An EDM Festival Will Take Place on the Site of the Original Woodstock
Mysteryland, a twenty-year-old Dutch electronic music festival, has announced that an American version of the event will take place at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts—the site of the original Woodstock festival—in Bethel, NY during Memorial Day weekend 2014.
Mysteryland got their start in the Netherlands in 1993, and the one-day event has been held in various parts of that country annually since then, though another version incarnation took place in Picarquín Mostazal, Chile in 2011. The festival is put on by ID&T.
In a recent statement, ID&T CEO Duncan Stutterhaim said:
This location, the site of the mother of all festivals Woodstock 45 years ago, needs no further introduction. We are honored that Bethel Woods has chosen to host Mysteryland.We see the similarities between the great demonstration of community and peace that was Woodstock, and the current culture of electronic music festivals. Differences between peoples simply disappear at our festivals. Everyone is equal on the dance floor and everyone can forget their everyday troubles and come together to enjoy the music and everything else that’s on offer. And these days, it is also about the growing awareness among our visitors of issues such as solidarity, sustainability and the enthusiasm of our multi-cultural audience to create a unique moment with the organizer and the artists. It’s not about big-name artists. It’s about everything and everyone coming together to inspire and get inspired. And people celebrating life together. It would be amazing if Mysteryland at Bethel Woods could unite some of that feeling from 45 years ago with the feeling of today.
Those that are interested in purchasing tickets to Mysteyland must sign up for the ticket sale here. Only 20,000 tickets to the event will be released, and they will be sold in order of registration starting about two months from now. More ticketing details will be released in the near future.