The internationally-renowned Electric Zoo Festival is one of New York City’s largest music festivals, held annually over Labor Day Weekend on Randall's Island. Across all three days, it features the top names in electronic music, bringing a wide variety of acts from around the world and across the spectrum of EDM's various sub-genres. International editions of Electric Zoo have taken place in Mexico City, Tokyo, Shanghai, and São Paulo. TablelistPro is honored that a festival of this magnitude has chosen us to be its event and VIP reservations platform.
Address & Location:
20 Randalls Island Park, New York, NY 10035
What to Know:
Prepare to be blown away by the lineup year in and year out. For the 11th edition of New York's longest-running electronic music festival, for example, Electric Zoo hosted sets from Above & Beyond, Eric Prydz, Dog Blood (Skrillex & Boys Noize), Diplo, Afrojack, and Armin Van Buuren. Main Stage performances also hosted big acts Kaskade, Zedd, and Alison Wonderland. The rain-or-shine event was a sellout on both Saturday and Sunday, with over 107,000 fans in attendance. Typically, the lineup is announced in phases beginning 3-4 months prior to the show; specific set times, meanwhile, are unveiled just a few weeks before.
2. Staff and Scene
Who Runs the Show:
Made Event, a Long Island City-based company run by the husband-wife team of Mike Bindra and Laura De Palma
Electric Zoo is all about connecting with music lovers from around the world who’ve come together to experience the time of their lives. Admission is strictly for ages 18 and over, and you must be 21 years or older to access the VIP area.
3. General Info
Hours of Operation:
In 2019, the overall set times varied by day and stage.
- Friday, 3pm-11pm
- Saturday, 1pm-11pm
- Sunday, 1pm-11pm
All genres of EDM including dubstep, trap, trance, house, and everything in between
If you’re looking to get wild (responsibly) and would like to get your drink on, VIP is for you! Elegant animals get to experience the madness from the Main Stage VIP area, elevated above the crowd and offering ample seating with phenomenal stage views. On top of that, you'll benefit from exclusive perks like expedited entry, private bathroom trailers with AC, and, of course, premium bottle service. Need more convincing? The VIP recap video from this year's festival says it all.
Getting to Electric Zoo is easy! From your New York City location, the festival entrance is just a stop or two away. For several years now, the event has provided a multitude of transportation options, like readily available MTA buses and subways, car service pick-ups and drop-offs, round-trip Ferry rides, walking and biking routes, direct-route Brooklyn shuttles, and more. Specific details regarding these routes can be found on its website.
5. Look Inside
Electric Zoo turns the lush green Randall’s Island Park into every festival-goers dream. The island is centrally located in the city and features an extensive range of fields and spaces, Icahn Stadium, and over 9 miles of waterfront bikes and pedestrian pathways.
From Wild Island to the 5th Boro to The Big Ten to 2019's Evolved, the theme changes to something new each year and, subsequently, so does the design, production, and branding of its stages. This year, there were four of them in total: Main Stage, Hilltop Arena, Riverside, and All My Friends. Main Stage was the biggest of all, consistently drawing the largest crowd of the weekend.
A variety of food options are provided on-site such as burgers, hot dogs, and pizza, as well as many other local and vegetarian/vegan choices. These include some of New York City's top street vendors. There will be a variety of non-alcoholic beverages, too, plus beer, wine, and champagne. Those looking for mixed drinks and liquor may only purchase them in the VIP lounge, which is only accessible by those who purchase a VIP Experience or Platinum Experience.
Lockers are available as an add-on, each that come with a USB port and your choice of the cord suited to fit your cell phone, tablet, or digital camera. ATMs are also located throughout the park, as are medical aid stations should you need assistance.
6. Be There
In a class of its own, Electric Zoo showcases unprecedented production, top-tier lineups, mouthwatering vendors, and incomparable VIP treatment. When its 2020 edition comes around, reserve your table through Tablelist!