The third wave of artists for this year’s Electric Zoo on Randall’s Island in New York has just been announced. In addition to a series of powerhouse labels like Dim Mak, Boysnoize Records, OWSLA, Fool’s Gold, and Drumcode making appearances on one of the three days, there will also be a number of important additions to the Main Stage(s). Deniz Koyu, Henrix, Dyro, Tritonal, and Walden are all joining the party and Sunday School Groove will welcome Joy Orbison, Scuba, Cassy, and a number of Dirtybird mainstays to the long list of DJs already scheduled to hit up New York for Labor Day Weekend this year. Check out the full lineup below and purchase single day or three day passes here.
Phase 2 for Electric Zoo’s 2013 lineup announced, includes Brodinski vs Gesaffelstein, Dog Blood, and some Sunday School
Made Event has just rolled out the second phase of Electric Zoo’s 2013 lineup and, with the addition of a second main stage, it’s shaping up to be a big year at the Zoo. Whether you’re crazing spooky techno a la Brodinski and Gesaffelstein, melodic Markus Schulz trance, or Sunday School groves from the likes of John Digweed and Victor Calderone, all stylings will be at your disposal. The second phase announcement also sees the addition of A-Trak, Clockwork, Mat Zo, Jack Beat, Baauer, and more.
Also included is the new Friday Combo Pak, allowing fans to choose between a Friday/Saturday and Friday/Sunday combination. You can sign up for unique access codes for this deal here.
For the full phase II additions click below the jump.
Festival season is in full swing and with it comes Electric Zoo‘s announcement of the headliners for the 2013 festival. Now celebrating its 5th year, the festival has upgraded to 5 stages, including a Main Stage East and a Main Stage West, a dynamic that is new for its 5th anniversary. With some of the biggest presences in dance music already on the lineup including Avicii, Armin van Buuren, Tiesto, David Guetta, Hardwell and more, it’s no wonder that the festival needed to make the unorthodox move to two main stages – the talent already on board is too large to contain.
Scheduled to be held Labor Day Weekend, August 30, 31st and September 1st, Electric Zoo 2013 has been changed to a strictly 18 and over event. Anyone who has purchased tickets and are under age will receive a full refund – apply here.
Purchase 3-day and VIP passes here.
Hop past the break to view the 30 acts that have been announced thus far.
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Above & Beyond attract a cult-like following, one that I’m not sure I fully understood until last Saturday. I’m not a member of the “trance family,” it isn’t my favorite subgenre of electronic music, and I’ve only seen Above & Beyond twice before — neither time from start to finish — but I recognize their legacy. When I was offered a one way ticket to Trancelandia I eagerly accepted. Although the controversy currently surrounding dance music events didn’t effect my experience, it did give me the opportunity to critically examine why I was there.
With the popularity of “raves” growing, their value, safety, and purpose have come under scrutiny causing debate amongst dance music’s most vocal critics and supporters. A recent article published by The LA Times reduced festivals and similar events to nothing more than cash-fueled death traps. Anyone who has spent time squished between strangers just to hear a DJ play for three hours knows that’s simply not the case.
At 10am EST today, Made Event will be putting up a limited supply of reduced admission tickets for their Electric Zoo 2013 Holiday Sale. For those of you not prepared to throw down the full amount just yet, Made Event is offering a payment plan system – 20% down with 5 monthly installments - it’s a great way to secure your place at the Zoo without denting your wallet all at once.
Be sure to be near your computers the second the clock strikes 10am – if past sales are any indication, these tickets will be gone in a blink. And don’t forget to submit who you’d like to see perform at the festival in Made Event’s user poll.
In the past, Made Event has done a great job of filling the Electric Zoo lineup with artists who meet fans’ myriad sonic preferences. From Above & Beyond, Tiesto, and Jack Beats to Marco Carola and Sasha, festival attendees have had the option to see both the big names and explore the underground. While their choices mostly appease everyone, there are always some names people feel have been erroneously left off the list. So this year, Made Event is giving us the option to help in the curation process with their lineup wishlist form. Just like with the Presidential Election, if you don’t vote you can’t complain so head here to enter your choices.
Click past the break to see my wishlist and let us know yours in the comments.
Big Beat, Dancing Astronaut, and the ultimate Electric Zoo Experience: meet artists, win passes and prizes
New York holds a special place in our hearts at Dancing Astronaut, and the sam
e can be said for our friends at Big Beat Records and Electric Zoo. That’s why we’ve partnered up with them to offer you the Ultimate Electric Zoo Experience — the best way to experience New York’s premiere music festival.
The video above includes all the details: enter the Punchtab contest below not only to win a pair of VIP tickets to attend Electric Zoo, but also to meet 3 Big Beat artists: Martin Solveig, Flux Pavilion, and Doctor P. You must be 18 or older to enter, and show proof of residence near New York metropolitan area or have proof of transportation to New York that weekend to qualify. You will also win some goodies on site just to make sure you’re enjoying the festival in style.
Two pairs of winners will be announced the week before the show — good luck to all!
Last week’s opening event on Governors Island wasn’t the most well-received, but we gave Made Event some suggestions on how to improve for the rest of the summer. Made Event responded to the criticism on Facebook, admitted to the issues, and promised to shape things up. Well, I returned to the island this weekend again for Laidback Luke’s Super You & Me party, and I was thrilled with the improvements that had been made. To hear exactly how it improved, follow along below.
Editorial: 5 ways Made Event can improve Governors Island for Summer 2012 (Update: Made Event responds!)Photo is from Size Matters on Governors Island 2011. Notice the open tent.
This past weekend marked the opening of Governors Island for the summer, with Benny Benassi, Hardwell, Bingo Players, and Dallas K. Last year the island saw the likes of Avicii, Steve Angello, Bassnectar, and other artists who traveled to Pacha’s remote location, which proved to be a consistently awesome place to party. However, with Pacha opting to move their offerings elsewhere (or at least trying to), Made Event took over the island creating a different experience. I was upset to find that the venue wasn’t as I remembered, but it’s still very early in the summer and things can be improved. Here are is my list of 5 ways Made Event can improve Governors Island:
UPDATE: Made Event has responded to the problems and they said they are fixing everything we mentioned! Via: Facebook
Electric Zoo Early Bird tickets go on sale in less than an hour! If you were on the fence about attending, check out this incredible recap video of last year’s Zoo to see what you missed.
If the Ultra presale and Swedish House Mafia at MSG debacle were any indication we expect these to sell out in record time. Thankfully, Made Event was proactive in trying to stop scalping and made the tickets non-transferable. Sorry scalpers, we guess you will have to look elsewhere to make a quick buck.
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