Mysteryland USA to debut at iconic Woodstock site
Mysteryland, which claims to be the world's longest-running electronic music festival, will make its U.S. debut next Memorial Day weekend in Bethel Woods, NY, at the site of the iconic 1969 Woodstock Festival.
The first-ever Mysteryland USA will take place Friday, May 23, through Monday, May 26, at the Bethel Woods Centre for the Arts. Only 20,000 tickets will be available for this inaugural festival, according to the event website. Fans are asked to sign up for the ticket sale. According to the site, "tickets will be sold in order of registration in about two months."
"We chose [promoter] ID&T's Mysteryland brand as the first modern era festival on the hallowed grounds for its belief in many of the same principles as our own organization," Darlene Fedun, CEO of Bethel Woods Centre of the Arts, said in a statement posted at the website. "Creativity, unity, social responsibility and a focus on the 'experience' of the guest."
The dance-music-focused festival will also incorporate theater, movies, interactive installation art, street performers and bizarrely decorated stages, according to the website.
The 20th edition of Mysteryland took place last Saturday (8/20) in Amsterdam, Netherlands, with a sold-out crowd of 60,000, according to the website. Performers include Steve Aoki, Steve Angello, Fedde Le Grand, Joris Voorn, Chuckie, Dirty South, Flosstradamus and Zeds Dead, among others.