Manhattan’s premiere electric dance festival is returning for its fourteenth installment with even bigger expectations. Since last year’s festival was so much fun we are returning again since we can’t stay away. This Labor Day Weekend Electric Zoo: Hyperspace, the only place on earth where attendees will feel like dancing in the cosmos to witness all planets of sound as they unite. Rejoice once again or for the first time at Randall's Island on September 1 - Sept 3, 2023.
Electric Zoo Hyperspace is a true cross-cultural celebration that will blast attendees across every border of space and time. The Labor Day week festival is set to redefine the cultural landscape with a celebration of a vibrant blend of music, identity, and empowerment. Whether you're a space alien, a creature of the night, or a cyber electro-punk, all are welcome. It’s not just another music festival, it is a dynamic showcase of unity, creativity, and inclusion. This year Ezoo is dedicated to breaking down barriers by providing a platform for female stars spotlight. This year’s lineup will have Honeyluv, So Tuff So Cute, Alison Wonderland, Chelina Manuhutu, Gioli & Assia, and twenty-five more artists taking over the stages. Catch Juliet Fox, who is making her rare US festival appearance with a thumping techno set, or see twin sisters Coco & Breezy as they don futuristic outfits paired with a vibrant performance. For the first time in Ezoo history will host the first-ever LGBTQ stage, The Dreamland stage for a legendary celebration of love and harmony. An array of LGBTQ artists at Electric Zoo who have made significant contributions to the music industry will perform on the new curated stage. House sensation J.Worra, rising star Moore Kismet, and global icon The Blessed Madonna whole is renowned for her work with Dua Lipa, Fred Again.. and more.
The stage is set for one of the best-curated line-ups for a music festival. History will be made with debut groups Dom Dolla and John Summit introducing 'Everything Always'. Plus, new music projects Chris Lake and FISHER who will offer the festival debut of their 'Under Construction brand, freshly fueled by their epic Coachella performance earlier this year that's still reverberating through the internet. Also, supergroup project from Kaskade and Deadmau5 as Kx5. Shining a spotlight on the new and exhilarating stage of MEGAFOX. This collaboration presents a festival within a festival as Cityfox and Gray Area join forces to curate an immersive journey into the sounds of melodic house, tech house, and techno like never before with the soundtrack from Camelphat who share “We can't wait to come back to New York… It's a special place for us and even more special that we are playing on the Cityfox stage at Electric Zoo. Don't miss out!” Defected Records label boss Sam Divine, legendary DJ Skream, Stephan Bodzin (Live), and the fun and exuberant Desert Hearts family plus much more.
In an era where diversity and representation are at the forefront of societal discussions. Ezoo stands as a beacon of progress, evolving themes, and iconic set and production. The festival was established in 2009 by Made Event. The internationally renowned Electric Zoo Festival is one of New York City’s largest music festivals and features the top names in electronic music, bringing a wide variety of acts from around the world and across the spectrum of electronic music’s various sub-genres. International editions of Electric Zoo have taken place in Mexico City, Tokyo, Shanghai, and São Paulo. Known for its cosmic sunsets overlooking the New York City skyline. Years I’ve captured breathtaking sunsets. At Electric Zoo you can catch these golden hour magical sunset sets from The Chainsmokers, Gryffin, Nora En Pure, GRiZ, Kaskade, Tiësto, and more.
The party continues with Ezoo and their official Afterparty lineup in all spectrums of dance music. It features some of the most iconic artists such as Deadmau5, Madeon, Ilario Alicante, Adventure Club, Galantis, FISHER, Skream, Zeds Dead, and more. Hosted at New York’s best clubs including The Brooklyn Mirage, Superior Ingredients, Webster Hall, The Marquee, Elsewhere, and more. After-party tickets are still available.
It was the Opening Weekend of The Brooklyn Mirage 2022 season. Before the doors even opened, photos began to surface of the revamp of the venue. The hype was even more exciting for all ticket holders for the weekend. When doors officially opened people flooded the entry at full speed. People couldn’t wait to see the new stage. Their status catapulted them to a world-class entertainment palace of groundbreaking production and engineering. The new video wall stands a 200-foot wide by a 100-foot custom-built stage roof. As a result, the echoes of screaming fans range to an even bigger velocity. Word has to spread across the country and globe, and almost every DJ is eager to perform at The Brooklyn Mirage. From social media photos and epic sets, this will bring a new crowd and offer a wider range of variety. Alesso, Cityfox Rengerate, and the 25th-anniversary celebration of Body & Soul opened this year’s summer season. I attended the Cityfox Regenerate event, and it had more of a variety of dance music vs. one or two artists. A new year, a new summer, a brand new redesigned dance haven.
It was a vibe for twelve hours of the dark and melodic techno and fifteen artists. However, the weather could have been a whole lot better. This has been my fifth year covering a Cityfox event, and it was the first year with awful weather. The festival-like experience expanded to four stages, including the Great Hall and Kings Hall, which means being warm and dry through the cold and rainy night. I arrived by the end of Connie’s performance. Her rich set was a perfect transition to the next act. It was exciting first to see her name on the ballot. She is a significant contributor to New York’s underground scene. I look forward to her performing again in the near future. Closing out the Great Hall were the Bronx duo, the Martinez Brothers. They played a fun and colorful set for a solid four hours. It was packed wall to wall with techno and house heads. Their rhythm and beats had everyone dancing to every track with popular tracks and underground IDs. From the VIP section, it looked like the crowd was dancing at the same it was so massive. It was a vibe for both the artists and party-goers.
Over at the main stage was Drumdcode’s techno Queen, Ida Engberg. Last time I saw her was at Cityfox Halloween. It was one of the darkest performances I had ever heard. Her Cityfox Regenerate set was a completely different sound. However, it was an excellent performance. It was obscure was a hint of vibrant flairs. It is always a pleasure to see the mastermind Stephan Bodzin perform live. His mixing talent is the artistry of a high-definition performance. The new sound system and video wall were a sight to see and hear. The gorgeous, trippy visuals combined with his set were a different experience. Stephan Bodzin has performed for many seasons with Cityfox. It was his best performance at The Brooklyn Mirage. Mainly because of the visuals with the new video wall. He played many popular hits, such as ‘Singularity,’ ‘Strand.’ and his remix to ‘Sleepless.’ Closing out the Cityfox event was Innervisions creator Dixon. He alone is one of the best producers in the scene today. His talented way of mixing up several different tracks and creating a new style of dance music is true art. The beginning of his set was mysterious and monotonous, but it was easy to forget the awful weather. It stopped raining by the time Dixon took over the stage, it was still very frigid out. The other stages closed at 5 am which gave the techno pioneer all the time to close out till sunrise. Bringing everyone who was still able to endure the weather to enjoy the morning daylight hours.
There were many new changes to the Brooklyn Mirage besides the video wall. A new entrance was added to the mezzanine and extra balcony levels. This gives access to more views of the stage and more space to dance. New rules have been added to the mezzanine, you cannot go to the back at the decks anymore. There are no more back bleachers instead, there is another staircase for the new mezzanine entrance. I highly advise next ticket purchase should be VIP or even table service. Attendees are much closer to the stage with a bigger area for tables and room to dance. Reservation tables expand from both the left and right sides of the video wall. Giving attendees an enhanced feeling of partying. More food options have been added, including the Wild Card, a new stand featuring a rotating menu. With Mister Melt which offers uniquely-crafted grilled cheese sandwiches. A new food truck will be on the premiums, El Zorro which will provide Mexican-inspired cuisine and vegan options. Also launching, Smooth Operator features a variety of smoothies, açaí bowls, fresh press juices, and matcha. That will keep the body pumping with energy till dawn.
A unique experience that will only lead to more massive events and wild times. It's a brand new year with a whole brand new look. The news was completely kept under the radar until days leading up, it’s a mystery how it was kept on the down-low. Each year The Brooklyn Mirage has always made a few minor changes. This year is the next level, setting the bar to its highest standard. Returning party brands will be more memorable with all the new changes that will enhance this season. New party brands will be exciting about what’s more to come. The Brookly Mirage continues to remain at the forefront of New York City’s nightlife and entertainment.
The leading mecca dance haven, The Brooklyn Mirage has revealed its summer season plus a redesigned makeover. Welcoming a vast variety of top-tier artists and party brand takeovers, the debut weekend will premiere today, Thursday, May 5. Kicking off its opening weekend with Alesso, The Cityfox Experience: Regenerate, and the 25th-anniversary celebration of Body & Soul. The open-air musical sanctuary will re-emerge at full force with unrivaled talent.
The reimagined and completely redone Brooklyn Mirage is stocked with a one-of-a-kind 200-foot wide video wall by a 100-foot custom-built stage roof. Attendees will be amazed by new various mezzanine and balcony levels. The new design features one of the world's largest outdoor video walls at 200 feet in length and 30 feet high. It’s displayed over 1000 LED panels at 15K ultra-wide resolution, the roughly 30 million pixels will allow for film grade visual effects. A new custom-built media server and processing technology, that will redefine show visuals. A real-time generated experience set in hyperrealistic environments, a first at this scale.
Led by the owner, and chief creative officer of Avant Gardner, Billy Bildstein. Their latest reconstruction boasts its most intricate and impressive design yet. A collaboration between Bildstein and new multi-media studio Conveyor.
“The Mirage was meant to adapt and change, to appear and to disappear. Every new generation of the Mirage innovates with custom methods of building modular structures, as well as with non-traditional use of multi-media and entertainment technology available. This year we’re introducing the third generation of our Mirage concept and while it will bring a lot of improvements and upgrades, and will set new standards on many levels, we found a way to keep the soul of the last generations alive.”
- Billy Bildstein
Now in its fifth season, the 2022 summer program is complete with world-class artists from May through October. Making their debut performance at The Brooklyn Mirage are Adam Beyer, Big Gigantic, Charlotte de Witte, Cuco, and David Guetta. Plus the leading house pioneer Dom Dolla, Duck Sauce, Marshmello, MK, Slander, SOFI TUKKER, Tiësto, and more. Welcoming a slew of internationally renowned event brands, All Day I Dream, Anjunabeats, Anjunadeep, Boiler Room, KNTXT, Drumcode, and NY’s elrow residency with two stages. In celebration of New York City Pride week, the outdoor venue will also host takeovers from Ladyfag's multi-stage Ladyland Festival with Honey Dijon and Tinashe. This year will be jam-packed with all spectrums of dance music.
To honor the brand new summer season, The Brooklyn Mirage will offer newly-updated and professionally curated food and beverage menus. The Fox Box food offerings will include vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options at both the Fox Hole and City Parlor. Attendees can choose from a variety of sandwiches at Fox Hole. New additions will include the Wild Card, a new stand featuring a rotating menu. It will begin with Mister Melt offering uniquely-crafted grilled cheese sandwiches. A new food truck will be on the premiums, El Zorro which will provide Mexican-inspired cuisine and vegan options. Also launching, Smooth Operator features a variety of smoothies, açaí bowls, fresh press juices, and matcha. That will keep the body pumping with energy till dawn.
A new year, a new summer, a brand new redesigned dance haven. The Brooklyn Mirage has always kept a high standard on sound and production. Each year people return plus new attendees to get the ultimate club experience offering an event festival vision. In addition to a wholly immersive music experience, upgraded hospitality. Another reason why it continues to remain at the forefront of New York City’s nightlife and entertainment.