It's no secret that EDM festivals can be found on all corners of the globe and in many different types of locales. The scenery in places like Gorge, Washington and Red Rocks, Colorado can be pristine, inspiring and feel like unbothered parts of nature where the music flows freely.

Electric Zoo, on the other hand, is a music festival with its own appeal. With the giant metropolis known as New York City serving as its backdrop, Electric Zoo is one of a kind.  Located in one of the world's most famous concrete jungles, Electric Zoo is consistently rated as one of the best music festivals in the world by the International Dance Music Awards. With that in mind, here's a list of the top three reasons why you should take the trip to Electric Zoo. 


As stated on the festival's website, "Electric Zoo turns the lush green Randall’s Island Park into every festival-goers dream."


Located between Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx, Randall's Island is a slice of nature in the middle of the towering city. With Electric Zoo, you get the best of both worlds. You can enjoy the park's open spaces for the festival and go out into the urban spaces of Gotham after the festival is over.

The Headliners 

With DJ Snake, Zedd and Deadmau5 headlining Friday, Saturday and Sunday respectively, Electric Zoo packs a heavy punch every Labor Day Weekend. Along with a slew of other producers and DJs, these heavy hitters will ensure your trip to the Electric Zoo is a memorable one. 


More and more people are becoming conscious of the imprint they leave on the environment. Electric Zoo makes your festival experience as guilt-free and environmentally friendly as possible, hosting a number of New York City vendors who source organic, hormone-free, humanely raised animals. Apart from that, the festival has an on-site recycling program and uses 100% biodiesel alternative fuel.