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Catch the World’s Top DJs at the Electric Zoo Music Festival

Posted by Collin McGorty on Aug 30, 2016 9:30:00 AM


This Labor Day weekend, Electric Zoo: Wild Island Music Festival will take place in Randall’s Island Park on the East River between Manhattan, the Bronx and Queens. From Friday, September 2, to Sunday, September 4, top DJs and musical acts from around the world will perform for thousands of festival goers who together will make this New York’s biggest dance party.

Previewing Electric Zoo 2016

The Festival Basics                                

Electric Zoo: Wild Island opens on Friday at 3 p.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. It is only open to ages 18 and up. There will be five full concert stages: the Main Stage, Hilltop Arena, Riverside, Sunday School Drive and Treehouse.

Passes are available for individual days, as well as in two and three-day packages. All tickets can be purchased here.

If you can’t get a cab all the way to the event, just take one to East 35th Street Ferry Landing for a round-trip boat to and from the island. Ferry tickets also need to be purchased ahead of time.


The Performances

This year, Electric Zoo’s top three headliners for the individual days are Bassnectar (Friday), Tiësto (Saturday) and Hardwell (Sunday). Besides those three popular DJs, there are also plenty of other incredibly talented performers coming to Electric Zoo: Wild Island.


Besides Bassnectar, DJ acts like Carnage, Sam Feldt, and Flux Pavilion, the man behind the 2010 hit song “I Can’t Stop,” will grace the Main Stage.

Hilltop Arena will showcase Datsik, Zomboy and G Jones, among others. At Riverside, you can catch Claptone, Shaun Frank or Anna Lunoe. Sunday School Grove will host acts like Way Out West, Moon Boots and Lauren Ritter.


Head over to the Main Stage on Saturday to see Tiësto, Porter Robinson, Borgore and Vanic.


Hilltop Arena will be bumping from music by Big Gigantic, The Polish Ambassador and Louis the Child. Catch huge performers like Steve Aoki, 3LAU and SGCR at Riverside. Sunday School Grove will also host Bicep, Eats Everything and Patrick Topping to keep the crowd going.


On Sunday, Hardwell, Cash Cash and The Chainsmokers, coming off their chart-topping mega-hits “Roses,” “Kanye,” “#SELFIE” and the new song, “Let You Go.”

Hilltop Arena will be bouncing after sets from the DJ Borgore and hip-hop artists Lil Dicky and Juicy J, the rapper behind the 2013 viral hit “Bandz a Maker Her Dance.”


Gareth Emery, Andrew Bayer and Pierce Fulton will light up Riverside. Then, Henrik Schwarz, Andrea Oliva and Joris Voorn will close out the weekend on the Sunday School Grove. 

There’s no better place in the country to see a steady mix of popular and up-and-coming DJs, rappers, and other performers. The atmosphere is unmatched and everyone who goes raves about how much fun they have every year.

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Topics: NYC, Music, Nightlife, Concert