Over the past week we have received an outpouring of feedback on our decision to prohibit bringing Camelbaks into the festival. We hear you, and we fully acknowledge your concerns.
Unfortunately due to legitimate safety issues surrounding Camelbak use, our decision is not one we can compromise on. At the same time, we’re not willing to compromise on your health. Therefore, we’d like to clarify the extra measures we’ve taken this year to ensure you’re well hydrated at Electric Zoo, and hopefully alleviate some of your concerns.
- You will be allowed to bring in an empty clear plastic bottle to the festival.
- We’ve added another high-speed free water station to the festival site, and closer to Main Stage West, for a total of three. There you can grab some water using cups provided, as well as fill any vessel that you may have.
- One of our sponsors, T-Mobile, will be giving away thousands of clip-on reusable water pouches that you can pick up for use at the water stations.
- Water and electrolytes will also be available for free at the four medical tents around the festival grounds, as well as the two Help Centers. While we encourage you to take occasional breaks with a walk over to the water stations or these other facilities, there will also be a number of ‘ZooKeepers’ that will be able to provide water and electrolytes to those in the crowd.
Your health and safety has always been and remains our top priority. We hope these measures will put you at ease in regards to hydration at Electric Zoo. We look forward to seeing you soon!
+ Exclusive Electric Zoo Countdown DJ Mix
Henry Fong’s big-room progressive and electro-house sound, coupled with his precise DJ skills, has launched him as one of the best new acts around. After making a splash in New York earlier this year during Made Event’s Bingo Beach show, Henry returns to NYC this Labor Day Weekend for a Main Stage West set at Electric Zoo!
Henry’s musical ambitions began after college graduation, when producing & DJing grew from merely a hobby to a way of life. Now calling LA home, the young producer has been on a production rampage with tracks on OWSLA, Hysteria, Revealed, and more while his music has seen support from fellow Electric Zoo 2014 artists Armin Van Buuren, Bingo Players and Knife Party, just to name a few. Get ready to dance at Randall’s Island Park with our newest Electric Zoo Countdown Mix by Henry Fong here and stay tuned as you can expect to see much more from Fong in 2014 and beyond!
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Something truly magical happens on Randall’s Island every Labor Day Weekend. It’s an array of moments that defines Electric Zoo and exemplifies the impact this music has on our lives. Listening to the chants and roars coming from the ferry as Randall’s Island comes into view.
Bearing witness to strangers cloaked in their animal personas with magnetic personalities and passionate dance moves as they form new friendships in the Garden of EZ or that moment when tens of thousands of charismatic and unique Zoo Animals lose control at the drop of a beat.
These are just a few of the moments that carry us through 362 days of the year until we’re home at Randall’s Island once more.
2014 is gearing up to be as unforgettable as every year prior and we can’t wait to see what moments you have in store for us next! See you Labor Day Weekend!
See Thomas Newson’s Electric Zoo Debut Saturday, August 30
+ Exclusive Electric Zoo Countdown DJ Mix
20-year-old Dutch wunderkind Thomas Newson has quickly made a name for himself in dance music. Not only has he received incredible support from the likes of Afrojack, Avicii, Hardwell, Tiësto, W&W and many others, but the young artist also released two amazing records at the end of 2013 which simultaneously reached Beatport’s hallowed top 10, a feat never before achieved by someone so young. “Flute,” his collaboration with New World Sound, gained massive radio airplay worldwide and was praised for its innovative integration of the flute into dance music.
His release, “Pallaroid,” is no exception to the quality music for which Thomas has been known. Originally believed to be an unreleased Hardwell track, “Pallaroid” was one of the most talked about songs last summer after its premier by the number 1 DJ of the world, Hardwell. With releases on labels like Musical Freedom and Armada, this incredible talent is more than ready to push boundaries to create and innovate electronic dance music.
Thomas has just released his newest track, Ravefield on Revealed Recordings earlier this week to pump fans up for his Electric Zoo Main Stage West set Saturday, August 30! As an added bonus we also have an exclusive ‘Electric Zoo Countdown Mix’ created just for EZNY by Thomas Newson to get fans excited for Labor Day Weekend. Listen here!
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The name Armin Van Buuren conjures up endless beats, uplifting trance music, and the hottest mash-ups, and that is precisely what fans will have in store for them when he makes his highly anticipated return to Randall’s Island this Labor Day Weekend when the Grammy-nominated dance music powerhouse will take Electric Zoo’s Main Stage West for the fourth time Saturday, August 30.
The songs on his newest release A State Of Trance Classics, Vol. 9 were chosen by ASOT listeners from around the world. Armin van Buuren asked his 20 million strong listener base, coming from over 74 countries, to send suggestions for their favorite classics of all time. From this list, this album was born which includes other 2014 EZNY artists BT, Cosmic Gate, Dash Berlin, Paul van Dyk and W&W. Get your copy of A State Of Trance Classics, Vol. 9 on iTunes.
The ‘A State of Trance’ Classics series is a chance to remember just how life-changing the art form has been and will continue to be. Volume 9 contains four discs worth of groundbreaking content, spanning the most influential years of trance music. Remember that trance isn’t a genre, it’s a way of looking at music and life!
Listen to Armin Van Buuren’s radio show, A State of Trance weekly at 2pm ET on www.astateoftrance.com
Armin Van Buurn headlines Electric Zoo Festival, Friday August 29 at Randall’s Island Park, NYC.
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+ Electric Zoo Countdown Mix
Since breaking onto the scene in 2007 with “Till The Sky Falls Down,” Dash Berlin has racked up a slew of awards and nominations, and is currently named in DJ Mag’s Top 10 DJs in the world.
With Dash Berlin’s new album, We Are, Pt. 1 arriving just in time for Electric Zoo, fans can expect to hear new tracks during his Sunday set! Pre-order We Are, Pt. 1 here. His newest single, “Here Tonight” with Jay Cosmic will give fans a taste of what to expect on Dash’s upcoming album. If you can’t wait that long, listen to our new Electric Zoo Countdown Mix by fan favorite Dash Berlin here!
Dash Berlin performs at Electric Zoo on Main Stage East Sunday, August 31.
Take your Electric Zoo VIP Experience to the next level with a VIP Table for you and your friends! When you buy a VIP table ticket, you are buying 6 VIP wristbands to the day of your choosing, private reserved seating for your party with waitress table service, 3 bottles (2 liquor and 1 champagne), premium views of Main Stage West, access to all VIP areas, and 1 parking pass. To make it even better, you only have to pay a portion of the total price now, and you can pay the remaining balance on the day of the show! If you buy your tickets before the day of the show you can pay:
• Friday: $1,153.08 (Total price of $2,440)
• Saturday: $1,768.08 (Total price of $2,440)
• Sunday: $1,768.08 (Total price of $2,440)
All VIP Table wristbands purchased can be picked up at the Table Service tent as you enter the festival gates.