Electric Zoo Festival NY 2016

Electric Zoo Festival NY 2016

September 2, 2016 - September 4, 2016
September 2, 2016 - September 4, 2016
New York City
New York City


Electric Zoo is an annual electronic music festival held over Labor Day weekend in New York City on Randall's Island. The festival represents all genres of electronic music, bringing top international DJs and live acts from multiple countries to four stages.

In its 2009 inaugural year, 26,000 people attended to see artists Armin van Buuren, Deadmau5, David Guetta and Ferry Corsten. In 2011, Electric Zoo expanded to a 3-day festival and with 85,000 attendees. Electric Zoo received International Dance Music Awards nominations in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 for "Best Music Event".[1]

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Dutch DJ and record producer
Steve Aoki
Electro house musician, record producer
bornNovember 30, 1977
Miami, Florida, United States
Juicy J
American rapper
bornApril 5, 1975
The Chainsmokers

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Lorin Ashton, better known under his stage name Bassnectar, is an American DJ and record producer.[2][3]


Tijs Michiel Verwest (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈtɛi̯s miˈxil vərˈʋɛst],[3] born 17 January 1969),[4] better known by his stage name Tiësto (/tiˈɛst/ tee-ES-toh; Dutch pronunciation: [ˈcɛstoː]), is a Dutch DJ and record producer.[5][6]

In 1997, he founded the label Black Hole Recordings with Arny Bink, where he released the Magik and In Search of Sunrise CD series. Tiësto met producer Dennis Waakop Reijers in 1998; the two have worked together extensively since then.[7]

In 1999 and 2000, Tiësto collaborated with Ferry Corsten to create Gouryella. His 2000 remix of Delerium's "Silence" featuring Sarah McLachlan exposed him to more mainstream audiences. In 2001, he released his first solo album, In My Memory. The title track is a remix of an original song written by and featuring Nicola Hitchcock. This album gave him several major hits that launched his career. He was voted World No. 1 DJ by DJ Magazine in its annual Top 100 DJs readership poll consecutively for three years from 2002–04.[8]

Just after releasing his second studio album Just Be he performed live at the 2004 Summer Olympics opening ceremony in Athens, the first DJ to play live on stage at an Olympics. In April 2007 Tiësto launched his radio show Tiësto's Club Life on Radio 538 in the Netherlands and released his third studio album Elements of Life. The album reached number one on the Belgian album chart as well on "Billboard Top Electronic Albums" in the U.S. and received a nomination for a Grammy Award in 2008.[9] Tiësto released his fourth studio album Kaleidoscope in October 2009, followed by "A Town Called Paradise" in 2014. He won the Grammy Award for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical for his remixed version of John Legend's hit "All Of Me" at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.[10]


The Chainsmokers are an American DJ duo consisting of Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall. The duo reached an international breakthrough with their 2014 single "#Selfie", which peaked No. 16 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and No. 11 on the UK Singles Chart.

Several singles such as "Roses" and "Don't Let Me Down" became top-ten singles on the Hot 100.[1] They released their debut EP, Bouquet, in October 2015. Their single "Closer", featuring vocals from Halsey became their first number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100.[2]

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Randalls and Wards Islands
Randalls Island (also called Randall's Island) and Wards Island are conjoined islands, collectively called Randalls and Wards Islands, in the New York City borough of Manhattan, separated from Manhattan by the Harlem River, from Queens by the East River and Hell Gate, and from the Bronx by the Bronx Kill. The two islands were formerly separate, with the channel between them, Little Hell Gate, being filled in by the early 1960s. The island had a population of 1,648 living on 2.09 square kilometers (520 acres) in 2010.

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SFX Entertainment Completes Sold Out Electric Zoo Festival in New York City
Business Wire  –  September 6, 2016
... music world that Electric Zoo is the flagship music festival of New York City.” ELECTRIC ZOO: WILD ISLAND generated positive reviews with press and performers alike: "Electric Zoo 2016 is poised to take over... The festival has become an ...
Electric Zoo Festival’s Evolution Continued in New York With Wild Island Edition
thenocturnaltimes.com  –  September 6, 2016
In true New York fashion, Electric Zoo brought an eclectic mix of art and culture, interactive entertainers, pyrotechnics, mesmerizing light shows, and diverse LDW soundtrack. Serving up a transfixing, wild experience, Electric Zoo 2016 was soundtracked by ...
Codeko’s New Single “Walking With Lions” is Electric Zoo’s Official Anthem
goodmusicallday.com  –  September 6, 2016
It’s here! For the first time in Electric Zoo’s long history, New York’s largest dance festival finally has an official anthem. Partnering up with Armada Music, EZoo tasked 20 year-old producer Codeko with the task of creating a track that embodies ...
Review: Hardwell fabulous at 'Electric Zoo: Wild Island' in New York
Digital Journal  –  September 5, 2016
New York - On Sept. 4, the world's top DJ and producer Hardwell closed "Electric Zoo: Wild Island" in New York, where he performed on the main stage. Hardwell's set followed The Chainsmokers, who are best known for "Don't Let Me Down," "Roses" and "Closer."
Electric Zoo 2016 Day 3 Review & Recap: Chainsmokers, Lil Dicky, Juicy J, Hardwell & More
musictimes.com  –  September 5, 2016
It has been a long three days for these weary legs, but another year at Electric Zoo is in the bag ... tell about how they got drunk one night on tour in "cities worse than New York" and wrote "Closer" after listening to some emo music.
Electric Zoo Festival ‘Wild Island’ in the City That Never Sleeps
newworldwow.com  –  September 4, 2016
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 ...
Steve Aoki, Electric Zoo headliner, talks Dim Mak anniversary
am New York  –  September 1, 2016
amNewYork caught up with Aoki in advance of his return to New York to headline the Dim Mak 20th Anniversary stage at this weekend’s Electric Zoo, to chat about the evolution of both his label and his music. The releases that put Dim Mak on the map were ...
The guide to the Electric Zoo 2016 Festival
www.timeout.com  –  August 28, 2016
When is Electric Zoo Festival? This year, Electric Zoo will take place Friday, September 2, 2016–Sunday, September 4, 2016. Where is Electric Zoo Festival? Electric Zoo takes place at Randall's Island Park, New York City.
Codeko unveils official Electric Zoo 2016 anthem, ‘Walking With Lions’
dancingastronaut.com  –  August 25, 2016
Electric Zoo is around the corner, set for yet another Labor Day Week on Randall’s Island. The annual New York City festival revamps yet again, following last year’s Transformed theme with Wild Island 2016. With the Big Apple’s festival goers anxious ...
Codeko Releases Official Electric Zoo Festival Anthem, “Walking With Lions”
edmtunes.com  –  August 25, 2016
As New York’s biggest dance music festival quickly approaches, the people of Electric Zoo have recently announced the official anthem for this year’s event. Codeko’s single “Walking With Lions” featuring RAPHAELLA encompasses all the significant ...
Codeko Premieres Electric Zoo 2016 Anthem 'Walking With Lions': Exclusive
Billboard  –  August 24, 2016
That's the ideal Codeko captures in his song “Walking With Lions,” which means Electric Zoo in New York City believes it's a perfect fit for the festival's first-ever official anthem. “We have always wanted to produce a festival anthem that ...

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