NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) — The Electric Zoo electronic music festival celebrated its tenth anniversary at Randall’s Island this past Labor Day Weekend, with more than 100,000 fans turning out for the three-day event.
The festival, which was held from August 31st-September 2nd, featured a roster of headliners that included Martin Garrix, Porter Robinson’s virtual self, Kaskade, Zed’s Dead’s Deadbeats, and Marshmello.
The festival, which sold out on both weekend days, also brought some new upgrades to Randall’s Island, including production 160’ wide by 30’ tall curved screen which boosted viewing sightlines from left to right across the main stage field of play.
Electric Zoo also hosted a stage curated by Los Angeles event producers Brownies & Lemonade, who brought their bass-heavy sound to the festival with performances from Gryffin, Ekali, Cray and more.
The festival also hosted Germany’s HYTE, who presented some of the top names techno over at the Sunday School Grove including German producer Gregor Tresher’s first time at EZoo, Pete Tong and a rare B2B set from HYTE boss Chris Liebing & Dubfire.
In all, more than 120 acts performed at this year’s Electric Zoo, ranging from Destructo to the Wu-Tang Clan’s Raekwon, who joined Stooki Sound to perform “Cream,” “Incarcerated Scarfaces” and “Ice Cream.”
“Watching Electric Zoo come back strong to become, once again, a staple of the New York City electronic music scene, reminds me of Coachella when it turned the corner in 2009,” says Randy Phillips, CEO of LiveStyle, parent company of MADE Events, the producer of EZoo. “Wading through the crowd on Randall’s Island, the vibe was as off-the-chart as the music our artists delivered.”