In a message to fans on Insomniac‘s website, founder Pasquale Rotella announced, among other news, that Electric Daisy Carnival will not be returning to New York in 2017. After five years on the East Coast, the EDC will not hold a New York event in May. Instead, the EDC team is focusing on the original Las Vegas version of the premier electronic music festival (set for June 16th-18th, 2017) as well as expanding the event on the international stage (EDC Japan is on the books for 2017). You can read Pasquale’s statement about EDC New York below, or check out the full message here.“Although EDC New York 2016 was one of my favorites hosted in the Big Apple, we’ve decided to take a break in 2017. We hope many of you East Coast Headliners will join us in Vegas. We’ll have an art car sound system paying homage to New York DJs past and present. As I write this, I’ve gotta mention all the hard work and creativity going into the completely reimagined kineticFIELD, as well as an entirely new additional stage. The team and I are energized about an epic EDC Las Vegas 2017!”For tickets and information about EDC Vegas, head to the festival’s website.
Former world indoor champion, Nigerian-born Kemi Adekoya has been provisionally suspended after the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) confirmed that she failed drugs test.Twenty-five-year-old Adekoya was born in Nigeria but switched to Bahrain at the start of 2014. She tested positive for banned steroid stanozolol and has been notified of the allegation.Her case has a date of November 26 when listed on the AIU website. In 2016 she won 400 metres gold at the World Indoor Championships in Portland in the United States.Her record also includes four gold medals at the Asian Games, including the 400m hurdles title at last year’s edition in Jakarta and Palambang.She also helped Bahrain to the mixed 4x400m relay title in Indonesia, four years after winning the 400m and 400m hurdles double at Incheon 2014.Adekoya has set various national records for Bahrain since switching to the Gulf state.The International Association of Athletics Federations founded the AIU last year.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram