SFX Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFXE), the world's largest producer of live events and entertainment content focused primarily on electronic music culture, announced today the successful completion of the Eighth Annual Electric Zoo Festival in New York City.
The three-day music festival, which took place this Labor Day Weekend, September 2-4, at Randall's Island Park in New York City, was led by a unique "Wild Island" theme and included over a hundred of the world's biggest artists on multiple stages. It featured headline performances from Tiësto, Hardwell, current #1 Billboard artists The Chainsmokers, Bassnectar, Porter Robinson and Steve Aoki. The weekend also served as the stateside debut of legendary party experience brands ANTS and Elrow, with an electric main stage lineup.
"We thank New York City and the electronic music community for another massively successful weekend on Randall's Island," said Adam Richman, SVP of Made Event-New York and Director of Electric Zoo at SFX Entertainment, Inc. "SFX is proud to be a part of this unbelievable atmosphere and looks forward to the challenge of topping this weekend when we return for another festival next year."
Festival organizers, Made Event, in creative partnership with electronic music experience pioneer ID&T- well-known for its cutting-edge production of events such as Mysteryland, Sensation and Tomorrowland-took Electric Zoo into its eighth year with a walk on the WILD side inspired by larger-than-life animals. The Main Stage was a reared cobra looming over the crowd. The Riverside Stage took the form of a giant octopus, while other stages included designs such a jungle and frozen tundra. Ticket holders came from 90 countries and all 50 U.S. states. Notable individuals attending the festival included actress Taryn Manning and Olympic medalist Monica Aksamit.
"This was an incredibly important time for all of us as we re-imagined Electric Zoo to give the community an immersive experience," said Michael Julian, Director of Marketing at Made Event/SFX Entertainment, Inc. "This festival represents the best of any electronic music event globally, while keeping our hearts rooted in New York dance floors. We met a big milestone this year and look forward to working ever harder to exceed expectations for next year."
"We pride ourselves in creating one of a kind magical moments for our fans that will impact their life in any positive way. They are our inspiration, we do it all for them," said Sebastian Solano, CEO ID&T North America. "Once more we have shown the dance music world that Electric Zoo is the flagship music festival of New York City."