A handful of U.S. festival brands have been plagued with numerous issues in 2016, but Electric Zoo appears to have overcome its hurdles. This year's edition of the festival was crucial to the success of the brand as a whole, and Made Event have revealed that it sold out reaching an attendance of roughly 83,000 over three days.
According to Forbes, two attendee deaths in 2013 and the cancellation of an entire day due to rain forecasts the following year jeopardized the future of the annual electronic music massive. It didn't help matters that Electric Zoo's parent company, SFX Entertainment, saw its stock value plummet after last year's TomorrowWorld disaster, leading it to file for chapter 11 bankruptcy in early 2016.
Fortunately for EZoo, this year's installment of the festival saw its highest attendance since that of 2013. In a statement, Made Event/SFX Entertainment Director of Marketing Michael Julian said:
"This was an incredibly important time for all of us as we re-imagined Electric Zoo to give the community an immersive experience. This festival represents the best of any electronic music event globally, while keeping our hearts rooted in New York dance floors. We met a big milestone this year and look forward to working ever harder to exceed expectations for next year."
Numerous audio recordings of live sets from the 2016 edition of Electric Zoo have also surfaced. To relive some of your favorite moments from the massive, click here.