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Insomniac Launches First-Ever EDC Orlando Charity Initiative Benefiting To Write Love on Her Arms

Once-in-a-lifetime festival prize packages include experiences with Alesso, Dombresky, GTA, Illenium, Kaskade, Kayzo, Nervo, Tiësto and Valentino Khan


Enter now for a chance to win at


ORLANDO – Today, Insomniac, the team behind North America’s largest dance music festival, Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC), announced the expansion of its Charity Initiative to EDC Orlando, in partnership with online fundraising platform Surreal. Participants will be able to enter to win these packages that include VIP passes and accommodations to EDC Orlando, as well as unparalleled artist experiences. The funds raised during the EDC Orlando Charity Initiative will benefit To Write Love on Her Arms, a movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide.


“Since we launched the EDC Week Charity Initiative four years ago, we have received so much support from both our Headliners and the artists who take the time and energy to participate,” says Insomniac Founder and CEO Pasquale Rotella. “Insomniac is committed year-round to supporting local groups and helping causes that are important to our culture. The quest for self-care and acceptance is one that resonates deeply with our community, and I can’t think of a better partner to collaborate with on this initiative than To Write Love on Her Arms.”


Now through Friday, Nov. 2 at 11:59 p.m. PT at fans can enter for the chance to win three prize packages, where each winner will be chosen at random. Participants will have the option to make a donation ranging from $5 for one entry up to $250 for 250 entries to win the chance to hang with the world’s top dance music artists and once-in-a-lifetime experiences at EDC Orlando 2018. In addition, fans can choose a bundle pack donation starting at just $50, which includes entries into every experience offered.  


In addition to experiencing EDC Orlando with artists including Alesso, Dombresky, GTA, Illenium, Kaskade, Kayzo, Nervo, Tiësto and Valentino Khan all unique packages will include:  


·        2 VIP passes* to EDC Orlando 2018 (or GA, if both winner and guest are not 21+)

·        2 Round-trip airfare tickets (Coach)

·        Hotel Accommodations (One Room)


“For the last 12 years, our travels and relationships have spanned from crowded venues to sprawling festival fields, and bridging genres from punk rock to EDM,” says TWLOHA’s Chad Moses. “We believe people need other people, and should have the opportunity to tell and share their stories with others. Insomniac has played such an integral role in our story as they have made space in their festivals for us to engage with one of the most dynamic music scenes in the world. Their desire to positively affect everyone in their orbit falls directly in line with our mission and vision.”


The proceeds of this campaign will benefit To Write Love on Her Arms, allowing the continuation of their efforts to connect people dealing with mental illness to the professional help they need and deserve. With just a $25 donation, you can help bring the message of hope to 150 people, connecting them to free and reduced cost mental health resources online and in their communities. Since its establishment in 2006, To Write Love on Her Arms has granted funding to 110 unique organizations and counseling practices, and has sponsored more than 2,000 counseling sessions every year.


EDC Orlando returns to Tinker Field for two days of nonstop dance music Under the Electric Sky Friday, Nov. 9 and Saturday, Nov. 10. Headliners will witness epic sets across three iconic stages featuring a variety of fan-favorite genres including top artists such as Alesso, Alison Wonderland, Dillon Francis & Friends, Don Diablo, Illenium, Kaskade, Martin Garrix, Vini Vici and more. Throughout the two-day festival, guests will be transported through the iconic Sunshine State event as they indulge in elite Insomniac stage production and interactive art installations.


Tickets for EDC Orlando are currently available here beginning at $189 for General Admission and $389 for VIP passes. 


*Winner and guests must be 21 or older. Valid photo ID will be required.

Please note that the scheduling of artist meetings it subject to artist’s availability. 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.




About Surreal

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 To Write Love On Her Arms

To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery. To Write Love on Her Arms began in Orlando, FL, in 2006 when founder, Jamie Tworkowski, wrote a story about a friend struggling with addiction, depression, and self-harm, and the five days preceding her entry into treatment. The story, which was entitled “To Write Love on Her Arms,” went viral, and T-shirts were initially printed and sold as a way to pay for that friend’s treatment. Since then, TWLOHA has become a non-profit which serves to bridge the gap between people struggling with mental illness and the hope and help they need and deserve.

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 25-year history, Insomniac has produced more than 2,000 festivals, concerts and club nights for nearly 5 million attendees across the globe. Insomniac's events are held across the globe. The company's premier annual event, Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas, is the largest multi-day music festival in North America and attracts more than 400,000 fans over three days.


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


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