By Kat Dein
Originally published in Billboard on March 29, 2018
Electric Zoo is turning 10, and that calls for a big celebration. It’s a vibrant birthday theme in 2018, and the phase 1 lineup announces a few fun back-to-back sets, plus highly anticipated sets from some of the scene’s favorites.
Kaskade, Marshmello, Martin Garrix and Porter Robinson‘s Virtual Self take four of six headline spots. The last two remain a mystery, but you can also pencil in a teeth-knockin’ b2b from 12th Planet and Doctor P, and a three-way groove journey from Andrew Bayer b2b Ilan Bluestone b2b Jason Ross. Plus, exciting sets from Alan Walker, Anna Lunoe, Gryffin, k?d, Manila Killa, Mija, Troyboiand so many more.
Stages will be curated by Above & Beyond‘s Anjunabeats, Zeds Dead‘s Deadbeats, Anna Lunoe‘s Hyper House and techno and house party collective Sunday School, among others. More fun is yet to be announced, including two more stages and more than 50 acts. It’s all coming back to Randall’s Island in New York City during Labor Day Weekend, Aug. 31 to Sep. 2. Tickets are on sale now. Check the full phase 1 lineup below.