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Learn about the bylaw and what the requirements are to host an Electronic Dance Music Event before submitting your permit application.

On February 19, 2020, City Council passed the Electronic Dance Music Events Bylaw 19166, regulating large-scale electronic dance music events of 1,500 participants or more. During the development of this bylaw, the City of Edmonton met with EDM events industry experts including event producers, venue operators, harm reduction and emergency services representatives to explore approaches for regulating and enhancing safety for the public, participants, volunteers and employees at electronic dance music events in Edmonton.

Anyone interested in hosting an electronic dance music event in Edmonton, that meets the EDM events criteria outlined in the bylaw, is required to submit an EDM Event Permit Application, pay applicable permit fees and event deposit and submit the required EDM Event Control Plans.  More information on these requirements can be found below.

Applying For An EDM Event Permit


Applicants must:

  • Have valid City of Edmonton business licence for Event Production

Apply for a Business Licence

  • Apply for and receive an approved noise permit from the City of Edmonton for events taking place outdoors

Apply for a Noise Permit

Apply for a Permit

Application Process

  • Complete the online application form
  • Email the EDM Permit Coordinator to arrange to submit the permit fee of $1000
  • Your application is reviewed
  • The Event Deposit is submitted

If everything is approved, the Electronic Dance Music Permit is issued.

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