Electric Zoo Evacuated Due to Storm Threat, Final Day Canceled

Crowd and atmosphere during Electric Zoo 2013
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A general view of the crowd and atmosphere during Electric Zoo 2013 at Randall's Island on August 31, 2013 in New York City.

The Electric Zoo festival on Randall's Island in New York has been cut short on its final day and fans are being evacuated due to extreme weather conditions. 

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With severe thunder storms rolling into the area, organizers apologized to its EDM fans, saying in a press release, "In collaboration with New York City officials, Electric Zoo has made the decision to shut down the festival for the remainder of the day. We apologize to our fans, but ultimately our main concern is for the safety and security of all attendees, artists and staff."

Kaskade, Alesso, Dash Berlin and Skrillex and Diplo's Jack U team-up were all scheduled to headline the three-day event's final night

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Check out photos of the evacuation below. 

Meanwhile, Kaskade briefly summed up his reaction to the news on Twitter, earlier posting with excitement and then more recently acknowledging the change of plans and suggesting an alternate option:


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