Events | Five Things We Can’t Wait For At Electric Zoo 2013

Posted by on August 8, 2013

Summer is flying by, which is bittersweet on one hand but totally amazing on the other. Why? Because it means that we’re getting closer and closer to Electric Zoo’s blowout fifth year. If you’re not up on your EZoo life, check out our official recap video from last year and see what you missed. Yeah — it was pretty killer. Fortunately, this year is already shaping up to be bigger and better than ever for many reasons, not least of which are:

1) Two mainstages (count ’em, TWO) and an expanded festival site on Randall’s Island. More on that later.

2) A new 18 and up policy. Sorry, youths (#YOUTHS) of the world — I’m too old for your shenanigans and look forward to mingling with an older and wiser crowd. *Wheezes; testily gestures for you to GET OFF MY LAWN.*

3) A totally killer lineup — which is par for the course by EZoo’s standards. There’s lots to be excited about here, but we’ve come up with five things that we’re especially stoked for. Check ’em out after the jump.


Events | Electric Zoo Phase 2 Lineup Headliners

Posted by on May 7, 2013

Electric Zoo 2012

We are starting to get a full picture of how Electric Zoo will look this year after the announcement that it would have two mainstages. Electric Zoo is slowly releasing the names for those who will be coming to Randall’s Island on Labor Day weekend, following the first wave of artists who will take over the mainstages. Phase 2 fills in some of the gaps for the rest of the tents that give the festival its character and diversity, from the Sunday School tent to the Riverside Arena. As suspected, the festival has expanded from 4 stages to 5, so there will be more artists, more choice and inevitably more painstaking, heart-wrenching conflicts over artist time slots (Laidback Luke vs. Steve Aoki is not one… I hope I don’t have to tell you why).

Repeat from last year the Riverside Arena will see Dim Mak take over on Sunday, while Friday will see the joint takeover of Riverside by OWSLA and Boyz Noise Records and A-Trak’s Fools Gold Records on Saturday. The Sunday School Grooooove tent will have new proprietors with Adam Beyers’s Drum Code coming to town on Sunday to bring some techno in your face. There does not appear to be a trance stage, which is a bit disappointing, though Armin, Ferry Corsten, Above & Beyond and Markus Schulz are all on the lineup separately. Nobody as of yet has made their claim to any of the Hilltop days, but the lineup’s seem eclectic enough that they would lack a clear label owner. There are more artists to be announced, so do despair if you feel it is lacking in trance or house or dubstep, just wait, especially for the label tents. There is also the option to buy a Friday combo pack, where you buy a ticket for Friday + either Saturday or Sunday, so decide your festival experience. Tickets are on sale now, so grab them below. Check the full lineup after the jump.



Events | Electric Zoo 2012 Afterparties

Posted by on August 13, 2012

News of the Electric Zoo afterparties has slowly been coming out in the past few weeks either in whole announcements such as Marcus Schulz’s show at the Best Buy Theater Saturday September 1st on his Scream Album Tour (album coming August 31st, get excited), or through other means like Adrian Lux announcing a tour date September 1st at Roseland Ballroom, one of the designated afterparty sites. Now we have the full announcement and these shows are mouthwateringly good for all fans if you are still able to move your body after an entire day of E Zoo. All the parties are at either Best Buy Theater or Roseland Ballroom, which maximizes the amount of attendees for the events and use some of the better venues in New York City. They are all from 11pm until 4am, so the party does not have to stop of Randall’s Island and can go on at venue of your choice, going on well into the night.

There is something for everyone with Dubstep and DNB provided by the likes of 12th Planet & Netsky on Friday at Best Buy Theater, with Full On Ferry (Ferry Corsten’s big production single artist show) bringing Gabriel & Dresden, Michael Woods and Audien along at the opposing venue, Roseland Ballroom. Saturday has Markus Schulz and an excellent lineup of House at Roseland Ballroom, with Sunday finishing it off with some Trance stars like Aly & Fila and Jochen Miller at Best Buy Theater with Zedd and Hardwell highlighting the end of these glorious labor day weekend festivities at Roseland Ballroom. More details and ticket info can be found on the link below.

Electric Zoo Afterparty Tickets