Euro-mainstay fest Mysteryland is set to return to the U.S. over Memorial Day weekend 2015. The mainstream trance–leaning party will take place again in Bethel Woods, NY on the site of the original Woodstock party. Last year had headliners Steve Aoki and Kaskade, which is curious considering it's a twenty-one and over affair. For those twenty-one and over with music taste to match, the smaller areas from this past iteration did feature some older-school heads (see our top ten below) as well as a vinyl-only area.
The busy website doesn't seem to want to let you know when the full line-up will be announced, but instead trumpets photos of various club/DJ 'curators,' which, compared to last year's disappointing all–EDM main stage, could be a good sign. Curators include Jamie Jones, Brooklyn club Verboten, Adam Beyer Presents Drumcode, Webster Hall and Bang On! NYC and 'Pineapple Paradise.'
Basic two-day festival passes with no camping option start at $199 for the first release (or 'Prrrly Birds' if you like) and go all the way up to 'Bohemian Premium' clocking in at a cool $2,899 per couple. At that rate Steve Aoki had better be carried into your chalet each morning in a blowup boat and present you and your betrothed with a custom cake to throw each morning.
2014 Top Ten
Carl Craig & Dimitri b2b
Frank & Tony