The fantasy-like EDM fest arrives Memorial Day
Mysteryland, the world's longest-running EDM festival with editions in The Netherlands and Chile, will hold its first edition in the United States during Memorial Day weekend at upstate New York's Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, the site of the original Woodstock festival in 1969.
"It was a dream we never thought would come true," says Jeroen Jansen, creative director of ID&T, the Netherlands-based parent company that has operated Mysteryland for over 20 years. More than 200 world-renowned DJs and performers, including headliner Kaskade, Moby, Nicky Romero, Seth Troxler and Steve Aoki, will be present at the mini-fest, which runs May 23 to May 26.
"I played the Mysteryland in Europe for quite some time," says Aoki. "I remember playing in 2009, and then last year I headlined Mysteryland in Europe. It's an incredible festival. So when they decided to bring it [to the United States], it was a no-brainer to join in the fun."