Hurry! Mysteryland US Camping and Tickets Are Almost Sold OutArticle by: Marcus Dowling|@marcuskdowling
Fri February 27, 2015 | 00:00 AM
2014’s inaugural Mysteryland USA event successfully proved to Bethel Woods, New York that 45 years later, Woodstock’s ethos could come home again – via the EDM generation. In holding the event for a second year, Mysteryland will achieve something that the original Woodstock was unable to do: run for a second year in a row.
“EDM’s Woodstock” Part II's Holy Ground camping is already 80% sold out, while 100% of Frienship camping space already sold out. As well, $500,000 of improvements have been made to the festival grounds including gravel roads, showers, drainage, parking and mud prevention. Thus, if Wavy Gravy wanted to (as he did at Woodstock) “serve breakfast in bed for 400,000 people,” he’ll certainly have an easier time making that happen this coming Memorial Day weekend.
Mysteryland USA certainly is attempting to meet the demands of likely more than 20,000 festival-goers from 27 countries (last year’s festival totals) who have been exposed to every sort of bell and whistle imaginable at an ever-rising number of events in this era. This year's festival theme is “Camp DoYaWannaDance” — a concept wholly inspired by summer camp and drinking games, ensuring thoroughly debauched activity. Everything from “Giant Beer Pong” to “deep house yoga” will be there. As well there’s the "Owari No Nai" experience. What’s that? Only “a Japanese land filled with Geisha girls, sake and more!” Amazing.
Regarding 2014’s event, Bethel’s Daily Star said the following, setting the standard for what this year’s event is clearly set to eclipse:
"It wasn't just music, camping, partying, production, community or history; it was about all of it, and so much more. Everyone had their own journey...The magic of these moments surround us all."
Regarding music, the most quickly respected and vaunted of curators are involved in the planning and execution. The soundtrack certainly errs in the direction of sounds that lend themselves to getting lost and discovering magic on 800 verdant acres of socially and musically vibrant land.
2015’s Mysteryland curators include Brooklyn-based nightclub Verboten (bringing “Zeitgeist,” their popular weekly nu-disco event to the festival), Swedish techno kingpin Adam Beyer’s label Drumcode and romantic techno label (and self-proclaimed “protectors of the feel good”) French Express. Of course, there’s the electro-friendly main stage (which saw everyone from pop-friendly names Dillon Francis and Steve Aoki to trance maestro Kaskade) whose headliners are to be announced.
For more information (and to purchase tickets before they're gone) visit Mysteryland.us.