Electric Zoo is officially canceled this year after a ban on large-scale events was placed by New York City’s Mayor Bill de Blasio through September.
As the world continues to progress through the year while also facing the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, shows and festivals that were originally set or rescheduled for the fall are now facing their own cancellations. Already losing major festivals like Coachella and Bonnaroo with their own announcements last month, New York City’s Electric Zoo is now the latest to fall victim to the virus.
Originally planned for Labor Day Weekend, this year’s edition of Electric Zoo was shaping up to be quite the supernatural experience on Randall’s Island. But due to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s order that no large-scale events can take place in the Big Apple until September 30, it has forced the hand of Made Event team to forgo hosting the 2020 edition of the festival.
“We’ve kept hope alive and continued planning and building Electric Zoo until today. While we are heartbroken, everyone’s safety is our #1 priority and we understand the Mayor’s decision.”
Releasing a statement earlier today, the Electric Zoo team expressed their sadness while also offering up hope for the future. They’ve announced that the festival will return in 2021 over Labor Day Weekend (September 3-5) with the same theme for this year, Supernaturals, and have teased that there will be a massive lineup as well.
Those who purchased tickets to this year’s edition of EZoo will be able to receive a refund (minus processing and service fees) and must fill out this form on SeeTickets by Friday, July 24 at 11:59pm EDT. If you plan to keep your passes, they’ll be automatically moved to 2021’s edition with no hassle, and a bonus credit of $50 for GA or $100 for VIP placed on your wristband for use during the festival. Details in regards to accessing that credit and more will be arriving in the coming months.
Stay tuned for more information about other cancellations and postponements from around the world as we continue to follow the impact coronavirus has on the festival season this year.