New York’s Music, Culture & Arts Festival MYSTERYLAND USA has revealed its full day-by-day line up.
Set for June 10-13, 2016 at the Bethel Woods Center For The Arts (home of the legendary 1969 Woodstock festival) in Bethel, New York, the four-day event will feature over 90 musical artists–including headliners Odesza (Friday, June 10), Skrillex (Saturday, June 11) and Bassnectar (Sunday, June 12), plus new additions Amtrac, Autograf (Live), Infinity Ink (Live), Machinedrum, Mikey Lion & Deep Jesus, Penguin Prison and Roman Flugel–as well as a variety of speakers, comedians, visual artists and much more. Single day tickets are now available at $114 for MYSTERYLAND USA.
In addition to the full musical lineup, a speakers program curated and hosted by NPR personality, Anya Kamenetz, The Healing Garden’s restorative powers, curated by Sarah Schroder and back by popular demand, the Incendia 50′ fire dome illuminating the night sky, there will be laughs. For the first time in the U.S. a comedy tent has been added to MYSTERYLAND’s lineup headlined by writer/performer Kyle Mooney with additional talent to be announced soon.
Beyond his role as a featured player on “Saturday Night Live,”Kyle Mooney is also a member of the sketch group Good Neighbor (with Beck Bennett, Nick Rutherford and Dave McCary); some additional credits include HBO’s “Hello, Ladies,” NBC’s “Parks and Recreation,” and FX’s “Wilfred,” along with feature films Zoolander 2 and Hello My Name Is Doris.
At the same time,one of Mysteryland’s core philosophies is: the Festival Footprint. Mysteryland focuses on being organized in a sustainable way by relying on local participation and interaction, with attention on the surroundings and community–as well as sustainable projects–during and after the festival. Be friendly to nature, be friendly to the people around you–it was part of the mantra of ’69 Woodstock and this permeates into the ideology of the MysterylandUSA festival footprint.
With this in mind and to coincide with Earth Week (April 18-24),MYSTERYLAND USA has committed a donation of $10 for every 3-DayMYSTERYLAND USAticket purchased during this time period after learning of elevated levels of lead at water taps at more than 30 public school buildings in Newark Public School System in New Jersey. Monies raised will go towards the purchase of bottled water for the Newark Public School System in New Jersey affected by the lead levels.
“It’s important to think outside the box and provide an experience that delivers much more to our fans than just musical performances on a stage. Equally as important, is the positive impact we have on our community by promoting and participating in the preservation of our environment,” states MYSTERYLAND’s Sebastian Solano, CEO of ID & T North America. “We seek to inspire our fans to take action at the festival and carry that over into making a difference in the real world.”
Additionally, a full list of on-site initiatives will include:
Shuttles: In an effort to reduce traffic and our carbon footprint, Mysteryland will offer shuttle services from several locations–New York City’s Grand Central Station, LaGuardia Airport, JFK Airport, Albany and Newark International Liberty Airport–to and from the festival on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Additional information can be found here.
Carpool: Mysteryland encourages carpooling, not only by offering a ride sharing option through Rickyrides, but also by incentivizing patrons who carpool with at least four friends per vehicle through on-site prizing including: MLUSA merch and much more.
Green teams & green collection points: Mysteryland will have green teams walking around the festival area who will be responsible for picking-up, separating, and properly disposing of garbage. This will greatly reduce the ecological footprint of the festival by keeping the land beautiful and differing recycled goods from the ending up in the landfill. Mysteryland will also reward the sustainable behavior of attendees, by handing out garbage and recycle bags to its on-site campers. There will be several garbage collection points where campers can drop off their trash and recyclables and sign up for a raffle.
Water Project: ID&T launched its ‘Water Project’ in 2013, providing free tap water to visitors of every event and festival around the world that it produces. The vision is simple: “Water should be free and available for everyone in the world, and thus also at our festivals.” Mysteryland will provide free drinking water to everyone at the festival and in the campgrounds. Water refill stations will be located around the festival for easy access to drinking water throughout the weekend. Mysteryland will also sell re-usable branded water bottles, for those who didn’t have their own. The festival aims to create awareness of the more sustainable alternative to bottled water.
Camping Recycling Program: Following the Mysteryland weekend, any tents left behind will be donated to local charities, further reducing the waste to landfills. Drop off points at the exits will be available for campers who would like to donate their tents and other camping supplies.
Pedal Power: Mysteryland staff will utilize bicycles around the beautiful grounds of Bethel Woods, further reducing emissions and the overall impact on the land.
Food & Beverage Vendors: All Mysteryland food and beverage vendors are required to serve their products with biodegradable plates, cups and utensils. This helps keeps waste out of the landfill and generally reduces the festival’s impact on the environment.
Re-seeding: Mysteryland is a guest of Bethel Woods and understands the ecological impact that the festival leaves behind. Mysteryland will clean up, re-seed and repair any damaged grounds so as to only leave a small Festival Footprint behind.
A variety of ticket, camping and travel packages are on sale now with single day tickets are available for $114 and 50/50 payment plans available through Saturday, April 30. Prices range from $234 for a NOMAD three-day GA pass to $319 for a GA pass with camping; premium three day, $464 to platinum VIP, plus camping, $849. For those looking for a ready-made experience, packages include NOMAD three-day, plus a Mysteryland branded pre-set up tent (with a two-person air bed and two sleeping bags located in the Easy Tent Community of the on-site Holy Ground campgrounds), $899 to a fully accommodated authentic Catskills mountain resort complete with accommodations for three nights, price upon request. On-site camping is 21+ only. Off-site camping options (19+) at Lander’s River Campgrounds are available at Mysteryland.us. Other festival options include travel packages, parking passes, locker and power rentals and group “Friendship Camping” in the Holy Ground campgrounds that can accommodate between 10-12 people.
MYSTERYLAND is the longest running electronic music, culture and arts festival in the world, active since 1993 with international editions in Chile, the Netherlands and the United States.