Imagine New York City, if it was built to the beat of dance music. Imagine if the mayor was a DJ, the mailman delivered records to your doorstep, and that there was a DJ booth in every metro carriage. Everywhere you went was a party with smiling faces, dancing bodies, and euphoric rhythms. For one weekend this Labor Day, that place will exist. Welcome to The 6th Boro.
When Electric Zoo transforms Randall’s Island Park into The 6th Boro, it will become, for one weekend, the worldwide capital of dance music. With DJ Snake, Above & Beyond, and Deadmau5 b2b Eric Prydz, the star-studded and expertly curated phase one announcement showed that The 6th Boro is serious business. But the phase 2 lineup, released today, proves The 6th Boro will be more than just a party. It will be a historic occasion.
Announced for Friday night alongside DJ Snake, enigmatic Swedish duo Galantis will bring big emotion and huge melodies to massive crowds under the New York City skyline. On Saturday, one of the biggest crossover stars EDM has ever produced–Zedd–will make his triumphant return to Electric Zoo, headlining alongside Above & Beyond. And on Sunday, the man, the myth, the one man armada Armin Van Buuren will turn The 6th Boro into a massive trance family reunion while Deadmau5 b2b Eric Prydz end the party with a legendary collaborative performance.
LA producer Jauz has torn up the underground bringing heavy bass swagger to slick house beats. This year at Electric Zoo, he’ll cement his place in the big league by hosting his very own stage in The 6th Boro–Off the Deep End. Absolutely bonkers Swedish duo Dada Life will bring their cartoonish extravaganza, Dada Land, to New York City for The 6th Boro. Legendary Spanish underground party crew elrow and essential techno institution Awakenings will also host stages.
Underground house and techno is represented by its brightest lights: Dixon, The Black Madonna, Claude VonStroke, and Henrik Schwarz will all perform, while the whole spectrum of EDM will be tearing it up all weekend. Tchami, REZZ, and Malaa on the deeper tip, Ookay, Party Favor, Ghastly and Slushii bringing the bass heat in the phase two release.
New York might be the city that never sleeps, but we know Electric Zoo animals never sleep on the best music. The 6th Boro is home to everyone, and this lineup will bring house heads, techno purists, EDM party animals, the ravers, the ragers, club kids, the bassheads, and the trance family, all together as one community under the glittering skyline of New York City.
And just when you think all the big names are announced for Electric Zoo: The 6th Boro, something might just surprise you out of nowhere! Keep your ears and eyes peeled…