COMMUNITY: Electric Zoo 2012: 110,000 Fans Attend New York’s Electronic Music Festival

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ELECTRIC ZOO 2012
110,000 Fans Attend New York’s Electronic Music Festival
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Over Labor Day weekend, Made Event presented Electric Zoo 2012, and once again transformed New York City’s Randall’s Island into a multiplex of music, lights and dancing, along with 100+ of the world’s best and brightest electronic music artists. The 3-day bonanza hosted 110,000 avid fans with sold-out capacity crowds on Saturday & Sunday.

Bigger than ever in its fourth year, Electric Zoo’s technological advances helped transform the festival landscape. Intellitix’s RFID technology was again embedded in wristbands to help festival-goers enter quickly through the front gates. The stadium-scale Main Stage featured high-resolution motion-controlled video panels that created a massive sense of scale, which could be reconfigured live to create unique looks for each individual artist. The Riverside Stage included custom-designed 3D LED technology used for the first time ever at a live electronic music show. Meanwhile, the Hilltop Arena saw a wall of LED panels and mirrors set at specific angles, working in tandem to bathe the tent in a sea of lights and lasers. And over at the Sunday School Grove, original custom-designed school buses integrated LEDs with 3D projection mapping to create an immersive mixed-media experience. In every tent, club-quality sound systems enveloped fans with impeccable sound engineered by Integral Sound.

Electric Zoo 2012 also saw the return of NYC’s finest food vendors & trucks, which offered everything from hand-tossed gourmet pizza, and Korean BBQ to organic ice cream. Also returning was the Garden of EZ, a chill-out zone featuring mind-altering art and lights, full of a thousand neon butterflies from artist Gizem Bacaz and giant mushrooms from artist Dan Park.

But most important of all, Made Event committed to creating a fun and safe environment for its fans; free water refill stations, designated Help Points and the simple idea – Many Animals, One Zoo: Help Each Other Be Safe! With positive vibes all around, Electric Zoo 2012 was all about connecting music and friends old and new. Thank you Zoo animals. See you at Electric Zoo 2013 for the five-year anniversary!

Electric Zoo 2012: Crowd Shot [Photo Credit: Bennett Sell-Kline for ElectricZooFestival.com]

Did you forget to get an EZoo 2012 t-shirt or hoodie? Get it now in the online Merch Shop!

Were you so busy running around from stage to stage, dancing with your friends, that you forgot to get some official merch for you and your loved ones? There are still lots of colors and designs to choose from in the Electric Zoo official online Merch Shop. Get over there now while the selection is the best!

Check out the Electric Zoo 2012 Photo Gallery!

It’s filled with over 200 photos of the artists, the spectacular visuals, and you!

Electric Zoo 2012: Tiesto [Photo Credit: Scott Kowalchyk for ElectricZooFestival.com]

Electric Zoo might not be the country’s largest, splashiest, or most hyped electronic dance music festival. But we’re going to go on record and say that it’s the best.” — Billboard

The only way to truly understand Electric Zoo and the dance music culture itself is to experience it – to put yourself dead center, amid the furry boots and driving bass lines. EDM is something you need to feel, not only hear, if you ever wish to truly understand it.” — RollingStone.com

For the fourth year in a row, Electric Zoo has redecorated New York City‘s Randall’s Island in its own sparkly neon image, transforming the East River outpost from public park to a floating big-name rave boat.” — SPIN.com

“As far as parties go, Electric Zoo is a marathon: In its fourth year, the Labor Day weekend dance music festival has grown to a three­-day, four-­stage, 100-­plus-­DJ, 100,000- fan extravaganza sprawled across Randall’s Island.” — The Wall Street Journal

“Electric Zoo reveled in the high-tech and the synthetic. The D.J.’s were small, peppy figures surrounded by dizzying, strobing video displays, the humans piloting the cybernetic colossus. What once was a club experience has proved to be, in geek terms, perfectly scalable to festival size; seeing the performer onstage is the least of anyone’s concerns when the music, the lights and everybody dancing are the real show. It’s a fully participatory man-made world, not just in staging but in the party gear worn by most people in the audience: fluorescent tutus and legwarmers, L.E.D.-equipped shirts and shoes, technicolor wigs and glitter adhering everywhere. Dancing skin becomes its own artificial display.” — The New York Times

Electric Zoo 2012: Venue Shot [Photo Credit: Bennett Sell-Kline for ElectricZooFestival.com]

“[Electric Zoo] was amazing! One of my favorite shows of the year. The festival premiered new 3D technology during my set, which made it really unique. It’s great that New York has Electric Zoo; the fans need this and the location on Randall’s Island is really special.”  —A-TRAK

It’s a real pleasure to perform to such a big yet discerning audience in one of the greatest cities in the world.”  —ABOVE & BEYOND

“Electric Zoo had to be one of the most magical places I have ever played in my entire life; the vibe of the crowd was so amazing. The fact that the festival is in New York is pretty amazing. Who doesn’t absolutely love New York? NY has definitely shown me that it is my second home, I wouldn’t be opposed to moving there…”  –DILLON FRANCIS

“[Electric Zoo] is a great experience and a great step for fans of dance music. So much diversity and progression in the bookings and the vibes. This was my 3rd and this was the best year. NYC is the inspiration. NYC is the king.” –DIPLO

“Electric Zoo was definitely one of a kind.  Besides the amazing lineup they brought this year, the entire event was just so well produced. New York is such an important market for EDM and being right in the heart of New York, surrounded by water and seeing the beautiful landscape of Manhattan is unlike anything else.”   – DJ BL3ND

“It’s great to be part of something that is so anticipated like Electric Zoo. We always get some new fans from playing at this show because a lot of people trust Electric Zoo and who they choose to play their festival. There’s so much attention to details at this festival. We appreciate that the focus is 100% on the music and the fan experience.” –GABRIEL & DRESDEN

“It’s crazy to have a festival of this caliber in such proximity to New York City. Electric Zoo definitely creates a certain vibe that I haven’t really experienced anywhere else.”  –KILL THE NOISE

“[Electric Zoo] was fantastic; the crowd is wild, cheerful and knows its music so I could play an ambitious 180° across the board set. My favorite! I consider New York as my home in the US. During my set I had the feeling I was adopted for good. That felt amazing.”  –MARTIN SOLVEIG

“The atmosphere was amazing and I loved every minute of the crowd’s energy. The people who come to Electric Zoo are just so passionate about the music and they really show it with their energy and enthusiasm. It really is so special. New York is one of my favourite cities around the world and I’m planning on living there in 2013 so it is my new home!”  –TIËSTO

Electric Zoo 2012: People Hanging out [Photo Credit: Bennett Sell-Kline for ElectricZooFestival.com]

For more info, please go to:

Web: www.electriczoofestival.com
Facebook: facebook.com/ElectricZoo
Twitter: twitter.com/electriczoony #EZoo

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Electric Zoo 2011 Photo Gallery. 85,000 Fans!

ELECTRIC ZOO 2011
85,000 Electronic Music Fans Attend 3-Day Festival


Photo Credit: Bennett Sell-Kline for ElectricZooFestival.com

Escaping the clutches of Hurricane Irene, Electric Zoo 2011 emerged this Labor Day Weekend in full force, with 85,000 attendees from 102 countries and 51 states, enjoying beats from the world’s best electronic dance music artists over three sun-drenched days on Randall’s Island Park in New York City.

More than 100 DJs and live acts provided the finest techno, trance, house, dubstep, electro and indie dance music across four stages. From iconic headliners Tiesto, David Guetta and Armin van Buuren along with Moby, John Digweed and Richie Hawtin, to newer talents like SBTRKT, Porter Robinson, 12th Planet, Michael Woods and Arty, Electric Zoo celebrated America’s exploding obsession with dance music. Skrillex’s epic stage dive, Tiesto’s confetti shower, thousands singing along to David Guetta’s tunes, an appearance by Snoop Dogg’s DJ alter-ego DJ Snoopadelic, and Armin van Buuren’s closing set complete with fireworks are just a few notable moments from what’s now established as one of the premiere electronic music festivals in the world.

To top off its stellar lineup, Electric Zoo went next level with spectacular visuals, from the Hilltop Arena’smassive custom-designed concave LED wall and the Red Bull Riverside’s mixed media playback cubes to Gizem Bacaz’s meditative Garden of EZ with Kate Raudenbush’s laser-cut steel Braindrop. Not to mention the dust-free tents, plethora of organic food choices, and no lines at the festival entrance, thanks to RFID wristband technology.

Check out our official Electric Zoo gallery of photos from 2011 here.

We’re already looking forward to Electric Zoo 2012, and we want to hear your thoughts. Fill out our EZ 2012 Artist Wishlist to tell us who you’d like to see next year and provide any feedback on the festival. And don’t forget to commemorate this year’s experience with Official Electric Zoo 2011 Merchandise — our online merch shop is open now!

For more info, please go to www.electriczoofestival.comfacebook.com/ElectricZoo, and twitter.com/electriczoony.

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“Only the most serious-minded electronic music fans stream onto Randall’s Island. Now in its third year, the good-natured festival continues to offer a smart, varied crew of the best D.J.s and live dance acts in the world.” –The New York Times

“Randall’s Island became a multiplex of temporary dance floors, with a stadium-scale stage for headliners and three tents with club-quality surround-sound systems.” –Jon Pareles, The New York Times

“Capping off a summer that saw the biggest electronic music events in U.S. history, Electric Zoo marked its third and biggest year yet.” –Billboard.com

“The fest that began as a modest weekend event was something more, drawing crowds that were large even by music festival standards.” –The Wall Street Journal

“The three-day dance party on Randall’s Island had no shortage of new: New acts, new tracks and new grass (really!) filled the 24-acre island for 12 hours a day over Labor Day weekend… Despite the record number of attendees — over 85,000 fans showed up — Electric Zoo didn’t lose its sense of ease and comfort. Thanks to an increased number of restrooms, a variety of food vendors and the use of RFID wristband technology, which minimized entrance time, there were no lines to be found. And when you wanted to dance deep inside the tent, there was an actual dance floor and ample space to do so. When you’re talking about music marathons, these are small details that many festival producers overlook, the small details that can turn a great event into an exceptional one. –Huffington Post

“While it certainly is a spectacle, Electric Zoo was probably the happiest place on earth last weekend.”Village Voice

“…A line-up that reads like a who’s who of the electronic music world with Tiesto, David Guetta, Richie Hawtin and Luciano all playing.” –Mixmag

“I felt like I was playing the finals of the champions league or the superbowl. It was THAT big. WOW!” –Armin van Buuren

“Electric Zoo was sick! The crowd was unbelievable and brought an incredible energy to the city.”Tiesto

“As last year, Electric Zoo was totally amazing. To play in such an amazing city like New York, in front of ten thousand dancing and screaming people is a real highlight of my year I really enjoyed.”ATB

“It’s incredible to gather all those people for an EDM event like Electric Zoo. I’m very excited to follow the progression of house music in US when events like this turn out they way it did.”John Dahlback

“We’ve watched EZ become in 3 years something with a lot of promise into a festival that is paid attention to all over the globe. The line-ups are a good cross section of what’s really happening in dance music as well as a few cool and interesting surprises.”Gabriel & Dresden

“It was massive, and as an artist is always nice to be part of that, sometimes you look around and say, ‘wow I’m playing here’.”Guti

“I felt like playing Electric Zoo advanced me as an artist.” —Porter Robinson

“It was not only incredible as a performer but so much fun as a spectator. The collection of artists that performed was one of the best lineups I’ve seen in a while, let alone been a part of.”Nick from Super Mash Bros


About Electric Zoo
Electric Zoo: New York’s Electronic Music Festival now in its 3rd year, featured more than 100 of the world’s biggest electronic music talent, including DJs and live acts, providing the finest techno, trance, house, dubstep, electro, indie dance music and more across four stages on beautiful Randall’s Island Park. Electric Zoo received a coveted IDMA nomination for “Best U.S. Festival” and “Best Music Event” by URB magazine, as well as press coverage from major media outlets like CNN, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Village Voice, Time Out New York, New York Post, The Source, DJ Mag, Mixmag and Ocean Drive, establishing it as New York City’s premier electronic music festival as well as a top American event. After a sold-out capacity crowd of 50,000 over 2 days in 2010, Electric Zoo expanded to a new 3-day format with over 85,000 attendees in 2011. This year’s lineup included headlining sets by: Tiesto, David Guetta and Armin van Buuren with Moby, Above & Beyond, Afrojack, Benny Benassi, Boys Noize, Calvin Harris, Carl Cox, Diplo, Richie Hawtin, Skrillex and many more. For more information, please go to: www.electriczoofestival.com.

About Made Event

Made Event, helmed by Mike Bindra and Laura De Palma, working with a team of industry leaders, is committed to excellence in the programming, promotion, and production of electronic dance music events. They stand at the vanguard of their field due to the world-renowned caliber of entertainment and expert production values they bring into a variety of distinctive and innovative venues. In 2009, Made Event launched the inaugural Electric Zoo and was nominated for “Promoter of the Year” by URB magazine and “Best Music Event” and “Best Event Promoter” by the International Dance Music Awards for the best of 2010. With over 25 years of combined experience, and over 400 successful events produced in New York City and Miami, Made Event continues to set the bar for quality electronic music events. For more info, please go to www.MadeEvent.com.

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Electric Zoo Festival 2011, NYC: Sep. 2-4, Labor Day Weekend + Payment Plans!

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ELECTRIC ZOO 2011
New York’s Electronic Music Festival
September 2, 3, 4 (Labor Day Weekend)
@ Randall’s Island Park, NYC

Electric Zoo Payment Plans, Dust Reduction Efforts

Electric Zoo 2011: Party People
Payment Plans let you pay for your passes in installments
LAST DATE TO ORDER VIA LAYAWAY IS JULY 1

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.
Let’s clear the air: Dust reduction efforts for 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
Stay tuned for more lineup announcements!

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Made Event Upcoming Dates
June 17 Markus Schulz @ Pacha NYC
September 2, 3, 4 Electric Zoo: New York’s Electronic Music Festival @ Randall’s Island Park, NYC

About Made Event
Made Event, helmed by Mike Bindra and Laura De Palma, working with a team of industry leaders, is committed to excellence in the programming, promotion, and production of electronic dance music events. They stand at the vanguard of their field due to the world-renowned caliber of entertainment and expert production values they bring into a variety of distinctive and innovative venues. In 2009, Made Event launched the inaugural Electric Zoo and was nominated for “Promoter of the Year” by URB magazine and “Best Music Event” and “Best Event Promoter” by the International Dance Music Awards for the best of 2010. With over 25 years of combined experience, and over 400 successful events produced in New York City and Miami, Made Event continues to set the bar for quality electronic music events. For more info, please go to www.MadeEvent.com.

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