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New York’s Festival “Electric Zoo” Comes to Shanghai

Originally from New York, and one of the world’s top electronic music festivals, Electric Zoo is now making its China debut in Shanghai. Electric Zoo’s official WeChat account has confirmed the news. This time, PYRO Music will also be part of this wonderful festival, and will have more cooperation and user benefits for PYRO users. Please follow PYRO and Electric Zoo on WeChat!

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This September, Tiesto, Hardwell, The Chainsmokers, Bassnectar, Porter Robinson, Steve Aoki and many other super DJs came to join Electric Zoo: Wild Island in New York. The line-up and scale was unprecedentedly big and strong. Following its massive success, Electric Zoo and Billboard both released the big news today: Electric Zoo: Countdown Shanghai, the first Electric Zoo production in China, will take place on November 12, 2016 at Expo Park. Get ready to “be animal, be wild”!

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Electric Zoo was first held in 2009 in New York. The original reason for its setup was to provide an opportunity for New Yorkers to release themselves to their hearts’ content. Stage design with animal themes, a world-class DJ line-up, animal installation with different themes every year, and the full plunge into the music of fans have gradually made Electric Zoo in September a really huge annual festival.

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Electric Zoo was listed “World’s Top Ten EDM Festivals” together with Tomorrowland of Belgium, Electric Daisy Carnival of Las Vegas, Ultra Music Festival of Miami, and Sensation of Amsterdam, Netherlands. 

From 2009 until now, over 700,000 people from more than 90 countries in the world have attended the festival in New York. This year, Electric Zoo: Wild Island broke the record of largest live audience with 83,000 people; meanwhile, it attracted the well-known actress Taryn Manning, who acted in 8 Centimeter and CSI, and Olympic gold medalist Monica Aksamit to present at the music show.

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How will the epic Electric Zoo come to China?

Electric Zoo: Countdown Shanghai will bring some highlights from New York’s Electric Zoo: Wild Island, including the giant octopus stage, animal-themed costume performers, and much more to fully restore the Electric Zoo scene in New York.

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An international production team will fully participate in it; the creative team and performance group from New York, Boston, and The Netherlands bring more trendy and creative interaction. Animals such as octopuses, zebras, pandas, lions, peacocks, and the like will make the appearance extraordinary so that they will constitute the “kingdom of the electronic animal”. The audience will be divided into a wide range of social tribes, such as whales, tigers, koalas or even chameleons. It seems like a character classification of simple animals, but it will bring to life an incredible social experience.

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The stages and line-up are the bases of a music festival, but do they represent the whole of it? It is Electric Zoo’s deep focus on the live experience and the pursuit of impeccable detailing that makes it transcend the concept of a music festival and turns it into an interesting lifestyle.
Why did Shanghai become the best choice after expanding to Mexico and Tokyo in 2014?
“The world’s great cities are where people come together, get creative, innovate, and inspire. Electric Zoo was created in one of those cities — New York — and we can’t wait to bring it to another one – Shanghai,” said Jeff Wright, Creative Director of Electric Zoo.

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Based in Shanghai, KANJIAN is a leading music service company in Asia, managing the music copyrights of over 1.4 million songs worldwide. “As an emerging music ecological company, this cooperation with SFX is our first, and KANJIAN is going to introducing more of the world’s top IPs into China”, said Shenjia, CEO of Kanjian.

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“We couldn’t have picked a more exciting market – Shanghai, or a better partner – Kanjian,” said Adam Richman, Senior Vice-President of Made Event-New York and Director of Electric Zoo at SFX Entertainment, Inc. “Electric Zoo Countdown is the perfect introduction of our brand to China and will be the stepping stone to bigger editions of Electric Zoo throughout Asia.”

Tick-Tock! Electric Zoo: Countdown Shanghai is coming! It’s a kingdom filled with electronic vibes and an unbeatable atmosphere. Get your tickets now and get ready to “be animal, be wild”!
Info
Event : Electric Zoo Countdown Shanghai 
Date :  Nov.12
Venue : Expo Park
Price : Early Brid 299 Presale 399
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Articles written by PYRO Staff.

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