Live Nation to Offer $799 All-Access Pass to Over 90 Festivals Worldwide

If you love of music festivals and just happen to have a spare $799 lying around, Live Nation has a proposition for you.

The live events titan earlier this week introduced a “festival passport,” which for $799 grants its owner general admission to over 90 music festivals around the world, including Bonnaroo, EDC Las Vegas, Creamfields, Lollapalooza Berlin, The Warehouse Project, and Falls Festival—even if the event has previously sold out. However, as it’s noted in small print on the official website, if the festival offers on-site camping, the pass holder must email Live Nation two weeks in advance to reserve campground space. The pass doesn’t include any airfare, lodging, food, parking, or transportation.

If you can afford all of that, Live Nation’s festival passport goes on sale Monday, May 22 at 10 AM PST.

Last summer, Live Nation partnered with IdentoGO, the company that conducts TSA pre-checks at airports, to issue festival entry fast-passes to pre-registered attendees with TSA pre-check.

Las Vegas’s Clark County Coroner Confirms EDC Death Was Drug-Related

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The Clark County Coroner’s Office has confirmed that the cause of death for Kenani Kaimuloa, who died last month after attending EDC Las Vegas, was drug-related, telling THUMP over the phone that she died from a combination of “MDMA and cocaine intoxication,” with environmental conditions including outdoor heat also playing a factor. Kaimuloa was 20 years old.

Read More: How Do We Stop Drug Deaths At Festivals?

After the festival’s conclusion on Monday, June 20, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported on Thursday, June 24, that Kaimuloa had been declared dead at University Medical Center, where she’d been in a coma after collapsing early Monday morning while waiting for the shuttle busses with friends. Initially, Kenani’s father, Dane Kaimuloa, told the Review-Journal that doctors said Kenani died from “heatstroke, dehydration, and exhaustion.”

However, in an email to the Associated Press later that day, he acknowledged that Kenani had taken drugs that weekend. “Yes there (were) drugs in her system and they also contributed to her death,” he wrote. “But it was not just the drugs that killed her. She was at the EDC Las Vegas for the whole 3 days in the record breaking hot weather. That alone could kill anyone.”

Temperatures at the dusk-til-dawn event were high, reportedly ranging from 98-109 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the weekend. Even for a sober person, this extreme setting can produce effects such as dehydration and heatstroke (especially when dancing in close quarters for prolonged periods of time), but the situation becomes much more dangerous when drugs are involved. According to harm reduction organization Dance Safe, the high that recreational drugs bring can mask symptoms, and stimulants such as MDMA increase one’s internal temperature by inhibiting the natural process that keeps one’s body from becoming too cold or too hot.

EDC 2016 marks the third consecutive year that an attendee has died due to drug-related causes. In 2014, Montgomery Tsang and Anthony Anaya died due to “acute methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) toxicity” and “combined ethanol, MDMA and cocaine intoxication,” respectively, and last year, Nicholas Austin Tom died due to MDMA intoxication.

Las Vegas’s Clark County Coroner Confirms EDC Death Was Drug-Related

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The Clark County Coroner’s Office has confirmed that the cause of death for Kenani Kaimuloa, who died last month after attending EDC Las Vegas, was drug-related, telling THUMP over the phone that she died from a combination of “MDMA and cocaine intoxication,” with environmental conditions including outdoor heat also playing a factor. Kaimuloa was 20 years old.

Read More: How Do We Stop Drug Deaths At Festivals?

After the festival’s conclusion on Monday, June 20, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported on Thursday, June 24, that Kaimuloa had been declared dead at University Medical Center, where she’d been in a coma after collapsing early Monday morning while waiting for the shuttle busses with friends. Initially, Kenani’s father, Dane Kaimuloa, told the Review-Journal that doctors said Kenani died from “heatstroke, dehydration, and exhaustion.”

However, in an email to the Associated Press later that day, he acknowledged that Kenani had taken drugs that weekend. “Yes there (were) drugs in her system and they also contributed to her death,” he wrote. “But it was not just the drugs that killed her. She was at the EDC Las Vegas for the whole 3 days in the record breaking hot weather. That alone could kill anyone.”

Temperatures at the dusk-til-dawn event were high, reportedly ranging from 98-109 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the weekend. Even for a sober person, this extreme setting can produce effects such as dehydration and heatstroke (especially when dancing in close quarters for prolonged periods of time), but the situation becomes much more dangerous when drugs are involved. According to harm reduction organization Dance Safe, the high that recreational drugs bring can mask symptoms, and stimulants such as MDMA increase one’s internal temperature by inhibiting the natural process that keeps one’s body from becoming too cold or too hot.

EDC 2016 marks the third consecutive year that an attendee has died due to drug-related causes. In 2014, Montgomery Tsang and Anthony Anaya died due to “acute methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) toxicity” and “combined ethanol, MDMA and cocaine intoxication,” respectively, and last year, Nicholas Austin Tom died due to MDMA intoxication.

A 20-Year-Old Woman Has Died After Attending EDC Las Vegas

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A recent report by the Associated Press indicates that drug use may have been a factor in Kaimuloa’s death.

A 20-year-old woman died after attending Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas this past weekend. As reported by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Kenani Kaimuloa was declared dead at University Medical Center on Wednesday, June 22.

According to her father, Dane, Kenani was waiting for a shuttle bus with friends around 6AM following the final day of the event (Monday, June 20), when she collapsed and began convulsing. The publication states that it took paramedics ten minutes to reach her due to the surrounding traffic; by then, her heart had stopped, and upon arriving to the hospital, her body temperature had risen to 110 degrees Farenheit, according to Fox 5 Vegas.

According to the Review-Journal, Dane was told by doctors that Kenani died from “heatstroke, dehydration, and exhaustion.” However, in an email to the Associated Press earlier today (reported by the Santa Cruz Sentinel), he acknowledges that she did take drugs that weekend. “Yes there (were) drugs in her system and they also contributed to her death,” Dane wrote. “But it was not just the drugs that killed her. She was at the EDC Las Vegas for the whole 3 days in the record breaking hot weather. That alone could kill anyone.”

Temperatures at the event ranged between 98 109 degrees Farenheit, which even for a sober person can lead to severe dehydration and heatstroke after dancing and other activity for prolonged periods of time. However, adding drugs to the mix can be fatal: according to harm reduction organization Dance Safe, the high that recreational drugs bring can mask symptoms, and stimulants such as MDMA increase one’s internal temperature by inhibiting the natural process that keeps one’s body from becoming too cold or too hot.

The county coroner’s office will confirm the cause of Kenani’s death once her organs have been collected for donation.

Major dance music promoter Insomniac was in its flagship festival’s 20th anniversary, though it’s been in Las Vegas for six years. EDC spent most of its tenure in Los Angeles, but the drug-related death of an underage girl in 2010 forced its relocation. EDC 2016 marks the third consecutive year that an attendee has died. In 2014, two died of drug-related causes; and last year, one man died due to MDMA intoxication.

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