Members of India's rapidly growing electronic music community have a new festival to look forward to this year. Insomniac Events has announced that it will expand its Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) franchise to the Asian subcontinent in 2016.
According to The Huffington Post's India branch (which didn't explicitly refer to the event as EDC India, interestingly) the festival will take place from November 12th-13th in the city of Delhi. A press release issued by Insomniac asserted that the lineup - which will feature both Indian and International artists - will be one of the biggest "ever witnessed in the country."
Even after India's 2013 electronic music explosion resulted in the launch of festivals like Sunburn and Supersonic, it's still widely regarded as one of the largest untapped festival markets worldwide. The segment of the country's population that falls between 18-24 is five times that of the United States, but as of 2014 the States had nearly five times as big of a total festival capacity.
Despite its recent growth, however, India boasts its own iteration of dance music culture - perhaps most famously for Goa trance, a genre named after the province of its origin. Insomniac Events Founder and CEO Pasquale Rotella appears to recognize that, as he's commented, "Ever since I was a kid, I've been fascinated by the country's colorful and exotic culture. I know it's a place where the magic of EDC can come alive in a truly unique way."
No lineup or specific location details have been revealed for EDC India, but the festival's organizers are sure to make additional announcements in the months leading up to the event.