Bethel Woods, NY (December 16, 2013)—Mysteryland, the world’s longest running electronic music festival, will make its U.S. debut this year at the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock festival in Bethel Woods, NY. The festival will be held from May 23 to 26, 2014.
"Mysteryland has had a tremendous impact on the music world and it is the logical festival to follow in the footsteps of the original ground-breaking music event, Woodstock," said Robert F.X. Sillerman, Chairman and CEO of SFX Entertainment.
“This is more than just a music festival. This is a seminal event that marks the same kind of Revolution in society that Woodstock signified,” said Sillerman, whose SFX acquired ID&T, the producer of Mysterland, earlier this year. “Woodstock changed everything when it took place in 1969—music, culture, the way we looked at the world. Mysteryland did the same 20 years ago, when it started what is now a tidal wave of electronic music festivals and Electronic Music Culture (EMC). SFX is proud to have the honor of producing Mysteryland at the home of Woodstock.”
Promoters from all over the world have been trying for decades to convince the owners of the Bethel Woods site, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, to host large-scale festivals in this special location. After a year of talks, ID&T won approval for the first U.S. edition of Mysteryland, which is also held annually in the Netherlands and Chile. The 20th edition of Mysteryland in the Netherlands took place in August 2013, selling out all 60,000 tickets.
The first US edition of Mysteryland at this iconic location will be an exclusive gathering. The multi-day festival will offer only 20,000 tickets per day with a variety of tickets, including single-day and weekend tickets ranging from $109 to premiere Mysteryland B’n’B VIP tents for $1,999. On-site camping will be available with limited capacity. Mysteryland will also offer a special ‘Nomadic Journey’ pass which will include travel to all three Mysterylands on three continents (North America, South America, and Europe). Mysteryland USA is a 21+ festival.