Best from NYC: Electric Zoo 2012 featuring David Guetta, Skrillex and Tiësto
Electric Zoo: New York’s Electronic Music Festival returns for its fourth year to Randall’s Island Park over Labor Day Weekend on 31st August, 1st September and 2nd September 2012. This year’s headliners are French superstar producer David Guetta on Friday, Axwell on Saturday and Tiësto on Sunday.
Last year, Electric Zoo saw 85,000 fans attend what The New York Times called a “good-natured festival [that] continues to offer a smart, varied crew of the best D.J.s and live dance acts in the world.” Also dubbed the “the happiest place on earth” by the Village Voice, Electric Zoo takes place on lush Randall’s Island Park, complete with a global selection of food carts, exquisite art installations — and the planet’s top talent in techno, trance, house, dubstep, electro, indie dance, and more across multiple stages from morning to night.
“[Electric Zoo] is an awesome festival in one of the most incredible settings in the world,” Tiësto recently told MTV. “How often do you get to play with the Manhattan skyline as a backdrop? It is a special experience, being in the middle of a city with such a huge, energetic crowd. If you’d told me this would be possible 10 years ago, I wouldn’t have believed you.”
This year’s Electric Zoo also features Above & Beyond’s Group Therapy Hilltop Arena, the Riverside Fool’s Gold Clubhouse, and Sunday School Grove Vagabundos takeover on Friday, while Dim Mak hosts the Riverside stage on Saturday.
“This year, I have my own curated Dim Mak stage at Electric Zoo,” Steve Aoki says. “This is important because EZ represents the New York dance scene and community and it is one of the best communities in America. I’m extremely excited about this. There is nothing like playing to a New York EDM crowd. They are amazing!”
Electric Zoo 3-Day Passes, Single Day Passes,VIP Experience Passes and Platinum Experience Passes are available now here
Traveling to NYC from out of town for Electric Zoo? No worries, there are ready-to-book packages on the website: 3 nights at the New York Marriott East Side, two 3-Day Passes to Electric Zoo, round-trip ferry transportation, and 2 Electric Zoo t-shirts. Choose from General Admission, VIP Experience, and Platinum Experience.
Check out the full line up here