Mysteryland music and art festival prepares to electrify New York (VIDEO)

NEW YORK, June 9 — The electronic music, culture and arts festival Mysteryland is taking place from tomorrow until Monday in New York before heading to its homeland in the Netherlands from August 27-28.

The history of Mystery

The Mysteryland festival was launched in 1993, making it the Netherlands' longest-running dance music festival, and arguably even the oldest in the world.

In 2011, the first edition of the festival was launched in Chile, followed by a US version in 2014 on the site of the famous Woodstock music and art festival in Bethel, New York.

What to expect this year in the US?

The four-day event will feature over 90 musicians, conferences, visual art, a comedy tent, a healing garden, Incendia “fire dome” and more. Headliners have been announced as Odesza (tomorrow), Skrillex (Saturday, June 11) and Bassnectar (Sunday, June 12).

Other anticipated acts include Amtrac, The Chainsmokers, Claude Vonstroke, Tchami, Mikey Lion & Deep Jesus, Gramatik and Zeds Dead.

Mysteryland prides itself on its “Festival Footprint,” and as such relies on support from the local community. Sustainable-friendly projects have been organised throughout the festival to protect the environment and pay homage to the site's eco-friendly mantra from Woodstock in the 1960s.

Mysteryland comes home: the Netherlands 2016

Folllowing its weekend in the US, Mysteryland will make its way back to the Netherlands for August 27-28 (camping 26-29). Grammy award-winning DJ Afrojack, Diplo and Martin Garrix are set to headline.

For the Mysterland US festival, prices range from single day tickets for US$114 (RM460) to US$464 for a Platinum VIP pass. Find out more about the lineup and other festival information here. — AFP

The countdown until Mysteryland US 2016 © Facebook/Mysteryland US. — AFP pic
The countdown until Mysteryland US 2016 © Facebook/Mysteryland US. — AFP pic

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