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Electric Zoo cut short by the weather

By | Published on Monday 1 September 2014

Electric Zoo

The Electric Zoo festival in New York was cut short again this weekend, though this time because of extreme weather conditions.

As previously reported, the third day of the EDM event was cancelled last year after two festival-goers died and four others were taken ill, all in drug-related incidents. So much so, ahead of this year’s event the now SFX-owned festival launched an anti-drugs campaign.

But this year it was the weather that caused all the problems. With severe thunder storms incoming, organisers said in a statement yesterday: “In collaboration with New York City officials, Electric Zoo has made the decision to shut down the festival for the remainder of the day. We apologise to our fans, but ultimately our main concern is for the safety and security of all attendees, artists and staff”.

We look forward to next year’s pre-Festival anti-thunder campaign.