FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ELECTRIC ZOO 2012
New York’s Electronic Music Festival
August 31, September 1 & September 2
Labor Day Weekend
@ Randall’s Island Park, NYC
Phase 1 Artist Lineup Announcement
General Admission | VIP & Platinum Experience
3 Day Passes Available Now
Electric Zoo: New York’s Electronic Music Festival returns for its fourth year to Randall’s Island Park over Labor Day Weekend on August 31, September 1 and September 2, 2012. Made Event is excited to announce Electric Zoo 2012’s phase 1 artist lineup, once again bringing the biggest and boldest names in electronic dance music to New York City for this three-day summer bash.
Last year, Electric Zoo saw 85,000 fans attend what The New York Times called a “good-natured festival [that] continues to offer a smart, varied crew of the best D.J.s and live dance acts in the world.” Also dubbed the “the happiest place on earth” by the Village Voice, Electric Zoo takes place on the lush Randall’s Island Park with views of the Manhattan skyline, complete with a global selection of food carts, exquisite art installations -- and more than 100 of the planet’s top talent in techno, trance, house, dubstep, electro, indie dance, and more across multiple stages from morning to night. Electric Zoo 3-Day Passes, VIP Experience 3-Day Passes and Platinum Experience 3-Day Passes are available now at www.electriczoofestival.com. Traveling to NYC from out of town for Electric Zoo? Check out the Official Travel Packages, all of which include 3 nights at the New York Marriott East Side, two 3-Day Passes to Electric Zoo, round-trip ferry transportation, and 2 Electric Zoo t-shirts. Choose from General Admission, VIP Experience, and Platinum Experience. Electric Zoo 2012
Phase 1 Artist Lineup: (in order of appearance)
(the rest in alphabetical order):
Above & Beyond
Bloody Beetroots DJ Set
Better Lost Than Stupid
Flux Pavilion & Doctor P
Gabriel & Dresden
Kill the Noise
Maya Jane Coles
Sander van Doorn
Strip Steve vs Djedjotronic
and many more to be announced!
For more info, please go to www.electriczoofestival.com.
"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
“Electric Zoo  was sick! The crowd was unbelievable and brought an incredible energy to the city.” —Tiësto
“I felt like playing Electric Zoo  advanced me as an artist.” —Porter Robinson
About Electric Zoo
Electric Zoo: New York’s Electronic Music Festival now in its 4th year, featured more than 100 of the world’s biggest electronic music talent in 2011, 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, The 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. 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 towww.MadeEvent.com.