Electric Zoo, a massive electronic music festival, is one of New York City’s most popular annual events, having drawn north of 85,000 fans in previous years. The festival was unfortunately canceled due to the pandemic in 2020, but it’s slated for a triumphant return later this year, and fans couldn’t be more excited.
Of course, after a year of travel restrictions and stay-at-home orders, many of us are a little out of practice when it comes to traveling—particularly for live events like this one. The good news is that VIVA has you covered.
Here’s what you need to know about Electric Zoo’s electrifying 2021 return.
Electric Zoo 2021 Dates and Location
Just like in previous years, Electric Zoo will go down on Randall’s Island in New York City, which is accessible by car via the RFK Triborough Bridge.
The festival is on the calendar for Labor Day Weekend, which falls on September 3–5 this year.
Electric Zoo 2021 Lineup
2021 looks like it could be one of Electric Zoo’s biggest year ever. See the day-to-day lineup below:
Friday: Alesso, Alpha 9, Ben Nicky, Blanke, Blunts & Blondes, Bruno Martini, Cosmic Gate, Crystal Skies, Ekali, Fatum, Fisher, Heyz, Joyryde, Jstjr, K?d, Lick, Loud Luxury, Mime, Mitis, Moksi, Moore Kismet, Nina Las Vegas, Party Pupils, Peekaboo, Sam Feldt, Seven Lions, Ship Wrek, Sippy, Subtronics, Valentino Khan, Yultron, Zeds Dead
Saturday: Anakim, Andrew Rayel, Artbat, Audien, Champagne Drip, Chris Lorenzo, Claptone, Dirt Monkey, Dr. Fresch, Hydraulix, Inzo, John Summit, Kaskade, Liquid Stranger, LSDream, Luzcid, Martin Ikin, Mize, Offaiah, Pax, Rezz, Rinzen, Shiba San, Sita Abellan, Sonny Fodera, Steve Aoki, Testpilot, Tiesto, Township Rebellion, Tynan, Veil, Westend, Zomboy
Sunday: Ace Aura, Adventure Club, Al Ross B2B Bommer, Alan Walker, Atliens, Bakermat, Black Tiger Sex Machine, Bruno Furlan, Carnage, Charles MEyer, Charlesthefirst, Deorro, Destructo, Dom Dolla, Drezo, Duke Dumont, Esseks, Galantis, Gammer, Ghastly B2B Eptic, He$h, Hekler, Illenium, Jantsen, Jvna, Kai Wachi, Kshmr, Kyle Kinch, Lady Faith B2B Darksiderz B2B Rob Gee, Mason Maynard, Minnesota B2B Buku, Over Easy, Riot Ten, Sunnery James & Ryan MArciano, Sludge, Swarm, Vampa, Wreckno
How to Get Electric Zoo Tickets
Passes for Electric Zoo 2021 are probably selling like flatscreen TVs on Black Friday, but there are still plenty available.
Passes, which start at $99.99 for single day, can be purchased here — just be advised that there’s a limit of nine tickets per customer, so if you’re attending with a large group, you will likely need to coordinate. The festival also offers ferry and shuttle passes and locker rentals.
How to Get to New York City for Electric Zoo
On June 15, the majority of coronavirus-related restrictions in New York State were removed—that includes travel restrictions. That means you can travel to New York City by pretty much any method: by plane, by car, by train, on horseback, whatever you want. That being said, it’s worthwhile to stay on top of the latest information.
Here’s the most recent statement the State has provided with respect to travel:
“Quarantine periods for domestic and international travelers entering the state are no longer required (though it remains recommended for those not fully vaccinated). Travelers from out of state — except for those coming from New York’s contiguous states, which are New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont — must fill out a traveler health form, as do travelers coming from another country.”