Calling all animals! For its ninth edition, New York City’s largest electronic music festival and longest-running music event– ELECTRIC ZOO: THE 6th BORO–is gearing up for something special upon its day by day line-up.
On Friday, September 1, the party gets started with French pop-trap luminary DJ Snake and Swedish duo Galantis. Swedish legends Dada Life take over the Hilltop Arena with the Dada Life Compound Electric Zoo festival stage, flanked by Don Diablo and Martin Solveig. While on the Riverside stage, it’s Egyptian trance hypnotists Aly & Fila and the legendary Markus Schulz. At the Awakenings stage veteran Twilo residency holders Sasha & John Digweed return to NYC together for the first time in a decade, with techno diehard Paul Kalkbrenner and rising star Julia Govor joining them.
On Saturday, September 2, EZOO veterans Above & Beyond will be joined by Grammy Award-winning artist Zedd and future house head honcho Tchami. Dubstep monolith Excision, LA-bass duo Slander and OWSLA boy wonder Ghastly are on the Hilltop, while the Riverside stage features Dutch future house progenitor Oliver Heldens and the masked marauder Malaa. The Awakenings stage is coming in hot with Dirtybird honcho Claude Vonstroke and New York legends Danny Tenaglia and Victor Calderone.
On Sunday, September 3, it’s a very special collaborative Main Stage closing set from deadmau5 and Eric Prydz. Dutch powerhouse and five-time DJ Mag #1 DJ of the year Armin Van Buuren will be joined on the mainstage by Yellow Claw and NGHTMRE. Barcelona party professionals elrow are back for an immersive takeover experience at the Hilltop Arena. Tropical house lad-about-town Thomas Jack will be joined by elrow resident De La Swing, the elusive Claptone and Mixmag’s 2016 DJ of the Year The Black Madonna.
Sunday also features patron saint of bass house, Jauz, bringing his fresh party concept Off The Deep End inviting along candy-coated anthem basher Slushii, and UK drum and bass hero Sub Focus. For Awakening’s third day at EZoo, Innervisions label founder and Resident Advisor’s Top DJ Poll #1 spot holder Dixon will be joined by labelmate Henrik Schwarz for a highly anticipated live set.
Now that you can start planning the perfect weekend, begin your journey to Electric Zoo: The 6th Boro. We can’t wait to be back and see all you animals there.
~Michelle for EDMNYC