This Labor Day Weekend, New York gains a new borough built on Randall’s Island Park, in the very heart of the city, created to be a home for the wildest of party animals from all over the world. The “6th Boro” is inspired by the enormous love we have for our hometown and our dedication to bringing the Big Apple a festival that every New Yorker can be proud of, sparkling with the surreal and dazzling with imagination. After all, Electric Zoo is NEW YORK’s electronic music festival, and this year more than ever, it’s a homage to the Greatest City in the World.
The lineup this year is straight up MAGIC! We are most excited for our all-time favorite Above and Beyond, but other stellar acts include the incredible Armin, Eric Prydz & Deadmau5, Sasha & John Digweed, Yotto and Thomas Jack!
In the 6th Boro, fans will dance to some of the world’s biggest artists across five never-before-seen stunning stages with breathtaking light shows and spectacular pyrotechnics, interactive installations and art, New York’s best food vendors, the craziest parade, the wildest party of Ibiza–Elrow, Dutch techno powerhouse Awakenings, and much more. Make new friends and create memories in this utopian dance-tropolis under the lights of the New York City skyline.
This year every single stage is a brand new design, specially created for Electric Zoo: The 6th Boro. Main Stage (“The Elephant’s Roar”)
The main stage is the skyscraper-packed heart of our city. A massive elephant that thunders down the avenue, the stage is replete with luminous wires carrying the energy of the party through the metropolis, pumping out sound that drowns out the background din of honking horns and shouting neighbors, so we can all just lose ourselves in the music.
Hilltop Arena (Friday & Saturday: “6th Boro Station” / Sunday: elrow presents Bollywood)
Hilltop Arena is the 6th Boro subway station, designed for the wildest of party animals, and equipped with stunning visuals and electrifying decor. Nobody’s leaving this stop because the party here never ends.
On Sunday, elrow’s Bollywood takes over the Hilltop Arena. In a kaleidoscopic explosion of color, Ibiza’s #1 party brings the theatrical flamboyance of the cinematic movement to the 6th Boro.
Riverside (“Undersea Dome”)
Tap into your imagination, and enter our deep-sea district, where a massive underwater dome, shrouded in a surreal otherworldly light show, is filled with bioluminescent sea creatures and surrounded by exotic coral reef.
Welcome to the industrial zone of The 6th Boro, where the Dutch techno festival Awakenings constructed their stage, bringing their signature production and a legendary lineup to our neck of the woods.
Our tribute to the now-defunct 5 Pointz, a place that served as a mecca to graffiti artists from New York and around the world. Witness the best of New York’s local artists showcase their musical and street art talents.
An important update to our Cashless Wristband Payment System!
We heard your feedback about EZ Bucks, and this year at Electric Zoo
, we’ve totally overhauled the cashless payment system.
Now, all you have to do is load cash onto your wristband and spend it—in dollars!
You can purchase food, beverages, alcohol, and merch all over The 6th Boro with your pre-loaded wristband. Simple. Easy. Bada-bing. Bada-boom.