Electric Zoo uncovers #FollowMeToNewYork: The Chemical Brothers, Above & Beyond and Alesso to lead ‘Transformed’ 2015 festival
As Electric Zoo: Transformed’s lineup starts to trickle through the cracks, electronic music zealots are given even greater reason to witness “one of our most innovative and forward thinking line-ups yet.” From New World Punx’s inadvertent confirmation of their festival appearance to the groundbreaking return of The Chemical Brothers, Alesso and Above & Beyond now announced as headliners, fans have more than enough reason to attend the seventh edition of Electric Zoo.
Rolling Stone would not have appointed Electric Zoo a “summer 2015 must see music festival” for nothing. Having unveiled its ‘Follow Me To New York’ campaign, fans are encouraged to keep up to date with Zoo’s new website, which over the next two weeks will gradually expose its first phase lineup.
Two or three names will be released each day until mid-May, when the full roster will officially drop. So, we’re getting our list of reasons to attend Electric Zoo: Transformed together — let’s start with five;
1. The Chemical Brothers:
Need we say more? Five years, at least in today’s generation, is an eternity. It has been this long since Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons released their latest album, Further, and performed at Randall’s Island for Electric Zoo’s second year in the making. For west coasters, the British pair will put on their “incomparable, hallucinogenic” live show at HARD Summer. In turn, east coasters’ time will come over Labor Day Weekend. Don’t miss it.
Two of Zoo’s three days will be infiltrated with pure, dark techno. But the type of techno led by one of the world’s pioneering brands, Awakenings. It is evident that the Dutch festival sees a long and bright future in Electric Zoo, what with choosing this festival in particular as its launching pad into the North American market. Electric Zoo has evolved, and is no longer merely your “big room” event. Awakenings’ long-awaited introduction to America heralds the vast transformation for which the festivals thirsts.
3. ID&T, Transformed, and new beginnings:
In December, Made Event announced a creative partnership with Dutch enterprise ID&T that would help oversee its “Transformed”concept from start to finish. By enlisting the producer behind coveted festivals like Tomorrowland, Mysteryland, Sensation and TomorrowWorld, it was Electric Zoo’s hope to redesign and expand the annual soiree into a grand spectacle tied to the mantra: “Reimagined, Recharged, Reenergized.”
4. All-time low ticket prices:
Saving money is a gift. When the opportunity presents itself, it is difficult to not take advantage of what you might call a “steal.” This year, ticket prices have dropped to their lowest in Electric Zoo history, with GA 3-day presale tickets beginning at $199 and VIP 3-day presale tickets starting at $399.99. While these are now sold out, Tier 2 GA passes are currently priced at a generous $239.99, with 3-day VIP passes at $439.99. Attractive payment plans are also available, so grab yours here.
5. Alesso and Above & Beyond, Kingpins of New York City:
Three years ago, Alesso was given a rather shabby 1pm slot at Electric Zoo. Two years ago, a couple got engaged during Above & Beyond’s headlining set on Randall’s Island. This is the history and these are just a handful of dance music’s brightest moments that set our culture apart from most. We value talent, and recognize it when we see it. As the Swedish producer returns to Electric Zoo as a headlining act and Above & Beyond are welcomed home since their Madison Square Garden debut, Made Event vows to reveal its strongest roster of talent yet.