After two drug-related deaths at New York’s EDM festival Electric Zoo caused the cancellation of the final day of the event last year, promoters have announced that it will return this summer, albeit with “tighter safety measures.”

Gothamist reports some of these measures will include the hiring of plainclothes security guards who specialize in narcotics, freely available water, free/cheap electrolyte beverages and drug sniffing dogs. Vendors will be more highly scrutinized, the event will be shorter and start later in the day (to reduce fans’ exposure to the sun) and there will be “amnesty bins,” where fans can ditch illegal substances before being searched without penalty (amnesty bins have been used at European festivals for years).

Related: Watch Steve Aoki, Kaskade and More Warn Against the Perils of Molly

Also, the Wall Street Journal reports that festivalgoers will be required to watch an antidrug public-service announcement online, delivered by EDM artists, to activate the wristbands that get them into the event.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From 97.1 AMP Radio - LA's New Hit Music Station

97.1 Seconds With
Request A Song on AMP Radio

Listen Live