

    ​Beyond WonderlandMarch 17, 2012Nos Events CenterOn Saturday, Insomniac Events hosted a very special edition of a sold-out Beyond Wonderland at the San Bernardino NOS Events Center. Beyond Wonderland marks the start of festival season in the dance community with Ultra Music Festival in Miami this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    Insomniac Introduces New White Wonderland Festival at Anaheim Convention Center

    ​Insomniac is kicking off 2012 by inviting fans to attend an all-new 21 music festival called White Wonderland. The two-day fest will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center on Dec. 31, 2011 and Jan. 1, 2012. Joining headliner no. 1 Kaskade on New Years Eve will be Benny Benassi, Paul Va ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    Two Deaths in a Year; Is Electric Daisy Carnival Cursed?

    Doug Neill/OC Weekly​Check out last year's slideshows here and hereAfter the death of a 15-year-old girl at the Electric Daisy Carnival in LA and the news that a 19-year-old man died after attending the sold-out rave party in Dallas (with another concert-goer in critical condition) we have to won ... More >>

  • Music

    July 3, 2003
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    September 6, 2001

    Raving In Wonderland

    Electronic music goes mainstream

  • Music

    March 22, 2001

    Strangers With Cande

    How sweet rave promoters B3Cande are