Electric Zoo Festival Returns for Second Year

by Sachyn Mital

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13 July 2010


Last year’s Electric Zoo Festival proved successful enough to warrant a second go-around.

This year’s festival and line-up look to be no less thrilling with headliners, The Chemical Brothers and Armin van Buuren both supporting new artist albums. No less thrilling will be sets from Paul van Dyk and Moby (DJ Set) as well as inaugural year graduates Kaskade and Benny Benassi.

We can also look forward to sets from Diplo and his group Major Lazer, Flying Lotus and many, many more.

Modified Press Release Info:

New York’s Electronic Music Festival September 4 & 5, 2010 (Labor Day Weekend)

Randall’s Island Park
Open Air Festival 11am-11pm Each Day
70+ Artists Over Multiple Stages

Now that the summer is officially in full swing, the 2010 edition of Electric Zoo is right around the corner and ready to provide the Big Apple with another dose of musical mayhem.  The 26 acres of lush greenery and stunning water views of Randall’s Island Park provide the backdrop for New York’s premier destination for electronic music over Labor Day weekend, September 4th & 5th, 2010.  With each passing day, not only does anticipation grow but the already massive collection of DJs, producers, and live acts scheduled to perform gets bigger, better and more diverse.

This year’s final festival lineup will include additions from electronic music pioneer Moby playing a rare Main Stage DJ set on Sunday.  Other notable additions include New York’s favorite resident DJ Boris, veteran German trance duo Cosmic Gate, the U.S. debut from Italian techno wonder Dusty Kid, new school trance heavyweight Glenn Morrison, Dutch electro/trance superstar Sander van Doorn, and Colorado dance/rock outfit Savoy.

On Saturday, the Main Stage will be headlined by The Chemical Brothers on the heels of their latest release Further, Italian electro favorite Benny Bennasi, German trance king ATB, and dancehall bangers Major Lazer. On Sunday, Armin van Buuren returns for a headlining set on the eve of his new artist album Mirage, along with Moby, Dutch house sensation Fedde Le Grand, and Berlin’s Boys Noize with his mutant techno sound.

The Hilltop Arena will be headlined by Grammy nominated artist, globally acclaimed DJ and perennial NYC favorite Paul van Dyk, along with prolific artist Kaskade supporting his sixth album, Dynasty, and UK trance trio Above & Beyond with their upcoming album Ajnunabeats Vol 8.

The Red Bull Music Academy Tent will feature Colorado’s self-publishing machine Pretty Lights and his electro organic cutting-edge party rocking beats and San Francisco’s freeform artist Bassnectar.

Finally, the Sunday School Grove returns with its signature school buses, featuring techno innovator Richie Hawtin and Bedrock maestro John Digweed.

2-Day General Admission Passes are available now. VIP Upgrades are also available with optional parking.  If you are 21+ and have purchased a general admission ticket,  the VIP Upgrade will get you in through a separate VIP entrance, provide prime viewing of the main stage from the VIP bleachers or front row, as well as access to the VIP tented lounge with couches, table and chairs, separate food menu, and private cash bar featuring mixed drinks, beer and wine, and VIP-only deluxe air conditioned bathrooms.

For tickets and information, go to: www.electriczoofestival.com.

Listen to Electric Zoo Radio on Sirius XM’s Area channel every Thursday at 8:00 pm ET with rebroadcasts on Sundays at 7:00 pm ET now through Thursday, September 2nd.

For more info, please go to: www.electriczoofestival.com.

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The Chemical Brothers
Paul van Dyk
Benny Benassi
Richie Hawtin
Major Lazer
Pretty Lights
Claude VonStroke
Dirty South
Erol Alkan
Fake Blood
Flying Lotus
Gareth Emery
Glenn Morrison
Joachim Garraud
Joris Voorn
LA Riots
Markus Schulz
Paco Osuna
Paul Kalkbrenner
Pete Tong
Steve Bug
Tom Middleton

Armin van Buuren
Moby (DJ Set)
Above & Beyond
John Digweed
Fedde Le Grand
Boys Noize
Chris Lake
D. Ramirez
Davide Squillace
Jon Hopkins
Marco Carola
Martin Buttrich
Matthias Tanzmann
Steve Aoki
The Glitch Mob
Victor Calderone
Wolfgang Gartner

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