Insomniac’s Third Annual EDC Week Charity Auction and First Ever Surreal Sweepstakes Raises Record Breaking $162,000 for Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada

Insomniac’s Third Annual EDC Week Charity Auction and First Ever Surreal Sweepstakes Raises Record Breaking $162,000 for
Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada

 

The total funds raised will go towards enhancing art programs
at all 14 Boys & Girls Clubhouses in Southern Nevada

 

Insomniac, the production company behind North America’s largest three-day dance music festival, Electric Daisy Carnival, partnered with eBay for Charity and Surreal to give back to the communities of Southern Nevada with the third annual EDC Week Charity Auction and first-ever EDC Week Charity Sweepstakes. Hundreds of participating fans raised over $162,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada, which will fund fourteen comprehensive art programs across the region. During the EDC Week Charity Auction and Surreal Sweepstakes, thousands of bids were made for over 75 once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

 

“With each year of the EDC Week Charity auction, I am so grateful for the outpouring of support we receive from our fans and the community,” said Pasquale Rotella, Founder and CEO of Insomniac. “We partnered with Surreal for the first time to give everyone a fair shot at winning a special experience this year, and the response was incredible. Thank you to all that participated, because of you we raised our highest total yet for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada.”

 

During two unique phases of the EDC Week Charity Auction, fans from around the world had the opportunity to bid on unbelievable EDC experiences through eBay for Charity. Prizes included the chance to win The Golden Ticket to 10 Insomniac events throughout the year, to propose on stage at EDC Las Vegas, to take a helicopter tour over the festival and more. Headliners could also bid on creating priceless memories with some of their favorite artists, including the chance to pop champagne with Armin van Buuren, have a pizza party with Showtek, race across the track with Excision and much more.

 

As an extension of the EDC Week Charity Auction, Insomniac partnered with Surreal to launch the first EDC Week Charity Sweepstakes, where fans could enter to win a variety of experiences with the biggest names in dance music. During the festival, the winning fans will watch Major Lazer on stage, ride the Artist Ferris Wheel with Marshmello, catch Martin Garrix at OMNIA, take a helicopter tour of the festival with Pasquale Rotella, and more.

 

“When we discovered we were going to be the recipients of this year’s EDC Week Charity Auction and Surreal Sweepstakes, we never imagined such an incredible outpouring of generosity and support,” said Andy Bischel, President and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada. “With these funds, we will be able to enhance 14 fully developed art programs, buy supplies, and foster creativity for our kids across Southern Nevada.”

 

Since the launch of the EDC Week Charity Auction in 2015, Insomniac, eBay For Charity, artists and premier Las Vegas businesses have raised over $355,000 for local nonprofits including Culture Shock Las Vegas, The Shade Tree, and Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada. For additional information on the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada and the EDC Week Charity Auction, please visit www.ebay.com/insomniac.

 

A limited number of tickets are still available for EDC Las Vegas 2017. To purchase your tickets and to stay up-to-date on the latest news regarding EDC Las Vegas, head to ElectricDaisyCarnival.com.

 

 

About Surreal (givesurreal.com)

Surreal is a fundraising platform that partners with celebrities and social media influencers to offer their fans unforgettable experiences and content, with proceeds going to the charity of their choice. To participate, anyone can donate as little as $5 for a chance to win the experience –providing an engaging way to create positive exposure, raise awareness, and make a difference in the world. Follow us on Instagram.

 

About eBay for Charity

eBay for Charity is a platform that enables members of the eBay community to donate to causes in the U.S. and abroad. Sellers can donate anywhere between 10-100 percent of the proceeds and buyers can add a donation to their purchase during checkout. To date, more than $725 million dollars have been raised on eBay for Charity.

 

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada is a nonprofit organization that operates 14 facilities in Southern Nevada, and serves more than 20,000 youth in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Southern Highlands and Summerlin.  These Clubhouses offer children ages K-12th grade a variety of daily creative, fun and educational programs.  Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.  Keep up with BGC events and news on FacebookTwitter and Instagram. For more information visit www.bgcsnv.org or call 702-367-2582.

 

About Insomniac

Insomniac produces some of the most innovative, immersive music festivals and events in the world. Enhanced by state-of-the-art lighting, pyrotechnics and sound design, large-scale art installations, theatrical performers and next-generation special effects, these events captivate the senses and inspire a unique level of fan interaction. The quality of the experience is the company’s top priority.

 

Throughout its 23-year history, Insomniac has produced more than 1,000 festivals, concerts and club nights for nearly 5 million attendees across three continents. Insomniac’s events are held in California, Florida, Michigan, Nevada, New York, the United Kingdom, Mexico, India, Australia and Brazil. The company’s premier annual event, Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas, is the largest multi-day music festival in North America, and attracted more than 400,000 fans over three days in June 2016.

 

The company was founded by Pasquale Rotella, and has been based in Los Angeles since it was formed in 1993.

 

Keep up with Insomniac announcements and news on Insomniac.com, Facebook and Twitter.

Insomniac and Surreal Launch First EDC Week Charity Sweepstakes with Unparalleled Artist-Related Experiences Starting at $5

Insomniac and Surreal Launch First EDC Week Charity Sweepstakes with Unparalleled Artist-Related Experiences Starting at $5

Major Lazer, Martin Garrix, Pasquale Rotella and more will take part in the sweepstakes benefitting Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada

 

Enter for a chance to win today through Sunday, May 28 at 11:59 p.m. PT here

 

 Insomniac, the production team behind the nation’s largest three-day dance music festival, Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) Las Vegas, has partnered with Surreal, a newly launched fundraising platform that allows fans to win unique prizes through affordable donations, to create the first-ever EDC Week Charity Sweepstakes. Fans now have the chance to purchase entry tickets starting at $5 for once-in-a-lifetime artist experiences along with a pair of General Admission passes to EDC Las Vegas 2017, round trip flights from anywhere in the United States and hotel accommodations during the festival. As an extension of the EDC Week Charity Auction, all the funds raised will be donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada.

 

“This year, we came up with a way to offer our fans an affordable opportunity to not only experience EDC Las Vegas, but to meet some of their favorite artists all while donating to charity,” said Pasquale Rotella, Founder and CEO of Insomniac. “In partnership with Surreal, we’re able to give everyone a fair shot at winning prizes that are normally only offered during the auction. We hope everyone participates!”

 

Now through Sunday, May 28 at 11:59 p.m. PT, fans can enter for a chance to win six different experiences, where the winner of each will be chosen at random. Participants will have the option to donate $5 for one ticket, $20 for five tickets, and $100 for 50 tickets for their favorite unprecedented package. In addition, fans can purchase the EDC Pack for $25, which will allow them one entry into every experience offered.

 

Once-in-a-lifetime prizes include:

  • Soar over the Las Vegas Strip with Ghastly as you plunge from the Stratosphere Tower’s thrilling SkyJump experience.
  • Play a private round of TopGolf with Jauz at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino before heading over to EDC Las Vegas to watch the first few songs of his set on stage at kineticFIELD.
  • Hang with the members of Major Lazer backstage at EDC Las Vegas, where you’ll enjoy a golf cart ride around the festival grounds and premier viewing of their set from on stage at cosmicMEADOW.
  • Ride on the Artist Ferris wheel at EDC Las Vegas with Marshmello then hop on a golf cart and jet to his set at kineticFIELD where you’ll be escorted to Front of House to set off one of the confetti canons into the crowd.
  • Watch Martin Garrix perform at EDC Las Vegas on kineticFIELD from Front of House, then catch his next show in VIP style that night at OMNIA (21+ only).
  • Get the Owl’s-Eye tour of EDC Las Vegas and helicopter into the festival with Insomniac Founder and CEO, Pasquale Rotella.

 

Enter for your chance to win the EDC Week Charity Sweepstakes here. A donation is not necessary for entry nor will it improve your chances of winning. For details on how to enter without making a donation, see the Sweepstakes Rules.

 

EDC Las Vegas returns to Las Vegas Motor Speedway June 16 – 18 for three unforgettable nights of world-renowned music, neon-lit carnival rides, awe-inspiring fireworks displays, interactive art installations and much more. Tickets are still available for purchase here. For more information about EDC Las Vegas, visit lasvegas.electricdaisycarnival.com/.

 

 

About Insomniac

Insomniac produces some of the most innovative, immersive music festivals and events in the world. Enhanced by state-of-the-art lighting, pyrotechnics and sound design, large-scale art installations, theatrical performers and next-generation special effects, these events captivate the senses and inspire a unique level of fan interaction. The quality of the experience is the company’s top priority.

 

Throughout its 23-year history, Insomniac has produced more than 1,000 festivals, concerts and club nights for nearly 5 million attendees across three continents. Insomniac’s events are held in California, Florida, Michigan, Nevada, New York, the United Kingdom, Mexico, India, Australia and Brazil. The company’s premier annual event, Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas, is the largest multi-day music festival in North America, and attracted more than 400,000 fans over three days in June 2016.

 

The company was founded by Pasquale Rotella, and has been based in Los Angeles since it was formed in 1993.

 

Keep up with Insomniac announcements and news on Insomniac.com, Facebook and Twitter.

 

About Surreal (givesurreal.com)

Surreal is a fundraising platform that partners with celebrities and social media influencers to offer their fans unforgettable experiences and content, with proceeds going to the charity of their choice. To participate, anyone can donate as little as $5 for a chance to win the experience –providing an engaging way to create positive exposure, raise awareness, and make a difference in the world. Follow us on Instagram.

Insomniac Unveils 3rd Annual EDC Week Charity Auction With Extraordinary Experiences, Benefiting Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada

Insomniac Unveils 3rd Annual EDC Week Charity Auction With Extraordinary Experiences, Benefiting Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada

 

Fans can visit eBay for Charity to bid on more than 30 incredible packages, including: a backstage “stage hop” tour, EDC Week All Access Club Pass, personalized message from stage, front of the line pass for festival rides and many more

Bid now on your favorite EDC Week Charity Auction experiences at ebay.com/Insomniac

 

For the third consecutive year, Insomniac has teamed up with eBay for Charity to bring the 2017 EDC Week Charity Auction to life, raising funds for the wonderful work of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada. Bids are now open for the first wave of priceless experiences surrounding North America’s largest dance music festival, Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) Las Vegas.

 

“In my neighborhood growing up, the local community center always provided a place for myself and other kids to feel safe and connected to one another and the community. It feels great to give back to an organization that has brought wonderful programs and happiness to thousands of deserving children,” said Pasquale Rotella, Founder and CEO of Insomniac. “With the support of our incredible Headliners, this year’s EDC Week Charity Auction will fund a brand new art program for all 14 Boys & Girls Club locations in Southern Nevada.”

 

The first phase of the auction offers fans new, unparalleled access to EDC Las Vegas, which will celebrate its 21st edition Under the Electric Sky at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway from June 16 – 18. Auction winners can sail the festival grounds on the Bass Wench Art Car, hang out with Insomniac CEO Pasquale Rotella in his SkyDeck cabana, tag the wasteLAND stage with a piece of art and much more. Participants will have 10 days to place their bid for the chance of a lifetime. All auction items are available at eBay.com/Insomniac, with many bids starting at just $0.99 where 100 percent of the funds raised will go to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada.

 

Insomniac and the Boys & Girls Clubs share many of the same core values: a celebration of creativity and self-expression, and a love of community. Both organizations aspire to provide safe, healthy and welcoming spaces. The new art program funded by the EDC Week Charity Auction will give children at every Southern Nevada clubhouse an outlet to express themselves through the arts, just as Insomniac festival attendees feel that they can freely express themselves at our shows.

 

From now until Thursday, April 6, Headliners can bid on the first round of EDC Week experiences including, but not limited to:

 

  • The Golden Ticket: The Golden Ticket is your magic festival pass for the next year! Use it to attend up to 10 events from June 1, 2017 to June 1, 2018 of course starting with EDC Las Vegas 2017!
  • Be Pasquale’s SkyDeck Guest at EDC Vegas: How would you like the best view in the house? As guests of our head Night Owl, Pasquale Rotella, you and a friend will enjoy exclusive seating in his private SkyDeck area overlooking kineticFIELD at EDC Las Vegas 2017.
  • Set Sail Around EDC in the Bass Wench Art Car During the Parade: The EDC Parade is a much-anticipated highlight of each night of the festival, and you’ll get to be an integral part of the fun when you ride along the in the new Bass Wench art car.
  • VIP Golf Cart Champagne Tour: Join a member of Insomniac’s VIP team one night during EDC Las Vegas for a behind-the-scenes Speedway tour. Whirl behind the stages and private areas while sipping champagne and hearing stories from our Experience Creators.
  • Propose On Stage at EDC Las Vegas 2017: You’ll have the best proposal story ever when you pop the question on stage in front of thousands of people!
  • Drop the First Track at kineticFIELD: The biggest party on the planet has to start somewhere. Kick off night one of EDC Las Vegas 2017 by playing the first track at our scenic main stage.
  • Festival Sneak Preview: You and a friend will get an exclusive first look at EDC Las Vegas 2017 with a tour from a member of the Insomniac production team. Explore the Speedway before the gates open to the public, and have your picture taken on stage at kineticFIELD, or the stage of your choice.
  • Front of Line for All Rides at EDC: For the carnival ride enthusiast, this package is for you! Winner and a friend will enjoy fast-pass treatment for every GA ride at EDC Las Vegas.
  • Private Backstage Trailer at EDC: If you’ve always wanted to say, “I’ll be in my trailer,” here’s your chance. You and three guests will have your own private trailer in the artist area every night of EDC Las Vegas 2017.
  • Golf Cart Escape Route: The sun’s coming up. You’ve been dancing for hours, and now you’re ready to go. Don’t feel like facing crowds and the journey to your car? We’ve got your swift escape ready! You and three guests will meet your very own “EDC chauffeur” at a pre-arranged area to be whisked to your preferred mode of departure each night of the festival.
  • Tag wasteLAND Before EDC Begins: EDC’s wasteLAND stage is notorious for its intricate design, covered in the graffiti artwork of dozens of artists. You’ll have a chance to contribute to the art of this lurid landscape when you add your mark to the stage the day before the festival begins.
  • AllAccess EDC Week Club Pass: EDC Week comprises of seven days of curated entertainment and special events. You and a friend will receive GA access to every evens on the calendar, with dozens of world-renowned artists playing to sold-out crowds at the best venues Las Vegas has to offer.
  • Grab an Ice Cream at EDC with Insomniac Founder Pasquale Rotella: Who doesn’t want to enjoy a tasty frozen treat during the festival? Now is your chance to take it a step further by joining Pasquale for an ice cream during EDC.
  • EDC Pyro FireOff: Hang out in the booth with one of our special effect technicians and get a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into the mind-blowing visuals of EDC. You’ll get to pull the trigger and set off a pyrotechnic display!
  • Personal On Stage Message at EDC: Your friends will be amazed when your photo and a personal message are broadcasted from the stage of your choice.
  • Funkdafied Freaks Makeover: You and three friends will get dolled up by our EDC creative team. Then, document your fun and festive new looks with a group photo by one of our official Insomniac photographers.
  • EDC Vegas Helicopter Tour: Take a helicopter ride over the Speedway and get the ultimate owl’s-eye view of EDC with a personal guided tour with one of Insomniac’s Experience Creators.
  • Guest Mix on Night Owl Radio: Winner will take part in an “Up All Night” segment on Pasquale Rotella’s Night Owl Radio, airing on Sirius XM Electric Area every Friday. Chat with Pasquale and select three favorite songs to play on air!

 

In 2015, Insomniac launched the first-ever “EDC Week Charity Auction” in partnership with eBay For Charity and the leading companies in Las Vegas, raising approximately $70,000 for dance education and enrichment program, Culture Shock Las Vegas. In 2016, the initiative raised more than $120,000 for local Las Vegas women and children’s shelter, The Shade Tree. For additional information on the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada and the EDC Week Charity Auction, please visit www.ebay.com/insomniac.

 

A limited number of tickets are still available for EDC Las Vegas 2017. To purchase your tickets and to stay up-to-date on the latest news regarding EDC Las Vegas, head toElectricDaisyCarnival.com.

 

 

About eBay for Charity

eBay for Charity is a platform that enables members of the eBay community to donate to causes in the U.S. and abroad. Sellers can donate anywhere between 10-100 percent of the proceeds and buyers can add a donation to their purchase during checkout. To date, more than $725 million dollars have been raised on eBay for Charity.

 

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada is a nonprofit organization that operates 14 facilities in Southern Nevada, and serves more than 20,000 youth in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Southern Highlands and Summerlin.  These Clubhouses offer children ages K-12th grade a variety of daily creative, fun and educational programs.  Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.  Keep up with BGC events and news on FacebookTwitter and Instagram. For more information visit www.bgcsnv.org or call 702-367-2582.

 

About Insomniac

Insomniac produces some of the most innovative, immersive music festivals and events in the world. Enhanced by state-of-the-art lighting, pyrotechnics and sound design, large-scale art installations, theatrical performers and next-generation special effects, these events captivate the senses and inspire a unique level of fan interaction. The quality of the experience is the company’s top priority.

 

Throughout its 23-year history, Insomniac has produced more than 1,000 festivals, concerts and club nights for nearly 5 million attendees across three continents. Insomniac’s events are held in California, Florida, Michigan, Nevada, New York, the United Kingdom, Mexico, India, Australia and Brazil. The company’s premier annual event, Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas, is the largest multi-day music festival in North America, and attracted more than 400,000 fans over three days in June 2016.

 

The company was founded by Pasquale Rotella, and has been based in Los Angeles since it was formed in 1993.

 

Keep up with Insomniac announcements and news on Insomniac.com, Facebook and Twitter.