Surreal, a fundraising platform for festivals that connects artists to their fans through unforgettable experiences while raising money for charity, in partnership with Insomniac, the producers behind North America’s largest dance music festival, have just revealed nine massive fan activations to take place at the famed Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) Las Vegas May 18-20 and during EDC Week May 16 – 23.
Fans who donate online will be entered for a chance to win experiences with EDC Las Vegas’ star-studded acts including a helicopter ride down the Las Vegas Strip with Kaskade, a table and meet and greet with Marshmello during his EDC Week show at XS, and a helicopter ride into EDC with Insomniac founder Pasquale Rotella. In addition to the artist experiences, each winner will receive 2 VIP weekend passes to EDC**, round-trip airfare, artist parking, and Desert Rose Premium camping packages for three nights. For more information on the prize packages, participating artists and rules of entry, visit Surreal’s website here.
2017 marked the first year that Surreal partnered with EDC Las Vegas, and the fan experiences proved to be a massive hit with the winning Headliners. Over $162,000 was raised for the Boys and Girls Club of Southern Nevada. Last year’s packages including riding the Stratosphere Tower’s thrilling SkyJump attraction with Ghastly, a private round of Topgolf with Jauz at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, golf cart rides with Major Lazer backstage, and a ferris wheel ride with Marshmello. Watch the 2017 recap video here.
This year, fans are given the option to bid on one of the nine customized packages, inspired by each of EDC Las Vegas’ singular, epic stages with donations starting at just $5, with larger donations yielding a larger number of entries into each experience. Proceeds from the campaign will benefit The Las Vegas Academy of the Arts, a nationally recognized, award-winning magnet high school offering conservatory study in dance, music, theater, and visual arts.
Having already ran successful campaigns with Phoenix Lights and Goldrush Festival, the EDC Las Vegas initiative returns this summer along with forthcoming festival partnerships at Governors Ball, Bonnaroo, Shaky Beats and Firefly.
*No donation is necessary to enter and will not improve your chances of winning. For eligibility, prize and other details, and how to enter without making a donation, see Sweepstakes Rules and Experience Rules governing this promotion. Please note that the scheduling of artist meetings is subject to the artist’s availability.
**GA if winner and guest are not 21+. Valid photo ID will be required.
Surreal is a fundraising platform that partners with festivals and music artists to offer their fans unforgettable experiences, 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.
ABOUT LAS VEGAS ACADEMY FOR THE ARTS
The Las Vegas Academy of the Arts is a nationally recognized magnet high school serving approximately 1,700 students, dedicated to providing them with the opportunity to pursue a conservatory in the areas of dance, music, theater, or the visual arts. Through the arts, the LVA promotes motivating, empowering, and challenging each student to be academic, artistic, and compassionate.
With the drastic deficit in Clark County School District’s budget ($80 million), schools have felt the frustration of losing funding for necessities, including teacher and guidance counselor salaries. LVA is no stranger to the dilemma of managing a school without the needed resources and is seeing a budget cut of $500,000 for the 2018–19 school year.
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 25-year history, Insomniac has produced more than 1,200 festivals, concerts and club nights for nearly 5 million attendees over five continents. Insomniac’s events are held across the U.S. as well as in Mexico, Australia and Japan. The company’s premier annual event, Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas, is the largest dance music festival in North America, and attracted more than 400,000 fans over three days in June 2017.
The company was founded by Pasquale Rotella, and has been based in Los Angeles since it was formed in 1993.