There are a lot of reasons to be excited about Electric Zoo festival this year, which is set to take place on Randall’s Island August 31 - September 2nd, 2018. Native New Yorkers and tourists from all over the world will step into Ezoo’s most vibrant year to date, as it’s turning 10 years old! Below are a few exciting things to look forward to during the wild birthday bash.
Over the years, Ezoo has stuck with their notorious animal and NYC themed aesthetic, which falls in alignment with its unique name. You can see the evolution of each stage dating back from the 2015 bird stage to 2016 - 2017’s Cobra and Elephant stages (all of which all have increased in size over the years). We are excited to see what Ezoo brings this year with their new and exotic birthday theme!
They aren’t kidding around when they say the lineup is stacked this year! With highly anticipated sets from artists such as Virtual Self, Porter Robinson, Martin Garrix, Kaskade, Marshmello, and Rezz (to name a few), we are expecting a seriously fun weekend. Stay tuned for the Phase 2 lineup announcement, coming soon!
Elrow, a European entertainment movement originating in Barcelona (seen before at EDCLV and Ultra in the U.S.), has expanded its residency to the NY festival scene and will make an appearance at Ezoo this year again. Expect tons of inflatables, confetti, outrageous costumes throughout the crowd, and fun time!
The food and it’s vendors are without question some of the best festival food I have yet to indulge in. They also have many vegetarian and vegan options which as you know, aren’t always readily available at festivals (let’s change that, please)! In addition to the food variety between vendors, the lines move super fast for those of you in a rush to get to the next stage.
Ezoo requires you to load up your wristband with money in order to proceed with transactions, which really comes in handy when you want to avoid losing your wallet and or cash in the crowd. You won’t be able to try all the tasty food without it, so the cashless wristbands help to prevent that tragedy from happening.
Traveling to the Zoo
Ezoo has been in correspondence with NYC and has been listening to and answering our requests. Guests now have a multitude of commuting options such as ferries, subways, and walking over the 125th St bridge (my personal favorite because you have such a great view of the Island before you enter).
Not all heroes wear capes! Between the NYPD on patrol at all times, free water refill stations, and the staffed “zookeepers”, Ezoo definitely ensures security and safety to all of it’s festival goers. This should be reassuring for anyone attending this year!
Overall, Ezoo brings a great party to Randall’s Island (which is already a really cool venue). The 10th birthday celebration should be nothing short of awesome!