Pasquale Rotella Wiki
Pasquale Rotella Bio
|Pasquale Rotella was born 8th August 1974, in Glendale, California. He is a concert promoter and self-described “experience creator.” He is the founder of Insomniac Events, a promotion company which hosts some of the largest festivals in North America such as Electric Daisy Carnival, Nocturnal Wonderland, Beyond Wonderland, Electric Forest, etc. He is considered by many to be the most powerful man in Electronic Dance Music.|
|Pasquale Rotella Age||He was born on 8th August 1974 (44 years old as of 2018)|
|Pasquale Rotella Wife||Holly Madison (m. 2013)- Filled for Divorce on 31st August 2018|
|Pasquale Rotella Parents||Irene Guadagno|
|Pasquale Rotella Children||Rainbow Aurora Rotella, (daughter) Forest Leonardo Antonio Rotella (son)|
|Pasquale Rotella Books||Insomniac: I Make the World Dance|
|Pasquale Rotella Organization||Insomniac Events|
|Pasquale Rotella Net Worth||$ 50 Million (Est.) as of 2018|
Pasquale Rotella Early Childhood
Rotella was born in Glendale, California. He grew up in the Pacific Palisades with his parents Irene and Vincent Rotella, both who were Italian immigrants. Rotella came from a relatively low-income family background as compared to their neighbors. They owned a deli shop in Venice, California where Rotella worked as a busboy.
Pasquale Rotella Career
Rotella started throwing parties in 1992 when the Los Angeles rave scene began to fall apart after a series of drug overdoses and police raids. He did everything possible to promote and host the best event possible. The promotion included passing out flyers, selling tickets, and picking up trash. In 1993, he organized weekly raves for $5 naming his parties Insomniac. The name would later become his promotion company. By 1994, despite numerous police raids and illegal trespassing different warehouses to host events, Rotella’s raves were extremely popular due to the emphasis on positive vibes. In the mid-nineties, Rotella started to expand parties to become festivals, hosting events such as Nocturnal Wonderland in East L.A. and Organic ’96 in the San Bernardino Mountains.
In 2007, Rotella worked out a deal with LA Coliseum events manager Todd DeStefano to host the first edition of Electric Daisy Carnival. Following two years unprecedented growth, the festival went from hosting 29,000 people to 120,000 and bringing in 28% of the venue’s revenue. In 2010, 15-year-old Sasha Rodriguez died of a drug overdose at EDC that year, prompting public officials in Los Angeles to decry Rotella’s signature event and push it out of the city. The event has since been relocated to Las Vegas, wherein 2016’s edition over 400,000 people attended in three days.
In 2013, Rotella sold a 50% stake in Insomniac Events for 50 million dollars to Live Nation. Also in that year, Rotella teamed up with Interscope Records to form Insomniac Records, a label exclusive dedicated to distributing electronic dance music.
Currently, Rotella festivals host over one million attendees a year and bring in millions of dollars in revenue.
Pasquale Rotella Legal Issues
Rotella and rival promoter Reza Gerami were accused of bribing Coliseum events manager Todd Destefano 1.8 million dollars in return for low rent cost and preferential access to the venue In 2011. The allegations included corruption, bribery, and embezzlement. Rotella was formally charged on six counts in 2012. After four years by 2016, all the charges against him were dropped mainly due to the mishandling of evidence. The prosecutors’ mishaps have been deemed a huge embarrassment to them by many in the Los Angeles legal community. In the end, Rotella pleaded no contest to a single misdemeanor conflict-of-interest charge. He paid $150,000 to Los Angeles County and served three years of probation.
Pasquale Rotella Wife ( Holly Madison) and Children
Rotella married Holly Madison in 2013. They have one daughter together named Rainbow Aurora Rotella and one son, Forest Leonardo Antonio Rotella.
Pasquale Rotella Divorce
On August 31st, 2018, Rotella filed for divorce in Las Vegas. Rotella stated that they amicably decided to separate and are committed to raising their children in a positive and loving environment.