New York City officials and festival organizers have cancelled the final day of the Electric Zoo music festival. The event was cancelled after two festival attendees died of alleged drug overdoses. The Electric Zoo festival, also known as E-Zoo, is held annually on Randall's Island over the Labour Day weekend. The festival was first held in 2009 and this year's line-up included Armin Van Buuren, Sebastian Ingrosso, Steve Aoki, Laidback Luke, Chase and Status and over another hundred acts.
Chase and Status at the 2011 Q Awards.
A statement, released by the New York Mayor's office and NYPD officials, reads "The city recommended cancellation and the event promoters have agreed, 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."
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