Electric Zoo deaths: The third day of New York City's Electric Zoo music festival, a Labor Day tradition since 2009, was canceled Sunday after two deaths and several hospitalizations. Electric Zoo's last day would have included acts by Avicii, David Guetta, Diplo and others.
The last day of a New York City dance music festival featuring high-profile acts including Avicii, David Guetta, and Diplo was canceled Sunday after the deaths of two attendees and the hospitalizations of several others, apparently linked to drugs.
The city said it recommended that the Electric Zoo festival end early after the deaths and illnesses during the first two days of performances on Friday and Saturday. The festival took place on Randall's Island in the East River.
"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," the city said.