EDM has made its way to the front page of the New York Times with the article, Electronic Dance Concerts Turn Up Volume, Tempting Investors. Recently, electronic music concerts and festivals established a presence in the US that is comparable with our European counterparts. Attracted to the superstar DJ line-ups and the overall care-free, high energy atmosphere, dance music lovers are willing to pay big bucks to be apart of it. According to the chief executive of Live Nation Entertainment, Michael Rapino, “If you’re 15 to 25 years old now, this is your rock ‘n’ roll “. Most imporantly the article explores the ever present question, “Will its popularity stick this time or blow over as it did in the 1990s, when it was called electronica?”
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Today Made Events and Electric Zoo released phase 1 of their highly anticipated line up. New York’s dance music festival encountered some competition with Electric Daisy Carnival’s move to Metlife Stadium in May, however Electric Zoo’s lineup is a force to be reckoned with. This year’s lineup brings the biggest names in Trance (ATB, Above & Beyond, Dash Berlin) alongside underground heavyweights (Luciano, Paco Osuna, Chris Leibing) and the hottest names in Electro (Dillion Francis, Hardwell, and Nicky Romero). Of course no festival is complete without a huge headliner and Sunday will be an epic closing set when Tiesto takes the main stage.
Electric Zoo will be held on Randall’s Island Labor Day Weekend. Three day passes are on sale, starting at $299 (Payment Plans Available). For additional information on travel packages click here.