Venture to Randall’s Island this Labor Day Weekend for the eighth annual Electric Zoo Festival

Electric Zoo: Wild Island returns to Randall’s Island in New York City for the eighth consecutive year. This year’s installment will bring performances from some of the biggest names in EDM (electronic dance music) and its sub-genres, including Bassnectar, Tiësto, Hardwell, Porter Robinson (live), and The Chainsmokers.

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Electric Zoo 2016 -‘Wild Island’ Main Stage

New York’s electronic music festival, Electric Zoo, which is annually put on by Made Event, screams NEW YORK CITY! A zoo filled with electronic vibes and unbeatable atmosphere, Wild Island is likely to wow even the most finicky and self-righteous party animal. This year signifies eight years strong for the iconic music festival, which is annually held Labor Day Weekend. With this year as no exception, The Nocturnal Times has 10 reasons why you should go wild with your inner animal and close out your Summer at Electric Zoo: Wild Island.

Electric Zoo Represents the New York Culture

Culturally expressive, Electric Zoo is rich in New York City and dance music culture. As natives and the local community gather with travelers and visitors from across the world, music and experience serve as a universal language in the City That Never Sleeps. From the assortment of art installations and food vendors to choose from at Electric Zoo: Wild Island, bask in the beauty that is NYC with views of the city, local food favorites, and like-minded individuals. When it comes time to feed the animals, some of the popular food vendors that have been part of past feeding times at the Zoo include: Luke’s Lobster, Crif Dogs, Valducci’s Pizza, Home Frite, Chickpea & Olive, Bareburger, Juice Bar USA, Vegetarian Oasis, Rickshaw Dumplings, Fornino’s Meatballs, Korilla BBQ, Thai BBQ, Wolly’s Ice, Mexicue, and many, many more.

Electric Zoo 2015: Transformed
Electric Zoo 2015: Transformed

Wild Island Brings New Stage Designs

It’s already been eight years since Electric Zoo Festival landed on Randall’s Island. Commemorating its 8-year anniversary, this year’s Electric Zoo is Wild Island themed following last year’s EZOO: Transformed. Find out what additions and changes are in store for this year’s installment of Electric Zoo with Wild Island. Included in the Wild Island edition of Electric Zoo Festival this year, attendees can also expect to be wowed by captivating new stage designs. The immersive interpretations include a transformed Temple of the Cobra main stage and re-imaged Hilltop as the Crystal Cave. Last year’s main stage, which depicted a full-spread Phoenix, was innovative and creative—so expect to be blown away by the Cobra main stage, its coinciding light shows and pyrotechnics.

Whatever your music taste, wander over to one of the five stages at Electric Zoo: Temple of the Cobra main stage; Hilltop Arena; Riverside; Sunday School Grove; and the Treehouse.

Main Stage: Temple of the Cobra
Main Stage: Temple of the Cobra
Hilltop Arena: Crystal Cave
Hilltop Arena: Crystal Cave
Electric Zoo – Riverside

Amazing Lineup from Sunday School

As an Electric Zoo staple, Sunday School returns to Randall’s Island this year with various curators and DJ sets over the course of the three-day weekend. Anjunadeep, the Anjunabeats’ renowned sub-label and their family of funky underground artists will soundtrack the Sunday School Grove on Friday. A sound which has resonated so successfully with the Electric Zoo faithful, the deep and techy Anjuna favorites will include  me (Live), Lane 8, Way Out West (Live), Moon Boots, Yotto, Cubicolor, HVOB (Live) and Lauren Ritter playing into the night! Always a safe bet for quality music and top notch atmosphere, the Sunday School Grove will be flooded with deep house lovers and chill vibes.




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