Electronic Music Festivals in NYC 2012

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The electronic music scene in NYC has been thriving in recent years, with a growing number of festivals and events catering to fans of all genres. From massive outdoor parties to intimate club nights, there’s something for everyone.

Here’s a guide to some of the biggest and best electronic music festivals taking place in NYC in 2012:

-Ultra Music Festival: One of the world’s largest and most popular electronic music festivals, Ultra takes over Manhattan’s Randall’s Island Park for two days of non-stop dancing. This year’s lineup includes headliners such as Tiësto, David Guetta, Swedish House Mafia, and many more.

-Electric Zoo: Another festival taking place on Randall’s Island Park, Electric Zoo is one of the biggest EDM events in the US. This year’s lineup includes some of the biggest names in the business, such as Tiësto, Skrillex, Benny Benassi, and more.

-Governors Ball Music Festival: Governors Ball is a three-day music festival that takes place on New York City’s Governors Island. In addition to a strong lineup of electronic acts (such as Pretty Lights and Justice), the festival also features a wide range of other genres, including hip hop, indie rock, and more.

Electric Zoo

Electric Zoo is an annual electronic music festival held in New York City. The festival is produced by Made Event and features multiple stages hosting a variety of electronic music, including house, techno, drum and bass, dubstep and more. Electric Zoo takes place on Randall’s Island Park in New York City, and has been held annually since 2009.

The 2012 edition of Electric Zoo featured over 150 DJ’s and live acts, including headliners such as Tiësto, Skrillex, David Guetta and Deadmau5. The festival drew over 110,000 attendees from all over the world, making it one of the largest electronic music festivals in North America.

Governors Ball

Governors Ball is a three-day, multi-stage music festival on Randall’s Island in New York City. The festival features an eclectic lineup of musicians from a variety of genres including rock, hip hop, indie, folk, and electronic. This year’s lineup includes headliners Beck, Modest Mouse, and Passion Pit. Tickets for the festival are currently on sale for $215 for a three-day pass.

Made in America

Made in America is an annual two-day music festival held in Philadelphia and Benjamin Franklin Parkway. This year, the event will take place on September 1-2. The festival was founded by Jay-Z in 2012, and is produced by Live Nation. The lineup for this year’s event includes Beyoncé, Nine Inch Nails, Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Phoenix and Wiz Khalifa.


Now that you know about all the great electronic music festivals in NYC this year, it’s time to start planning your trip! Whether you’re looking for a weekend of non-stop dancing or a more low-key atmosphere, there’s sure to be a festival that’s perfect for you. So what are you waiting for? Get your tickets today!

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