As many people saw through Snapchat Live or angry tweets, EDM festival Electric Zoo was shut down on its third day due to severe weather conditions in New York.
“We apologize to fans, but your safety is our main concern.” the festival tweeted, along with another post to announce that there would be no re-entry due to the storm.
“Nooooo I can’t believe this!! I was so looking forward to play @ElectricZooNY!!! looks like its clearing up? will the show go on?” tweeted Alesso, a DJ who was scheduled to perform that night, shortly after the festival was cancelled.
Kaskade was another performer who was scheduled to play after the shutdown, and he expressed his disappointment, but also his respect for the festival for keeping the audience members safe.
“It’s tough to plan all summer for a show + then not be able to have it. I know you’re feeling that. Believe it: I am too.” he tweeted. “S/O to @electriczoony for doing the responsible thing + handling it like pro’s That’s not an easy thing to pull the plug. #respect.”
So far, there have been no updates on refunds, though information has been promised by the festival via Twitter.