“The Glastonbury of dance festivals, this bold, colourful and gigantic event packs more into one electrifying day than other, lesser dance events would dare explore in their lifetime.” (Virtual Festivals)
For nearly two decades, ID&T’s Mysteryland has been THE outstanding highlight of the Dutch festival season. This year, on August 25th 2012, the nineteenth edition of the globally celebrated one-day event will once again take place at the stunning 163 acre space that is Floriade terrain, just a stone’s throw from the nation’s capital, Amsterdam. With even more investment, time and effort pumped into every last detail than ever before – including flawless production and beautiful art installations, to world-beating lineup, mind-blowing new stage designs and surprises galore – Mysteryland 2012 is guaranteed to be a sure-fire sell out.
Be sure to keep Saturday 28th April, 10.00AM CET firmly penned in your diary. This will be your opportunity to obtain passes to what will be, hands down, and as per usual - the most exceptional dance music event in the Dutch festival calendar. Tickets are priced at €75 and are available exclusively from the official Mysteryland website – visit www.mysteryland.com
Due to the sheer demand expected both internationally and domestically this year, ID&T have opted for a ‘first come first served’ queuing system powered by ticketing partner ‘Paylogic’, who’ve a proven track record in dealing with events of this size. The queue will start at 10.00AM (as soon as tickets go on sale), and the website will keep track of your position in line. BE WARNED – DO NOT press F5/refresh – this will automatically take you back to the end of the line, and diminish your chances!
This year sees the addition of the brand new and super massive ‘ Big Top’, the biggest tent ID&T have ever used. Inside, some of the hottest names in electronica will be tending to the decks and shaking Mysteryland to its very core. A-List guests in the brand new ‘Big Top’ will include Swedish wunderkind Avicii, Belgian brothers Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, French house maestro Martin Solveig and Holland’s very own Hardwell. The closing of Mysteryland each year is always one of the many highlights where no expense is spared; the man honoured with the task of closing The Big Top is the nation’s favourite - the one and only Fedde le Grand.
The remainder of Mysteryland’s twelve stages are marked by diversity. A-Trak presents his Fools Gold Clubhouse stage with guests including Fake Blood, Tiga and Riton, while Loco Dice, Reboot and Simian Mobile Disco will be headlining the new open air Monade Stage; there’s Drum & Bass by UK bass legend Goldie; techno by stars such as Jeff Mills and Speedy J; the all time favourite Dirty Dutch Stage with music provided by the likes of Chuckie, Zedd, Dillon Francis and Porter Robinson; hardstyle from Headhunterz and Zany; deep house by Seth Troxler, Subb-an and Laura Jones…the list of international and homegrown heroes goes on and on! For full lineup and stage details, please see below, or visit the official Mysteryland website – www.mysteryland.com
The Mysteryland Experience
Aside from delivering a truly world class lineup of musical talent year-in year-out, Mysteryland is renowned for being a creatively diverse, forward-thinking and above all BEAUTIFUL festival that dedicates extensive effort and resources towards creating truly magical and breathtaking surroundings for it’s guests. Revelers can feel free to dive into a plethora of workshops and other interactive activities to pass the time, should the music get too much. So you can either dance into the night, or let your creativity flow; or both, it’s up to you!
Tree House Festival
This year Mysteryland organizers are creating a spectacular Tree House Festival comprising multiple canopy-high hangouts where party people can climb into, chill out and enjoy small concerts, spoken word performances and much more. This is a first for any dance festival in the world and it’s shaping up to be a jaw dropping addition!
Every year, Mysteryland producers ID&T NL work exceptionally hard to inspire all of their visitors and partners into embracing more environmentally sustainable lifestyles. With a solid aim to raise environmental consciousness among future generations, the festival is at the forefront of the industry when it comes to all things ‘green’.
Mysteryland offers a wide range of culinary delights; from pizza to pancakes, tapas to Mexican, vegetarian, vegan and organic; anybody who’s been to Mysteryland in the past can vouch for the fact that this festival has it all when it comes to cuisine. Another first this year is the introduction of the Bollywood snack bar 'Oelalal Masala Dosa' – providing yet more diversity for those in need of a bite to eat.
Just like years gone by, Mysteryland 2012 are providing some pretty amazing Sleepover Packages for its international guests – and some of the really lazy Dutch ones too! All packages include a full Mysteryland day pass, transfer to and from the festival, as well as access to the super secret after party in Amsterdam. Accommodation differs between just one overnight stay in a nearby hotel, to bungalows for you and your friends near the beach. For the first time this year they have also included the option of flights from London, Oslo and Copenhagen, so if all you want to do is party and think about nothing else – you can let them plan your entire trip! Travel packages go on sale HERE at the same time as all other tickets – 10.00AM CET, Saturday 28th April, 2012.
Keep right up to date with all things Mysteryland at the following online portals.