After two days of the Electric Zoo Festival in New York City, the third and final day of the festival has been canceled, after consultation with the city's Parks Department, after two reported deaths and a few hospitalizations in connection with the event.
An official statement from the city reads:
"During the first two days of the Electric Zoo music festival, two concert-goers have died and at least four others became critically ill and have been placed in intensive care at area hospitals. Definitive causes of death have not yet been determined, however, both appear to have involved the drug MDMA (ecstasy, or molly)."
The festival gave an official statement shortly after, saying:
"The founders of Electric Zoo send our deepest condolences to the families of the two people who passed away this weekend. Because there is nothing more important to us than our patrons, we have decided in consultation with the New York City Parks Department that there will be no show today."
Artists slated to play on the third day of the festival include Armin van Buuren, Diplo, W&W, Tommy Trash, and more.
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