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We're excited to announce Electric Zoo Mexico City on May 4 & 5, 2014! Full event details are available at http://www.electriczoofestival.com/mexico.


 


Nos complace anunciar que Electric Zoo Ciudad de Mexico se llevará a cabo los dias 4 y 5 de mayo. Entra a http://www.electriczoofestival.mx
para todos los detalles.


We are happy to announce that Made Event has been acquired by SFX Entertainment, the world's largest producer of live events and entertainment content focused primarily on electronic music culture.


For over a decade our goal has been to present the music we love in exciting environments, with state-of-the-art production, and attention to detail. We are proud of what we do, and thankful to you, the fans that enjoy our events and electronic dance music as much as we do.


Although Electric Zoo will continue to be developed by the same team that has been on board since its inception, being part of something larger provides us with many new opportunities, like exciting technology that will improve the festival experience both online and at our events, creative collaboration with other SFX companies, and bringing Electric Zoo to new locations around the globe.


We are genuinely excited to be part of the mission SFX has put forth; to provide the fans of electronic music with the best possible live experiences, music discovery and digital content connectivity. In short, becoming part of the SFX family will enable us to bring more of what we do to you - only bigger and better!


-The Made team


 




There will be more party animals at the Zoo this Labor Day Weekend than ever before, and we want to make sure you all enjoy it thoroughly and get home safely. Please watch out for each other, and know that help is all around you. If you see someone slip, trip, or overheat, someone who needs medical attention, rehydration, or just a helping hand, please keep the positive vibe alive, and be a friend to a friend in need.
 
Electric Zoo strongly advocates against the use of drugs. Avoiding drug use is the only way to completely avoid drug-related risks. You don’t need drugs anyway when world class music is swirling all around you. Know that mixing drugs and alcohol, or frequent and increased use, will increase your risks of life-threatening problems. Here’s some math to go with that: Drugs or alcohol + Non-stop Dancing + Sun Exposure = Dehydration and a whole spectrum of other dangerous conditions. So stay safe, stay hydrated, take frequent breaks, remember to eat, and you will successfully pull off having the time of your life! If you suspect that someone is ailing from a medical issue or the overuse of drugs or alcohol, seek immediate medical attention.
 
Keep an eye out for these signs and symptoms in yourself and others, if you or a friend experience even just one sign seek medical help immediately:



  • Headaches

  • Nausea

  • Confusion

  • Blurred Vision

  • Inability to talk

  • Racing Heartbeat

  • Vomiting

  • Muscle tremors

  • Convulsions

  • Discolored lips or nail-beds

  • Shallow breathing


There are medical aid stations marked with a red cross in the four corners of the main field and to the left of Main Stage East. They are staffed with emergency medical professionals, and they have water if you need it. Keep the neon pink HELP POINTS flyer that you can obtain as you enter the festival in your back pocket for info in a hurry, and keep the positive party vibes flowing by looking out for each other.



 


 


The fifth installment of Electric Zoo Festival is proud to present the inaugural Drumcode Stage, curated by head honcho Adam Beyer, as it takes over the Sunday School Grove. After fifteen years, the Swedish label has established itself as a premiere outlet for the finest techno production available in today's electronic music sphere. On Sunday, September 1, Randall's Island will welcome a roster of Drumcode's heavy weights including Paul Ritch, Nicole Moudaber, Joel Mull, Ida Engberg, Victor Calderone, and Adam Beyer himself.

While flying under the radar, Paul Ritch has remained a staple in the realm of dark, ominous beats over the years. Similarly, techno queen Nicole Moudaber continues to reign supreme, as her debut album Believe shook the foundation of the scene. Now, her upcoming Give Me Body EP on MOOD Records will undoubtedly sky rocket to the top of the charts once released on August 12.

Next up, the Drumcode Stage will feature Joel Mull, a true trailblazer, as he put himself on the map as an innovator of sound amongst the Swedes. Maintaining the Swedish techno affair, Ida Engberg will take the decks for a rare appearance in the Empire State.

Representing his hometown of Brooklyn, Victor Calderone will enthrall his legions of savvy sonic devotees. Finally, Adam Beyer, the label boss himself, will bring his trendsetting musical preferences to the table, as Drumcode Radio celebrates its third anniversary. With less than a month left, prepare yourself for three days of unprecedented performances from these pioneers of the underground.

Win your own Drumcode Prize Pack!
We're giving away a Drumcode Prize Pack to a lucky winner chosen at random. All you have to do is re-tweet the following on Twitter. (You must be following @ElectricZooNY to win!)

RT @ElectricZooNY I want to win a Drumcode Prize Pack! @DrumcodeRecords takes over #SundaySchool Grove at #EZOO5 Sunday, Sept 1!


 




Check out the new expanded map for #EZOO5! With the addition of Main Stage East, Electric Zoo is bigger and better than ever!


 


 


Electric Zoo Festival is excited to welcome the German trio of Moderat, made up by Modeselektor and EZoo veteran Apparat to the 5 year anniversary celebration!

The project combines Modeselektor’s thundering bass rumbles in the cellar with Apparat’s sensitive and subtle melodies floating high in the eaves. The fact that what one assumes to be incompatible actually communicates, is what makes Moderat so unique. Listen to their new album 'II' available for stream on NPR and purchase the album out TODAY, August 2 on iTunes. If that's not enough - watch the video for new single "Bad Kingdom" and begin counting down the days till #EZOO5!

You don't want to miss their Electric Zoo set as it's 1 of 3 North American dates and their ONLY East coast stop!



Win your own Moderat 'II' CD!
We're giving away a copy of Moderat's new 'II' album to a lucky winner chosen at random. All you have to do is re-tweet the following on Twitter. (You must be following @ElectricZooNY to win!)

RT @ElectricZooNY I want to win a Moderat 'II' CD! @ModeratOfficial plays #EZoo5 Saturday Aug 31!


 




After getting signed to Eric Prydz's Pryda Friends label and hitting the Beatport top 10's with every release thus far, it's safe to say Fehrplay has burst on to the progressive house scene this past year.

The momentum keeps going in 2013 for the Norwegian newcomer kicking things off with a guest mix on Above & Beyond's 'Group Therapy' radio show (listen now) and featured as DJ Mag Canada's "Cover Mix Artist of the Month" this past June (download available on Soundcloud here). Throw in two upcoming releases and an appearance at Electric Zoo's 5 year anniversary bash -- he's jumping to the top of the class.

This Monday, July 29th Fehrplay's new double sided EP featuring tracks, "Monte" (recently premiered on Billboard) and "Talk To Me" (listen here) is out on Pryda Friends available for purchase on Beatport. Following his recent progressive anthem 'Phantom' and his 2012 hit 'Nightride,' 'Monte' showcases a different side of Fehrplay, diving into a deep and darker realm of totally fresh house music. The track is unexpected, totally original and an indication that Ferhplay is further evolving a brave and singular style. From sunny afternoon deep house soirees, to late night sessions, this is a track that will grab dancefloors and bring perfect vibes to Electric Zoo's Hilltop Arena where you can find him making his #EZOO5 debut Saturday, August 31st!

Win your own signed Fehrplay vinyl!
We're giving away a signed Fehrplay vinyl to a lucky winner chosen at random. All you have to do is re-tweet the following on Twitter. (You must be following @ElectricZooNY to win!)

RT @ElectricZooNY I want to win a signed Fehrplay vinyl! @Fehrplay plays #EZoo5 Saturday Aug 31!


 




The dubstep duo of Mt. Eden are returning to Electric Zoo Saturday, August 31 but this time on Main Stage East and LIVE.

The pair released a seven track EP, 'Walking On Air' this past June on Ultra Music which combines graceful string arrangements of strong emotion with huge drops bringing them to the next step in their rapidly evolving career (Available on iTunes). Before releasing 'Walking On Air,' their YouTube channel had garnered over 100 million views, including over 14 million for "Sierra Leone" watch here.

Providing a climactic backbone to their bag of tricks, New Zealand's pride and joy continue to raise the bar with a larger than life orchestral live show. Set with a pristine mixture of live sample triggering, accompanied by a dramatic string quartet and MC, this is undoubtedly a must see performance in 2013.

You've never heard dance music so operatically rapturous. You've never moved quite like this. Catch them at #EZOO5!

Win a meet & greet with Mt. Eden at Electric Zoo!
We're giving away a chance to meet Mt. Eden at Electric Zoo to a lucky winner chosen at random. All you have to do is re-tweet the following on Twitter. (You must be following @ElectricZooNY to win and be a ticket holder for Electric Zoo Saturday, August 31 2013.)

RT @ElectricZooNY I want to win a meet & greet with Mt. Eden at Electric Zoo! @mtedenofficial play #EZoo5 Sat Aug 31!


 




Electric Zoo is proud to welcome back one of house music's most respected and admired artists to the 5 year anniversary bash: Cassy!

Named by Rolling Stone as one of "The 25 DJs That Rule the Earth", Cassy continues her global dominance by creating the newest installment for the esteemed fabric compilation series: fabric 71 out August 19th in the US. (Pre-order here.) Her fabric 71 mix provides a snapshot of Cassy's raw unadulterated sound; that unashamedly intricate mix of stripped-back hedonism and an all-encompassing warm sincerity.

Don't miss Cassy's set at Electric Zoo, one of only 3 North American tour dates she has this summer! Find her playing Friday, August 30th at Sunday School Grove!



Win your own fabric 71 CD mixed by Cassy!
We're giving away a copy of fabric 71 CD mixed by Cassy to a lucky winner chosen at random. All you have to do is re-tweet the following on Twitter. (You must be following @ElectricZooNY to win!)

RT @ElectricZooNY I want to win a fabric 71 CD! @cassybritton plays #EZoo5 Friday Aug 30!


 




Still waiting for the perfect time to buy your Saturday or Sunday General Admission pass to Electric Zoo? Wait no more - that time is here! Single Day tickets are going fast and the price of Saturday and Sunday Single Day General Admission passes will go up next week.


Grab your tickets ASAP by clicking here!


 


Electric Zoo is coming in with fresh talent this Labor Day Weekend! We're proud to have the British duo of Chase & Status making their EZoo debut as a headliner in the Dim Mak takeover at the Riverside tent Sunday, September 1st.

Last year saw their sophomore studio album ‘No More Idols’ on Mercury Records go double platinum, selling over 600,000 records, and the record still remains in the Top 200 albums on iTunes in the UK 2 years since its release. Will (Status) and Saul (Chase) are globally recognized as recording artists, record label owners, an internationally renowned live act and superstar producers. Chase & Status have recently released their newest single "Lost & Not Found ft. Louis M^ttrs" which premiered on Zane Lowe's Hottest Record In The World on BBC Radio 1! Watch "Lost & Not Found" video here. Buy "Lost & Not Found" on iTunes here.



Win your own Chase & Status t-shirt!
We're giving away a Chase & Status t-shirt to a lucky winner chosen at random. All you have to do is re-tweet the following on Twitter. (You must be following @ElectricZooNY to win!)

RT @ElectricZooNY I want to win a Chase & Status t-shirt! @chaseandstatus play #EZoo5 Sunday Sept 1!


 




Every Electric Zoo pass includes your choice of ferry or shuttle bus transportation, but next week the ferry option that's offered with 3-Day General Admission passes will be sold out. The ferry is the most popular way to get to Electric Zoo from Manhattan, but space is limited. So if you're planning to come to all 3 days of Electric Zoo and you want to ride the ferry, get your pass now! Once they're gone, the only way to take the ferry to the festival will be by purchasing a Single Day, VIP, or Platinum pass.


Click here to get yours now!


 


AraabMuzik, otherwise known as MVP of the MPC, returns to Electric Zoo 2013's Riverside Fool's Gold Clubhouse on Saturday, August 31!

Google the name AraabMuzik, or recall his amazing set last year at Electric Zoo, and you'd discover videos showing this music producer hammering on an MPC as if he was Travis Barker on the drums. Some might call it poetry in motion, others might say it’s suicide on an MPC, but for the Dipset in-house producer it’s just another day on the job. With his mind-blowingly rapid beat-making techniques, it's easy to see why AraabMuzik is one artist NOT to be missed at Electric Zoo! But until then, AraabMuzik is gearing up to release a new album, 'The Remixes, Vol. 1' July 9 on Ultra Records. Listen to a preview of one of the album's awesome new tracks, "Keep It In Motion," here!


Win a digital download of AraabMuzik's 'The Remixes, Vol. 1'!
We're giving away a digital download of AraabMuzik's 'The Remixes, Vol. 1' album to 5 lucky winners chosen at random. All you have to do is re-tweet the following on Twitter. (You must be following @ElectricZooNY to win!)

RT @ElectricZooNY I want to win a copy of AraabMuzik's 'The Remixes, Vol. 1'! @araabMUZIK plays #EZoo5's @FoolGoldRecs Clubhouse Sat, 8/31!


 




The Randall's Island Park Alliance, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, and Made Event are pleased to present FLOW, annual summer art exhibitions along the shoreline at Randall's Island Park in New York City. FLOW is aimed at fostering appreciation of the shoreline through artistic expression, while calling visitors to interact with and care for the Park's island environment. Each year, FLOW features five site specific projects by participants in the Bronx Museum's Artists in the Marketplacje (AIM) program for emerging artists.

This year's Grand Opening event, Saturday June 15 from 2-5pm at Randall's Island Park, is free and open to the public, and will offer a range of interactions with the pieces and with the artists. FLOW.13 features works by artists Stephanie Dodes, Alejandro Guzmán, Eto Otitigbe, Anne Percoco, and Jenifer Wightman.

Randall's Island Park is a unique and remarkable waterfront resource, located in the East River with views of the Queens, Bronx and Manhattan shorelines. New waterfront pathways run along the 4.5-mile shoreline, which includes almost 9 acres of restored salt marsh and freshwater wetlands. The Park also offers a track & field stadium, a golf center, a 20-court tennis center and dozens of new playing fields, as well as the Harlem River Event Site, home of Made Event's Electric Zoo, a three-day Labor Day weekend concert event at Randall's Island which draws local and international DJ artists and audience.

FLOW.13 - this year's third annual exhibition - will be open to the public from June-November, and will feature five new site-specific installations, all reflecting and encouraging interaction with the Park's history and environment.

FLOW is made possible through support from Made Event, proud producers of The Electric Zoo Festival, NYC's largest electronic dance music festival, held annually at Randall's Island Park.

The FLOW exhibitions express the confluence of art, music and environment at Randall's Island Park, in the midst of one of the world's greatest cities. For more information about this year's exhibition, visit www.flowartnyc.org. To support cultural activities at Randall's Island Park, please visit randallsisland.org/donate.


Got a family picnic you must attend on Sunday? Boss won't give you Saturday off? Planning to go to the awesome EZ afterparties on Friday and (you've done this before) know you'll need a day to recharge before hitting Electric Zoo again on Sunday? We've got your back!

For a limited time only, we'll be offering Friday Combo Paks for Electric Zoo 2013 at a special price.



  • Your choice of 2-Day General Admission Pass to Electric Zoo 2013 (Fri/Sat or Fri/Sun)

  • Round-trip shuttle bus transportation

  • $15 worth of credit towards non-alcoholic beverages encoded on your wristband for use at the festival



Pre-Sale Sign-Up ends Thursday, May 16 at midnight and the Pre-Sale itself will take place Monday, May 20 from 10am to noon EDT.

Click to sign up now to get your unique Pre-Sale access code so you can grab this deal before sales open to the general public!


 


This Labor Day Weekend, Electric Zoo is proud to present Sebastian Ingrosso's Electric Zoo headlining debut on Main Stage West on Sunday, September 1, 2013.

One third of world-dominating, electronic superstars Swedish House Mafia, Sebastian Ingrosso recently teamed up with rising star and fellow Electric Zoo headliner Tommy Trash, and long time lyrical collaborator John Martin for a new track "Reload," which just premiered on Pete Tong’s Radio One show in the UK and will be released in the U.S. on Astralwerks Records on May 14th.

Listen to "Reload" now on Youtube or Soundcloud and join in by creating your own artwork, lyric imagery, videos and cover versions. Upload them via #RELOAD and the best ones are being posted daily on Sebastian's new Tumblr.


 




Electric Zoo is thrilled to announce the artists who will be headlining the two Main Stages - Main Stage West and Main Stage East - for Electric Zoo 2013 this Labor Day Weekend on Randall's Island in New York City. In case you hadn't heard, we've added a second Main Stage for the 5th Anniversary of New York's premiere electronic music festival. And this is going to be the biggest Zoo yet, with expanded festival grounds and a total of 5 stages packed with the best in electronic dance music from around the world. So now's the time to buy your 3 Day Pass


________________


Please Note:
Electric Zoo has established an "18 and older" policy for all festival attendees, effective immediately. We have listened to fans’ requests for this change, and have made the decision to follow the industry standard for electronic dance music festivals. We apologize for the disappointment we know this change in policy brings to our younger fans. Full refunds will be issued to anyone who has already purchased a ticket who will not be 18 in time for Electric Zoo 2013. To request a refund, please fill out the form at http://frontgatetickets.wufoo.com/forms/electric-zoo-refund-request/


With so much going on during the Holiday Season, it's important to remember to take advantage of great deals while they last! Don't forget to get your Electric Zoo 2013 pass now, to take advantage of special Holiday Sale pricing. It ends at midnight on December 31, so don't wait - get yours now!


From December 2nd though December 9th only, save big on Electric Zoo merchandise, including t-shirts and hoodies, bandannas and hats from 2012 and 2011. Whether you're picking up something for yourself that you missed at the festival merch booth, or buying gifts for friends and family, this is your opportunity to get a great deal on holiday shopping! The more you spend, the more you save:



  • 25% off orders of $100 or more

  • 15% off orders of $50 or more

  • 10% off orders of $25 or more


Plus, from now though December 17, get Free Standard Shipping on orders of $100 or more.

Don't miss this sale - Buy More, Save More ends December 9th!
Click here to shop now!


Electric Zoo is the ultimate treat for yourself or your favorite electronic music fan - 3 days capping off the summer to the sounds of the world's foremost electronic music artists, frolicking on the grass of Randall's Island Park, with the New York City skyline as a backdrop. Just in time for the Holidays, we’re releasing a limited quantity of 3-Day Passes for Electric Zoo 2013. So don't miss out - these specially-priced passes won't last long!

Don't want to miss out on the Holiday Sale, but can't pay in full right away? Use the Payment Plan - you just pay a 20% deposit now (plus all shipping and service charges), and pay off the rest in 5 equal installments on the 15th of each month starting in January - click here for complete payment plan details.


Click here to get your Electric Zoo 2013 passes now!


The Early Bird Sale for Electric Zoo 2013 has begun - but it won't last long, so take advantage of this opportunity quickly! Specially priced 3-Day General Admission Passes for Electric Zoo 2013 are available only while supplies last. (No Single Day passes or VIP passes will be sold until a later date.) Your choice of Ferry or Shuttle Bus transportation from Manhattan is included, but for those who are planning on driving and parking at the festival site on Randall's Island, a 3-Day Parking Pass add-on is also available.

Can't pay in full right now? Use the Payment Plan - you just pay a 20% deposit now (plus all shipping and service charges), and pay off the rest in 5 equal installments on the 15th of each month starting in January - click here for complete payment plan details.

Don't miss out - click here to buy your passes now!


 

2012 Official Recap Video Out Now, 2013 Early Bird Sale Begins Oct 11 at 1pm EDT



The Electric Zoo 2012 Official Recap video has just been released today. Clocking in at just under 6 minutes, we hope it will help you recapture the spirit of the 2012 installment of Electric Zoo and help you connect to your inner animal for Electric Zoo 2013!


And speaking of Electric Zoo 2013, Early Bird tickets go on sale Thursday, October 11 at 1pm EDT. Stay tuned for the ticket purchase link on that day!


 




Contrary to the opinion of the great pop philosopher Prince, we believe Life is Just a Party, and Parties Were Meant 2 Last. There will be more party animals at the Zoo this weekend than ever before, and we want your party to last through the entire weekend safely and soundly, so please, watch out for each other, and know that help is all around you. If you see someone slip, trip, or overheat, someone who needs medical attention, rehydration, or just a helping hand, please keep the positive vibe alive, and be a friend to a friend in need.

What does that mean? Well, be a good friend - if you see someone who looks like they could use a helping hand, or you or your fellow party animal is not feeling well for ANY reason, bring it to the attention of one of our helpful staff working at a HELP POINT. These are trained security and medical personnel who are here to help keep everyone safe, whether it's getting someone out of a tight spot when they're a little unsteady on their feet, getting water to someone who's dehydrated, or taking someone who's not being civil for a "time out". They'll be all around the festival grounds in spots that allow them to keep an eye on things, and their locations will be marked with this H icon: .  There will also be medical aid stations marked with a red cross in the four corners of the park.

When you arrive at the festival, you'll see people handing out bright pink flyers with a map showing all of the HELP POINTS, including the medical aid stations. You can also find those flyers at vendor booths along with festival guide booklets. Please take a moment when you arrive to read the flyer and familiarize yourself with the HELP POINTS locations - it could make all the difference should you or someone you care about find themselves in need.

And be good to yourself - make sure to drink water throughout the day (there will be free high-speed water refill stations in several locations), keep your body fueled for dancing with the many good eats available, wear sunscreen and find a shady spot to lounge if you need it. Treat your mind and body with respect and help others do the same.

We're all headed to the Zoo to celebrate together, so let's keep the party positive by looking out for each other!



 


In collaboration with world-renowned VIP nightlife brand Provocateur, we're excited and proud to announce the addition of VIP Tables to Electric Zoo.
A VIP Table is the perfect complement to your VIP Experience for you and your friends. You'll enjoy private reserved raised seating for your party with waitress table service and premium drinks. Choose a table for 6, 8, or 10 in the Main Stage VIP area, or a table for up to 12 in the expanded Sunday School Grove.


VIP Tables do not include festival admission - they are an optional add-on for VIP Experience passholders. Everyone at your table must have a VIP Experience wristband, purchased separately.


Click here for details


 




Michael Clyde Johnson's Untitled (Two Viewing Rooms, Offset), 2012


The Randall’s Island Park Alliance, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, and Made Event are pleased to present FLOW, a two-part environmental art exhibition on view during the summers of 2011 and 2012 along the shoreline at Randall’s Island Park. The project is aimed at fostering appreciation of the shoreline through artistic expression, while calling visitors to interact with and care for the Park’s island environment. FLOW features ten site specific art projects, five each summer, by participants in the Bronx Museum’s Artists in the Marketplace (AIM) program for emerging artists.

FLOW.12 – this year's exhibition – will be open to the public from June-September, and will feature five new site-specific installations, all reflecting and encouraging interaction with the Park’s history and environment.

FLOW has been made possible through a generous grant from the Rockefeller Foundation’s New York City Cultural Innovation Fund (CIF) and through support from Made Event, proud producers of The Electric Zoo Festival, NYC’s largest electronic dance music festival, held annually at Randall’s Island Park.

The FLOW exhibitions express the confluence of art, music and environment at Randall’s Island Park, in the midst of one of the world’s greatest cities. For more information about this year's exhibition, visit www.flow12.org.


Single Day passes are going fast. The price of Saturday and Sunday Single Day General Admission passes will go up this Thursday night at midnight, so grab yours now!


We couldn't be happier to bring you this late-breaking news... Netsky has been added to the Electric Zoo 2012 lineup on the Main Stage on Friday, August 31. Leading a wave of new skool D+hoB talent from Europe with his blend of uplifting, melancholic melodies and heavy dancefloor bass + beats, the young Belgian producer and DJ is sure to bring the perfect mix of emotion and intensity to move the thousands gathered at the main stage under the New York City sky.

After huge remixes of Pendulum, Plan B, Leftfield, and Swedish House Mafia, Netsky's new album "2" is finally here, available on CD, vinyl and digital download from Hospital Records. The release takes Netsky's signature sound and brings in live influences with elements of electro-hour and dubstep alongside the euphoric, hands-in-the-air D+B he has become known for.

Check out the video for the first single, "Come Alive", directed by High Contrast, and then get ready for Netsky's Electric Zoo debut on Friday, August 31!


 


We've been glad to be able to offer several different payment plan options for Electric Zoo this year, but the 50% Down Payment Plan is the last one still open, and it's coming to an end this Saturday! There's still time for you to get in on it and pay for your Electric Zoo passes in 2 installments, but hurry - the plan closes on June 30! Just select "50% Down Payment Plan" at the bottom of the billing screen when purchasing your passes.
Click here for full details


The final artist additions for Electric Zoo 2012 have been announced.
Here's the final lineup, by date and stage:


 


Friday, August 31




Main Stage:


DAVID GUETTA
PRETTY LIGHTS
LAIDBACK LUKE
HARDWELL
NICKY ROMERO

Adrian Lux
Alvin Risk
Marcus Schössow
Michal Menert

Hilltop Arena - Group Therapy:
ABOVE & BEYOND
FERRY CORSTEN

Andrew Bayer
Gabriel & Dresden
Jaytech
Mat Zo
Norin & Rad
Zack Roth

Riverside - Fool's Gold Clubhouse:
A-TRAK
TOMMY TRASH

Brodinski
Dillon Francis
Gesaffelstein
Kavinsky
Nadastrom
Nick Catchdubs
Treasure Fingers
Special Guest JACK BEATS

Sunday School Grove - Vagabundos:
LUCIANO
REBOOT

Argy
Frivolous live
Mendo
Robert Dietz


 


SATURDAY, SEPT 1




Main Stage:
AXWELL
ABOVE & BEYOND
DADA LIFE
SANDER VAN DOORN
BINGO PLAYERS

Eco
Kyau & Albert
Nervo
Orjan Nilsen

Hilltop Arena:
BENNY BENASSI
WOLFGANG GARTNER
MARTIN SOLVEIG

AbdeCaf
DallasK
DJ Bl3nd
Mord Fustang
Morgan Page
The White Panda

Riverside - Dim Mak:
STEVE AOKI
DATSIK

12th Planet
Angger Dimas
Autoerotique
Brass Fergie
Dirtyphonics Live
Felix Cartal
Kill the Noise
Mustard Pimp

Sunday School Grove:
SASHA
PACO OSUNA

Chris Liebing
Claude VonStroke
Frank & Tony
Koze
Mathias Kaden
Maya Jane Coles
Sleepy & Boo




SUNDAY, SEPT 2




Main Stage:
TIËSTO
SKRILLEX
KNIFE PARTY
PORTER ROBINSON
DASH BERLIN

3LAU
Clockwork
Dev
Pierce Fulton
W&W

Hilltop Arena:
BLOODY BEETROOTS DJ Set
EXCISION
FLUX PAVILION & DOCTOR P

Adventure Club
Andy C
EOTO
Helicopter Showdown
Mt Eden
PeaceTreaty
Z-Trip

Riverside:
DIPLO
ZEDS DEAD

Bart B More
Benga
Congorock
Eliot Lipp
Krewella
Paper Diamond
Zedd

Sunday School Grove:


BOYS NOIZE
MARCO CAROLA

Apparat live
Better Lost Than Stupid - Buttrich/Squillace/Tanzmann
Destructo
Dixon
Djedjotronic vs Strip Steve
Umek


(Non-headliners are listed alphabetically)


 


 




Every pass to Electric Zoo 2012 includes transportation via ferry or shuttle bus, and General Admission 3-Day Passes with ferry transportation are going quickly. They'll all be gone by the end of June, so if you want one, now's the time to grab it! Once they're gone, the only way to take the ferry to the festival will be by purchasing a Single Day, VIP, or Platinum pass, or an official travel package. There will still be General Admission 3-Day passes available at that point, but they will all include shuttle bus transportation from East 124th St only.


Click here to buy your passes now!


 


Single Day Passes for Electric Zoo, New York's Electronic Music Festival, are on sale now! Choose General Admission, VIP Experience, or Platinum Experience for any day of the festival, Friday August 31 through Sunday September 1. 3-Day passes are also still available.


Click here to get your passes now!


 


 


There's not much time left to get in on the 30% Plan. The deadline to take advantage of this convenient way of splitting your bill into 3 payments is May 31 at midnight. As long as you choose the 30% Plan when checking out before that time, you only need to make a down payment of 30% (plus the full service & shipping charges) at the time of your order. Then you can pay the remaining balance in 2 equal installments, on June 15 and July 15. It's a great way to make sure you get your Electric Zoo passes and give yourself time to pay for them. But don't miss out - put your order on the 30% Plan before the May 31 deadline!


We're proud to announce the addition of Rusko as a Special Guest to the Electric Zoo 2012 lineup! With 2 years of Electric Zoo performances under his belt, the dubstep innovator has proven he knows how to whip New York into a frenzy. His infectious energy and original take on the genre veers away from the dark, serious side of the sound and keeps the mood wild and fun.

Catch Rusko on Saturday, September 1 at the Hilltop Arena, and check out the Rusko Remix Collection free download!
Of course, if you still haven't gotten your Electric Zoo 3-Day Pass, now's the time to do it!


 

CHOOSE THE 50% PLAN (2 PAYMENTS) OR 30% PLAN (3 PAYMENTS)



The cutoff for the 25% Plan recently passed due to time constraints, but many of you said you still wanted a payment plan option, and we’ve heard you. In fact, we’re giving you 2 new options, available immediately!

The 3o% Plan
   • Make a 30% down payment (plus the full service & shipping charges) at the time of your order
   • Pay the remaining balance in 2 equal installments (June 15 and July 15)
   • Available now through May 31

The 5o% Plan

   • Make a 50% down payment (plus the full service & shipping charges) at the time of your order
   • Pay the remaining balance on July 15
   • Available now through June 30

Questions? Click here for details.
To take advantage of either option, select “30% Plan” or “50% Plan” in the payment plan section when purchasing your passes.


 

Lineup Additions!

09 May, 2012


The second round of artists confirmed for Electric Zoo 2012 have been announced.
Here's the updated lineup, by date and stage:


 


Friday, August 31



Main Stage:
DAVID GUETTA
PRETTY LIGHTS
LAIDBACK LUKE
HARDWELL
NICKY ROMERO


Hilltop Arena - Group Therapy:
ABOVE & BEYOND
FERRY CORSTEN

Andrew Bayer
Gabriel & Dresden
Jaytech
Mat Zo
Norin & Rad

Riverside - Fool's Gold Clubhouse:
A-TRAK
TOMMY TRASH

Brodinski
Dillon Francis
Gesaffelstein
Kavinsky
Nadastrom
Treasure Fingers
Special Guest JACK BEATS

Sunday School Grove - Vagabundos:
LUCIANO
REBOOT

Argy
Frivolous live
Mendo
Robert Dietz

+ More to be announced
(Non-headliners are listed alphabetically)


 


SATURDAY, SEPT 1



Main Stage:
AXWELL
ABOVE & BEYOND
DADA LIFE
SANDER VAN DOORN
BINGO PLAYERS

Eco
Kyau & Albert
Nervo
Orjan Nilsen

Hilltop Arena:
BENNY BENASSI
WOLFGANG GARTNER
MARTIN SOLVEIG

Alvin Risk
DallasK
DJ Bl3nd
Mord Fustang
Morgan Page

Riverside - Dim Mak:
STEVE AOKI
DATSIK

12th Planet
Angger Dimas
Autoerotique
Brass Fergie
Dirtyphonics Live
Felix Cartal
Kill the Noise
Mustard Pimp

Sunday School Grove:
SASHA
PACO OSUNA

Chris Liebing
Claude VonStroke
Koze
Mathias Kaden
Maya Jane Coles
Sleepy & Boo

+ More to be announced
(Non-headliners are listed alphabetically)




SUNDAY, SEPT 2




Main Stage:
TIËSTO
SKRILLEX
KNIFE PARTY
PORTER ROBINSON
DASH BERLIN

3LAU
W&W

Hilltop Arena:
BLOODY BEETROOTS DJ Set
EXCISION
FLUX PAVILION & DOCTOR P

Adventure Club
Andy C
EOTO
Mt Eden
Z-Trip

Riverside:
DIPLO
ZEDS DEAD

Bart B More
Benga
Congorock
Eliot Lipp
Krewella
Paper Diamond
Pierce Fulton
Zedd

Sunday School Grove:
BOYS NOIZE
MARCO CAROLA

Better Lost Than Stupid - Buttrich/Squillace/Tanzmann
Dixon
Djedjotronic vs Strip Steve
Umek

+ More to be announced
(Non-headliners are listed alphabetically)


 




We are thrilled to be able to officially announce that the "eXtra SpEcIal KiLLeR guest tba" from our Phase 1 Lineup Announcement is indeed the multi-Grammy award winning Skrillex. After his epic tent-busting set last year (and a huge presence in the responses to our still-running Lineup Wishlist survey), we knew we had to bring Skrillex back, and in a much bigger way. So get ready for a spectacular Main Stage performance on Sunday, September 2. And get your 3-Day Passes now!

LAST DATE TO PURCHASE VIA LAYAWAY IS APRIL 30!



Did you know that you can pay for your Electric Zoo pass in installments? So even if you don't have all the money available right now, you can still buy your pass and spread out the payments over the next few months. When you choose to pay using the 25% Plan, you only need to make a 25% down payment (plus the full service and shipping charges) at the time of your order, and then pay for the remainder in 3 additional installments (May 1, June 1, and July 1).

But the time to take advantage of this option is now, because the last date to order on the payment plan is April 30 (and if you wait until then, your 2nd installment will still be due the following day, May 1 - so get that first payment made now and breathe easy for a couple of weeks)!


To buy your pass using the Payment Plan, select "25% Plan" in the payment plan section when purchasing. Full details are available at
http://www.madeevent.com/ElectricZoo/faq.php#q6


Buy your 3-Day pass now at
http://www.madeevent.com/ElectricZoo/tickets.php


 


 


The first round of artists confirmed for Electric Zoo 2012 have been announced. Here's the list, by date and stage:


Friday, August 31




Main Stage:
DAVID GUETTA
PRETTY LIGHTS
LAIDBACK LUKE
HARDWELL
NICKY ROMERO


Hilltop Arena - Group Therapy:
ABOVE & BEYOND
FERRY CORSTEN
Special Guest ATB

Gabriel & Dresden
Mat Zo

Riverside:
A-TRAK
Congorock
Dillon Francis
Nadastrom

Sunday School Grove - Vagabundos:
LUCIANO
REBOOT

Argy
Frivolous live
Mendo
Robert Dietz



Saturday, September 1




Main Stage:
AXWELL
ABOVE & BEYOND
DADA LIFE
SANDER VAN DOORN
BINGO PLAYERS


Hilltop Arena:
BENNY BENASSI
WOLFGANG GARTNER
MARTIN SOLVEIG

Mord Fustang
Morgan Page

Riverside - Dim Mak:
STEVE AOKI
DATSIK

12th Planet
Autoerotique
Dirtyphonics live
Felix Cartal
Kill the Noise
Mustard Pimp

Sunday School Grove:
SASHA
PACO OSUNA

Chris Liebing
Claude VonStroke
Koze
Mathias Kaden
Maya Jane Coles



Sunday, Semptember 2




Main Stage:
TIËSTO
eXtra SpEcIal KiLLeR guest tba
KNIFE PARTY
PORTER ROBINSON
DASH BERLIN


Hilltop Arena:
BLOODY BEETROOTS DJ Set
EXCISION
FLUX PAVILION & DOCTOR P

Adventure Club
Andy C
Mt Eden

Riverside:
ZEDS DEAD
TOMMY TRASH

3LAU
Pierce Fulton

Sunday School Grove:
BOYS NOIZE
MARCO CAROLA

Better Lost Than Stupid
Dixon
Djedjotronic vs Strip Steve
Gesaffelstein
Umek


 


There's still time to pick up official Electric Zoo t-shirts, hoodies, bandanas, and caps - they make great gifts! And all through December, we have 2 special promotions going on to save you big money. Visit the Electric Zoo Merch Shop anytime in December to take advantage of these deals:

Buy More, Save More



  • Spend $25+ and save 10%

  • Spend $50+ and save 15%

  • Spend $100+ and save 25%


Plus all Hoodies are $45 for December only!


 




Give the gift of Electric Zoo, or treat yourself! Specially priced 3 Day passes go on sale Monday, December 5 at 1pm EST. General Admission, VIP Experience, and Platinum Experience passes will all be available. Supplies are limited, so make sure to set a reminder on your calendar and head over to the Buy Tickets page!


 




This Cyber Monday (November 28), we're having a blowout sale in the Electric Zoo online Merch Shop! Far easier than camping out in the cold waiting for the doors to your local mall to open, all you have to do is watch the clock and click on over to the Electric Zoo Merch Shop to get these great savings:



  • 12-4AM ET get 30% off

  • 4-9AM ET get 25% off

  • 9AM-2PM ET get 20% off

  • 2-7PM ET get 15% off

  • 7-11:59PM ET get 10% off


A very limited number of 2012 Early Bird passes for Electric Zoo 2012 will go on sale Monday, October 24 at 1pm EDT. These will be 3 Day General Admission passes, offered at a special Early Bird price, and will be sold exclusively via ElectricZooFestival.com

Electric Zoo will take place at Randall's Island Park, NYC August 31 - September 2, 2012.

We are shocked and saddened by the loss of DJ Mehdi. Our deepest condolences go out to his family and friends at this difficult time. DJ Mehdi was one of a very few DJs who played every year at Electric Zoo since it began; we were lucky to have been able to enjoy and share his wonderful talent and vivacious spirit.





2009. Scott Kowalchyk for ElectricZooFestival.com

2009. Scott Kowalchyk for ElectricZooFestival.com

2009. Scott Kowalchyk for ElectricZooFestival.com

2009. Scott Kowalchyk for ElectricZooFestival.com

2009. Scott Kowalchyk for ElectricZooFestival.com

2010. Scott Kowalchyk for ElectricZooFestival.com

2010. Scott Kowalchyk for ElectricZooFestival.com

2010. Scott Kowalchyk for ElectricZooFestival.com

2010. Scott Kowalchyk for ElectricZooFestival.com

2010. Scott Kowalchyk for ElectricZooFestival.com

2011. Jordan Loyd for ElectricZooFestival.com

2011. Jordan Loyd for ElectricZooFestival.com

2010. Sharese Ann Frederick for Brooklynvegan.com

Just a small sampling of our favorite photos from Electric Zoo 2011. Check out the Gallery for more updates coming soon!





Rusko

Josh Wink & Richie Hawtin

Loco Dice

Carl Cox & Loco Dice

Carl Cox

Fareoh

Victor Calderone

SebastiAn

Moby

Tiësto

Luciano

12th Planet & Skrillex

Skrillex

Above & Beyond

PorterRobinson

David Guetta

DJ Snoopadelic

Armin van Buuren


Due to unforeseen circumstances caused by Hurricane Irene last week, the Plastikman 1.5 live show will not be able to proceed tonight as originally planned.

Electric Zoo will now be presenting a special one hour Richie Hawtin DJ set with the  Ali Demiral LED visuals show. This will take place at 10pm-11pm in the Hilltop Arena – the same arena where Plastikman would have performed.

From Richie Hawtin, "Plastikman Live is a technically challenging show that has appeared successfully in over a dozen countries over the past year. My production team has been on site in NYC since Tuesday working alongside the Electric Zoo production team preparing for this show, and they have done everything within their powers to address the challenges that have been presented at the event. Sadly it has not worked out and we regret to announce that Plastikman will not perform in New York this weekend. We are excited, in light of the situation, that we are able to present this LED visual show similar to the shows that we present at other festivals around the world".

Richie Hawtin will also still headline the Sunday School Grove on Sunday at Electric Zoo.


Double the pleasure, double the fun, double the Dirty South at Electric Zoo! Dirty South is officially confirmed to play an additional set in the Red Bull Riverside on Friday, September 2, from 7:40pm - 9pm. He replaces Martin Solveig, who announced an unfortunate back injury yesterday and is postponing his U.S. dates. Dirty South is also still playing in the Hilltop Arena on Saturday, September 3, from 6:30pm - 8pm as well as the official Electric Zoo after party on Saturday night at Pacha NYC.


Electric Zoo is returning to Randall's Island for its 3rd year. It's been a great success so far with attendance increasing steadily every year. What are some of the most significant changes this year?

The first thing people will notice this year is that the production has increased exponentially.  Everything from the enlarged site, to the much bigger tents and main stage, light shows and sets are a giant leap forward from last year. With Integral Sound (which has always been our calling card), we are doing things that have never been attempted before in a festival setting. Prepare to be blown away! VIP has been significantly upgraded as well and there is a new second VIP area located in the grove with more of a chill out vibe. As always the food and drink choices are very important to us and we have really stepped it up this year.



What was the impetus for expanding the festival from 2 days to 3 days?

Our vision was always to grow into a 3 day festival. That is why we chose Labor Day weekend, so fans would have an extra day for rest and travel.



There is always a new influx of emerging dance music talent each year. How do you stay current when putting together the festival programming?

We do our best to listen to what the fans are asking for. We are electronic music fans ourselves so we are just as excited to hear new artists and the hottest tracks of the year.



How do you choose the headliners? Is there anything you specifically look for?


We look for the biggest talents over the year and artists that truly resonate with their fans. We also have many long-term relationships with our artists and with somebody like Armin van Buuren, we have worked with him for nearly 10 years.



What are some of the must-see performances this year?

There will be so many great performances this year that we will be very busy running from stage to stage ourselves, but here are some great ones that may not be on everyone's radar...

Beardyman
Plastikman live 1.5
DJ Snoopadelic AKA Snoop Dogg!
Chromeo
Alesso
SebastiAn's live show debut



Flow.11, a waterfront public art exhibit on Randall's Island opening in July in conjunction with Randall's Island Sports Foundation (RISF) and The Bronx Museum of the Arts. Tell us about Made Event's involvement and what we can expect on the island?


We have been working with Aimee Boden, the Executive Director of the Randall's Island Sports Foundation (RISF) to develop FLOW, and we're really excited about it!  Aimee conceptualized the program with assistance from the Bronx Museum of Art. FLOW is an outdoor public art installation with five large-scale works exhibited on the park's shoreline.

In 2010 Made Event donated $1.00 for each single day Electric Zoo ticket and $2.00 for each two-day. This year we will donate $1.50 for each single day ticket, and $4.50 for each three day pass. What this means is that each and every festival goer contributes to this amazing program - bringing art to the beautiful public space that is Randall's Island.

We encourage everyone to check out the FLOW works on exhibit now at the park!



Besides the abundance of music, what other activities can festival goers look forward to on-site?


Derrick Little and his team are back again this year with their Face and Body Painting. It was a huge hit last year so definitely plan on getting painted! There's also the T-shirt remix station, back by popular demand. The Garden of EZ with Braindrop is a must see too!



Last year the Sunday School tent was re-imagined as a green forest. Are any of the stages this year under going similar transformations?

This year there won't be a green forest in any of the tents but we love the play of the green trees in the park setting and we think you are going to love the transformation that happens in the 'Garden Of EZ'. As for the tents, the set designs will be far beyond anything we have done before.



Obviously producing a festival of this size is a huge endeavor. Why did you originally want to produce an electronic music festival? What do you enjoy most about producing a music festival?


Our job is to blow people's minds... What could be better than that? And we get to spend all year dreaming up how to do it better than the last year. What we enjoy most about producing a festival is seeing a sea of thousands of smiling faces having the time of their lives. We've had many amazing moments on the dance floor ourselves so it feels great to give it back.



How do you stay calm and prepare yourself to produce an event of this size?


Calm? Who's calm? ;-). We both do yoga, I cycle like a madman and Laura gardens and makes jams and pickles...



What are your plans for after Electric Zoo?

Some serious downtime with friends and family, and hopefully a vacation. And planning for EZ 2012 of course... See you at the Zoo!


Lions and tigers and bears! And monsters and vampires and fairies! Oh my! Electric Zoo goers in 2010 might recall running into a more than a few fantastical faces roaming Randall’s Island Park. They were the handiwork of artist Derrick Little, who returns this year to bring his talented team of face painters to transform you into your favorite party animal -- or whatever else you can imagine.

Derrick Little is an award-winning face and body painter and a visual artist based in New York City, who pushes the limits of face and body art. His creative, colorful and theatrical face and body art stems from his early participation in the iconic New York nightclubs of the 1990s.

Since launching his makeup artistry career in 2001, Derrick has achieved national and international acclaim for his unique artistry and style, which is influenced by magic, mysticism, and his reverence for all of life. He has painted faces in Denmark, Germany, Canada and China and his clients have included Moby, Madonna, Martha Stewart, Julianne Moore, Christy Turlington, Shaggy, Shakira, Donald Trump, T-Pain, Marc Jacobs and more.


View a gallery of Derrick's team's work from Electric Zoo 2010
For more information in face and body painting by Derrick and his team, please visit: www.bodyartbyderrick.com

With summer now in full swing here in New York City, it's time to start really getting excited about the Zoo! Let's take a moment to look back at some photos from previous years...




A sunny day underway in 2009

Busy P

Robbie Rivera

Ferry Corsten

David Guetta

Above & Beyond

Afrojack

ATB

Benny Benassi

Diplo

Joachim Garraud

Markus Schulz

Moby

Richie Hawtin

Rusko

Sander Van Doorn

Steve Bug

Armin van Buuren

Gareth Emery & Glenn Morrison




Single Day Passes are on sale now for Electric Zoo 2011. You can get a General Admission, VIP Experience, or Platinum Experience Pass, with or without various transportation options for Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. 3 Day Passes are also still available. For a detailed list of options and prices, visit the Buy Tickets page.

 



Katherine Daniels' Tenkenas Sash (2011)


Randall’s Island Sports Foundation (RISF), The Bronx Museum of the Arts, and Made Event announce FLOW, a two-part public art exhibition that will be on view during the summers of 2011 and 2012 along the shoreline at Randall’s Island Park.  This unique project is aimed at fostering an appreciation of the waterfront environment through large-scale outdoor sculptures and art installations. The first installation, titled FLOW.11, will be unveiled on July 1, 2011, with additional special celebrations planned for Labor Day Weekend, in tandem with Electric Zoo, a three-day electronic music festival at Randall’s Island featuring the planet's biggest international DJs and live acts across four stages. A portion of the sale of every Electric Zoo ticket from 2010 & 2011 is donated to the project, which is aimed at fostering an appreciation of the waterfront environment through large-scale outdoor sculptures and art installations.
 
Flow.11 will feature five site-specific projects by emerging artists.  The artists were selected from this year’s Bronx Calling, the first Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) biennial at the Bronx Museum and Wave Hill.  Visitors to the park can view the art installations free of charge on foot and by bike along the island’s newly restored 4.5-mile waterfront pathways.
 
“We are thrilled to host FLOW on Randall’s Island Park.  This exciting project will draw many new and existing visitors to the island this summer and next.  Randall’s Island’s beautiful waterfront pathways are the perfect location for these inspiring works of public art, set against the Manhattan skyline. FLOW is the first of many visual arts events which will take advantage of Randall’s Island’s unique setting in the coming years, and the installation reinforces RISF’s mission to transform the park into a varied and comprehensive recreational resource for New Yorkers,” said Aimee Boden, Executive Director of the Randall’s Island Sports Foundation.
 
The artists creating works for FLOW.11 at Randall’s Island are Andrew Chan, Katherine Daniels, Jongil Ma, Gregory Reynolds, and Romy Scheroder.  Their works range from a 12-foot sci-fi-themed Resident Alien, inspired by the island’s large water tower, to a chain-link fence woven with colorful plastic ribbons representing the island’s Native American past, to Hey Poseidon, a shipwrecked wooden boat reminiscent of the many boats in the Park’s history that have foundered in the surprisingly strong currents of the Hell Gate rapids in the East River.  Each site has been selected to best showcase the artwork and the island -- from the ball fields to the bike and pedestrian pathways and the riverside lawns – and to reach out to Randall’s Island’s diverse community of ball players, bikers, runners, walkers, picnickers, island explorers, and events goers.
 
Randall’s Island Park is a remarkable 480-acre waterfront resource located in the East River, with unparalleled views of Queens, the Bronx and Manhattan. New waterfront pathways run along the island’s shoreline, which includes almost 9 acres of restored salt marsh and freshwater wetlands. The Park also offers a world-class track & field stadium, a golf center, a state-of-the-art 20-court tennis center and over 60 new sports fields, as well as the Harlem River Event site, which is home to concerts, theater, and events. In addition, the Randall’s Island Sports Foundation runs year-round youth sports and arts programs that are offered free of charge to thousands of children annually, and are run in close partnership with over 120 local public schools and community-based organizations in Harlem and the South Bronx.  As a result, the park is fast becoming the ultimate playground for all New Yorkers.
 
“We are very proud to bring outdoor art and sculpture to Randall’s Island through the FLOW exhibitions, and hope that the confluence of art and environment will find continued expression at the Park,” said Holly Block, Executive Director, The Bronx Museum of the Arts.
 
FLOW has been made possible through a generous grant from the Rockefeller Foundation’s New York City Cultural Innovation Fund (CIF), alongside support from Made Event.
 
For more information about the FLOW 2011 Artists and exhibitions, please go to:
www.flow11.org


Man, it was amazing. It was like my favorite New York gig ever!” said Dirty South, fresh off his performance at Electric Zoo Festival last year.  

Now with a new mix compilation, more hit remixes, and second Grammy nomination under his belt, Dirty South returns to Electric Zoo 2011 to put thousands of electronic dance music lovers back under his spell.

It’s been an amazing ride for Dirty South, a.k.a. Dragan Roganovic. Born in Belgrade, Serbia and relocating to Melbourne, Australia when he was 13, Dragan’s musical journey was influenced by everything around him. Like many other youngsters starting out in the music biz, Dragan couldn’t afford turntables but he managed to improvise with his old NEC Hi-Fi and started mixing with the tape decks. After taking the next step with a brand new computer, software and keyboards, he released his first official production in 2004 and Dirty South was born.

An invasion of Dirty South releases and remixes followed, which instantly earned nominations, awards and accolades: “Essential New Tune” labels by the legendary Pete Tong, Grammy Award nominations in Best Remix for Kaskade’s “Sorry” and The Temper Trap’s “Sweet Disposition” (with Axwell) and more. Dirty South has joined forces with some of best producers in the world and created anthems such as “Open Your Heart” with Axwell and “How Soon Is Now” with David Guetta and Sebastian Ingrosso. And it’s no surprise that he’s remixed some of the most recognizable names in the music industry including U2, Snoop Dogg, Depeche Mode and Josh Wink.

In between his heavy touring schedule of the world’s top clubs and festivals, Dirty South has always found time to do a yearly mix CD, putting his name down to compilations for labels such as Ministry Of Sound, Toolroom Records, Cr2 and SONY. As Electric Zoo fans know, last summer Dirty South released “Phazing,” one of 2010’s biggest dance anthems, which has since gone on to become a global clubbing concept reaching galactic heights.

Dirty South recently released a colossal remix of Diddy Dirty Money feat. Skylar Grey’s Billboard smash single “Coming Home,” a track full of dirty growling synths, a sultry, sexy vocal, huge breakdowns and – of course – a few interjections from Diddy himself. And on June 21, this unstoppable artist releases ‘Strictly Dirty South,’ 2-CD compilation featuring classics from the legendary house label Strictly Rhythm and Dirty South originals, remixes and extra special edits.

Said Dirty South, “The first disc is a reflection of my 'old school' house music and it features some of the tracks I grew up with, while the second disc is basically the sound that I currently play at my shows and these are the biggest tracks of today.”

So pick up a copy and get ready to experience it live when Dirty South hits the stage at Electric Zoo on Saturday, September 3, 2011!


When Electric Zoo opened up last year, on Saturday September 4 at 11am, the Randall's Island Park lawn was lush, long, and seemingly healthy. But the dancing and frolicking of 25,000 pairs of feet coupled with the unusually dry summer took a toll, and by the end of the day, the grass had been trampled and a lot of dirt had been kicked up into the air. When the wind gusted - especially around the Sunday School Grove, but in other parts of the festival grounds too - the dust was downright obnoxious. Many of you, understandably, have expressed concerns about this. We hear you, and we've been working on measures to address this problem in 2011. We're serious about doing everything we can to minimize the dust, so we can ALL breathe easy and focus on what we love - the music!

Here's a list of things we've put in place to reduce the dust:

Flooring will be used in all of the tents
This means that where all that dancing is going on, the grass will be protected and dirt won't be kicked up.

Dirt service roads will be covered with flooring
As our crew travels in golf carts and other vehicles to get from place to place around the perimeter of the festival grounds, there'll be far less dirt stirred up.

Making use of existing pavement for high traffic areas, including the area directly in front of the main stage
The main stage will be moved back this year in order to create more space. This will mean that a large area directly in front of the main stage will now be situated on pavement rather than grass. So when you "tear up the dancefloor" in front of the main stage, you'll no longer be tearing up grass and kicking up dirt at the same time :)

We've also hired lawn specialists to consult with and work with our friends at Randall's Island Park to improve on the maintenance of the field and to get it as healthy as possible before Electric Zoo. At their recommendation, we have also taken these measures:



  • Installed additional irrigation in early Spring

  • Lawn aeration

  • Reseeding, fertilizing and adding gypsum


You know you want to go to Electric Zoo but you don't have all the money for a pass available right now. If only you could pay a little now and a little later, right? Well we've got good news for you!

New in 2011, Electric Zoo fans have the option to purchase their pass on a payment plan. Layaway options are available when ordering online or by calling 888-512-SHOW(7469). There are 2 different Payment Plan options:

50% Down
This plan allows you to pay 50% of your order total plus service fees now, with the remaining 50% automatically deducted from your card on August 1, 2011.

30% Down + Equal Payments
This plan allows you to pay 30% of your order total plus service fees now, with the remaining balance automatically deducted in equal payments on July 1st and August 1st, 2011.

Don't wait too long - the LAST DATE TO ORDER VIA LAYAWAY IS July 1, 2011.

Check out the full details here


We've expanded and upgraded the Electric Zoo VIP Experience for 2011. You can choose a VIP Experience with or without ferry or parking, or you can take it to the next level with the Platinum Experience. Whatever you choose, you'll get the following VIP benefits:



  • Express Festival Entry (admission is included in the price of all VIP Experience packages)

  • VIP Lounge Access with plush furniture, premium food and cash bar

  • Exclusive Main Stage Viewing Area

  • VIP Air Conditioned Bathrooms

  • Admission to the Saturday Late Night After Party

  • On Site Event Host

  • NEW THIS YEAR - Additional VIP AREA at Opposite End of the festival site


The Platinum Experience includes complimentary food and open bar plus your choice of Premium On Site Parking (per order) or ferry tickets (per person).

Please note that VIP packages are for ages 21 and over only.

VIP Experience 3 Day
VIP Experience 3 Day with Ferry
VIP Experience 3 Day with Parking
Platinum Experience


What's the best way to get to Electric Zoo? We think it's the ferry. It's convenient, scenic, eco-friendly, and affordable. Ferries will travel to and from Randall's Island Park for all three days of the festival throughout the day. Departures will take place from East 35th Street Ferry Landing located at the intersection of East 35th Street at FDR Drive, with ferries running approximately every 15 minutes.

Just sit back and enjoy a quick trip up the East River, and as a bonus you'll get a great view of the Manhattan skyline along the way. The ferry is also an eco-friendly choice - the boats are designed with low-wake hulls to minimize impact on aquatic life and employ state-of-the-art low-emission technology.

Why endure the stress of driving in New York City traffic or pay for a taxi cab when you can enjoy the convenience of a relaxing ride across the river on the ferry? When you buy a 3 Day Pass with Ferry, you get a round trip on the ferry for each day of the festival for a price that works out to just $7.50 per ride. But there may not be ferry tickets available to purchase separately later, so make sure you get them with your festival pass!

General Admission 3 Day Pass with Ferry
VIP Experience 3 Day with Ferry