Since May 1, ELECTRIC ZOO: TRANSFORMED–the three-day music festival taking place September 4, 5 & 6 over Labor Day weekend at Randall’s Island Park in New York City—has slowly been revealing their line-up via a map posted at www.followmetonewyork.com. Starting with headliners ABOVE & BEYOND, ALESSO and THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS, each day a point on the map directed to a specific landmark has revealed itself as a confirmed artist. Today (May 26), all of the artists featured on the map, plus some new names including Madeon, Griz, Adam Beyer, Claptone, Bro Safari, Paco Osuna, Alan Fitzpatrick and Oliver Heldens, have been revealed.
From Anime Edge & DANCE and Alison Wonderland to Zeds Dead and ZAXX, ELECTRIC ZOO: TRANSFORMED is literally an A-Z of the most relevant artists and unique genres in electronic music right now. Highlights include sets from festival favorites Borgore, Ferry Corsten, NERVO and The Glitch Mob; unique bookings like Get Real (who is only playing a very few select festivals), EOTO, Black Tiger Sex Machine and Goldroom; and first time ELECTRIC ZOO performers Galantis, Robin Schulz, Cashmere Cat, Henrik Schwarz (live) and Matoma. The list of confirmed artists follows below with even more additional talent to be announced soon.
Adding to the excitement, ELECTRIC ZOO: TRANSFORMED has announced details of three specially curated stages. Pete Tong’s ‘It’s All Gone Pete Tong’ stage will feature cutting-edge British artists hand-picked by the pioneering tastemaker himself. Thomas Jack, the Australian who holds close ties with the brightest artists on the tropical house scene, will helm his own stage. Last but not least, Awakenings, the long-running Dutch techno festival will make its North American debut with a stage at ELECTRIC ZOO: TRANSFORMED. “The look and feel of the stage will be 100 percent Awakenings. Expect some familiar Awakenings names on the lineup,” Awakenings founder Rocco Veenboer told Resident Advisor. “The Friday will have a stronger techno sound and the Saturday will be more tech house.” The festival will also feature a live stage one of its days.
Along with regular ticket purchase, ELECTRIC ZOO: TRANSFORMED is offering now through June 5 the opportunity for fans to purchase their tickets via a six-installment plan with a down payment of $49. Details can be found at www.electriczoofestival.com
The definitive winter festival that is RISE is all set to break records and make more magical musical memories in 2015. Taking place between the 11th and 19th of December, the boutique festival wholly transforms the majestical resort of Les Deux Alpes, France, into an adult playground where music and fun, games and japes, relaxation and raving all come together in carefully curated harmony.
It all goes down on the largest skiable glacier with over 220kms of skiable routes (no matter the weather) and with a jam packed programme of ground-breaking acts from the worlds of house, techno, indie dance and plenty in between: RISE Festival, then, is the first and last stop for all serious snow sport and music lovers.
Last year’s event set a proud benchmark with great snow coupled with 3,000 friendly party people and standout musical moments, live shows and club takeovers in both large, but also more intimate, settings. Highlights included EZ taking it to a new level on the open-air terrace at Le Pano Bar, 2000 metres up with panoramic views of the mountains. Clean Bandit also gave us a very special show on the town stage with the sun setting and there was a carnival atmosphere throughout the whole week with the village jumping to the sounds of Doorly, Artwork, Hannah Wants, B. Traits, Toyboy & Robin and many more.
Situated over 3000 meters above sea level, Les Deux Alpes boasts glistening white snow, crisp and clean alpine air and blue skies that will take your breath away, as well south facing views, 50 hotels and hostels, bars, restaurants, swimming pools and cinemas. During festival week the atmospheres in town are sure to be fantastic, and then there’s the Snow Globe Arena and the Ice Cube Stage, brought to you by Rise and making for a week to remember, plus Love Lifts that mean you can speed date between ski runs, a campfire around which you can toast marshmallows, a hot tub, a Yeti’s Cabin to enjoy some mulled wine or hot chocolate, woodlands in which to wander, a winter beach party in the mountains, an ice disco, a huge cinema screen, a Snowmageddon arena for full on snow-based warfare, a memory pod for photo ops, club nights in the mountains and even snow sculpture competitions and ski, snowboard and skidoo tournaments… basically the fun and adventure never stops.
The 2015 line-up will be announced in the coming weeks but you can already get excited because two mammoth club brands are in charge meaning d&b, house and bass music is firmly covered. In 2015 there will also be more arenas, more acts, extended hours, more partying and more aprés ski. As the festival falls the week before Christmas, this year RISE are adding to this vibe with a German Christmas Market and they’ll be turning on the christmas lights same as last year around the Risemas tree.
As such RISE 2015 already promises to be the best alpine festival yet, and with much more to be announced in the coming weeks and months, you’d be mad not to jump on tickets right away.
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