Electric Zoo Festival Tightens Security

NEW YORK (August 29, 2014) Tighter security is in place for New York City’s Electric Zoo music festival where two people died last year.

Electric Zoo officials say they're beefing up plainclothes security and using off-duty and former NYPD officers with a background in drug investigations.

Medical precautions were also being taken at the festival, which runs from Friday through Sunday.

Organizers will shorten the length of each day's show by two hours.

The final day of last year's festival was called off after two people died from overdoses of MDMA combined with hyperthermia.

This year, ticket buyers will have to watch a two-minute video about MDMA, also known as molly or ecstasy.

The code to activate wristbands will be in the video.

The festival is on Randall's Island.

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