Electric Zoo 3.0 is upon us and New York is ready! The four stage festival is ready to showcase over one hundred artists this memorial day weekend. That means many subgenres of electronic music will be playing, and attendees won’t have to worry about work or classes on Monday morning! Below is a guide to the festival, its setlist and everything else you’ll need to know.
The thirteenth annual Electric Zoo festival will be held once again at the picturesque Randall’s Island Park. With a prime locale on the East River, EZoo is easily accessible to travelers from Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. One can get to the festival on foot, by bus or even in style on the Electric Zoo Ferry which departs from 35th street. Walking from Manhattan, Bronx or Queens is easy via the Robert F. Kennedy bridge, and a shuttle is available from Brooklyn.
Randall’s island park
Once you arrive at the island, you’ll be happy to find plenty of extra space. Getting a good spot at a set can get claustrophobic, but there are open fields to retreat to, including Icahn Stadium, and miles of bike paths for easily getting around the island. The island is fully ready with food and beverages, ATMs and portable charger stations. The festival will go on in rain or shine, so bring your poncho if rain is on the forecast!
Electric Zoo 3.0 boasts a wide variety of DJs and performers. With over thirty sets each day, they are divided between the Main Stage, Hilltop Arena, Riverside and The Grove. The three day event includes house, techno, melodic trance and bass from first time performers to seasoned veterans. Friday night starts out hot on the main stage, featuring Diplo during the sunset set and closing the night with none other than Porter Robinson. Saturday night’s sunset will be accompanied by a set from DJ Snake, with a special guest as the closer. Back in 2009, EZoo’s first year in business, Armin van Buuren performed alongside David Guetta, Ferry Corsten and Deadmau5. This year, Armin van Buuren will return to the main stage on Saturday night. Even after that, a whole day of music lies ahead. Dutch DJs Afrojack and Martin Garrix take the lead on Sunday. You can see the complete setlist here.
Electric Zoo has proved itself one of the premiere electronic festivals the US has to offer. The 2021 festival came back with a bang after cancellation in 2020, and this year should be no different. Just remember to stay safe, hydrated, and let the music do the rest. You can get tickets to the event here!