Can Electric Zoo make a comeback this year? EDM fans will see how the fest holds up a year after having to cancel its final day following several reports of drug overdoses and two deaths. EZoo’s struggles are not abnormal for the narrative of outdoor dance concerts, but the news surrounding last year’s installment intensified a stigma that’s been difficult to shake. To make 2014 a little less dangerous, attendees will have to watch an anti-drug PSA, as well as a number of other preventative measures. Hopefully, this means that ravers can enjoy the three days on Randall’s Island with little stress while taking in the swoops and bass drops of artists like Armin van Buuren, David Guetta, Knife Party and Zedd.
Fri., Aug. 29, 1 p.m., 2014
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on August 27, 2014