BETHEL WOODS, NY – ID&T and SFX Entertainment announced Thursday, December 5 that the world’s groundbreaking and longest-running electronic music festival, Mysteryland, will be making its historic U.S. debut over this coming 2014 Memorial Day weekend from May 23 to May 26, 2014, in Bethel Woods, New York, the site of the legendary 1969 Woodstock festival.
The location of Mysteryland’s inaugural U.S. event will be the first music festival ever to return to the renowned grounds where Woodstock took place. For decades promoters have yearned to convince the owners of Bethel Woods Center for the Arts to host large-scale festivals in this iconic location. Finally, after a year of talks, ID&T won a historic approval for its first U.S. edition of Mysteryland, which is held annually in the Netherlands and Chile.
"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 Mysteryland, 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), which engages hundreds of millions of people across the planet. SFX is proud to have the honor of producing Mysteryland at the home of Woodstock.”
"Woodstock represented the music of a new generation and cultural tour de force for the changing times, and today Mysteryland brings together the global forces of dance music for the millennial generation’s revolution,” said Duncan Stutterheim, a founder and current executive of ID&T.
Mysteryland will be also presenting its first musical partner, Sunday School, which will host a mini-fest. Originally created in 2006 at the Winter Music Conference, Made Event's Sunday School is the definitive cutting edge techno and house music party and will continue to be so, with three dedicated stages and a cross-section of today’s and tomorrow’s future techno stars.
The groundbreaking US edition of Mysteryland 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.
Pre-sale tickets will be available for purchase on December 11 for fans who sign-up at Mysteryland’s website.. Tickets for the general public will be released for sale: December 12th at 10AM EST via Mysteryland.us. For more information on tickets and ticketing information, please visit their website. With limited tickets per day available, don’t hesitate to sign-up early. You wouldn’t want to miss out on being a part of history!
Mysteryland’s multi-faceted approach has been a winning formula for two decades. The festival offers its guests a creative journey, combining music with theatre, movies, interactive installation art, street performers and spectacular shows at bizarre decorated stages. To create this amazing spectacle, the festival organizers collaborate with a wide range of creative people from all over the world. As a nomad, Mysteryland travels across the globe to find like-minded international artists who enrich the festival experience.
The musical offerings are also about discovery. In addition to legends from the international dance scene, the festival provides a stage for new and local talents, the next generation.
Mysteryland has been a leading pioneer in the dance festival scene in Europe since 1993 and has inspired numerous other organizers and events. The popular Tomorrowland festival, also produced by ID&T, emerged from the key values of the Mysteryland festival. Mysteryland has been a major catalyst for the electronic music revolution since the early 1990s.
ID&T is a pioneering electronic music experience company, known for events such as Sensation, Mysteryland, Tomorrowland, and TomorrowWorld. ID&T was founded in 1992 with worldwide headquarters in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. It has offices in Belgium, Australia, Brazil and recently opened an office in the US. ID&T has organized events for over 20 years, focusing on international productions in the last 10 years and organizes events in over twenty countries worldwide. World renowned for delivering unrivaled levels of production and experience, it is perceived as a company in a class of its own. For more info, please go to www.id-t.com.
About SFX Entertainment
SFX Entertainment, Inc. is the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused primarily on electronic music culture (‘‘EMC’’). SFX's mission is to enable EMC by providing fans with the best possible live experiences, music discovery and digital connectivity with our content and the broader EMC community. SFX was borne out of the technology revolution, as the music industry evolved into DJ- and producer-led creations driven by social and digital consumer media. SFX produces and promotes a growing portfolio of live events that includes leading brands such as Tomorrowland, TomorrowWorld, Mysteryland, Sensation, Stereosonic, Electric Zoo, Disco Donnie Presents, Life in Color, Nature One, Mayday and Ruhr-in-Love. SFX also operates Beatport, the principal online resource for EMC DJs and a trusted destination for the growing EMC community to discover and stream music, follow DJs and keep abreast of news, information and events, in addition to offering year-round entertainment to EMC fans around the globe through other digital assets.