Woodstock…the imagination roars when you hear the iconic word. Woodstock 69’ was in a time of revolution, rebellion, and free spirits. On Memorial Day Weekend, 2014, those exact same grounds welcomed Mysteryland. Brought to the USA by ID&T/SFX, this 21+ EDM (Electronic Dance Music) festival is the first festival in 45 years to be hosted at Woodstock.

Nearly 20,000 attendees from 27 countries arrived, 7,500 camped, and all of them embraced the longest running dance festival in the world. When you walked in, it was as if you had transported to the inside of a story book. Attention to detail from the ground up was incredible. The theatrics, performers, installation art, were all brought to life through the designs, setting, and the people embracing it. The stages were unlike anything you have ever seen. The main stage looked like it was built by a deck of giant cards and some mini stages replicated a boat and other incredible designs.

Alongside the festival scenery, you could walk to any stage and dive right into whatever music that
was playing. I remember just looking around at some point and thinking to myself, “Wow, this is phenomenal.” And it was. The enthusiasm, energy, and statute of the show were surreal. Kaskade concluded Mysteryland which was followed by a 10 minute (seemed like 10) choreographed epic firework show to bass thumping beats. A big appreciation and thank you to all of the crew members and staff that made the inaugural show a success. Be sure to not miss out in 2015. This is a must attend event if you love music and a one of a kind festival experience. “Yesterday is history. Today is a gift. Tomorrow is a mystery.”


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