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Labor Day Weekend 2012 promises to be exciting for anyone heading to Randall's Island for that annual event known as—Electric Zoo Festival 2012, an outdoor electronic music concert featuring an array of talents. Listen to 12th Planet, Adventure Club, Brass Fergie, Frivolous, Mat Zo, Paper Diamond, Reboot and more.
And of course, the island is the place to go for many cultural festivals and concerts, such as the Electric Zoo Festival. Starting Friday, August 31 through Sunday, September 2, 2012, Randall's Island Park will be abuzz with lights, pyrotechnics and music from talented bands. Buy your tickets via this link. But, don't delay. Special general admission tickets with ferry or shuttle bus transportation options are expected to sell out by Saturday, June 30.
Once you've purchased your tickets, check their list of what to bring and what's not permitted so you're well prepared. For instance, while you're inclined to bring your professional SLR or DSLR camera, leave it at home—it's not allowed at the concert.
But, don't forget to take the kids or your group of friends with you. Keep in mind that droves of music lovers will flock to this multi-genre event, so arrive early and grab a spot under the open air tents, or bring a picnic blanket and enjoy the merriment al fresco.
And when your party gets hungry, don't worry that outside food and beverages aren't allowed. Vendors for burgers, pizza and hot dogs, plus some vegetarian items will keep everyone energized. For those over 21 years old, there's wine, beer and Champagne.
Check their website for details on ferry service or other modes of transportation.
Once you're on the island, just follow the signs and cool sounds. Mingle with the crowd and enjoy. Don't be surprised if you're smiling and singing various bands' tunes for many days after the festival has come and gone.