The legendary MysteryLand festival will be returning to Bethel Woods in upstate New York, the home of the original Woodstock, for a second year May 22-24th. Bringing a European atmosphere and a more mature (21+) crowd, the festival is a good alternative to the massive overcrowding at events like Governors Ball & Electric Zoo in NYC. offering a camping option that saves hundreds in hotel fees. ID&T the company behind the festival is quickly expanding its brand internationally, in the past few years they have exported Sensation, TomorrowWorld, & MysteryLand from their European homes to The United States, while challenging established American brands like Ultra, EDC, & Coachella. They are extremely famous for their attention to detail when curating the events. Not to mention they are notoruius for building an amazing overall experience that expands beyond the musical selection.
This year the festival is aimed in a new direction; last year’s lineup was headlined by Kaskade & Steve Aoki, and featured many big name house artist like Moby, Nicky Romero, Showtek, Nervo, Dyro, Fedde Le Grand & more, this year is founded on more live electronic acts such as Empire of The Sun, Porter Robinson live, Madeon with special guest, Netsky live, Gramatik, Beats Antique, and many more. In addition ML reaches out to many local promotion groups for curated stages such as Webster Hall presents: Girls & Boys, Verboten, Zeitgeist, & The Sound of Q-Dance a legendary line of European Hardstyle events.
The event is constructed of one main stage which was the playing card castle last year, one bass stage, aka the boat, 4 smaller tents to host the curated events, and finally a stage in the campground where the pre-party is hosted on Friday with a special unannounced headliner. MysteryLand teases they are bringing out a brand new stage for the US festival that will later travel to the Netherlands and Chile for the other editions of the festival. Down the road from the festival grounds is the Holy Ground campground where no cars are allowed, to preserve the integrity of the land. The absence of cars also helps build stronger bonds between attendees by encouraging social interaction instead of everyone sitting in their car all day charging phones. The entire venue is located in the beautiful upstate New York Mountains and provides a breathtaking backdrop for the festival.
Holy Ground camping is now 80% sold out and will be gone soon with the release of the musical lineup today, so grab your tickets ASAP so you don’t miss a magical experience! Here's the 2014 re-cap video:
Written by: Rashid Lebz
Edited by: Melanie Gordon
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