The third and final day of New York City’s Electric Zoo music festival was canceled yesterday after the reportedly drugs related deaths of two young festival goers in attendance.
Police reports suggest that the cause of death for the two victims, a 23-year-old male and a 20-year-old female involves MDMA or ecstasy with four others remaining hospitalized critically ill with the causes of their ailment still under investigation according to a New York Police Department spokesman.
The untimely deaths caused the city and Electric Zoo, which has successfully been running in New York since 2009 and sees over a 100,000 revelers attend across three separate days to decide that hosting the final days festivities would be inappropriate in light of the situation.
The events promoters then duly decided to cancel the final day and revealed in a statement that they would be issuing refunds to affected parties whilst offering their apologies to festival goers and sympathies and condolences to the friends and families of the deceased stating “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.”