Festivals

Electric Zoo Aims To Transform In 2015



July 2nd, 2015

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With a seven-year-long run and a strong lineup of past performers, Electric Zoo has become a staple Labor Day event for New Yorkers in the electronic music scene. The weekend-long festival, traditionally taking place on Randall’s Island park, wraps up festival season with a smorgasbord of electronic acts and art installations in the middle of the East River — a “zoo” of festival-goers set across from the juxtaposing Manhattan skyline. Taking place this September 4th, 5th, and 6th, this year’s festival promises a better experience than ever before.
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After two years of unfortunate mishaps leading to cancellations, Electric Zoo (EZoo) is taking a new approach to its festival, dubbing it “EZoo Transformed.” With a new focus on artwork, a more serious approach to crowd management, and a new partnership with world-renowned production group ID&T, EZoo promises a new experience for all festival-goers. This year’s festival includes “tech and house marathon displays,” fuller production value, a broader variety of music for all to enjoy, and a more interactive environment to enjoy throughout the weekend.
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Headliners Alesso, The Chemical Brothers and Above & Beyond lead the pack this year, surrounded by up-and coming names like The Glitch Mob, Amine Edge & DANCE, Brillz, and 3LAU. Festival favorites Zeds Dead, Madeon, Gramatik, GRiZ, and Headhunterz return to New York to round off the mainstream sound. More experimental acts RAC, Mija, Orjan Nilsen will attract fans across the board, from trap to house to techno, with their underground sound (and respective fanbases).
This year’s focus on transformation is highlighted by the North American premiere of the Dutch festival Awakenings, with a stage featuring the likes of Adam Beyer, Alan Fitzpatrick, Carlo Lio, Marco Bailey, and The Martinez Brothers and bringing techno to the forefront of the festival for the first time in its seven-year run. Pete Tong and Thomas Jack will be curating their own stages alongside Sunday School.
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With its location at Randall’s Island Park, the festival is ideal for travel — guests can access the park from Manhattan, Queens, or the Bronx, with multiple travel options based on location. The grounds is a walkable/bikeable distance from all three points via the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge, but Electric Zoo also offers ferry service from East 35th Street as well as the “EZoo Express”, a direct shuttle from local areas such as Hartford, Philly, Boston, and Grand Central.
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Ticket packages for this year’s Electric Zoo are extensive: attendees have the option of single day, two-day, or full-weekend passes, the latter of which includes VIP packages as well as full-travel deals that include hotel bookings. VIP ticket holders are granted their own viewing decks, private toilets, an open bar, cell phone charging stations, passed hors d’oeuvres (really), and even their own on-site host. Be sure to grab your tickets in advance though, as ticket prices will increase on Friday, July 25th at 11:59pm.

 

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3LAU
Above & Beyond
Adam Beyer
Adventure Club
Alan Fitzpatrick
Alesso
Alison Wonderland
Amine Edge & DANCE
Ansolo
Arctic Moon
Audien
Black Tiger Sex Machine
Borgeous
Borgore
Brillz
Bro Safari
Carlo Lio
Cashmere Cat
Claptone
Com Truise
Coone
Deorro
Destructo
Dirty South
DJ Marky
Don Diablo
DVBBS
EDX
EOTO
Excision
Ferry Corsten
Ferry Tayle
Filibusta
Five Knives
Galantis
Get Real
Goldroom
Gramatik
Griz
Haywyre
Headhunterz
Henrik Schwarz

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Hunter Siegel
Jackal
Jennifer
Jonas Rathsman
Justin Jay
Keys N Krates
Kill Them With Colour
Kölsch
Le Youth
Lemaitre
Madeon
Marco Bailey
Markus Schulz
Mija
Nervo
Oliver Heldens
Orjan Nilsen
Patrick Topping
Peking Duk
Pete Tong
Pierce Fulton
RAC
Riggi & Piros
Robin Schulz
Sam Feldt
Simon Patterson
Slander
Snails
SNBRN
Solarstone
The Chemical Brothers
The Glitch Mob
The Martinez Brothers
Thomas Jack
TJR
Ummet Ozcan
Vanjee B2B Nadav Vee
Wave Racer
Wiwek
ZAXX
Zeds Dead

 

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With a love of dance music stemming from countless years of dance lessons and bass-thumping car rides with her music-obsessed father, Sarah Ribeiro is a Hartford-raised music addict who moved to Boston in the pursuit of a supportive and open nightlife scene. A passion for learning and a willingness to grow has pulled her out of her trancehead sphere and exposed her to a crazy variety of music and introduced her to some of the most amazing people (and events) Boston has to offer. A writer and social mediac, her main interests are music, literature, technology, art, and her first love: the city of Boston.