Mysteryland USA 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 three-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, this year's Mysteryland includes a speakers program curated and hosted by NPR personality Anya Kamenetz, the Incendia 50’ fire dome (to illuminate the night sky), and The Healing Garden’s restorative powers, curated by Sarah Schroder. Mysteryland will also feature a comedy tent for the first time which will be headlined by writer/performer Kyle Mooney (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.
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 Mysteryland USA festival footprint.
With this in mind, and to coincide with Earth Week, MYSTERYLAND USA will be donating $10 out of every 3-Day MYSTERYLAND USA ticket purchased between April 18th-24th to Newark Public School System in New Jersey. After learning that more than 30 public school buildings in the area were suffering from elevated levels of lead at water taps, Mysteryland decided that the monies raised would go towards the purchase of bottled water for those affected.
“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.”