LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) — An electronic music festival that prompted a moratorium on raves at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum after a teenager died of a drug overdose is moving to Las Vegas.

The Electric Daisy Carnival was scheduled to be held at the stadium June 24-25. However, event producer Pasquale Rotella said in a statement Thursday that a contract with the Coliseum has not been finalized, making it difficult to plan ahead for the event.

The statement alluded to recent events that have made producing a rave in Los Angeles “an insurmountable challenge.”

The Coliseum commission imposed a temporary moratorium on raves after  15-year-old Sasha Rodriguez overdosed on Ecstasy at last June’s event and died.

A venue in Las Vegas has not been announced.

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Comments (11)
  1. Sage Advice says:

    Bye! Don’t let the black-light hit you in the ass as you stumble out the border. Oh – and take your “shake and bake” meth bottle with you – thanks.

  2. Moe says:

    eaaauuu sage advice. hostile.

  3. day says:

    should make it at the fontana speed way instead of all the way in vegas -_____________-

  4. Andrew says:

    Thank God! At least the LAPD can go back to protecting the streets of Los Angeles, instead of being babysitters to a bunch of kids. While youre at it, take Bernard Parks with you, maybe he can work security for the event. Good Riddence!

  5. Elvis says:

    Viva Los Angeles Pasueere you belong in Vegas finally they had enough of your slick ways and posturing guess your pockets only run so deep? You are nothing but a predator that does not care about anyone but himself! ? did you sell your soul like Robert Rizzo, Charlie Sheen Bernie Madoff and the rest of the losers?

    Go to Hell
    Bye Bye EDC RIP

    I agree take parks and have him guard the parking lot!

  6. Priscilla says:

    Thank goodness that someone finally had the sense to look at Insomniac Events, namely EDC, and had the sense to say “No More!” The people behind these raves do not care about the kids that go to these events; they only care about the money they can make off them! So let them take their event to Las Vegas; eventually they will even be run out of Vegas.

  7. jason h says:

    discrimination starts against electronic music fans…i hope we all remember this when there are incidents at usc games, hip hop shows and rock concerts. the clock is ticking…the first incident should require a total ban.

  8. David says:

    gezz what a bunch of haters, no one here understands what these festivals mean to people like us..its not just about drugs and stuff, to a lot of people its just about the music..besides a 15 yr old has not business at a rave

  9. bb says:

    i think parents shud jus WATCH THEYR KIDS!!!!!!!
    seriously how is a 15year old goona get away with being gone for a whole weeknd..sorry but i blame the parents..
    yea i like how everyone is always drugs..pple dying..
    ummm newsflash ppl die at thses things all the time it doesnt make it right but it happens.
    and een if its 18 and 21 and over pple are stupid and irresponsible
    it will happen either way..

  10. las vegas ghetto says:

    edc vegas is gonna kick major ass! lol. its stayin in the lv, were not ever gonna give it back la. suck it. EDC VEGAS 4 LIFE! and all you “rave haters”….you clowns are too old too understand “raves” thank god. die already and let the new generation replace you 🙂

  11. binx says:

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