Electric Zoo: Evolved is New York City’s longest-running and largest electronic music festival. 2019 edition turned out to be the biggest since 2019. Running as a three-day-event from August 30 till September first, it takes place during labor weekend at Randall’s Island Park. This year, over 107,000 fans turned out to enjoy their mindblowing line up with over 50 international DJ talents, dancing in the sun.
“Labor Day weekend in New York means cookouts and parties to see the summer off, and there is no party more epic than Electric Zoo. The big-ticket EDM festival calls on some of genre’s most recognizable names – Armin van Buuren, Afrojack, Diplo and Skrillex, who plays as Dog Blood in a collaboration with Boys Noize—for the three-day blowout, which encompasses styles from dubstep to trance to house.”—Briana Younger, The New Yorker
The ALL MY FRIENDS stage, hosted by Destructo, was packed throughout the whole weekend, thanks to sets from Malaa, Anti Up and Camelphat, while Eric Prydz did a second turn to host the Pryda Arena with Yotto, Jooris Voorn and Green Velvet on Saturday’s bill.
Sunday night SLANDER + NGHTMRE’s Gud Vibrations crew slammed the Hilltop Arena with hard-hitters GTA, SAYMYNAME, and Whipped Cream. On the Riverside Stage Seven Lions presented a selection of talents from his Ophelia label from newcomers Crystal Skies and Wooli to Kill the Noise and Said The Sky. Beyond the stages from the hottest brands in dance music right now, there were also memorable sets from the likes of mainstays Excision, Flux Pavilion, Benny Benassi and Boombox Cartel.
As an exquisite extra, Electric Zoo offered a deck with a meet & greet with Above & Beyond, to the delight of festival-goers. A fast lane was also added for quick entry, and T-Mobile offered transportation to the festival via ferry.
It looks like Electric Zoo will return to Randall Park in 2020. We will keep you posted as soon as we have more news about the date and line up!