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
The world-renowned Tiësto will be returning to Electric Zoo Festival again in 2012, with the headliner spot on Sunday, September 2nd.
Tiesto recently told MTV News: "It is an awesome festival in one of the most incredible settings in the world. How often do you get to play with the Manhattan skyline as a backdrop? It is a special experience, being in the middle of a city with such a huge, energetic crowd. If you'd told me this would be possible 10 years ago, I wouldn't have believed you."
His closing peformance the first day of Electric Zoo 2011 was an epic occasion, see the footage by watching In The Booth - Episode 8,Tiësto's all-access YouTube series (footage starts at 6:13). Said Tiësto after his set, “Electric Zoo was sick! The crowd was unbelievable and brought an incredible energy to the city.”
There is plenty to promise that 2012's performance will be even better. Tiësto recently released the track “We Own The Night” with Wolfgang Gartner, an internationally renowned DJ/producer in his own right, who will be also playing at Electric Zoo this year (on Saturday, September 1st). Says Tiësto of his collaborator, “I've been a huge fan of Wolfgang for years. As a producer, there are few out there with the kind of talent he has, so teaming up was always something I was very keen to make happen."
Following on the heels of “We Own The Night” is Tiësto’s new CLUB LIFE – Volume Two Miami mix album, released on his own Musical Freedom imprint and available Tuesday, April 24th. Tiësto's personal productions and remixes are a driving force behind this mix. In addition to "We Own The Night" he is also behind the original productions "Chasing Summers" and "Make Some Noise," created with the Russian trio Swanky Tunes. Remixes included are of Coldplay’s "Paradise," Gotye’s international chart topper "Somebody That I Used To Know," The Naked & Famous' indie anthem "Young Blood," which was remixed alongside the Dutch star Hardwell, and Afrojack's latest hit "Can't Stop Me Now."
The Electric Zoo Festival and Tiësto are also happy to announce a special Electric Zoo Meet & Greet Contest. Two lucky fans, plus two of their friends, will get to meet the superstar DJ before his set. Details of the Meet & Greet Contest will be posted on the Electric Zoo Facebook Page closer to the event, so be sure to check back for updates.
Tiësto needs little introduction. With a list of achievements ranging from a Grammy nomination, multiple MTV awards, performing at the opening ceremony of the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens (first ever for DJ to do so), the largest solo DJ headline performance in US history, and the accolade of "The Greatest DJ Of All Time" by Mixmag, there is no doubting his legendary status. He has reached almost 12 million fans on Facebook, garnered over 1 million followers on Twitter, and tallied well over 300 million views on YouTube. To better connect with fans, Tiësto became the first artist to ever live-stream a concert on Twitter, and produced his acclaimed 10-part "In The Booth" YouTube documentary series, plus a state-of-the-art mobile app for iPhones and iPads. He has also just launched his very own Sirius Channel - Club Life Radio. His label, Musical Freedom, will release his anticipated mix album CLUB LIFE – Volume Two Miami on April 24th as he continues 2012 with a packed tour schedule that touches down everywhere from Tijuana, Chicago, Las Vegas, Barcelona, to New York.
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 to www.MadeEvent.com.