New York’s premier electronic music festival, Electric Zoo, is headed to the beaches of Tokyo, Japan for its second international installment on May 6, 2015. Made Event, creator and producer of Electric Zoo, will partner with Creativeman, a Japanese music promoter, to present a special Electric Zoo Beach edition, festival organizers announced today.
The groundbreaking event will take place on Makuhari Beach, a prime location just minutes away from downtown Tokyo during Japan’s Golden Week holiday. Fans can sign up for ticket and lineup information which will be announced in the coming weeks on http://electriczoo.jp/.
“Electric Zoo has quickly become a world-renowned brand that attracts fans from around the globe to experience an incredible electronic music production,” said Ritty Van Straalen, Chief Operating Officer of SFX Entertainment. “We are extremely excited to continue to expand the festival’s footprint with this year’s event on the beach in Tokyo. We look forward to exploring additional international locations to showcase the Electric Zoo brand.”
Electric Zoo presented its first international show in May 2014, a two-day event in Mexico City that drew tens of thousands of fans along with top DJs from around the world to the capital city.
Last month, festival organizers announced Electric Zoo will be coming back to New York City for its seventh annual installment on September 4-6, 2015. In a creative partnership with electronic music experience pioneer ID&T, Electric Zoo: Transformed will reimagine and reenergize the festival like never before, creating an atmosphere that truly thrills the senses.
Photos for Electric Zoo by Doug van Sant
About Electric Zoo
Established in 2009 by Made Event, the internationally renowned Electric Zoo Festival is New York City’s largest music festival and features the top names in electronic music, bringing a wide variety of acts from around the world and across the spectrum of electronic music’s various sub-genres. The first international edition of Electric Zoo took place in Mexico City in May 2014. This year’s 7th annual New York edition will be held on September 4, 5, and 6, 2015 at Randall’s Island Park.
About Made Event
Made Event is a premier producer of electronic music events and the creator of the Electric Zoo Festival. Having produced approximately 500 events in New York City, Miami and elsewhere, Made Event continues to set the bar for quality electronic music events. It is also a regular contributor to New York-based art and culture charities. For more info, please go to www.MadeEvent.com.
About SFX Entertainment
SFX Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFXE) is the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture (EMC) and other world-class festivals. SFX’s mission is to provide electronic music fans with the best possible live experiences, music discovery, media and digital connectivity. SFX was borne out of the technology revolution and produces and promotes a growing portfolio of live events that includes leading brands such as Tomorrowland, TomorrowWorld, Mysteryland, Sensation, Stereosonic, Electric Zoo, Disco Donnie Presents, Life in Color, Rock in Rio, Nature One, Mayday, Decibel, Q-Dance, Awakenings and React Presents, as well as the innovative ticketing service Flavorus. SFX operates Beatport, the principal online resource for EMC DJs and a trusted destination for the growing EMC community to discover and stream music, follow DJs and keep abreast of news, information and events, in addition to offering year-round entertainment to EMC fans around the globe through other digital assets.
Founded in 1990, Creativeman is Japan’s premier music festival promoter, attracting more than 500,000 fans annually to its critically acclaimed events featuring top international artists. In 2000, Creativeman began presenting the Summer Sonic festival that has featured bands such as Green Day, Metallica, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers along with two of the hottest solo acts in the world, Rihanna and Beyonce. With more than 200,000 fans in attendance every year, Summer Sonic is Japan’s marquee concert. In 2014, Creativeman promoted Japan’s first EDM festival, “electroX”.