Sunday, the final day of the concert Electric Zoo was canceled after two people died on the premises after taking drugs; four more people were taken to the hospital and to intensive care.
The Electric Zoo festival was scheduled for three days and began Friday, but the city of New York canceled Sunday's concert because of the deaths. The video to the left shows a trailer for the Electric Zoo concert, and shows the various bands that were scheduled for the 2013 event over Labor Day weekend.
Sunday, the New York Times reported the names of the two that died were Jeffrey Russ, 24 of Rochester, New York and Olivia Rotondo, 20 of Providence, Rhode Island.
Electric Zoo released this statement Sunday on their website:
"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."
The city released this statement Sunday: "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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Sources: MTV and CBS Local