Electric Zoo has reached the venue’s capacity five hours after opening its gates on Sunday. Those not already on Randall’s Island will be denied entry.
Update 8:00 pm (EST): After being turned away for capacity, thousands of festival pass holders have rushed the gates into Electric Zoo. This is a developing situation so we will continue to update as more information rolls in. According to our sources on the ground, for now, the event is still running.
This year’s edition of Electric Zoo has been a rocky ride for the thousands of attendees who made their way to New York City. Just hours before the festival was set to open its gates to the masses on Friday, its organizers made the decision to cancel the day entirely, citing supply chain issues that caused construction delays. While this issue was seemingly resolved in time for the second day as they put the finishing touches on the festival grounds, other issues, such as the lengthy will call line that attendees spent hours in, reared its head to cause further disappointment.
Many were looking forward to spending a full day at Electric Zoo today when it opened its gates five hours ago to welcome in attendees and thousands have already made their way inside. But those who haven’t made it to Randall’s Island yet are out of luck as they’ve closed the gates due to the venue’s capacity being reached and have been asked to refrain from coming to the festival site.
“It is with deep regret that we need to inform you that due to the challenges caused by Friday cancelation, we have reached our venue’s capacity earlier than anticipated for today, Sunday,” reads the statement posted on Electric Zoo’s social media channels. “For the safety and well-being of everyone on site, we will not be admitting any additional attendees today.” According to the festival, this announcement “only applies if you are not on Randall’s Island currently.”
Electric Zoo also stated that refunds will be given to attendees who have been denied entry today, so please check your emails for additional information. Stay tuned for more details.