Electric Zoo Cancels Final Day, Two Dead and Four Critically

Electric Zoo Cancels Final Day, Two Dead and Four Critically

Due to serious health risks, the Electric Zoo music festival on Randall’s Island on Sunday, September 1st has been cancelle


Due to serious health risks, the last day of Electric Zoo festival has been cancelled as per recommended by the city. As a result of 2 deaths and 4 individuals in critical condition, the festival organized by Made Event had to shut its doors early. While the cause of death as not been determined yet, both cases appear to involve MDMA. Below is the Office of the Mayor’s official statement.

“Due to serious health risks, the Electric Zoo music festival on Randall’s Island on Sunday, September 1st has been cancelled. The City recommended cancellation and the event promoters have agreed.During the first two days of the Electric Zoo music festival, two concert-goers have died and at least four others became critically ill and have been placed in intensive care at area hospitals. Definitive causes of death have not yet been determined, however, both appear to have involved the drug MDMA (ecstasy, or molly). The Electric Zoo organizers have worked with City officials to reduce health risks at this event, but in view of these occurrences, the safest course is to cancel the remaining day of the event”

Jeffrey Russ, 23, of Rochester, was rushed to Harlem Hospital at 3:10 a.m. Saturday but could not be saved.

Olivia Rotondo, 20, of Providence, R.I., was taken to Metropolitan Hospital at 8:45 p.m. Saturday and died about 50 minutes later, police said. Six hours before she was rushed to the hospital, the University of New Hampshire student posted a final message on Twitter.
“The amount of traveling I’ve done today is unreal,” Rotondo wrote. “Just get me to the damn zoo.”
The day before, she posted a picture of her feet in giraffe slippers with the message, “Am I ready for @ElectricZooNY or what?”
She also joked about having booked “a non refundable hotel in Chinatown that is the scariest place on earth.”

Our hearts and thoughts are with the families and friends affected by this tragic incident.








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  1. shan@edm.travel

    September 12, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    ElectricZOO is an unbelievable event. The vibe, the crow and the atmosphere is breathtaking. Book your hotel stay for ElectricZOO through EDM.TRAVEL. We have special hotel rates for your EDM lovers.

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