Make sure to empty your calendar on Labor day weekend this year because New York’s premier electronic music festival, Electric Zoo, will return to Randall’s Island for its 12th edition. And they just announced their phase two lineup and day-by-day breakdown.
The festival turns the lush green Randall’s Island Park into every festival-goers dream every year. Located along the East River between Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx, the island is centrally located in New York City. Its iconic skyline forms a fantastic backdrop to the festival. The island features many fields and spaces, Icahn Stadium, and over 9 miles of waterfront bikes and pedestrian pathways. The festival is known for taking the stage design to the next level every year with bombastic visuals, fantastic sound design, and explosive energy while hosting a wide array of musical talent from all around the world.
From September 3rd to September 5th, the newest edition of the massive event will take place under the new theme Supernaturals. Calls upon illusionists, creatures of the night, shamans, wizards, witches, zombies, and aliens, giving great opportunities for different and new stage effects while giving fans ample opportunities to get creative with their cosplay. Electric Zoo Supernaturals is a mystical encounter that plans to twist and turn your mind in ways you could never have imagined before.
They announced phase 1 plans in October 2020, taking the social media and music fans by storm, but phase 2 got even a more significant reaction with its fantastic roster. While last year was a downer for electric music fans due to the postponement of the annual festival due to Covid-19, this year’s lineup sure will make up for it and more by including artist from various genres on the music spectrum from the Grammy-nominated Alesso, Deadmau5 with his beloved techno alias Testpilot, the fan-favourite Kaskade, and Tiesto performing a unique sunset set.
On Friday, September 3rd, the festival will host various music genres from House, Bass to Progressive. The fan-favourite Alesso as his alias Alpha 9, non-other than the famous producer and DJ of Hard-Trance Ben Nicky, will be there. Blanke is also one of our generation’s most influential DJs, as seen in his recent collaboration no One More Day. And, of course, the Grammy-nominated artist who tops the music charts whenever he comes out with new music, the one and only Fisher performing a highly anticipated sunset set.
On Saturday, September 4th, the incredible festival continues with Claptone, the exceptional house music performance famous for his unique sets and storylines. Steve Aoki will bring you the rave you have come to expect and love from him, a great and expected appearance from REZZ, and one of the most beloved producers in the industry, Audien. They are all announced besides a massive roster including FISHER, Galantis, Rezz, KSHMR, Tiesto, Sonny Fodera, and Testpilot, which is, of course, Deadmau5’s techno alias.
On Sunday, September 5th, the last but not least of the festival’s days, announcing the bass tastemaker Ace Aura, also KSHMR, the incredible Indian-American musician. And record producer, known for his Beatport hits, such as No Heroes, Burn, Dead Mans Hand, also announced the unique Swedish dance due to Galantis, Grammy-nominated in 2016. This year brought us the top hit, Dandelion proving they are worthy of their worldwide acclaim. They are all added to the already announced names such as Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Dom Dolla, Duke Dumont, and more.
Electric Zoo is one of the biggest and most anticipated electronic festivals awaited by fans of all music genres each year. The festival was held for the first time in 2009 with an attendance of 26,000, but in 2011, it was expanded to 3 day festival to meet the high demand and increasing roster and acts with an increase in attendance to 85,000 people. The festival receives multiple awards and nominations like International Dance Music Awards nominations in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 for Best Music Event.
The event is under the umbrella of Made Events, a premier producer of electronic music events. The Electric Zoo Festival creator with vast experience and producing hundreds of events worldwide. Made Events have announced that they are taking all necessary precautions to ensure safe and regulated events in Covid-19.