FREQUENTLY UNANSWERED MYSTERIES
Mysteryland USA will take place on Memorial Day Weekend, May 23-26, 2014. The festival itself takes place on Saturday the 24rd and Sunday the 25th. Mysteryland is held in the town of Bethel, New York. It’s only a 2-hour drive from downtown New York City!
Festival Hours, Info & Parking
The actual festival takes place on Saturday and Sunday.
The festival hours are:
Saturday: 12PM – 2AM
Sunday: 12PM – 2AM
If you camp at the Holy Ground, the site opens on Friday and it has a special pre-party for the Holy Ground campers. The campsite is open up until Monday.
Festival visitors without a Holy Ground camping ticket are not allowed on the campsite.
Nobody is allowed to leave and then re-enter the official festival grounds (or off the campsite)
Parking will be available around the festival venue. Parking passes go on sale in the new year.
As you may know, we are experiencing some technical problems and to get this fixed most efficiently, we have paused our ticket sales. We are working very hard to get everything in order.
Nomad Tickets are our GA tickets, and Bohemium Premium is our answer to VIP.
We offer weekend- and daytickets, on-site and off-site camping.
What are Nomad and Bohemium Premium tickets?
Nomad tickets are our General Admission tickets, and Bohemium Premium is our answer to VIP!
Bohemium Premium includes expedited entrance, premium viewing areas, private restrooms and VIP only bars.
Mysteryland USA offers a payment plan. This option will be presented to you in our ticket shop as a payment option.
If you purchase your ticket in:
December your order will be split among 4 months
January your order will be split among 3 months
February your order will be split among 2 months
March your order will be split among 2 months (March 31 and April 30)
After March 31 payment plans are not possible anymore.
Your credit/debit card will be charged automatically on or around the same date of the month that you were charged your first Installment. For example, if the date you were charged for the first Installment was December 15th, the next installment would be charged on the 15th of the following month.
Default on payments will result in cancellation of your ticket, and loss of ALL payments made prior to default. It is 100% your responsibility to manage your payment plan. You will have a 7 day grace period each month. If your payment is not made in full by the 7th day after the initial charge is run your order will be cancelled and you will forfeit all monies paid up to that point to offset your default.
Can I re-enter the site?
If you camp on the Holy Ground festival camping, there is a strict no re-entry policy. You can only move between the festival and the campsites, but not (example) go back and forth outside the festival grounds to your car. You are allowed to bring a lot of stuff on to the camping, we will inform you of that in a later stadium so you are a 100% prepared for an unforgettable weekend!
The re-entry policy for attendees not camping on the festival site, means that once you enter for the day you cannot leave and return the same day. So, if you are staying at a local hotel, house or campsite, you can only enter and leave the festival grounds once per day.
You must be 21+ to party with us. We love you, but there’s no exceptions.
There is no dress code for Mysteryland. It is the perfect place for you to put your creativity to the test and not go unnoticed. The weekend is full of surprises and decorative stage sets, so impress us with your costumes and colorful garb.
Eat, Drink, and Be Merry
We like diversity at Mysteryland. Therefore, expect an array of cuisine and snacks that embrace every culture and palate. If you want something quick, organic, or gourmet – our food stands will have you covered. We’ll provide a list of vendors soon.
Tokens & ATMs
We have our own means of payment called TOKENS. With this currency you can purchase food, drinks, and products all over the festival. The tokens can be bought at specially marked locations inside the festival. We accept cash or credit. You will receive token value info at a later time.
Camera Equipment / Press
You can bring a digital camera and take as many photos as you want. However, professional cameras* are not allowed. We want you to be a star of Mysteryland. Very soon we will give you details on where you can share photos and videos to our social networks.
*Professional cameras are classified as any photographic equipment that has removable lenses. For official press accreditation, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is forbidden to use, distribute, sell and/or to be in possession of drugs on the festival grounds and campsite. Violators of this rule shall be forced to leave the festival ground and/or campsite. The Mysteryland staff will closely monitor any potential drug activity, relying in part on security cameras placed throughout the site.
Everyone must follow the instructions of security and crew at all times. If you are in suspicion of a prohibited offence at the festival ground and/or campsite security will be allowed to search suspicious persons or areas; if you refuse to submit to a search by festival staff it will result in denial of entry to or ejection from the site.
Mysteryland USA is accessible to all guests with disabilities. During our festival we will feature disabled parking spaces, wheelchair user and companion seating, as well as accessible restrooms and concession stands.
Animals are not allowed onto the festival grounds, an exception is made for patrons with service animals.
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Our Camping: The Holy Ground
There is no better way to experience Mysteryland USA than to experience it camping! The Mysteryland 'Holy Ground' camping experience speaks for itself; you will be camping right on the sacred grounds of '69 Woodstock – That’s one hell of a story for your grandkids!
Our on-site camping is a tent-only camping, this means we do not allow cars! Parking is available near the festival grounds and these parking passes will go on sale in the new year. It will have little markets where you can buy a variety of food and beverage assortments. We have lockers, nice restrooms and bathroom facilities, camping entertainment and don't forget our camping pre-party on Friday night! And all this in walking distance of the festival grounds… See you there!
We also offer off-site camping, through our local partner program. Please check out their website here. Since it's a little out of the way, they include transfer to and from the festival venue to make your journey there all the more comfortable. Please be aware that this is not an official Mysteryland camping ground, but a preferred partner camping possibility.
Lander's River Trips offers the finest riverfront camping available on the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River. This camping option comes with with free continuous round-trip shuttles to and from Mysteryland.
This is not an official Mysteryland campsite, but Landers River Camping is our exclusive camping partner.
For more information on Lander's River Trips, click here.
Festival Camping Survivor Kits
We notice that there are a lot of questions about ready made tents or a pre-order on tents.
We re-grouped (because that's what friends are for) and hereby we present our 'Festival Survivor Kit':
The Festival Survivor Kit
You will be able to reserve a festival survivor kit which will contain:
1. A two person tent
2. Two air beds
3. Two sleeping bags
The kits will be in the shop once we start selling additional festival items, such as parking passes. Food, amenities and more will be available at the Holy Ground Plaza Central. More info will follow soon, including pricing!
You will be able to pick up your Festival Survivor Kit at a special desk at the Holy Ground Camping shop. You can then take it with you on to the camping grounds, set up your tent and you are ready to go!
Sponsored Hotel- Villa Roma Resort and Conference Center
Villa Roma Resort and Conference Center
356 Villa Roma Road
Callicoon, NY 12723
For more luxury than camping, we have partnered with a resort hotel in the area - the Villa Roma. You can enjoy one of the many private rooms or suites they have to offer, including the same comforting amenities as home. Relax by lounging at the pool during the day and have breakfast in the café to fuel your dancing. As our sponsored hotel, you will receive a special discount through Mysteryland. To make a reservation you will have to call the hotel directly at 1-800-727-8455 and press “1” for reservations. Please mention that you are booking under the “Mysteryland block” to ensure that you receive the Mysteryland discount.
Other Accommodation Options
For other options our friends at the Sullivan County Visitor’s Association have provided us with an extensive list of lodging, dining, and other services in the area.
Please click here to go to their site.
AirBnb Accommodation Rentals
If you want to rent your own place or staying with others is more your style, you can use AirBnB.com. Search “Bethel, NY” as your city, and options will appear. Remember that the hosts might not be attending the festival (and having as much fun as you are) so be friendly and respectful during your stay!
Camping Do's and Don'ts
Can I shower or do I need to stay hot and sweaty?
Do us all a favour and have nice hot shower! We have bathrooms with hot water showers and restrooms all over the Holy Ground Camping facilities.
Upon entering the Holy Ground campsite, you are allowed to bring the following drinks:
1 liter of alcohol per person, transferred into a plastic bottle
3 liters non-alcoholic soft drink per person (sodas, juice, water)
1 six pack of beers in (350 ml) cans, per person
The "Plaza Central" at the Holy Ground will have several little supermarkets, where you can purchase
everything you need for the weekend. Bars and food vendors will also be present at the campsite, as well as all througout the festival site.
We will have water refill stations all througout the Holy Ground and the festival site.
How to get there
Stewart International Airport (SWF)
Airport serviced by Allegiant Airlines, jetBlue Airways, Delta Connection, and US Airways Express
Approximately 53 miles from festival
LaGuardia Airport (LGA)
Airport serviced by all major airlines, including Delta.
Approximately 105 miles from festival
Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
Airport serviced by all major airlines, including Delta.
Approximately 108 miles from festival
John F. Kennedy (JFK)
New York, NY
Airport serviced by all major airlines, including Delta.
Approximately 116 miles from festival
By Car- Directions
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
200 Hurd Rd
Bethel, NY 12720
Click here for directions!
Check back soon for more information!
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is a not-for-profit cultural organization, located at the site of the 1969 Woodstock festival in Bethel, NY. Located just 90 miles from New York City on a lush campus featuring bucolic countryside views, the Center is comprised of the Pavilion Stage amphitheater that accommodates 15,000, an intimate 440-seat indoor Event Gallery, and the award-winning Museum at Bethel Woods.
The Center offers a diverse selection of popular artists, culturally-rich performances, and educational, community, and museum programs committed to inspiring expression, creativity and innovation through the arts. Bethel Woods is exemplary in its efforts to engage, inspire and advocate for the accessibility of the arts for all ages and to connect with community partners to broaden programmatic reach and to strengthen support and resources for its activities. Visit www.BethelwoodsCenter.org for more information.
The location of Mysteryland’s inaugural U.S. event is no coincidence. It is the first music festival to return to the hallowed grounds where Woodstock took place. Mysteryland has had a tremendous impact on the music world and it is the logical festival to follow in the footsteps of the original ground-breaking music event, Woodstock.
The Woodstock Music & Art Fair—informally, the Woodstock Festival or simply Woodstock—was a music festival, billed as "An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music". It was held at Max Yasgur's 600-acre dairy farm in the Catskills near the hamlet of White Lake in the town of Bethel, New York, from August 15 to August 18, 1969.
During the sometimes rainy weekend, 32 acts performed outdoors before an audience of 400,000 young people. It is widely regarded as a pivotal moment in popular music history. Rolling Stone listed it as one of the 50 Moments That Changed the History of Rock and Roll…
… Woodstock represented the music of a new generation and cultural tour de force for the changing times, and today Mysteryland brings together the global forces of dance music for the newl generation’s revolution.
Promoters from all over the world have been trying for decades to convince the owners of the Bethel Woods site, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, to host large-scale festivals in this special location. After a year of talks, ID&T won approval for the first U.S. edition of Mysteryland, which is also held annually in the Netherlands and Chile.
The festival marks an historic moment for ID&T, the producers of wildly successful festivals such as Sensation, Tomorrowland, TomorrowWorld and Q-dance.
For more information on the Woodstock festival, click here.