Known as the ‘Mother of all Festivals’; Mysteryland was born in 1993, making it the world’s longest running electronic music festival.
The first edition of Mysteryland was held on a racetrack near Lelystad in the Netherlands, attracting 15,000 visitors over the course of five stages. Mysteryland became the gateway for electronic music, artists, and enthusiasts throughout the Netherlands and neighbouring European countries. From there emerged an evolution of festival culture, inspiring many decades of dance music festivals from Amsterdam to the world beyond.
Today, Mysteryland in the Netherlands is a full weekend festival with four-days of camping and attracts over 100,000 festivalgoers. Each year, on the last weekend of August, the festival welcomes wanderers from over eighty countries to the picturesque Haarlemmermeerse Bos terrain. Mysteryland is a melting pot of music cultures, representing various genres and sub-genres of the electronic spectrum. The festival offers its guests a unique journey, combining music with theatre, elaborate decor, interactive art installations, street performers, extraordinary stage designs, and breathtaking endshows. Their camping village, held on the same festival terrain, brings in over forty nationalities and is home to the official pre-party and after-party, full service restaurant, supermarket, and jazz club.
In 2011, the first International edition of Mysteryland was held in Chile with an expansion into The United States and the legendary Woodstock 69’ site of Bethel Woods in New York. Now Mysteryland USA has cemented its status as one of the countries must attend events.