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Mysteryland to Make US Debut at Former Woodstock Site for 2014

posted by Maressa Levy on August 22, 2013

Bethel, New York -- Festival organizer ID&T has announced Mysteryland, the world's longest running electronic music festival, will make its US debut at the former site of the iconic 1969 Woodstock Festival this Memorial Day weekend, May 23-26, 2014. The festival marks the first multi-day event to be hosted at Bethel Woods in upstate New York since Woodstock forty-five years prior.

Mysteryland began in the Netherlands in 1993, and has since expanded into Chile. ID&T, the festival organizers behind Mysteryland, are also responsible for bringing Belgian fest Tomorrowland to the US with Tomorrowworld, which will take place this September in Atlanta. Promotors have been trying to convince the owners of Bethel Woods to host a large scale festival at this legendary location for years, and following ID&T's approval, Bethel Woods Centre for the Arts CEO Darlene Fedun stated, “We chose 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. Creativity, unity, social responsibility and a focus on the 'experience' of the guest. We are delighted to be working with an experienced festival creator and an organization of such high core values."

In addition to music, Mysteryland thrives on featuring musical theatre, movies, interactive installation art, street performers, and spectacular shows on uniquely decorated stages. While Mysteryland invites established performers from the international dance scene, they are also known for discovering local emerging talents. The first edition of Mysteryland US will allow just 20,000 festivalgoers onto the grounds, 40,000 attendees short of the crowd for their most recent Dutch installment. Although tickets are not yet on sale, hopeful patrons can sign up for the festival's ticket sale. Once passes become available, they will be issued in the order of registration.

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