After its debut this year at Bethel Woods, New York, Mysteryland USA will be getting be getting even bigger this year. According to a local paper, the Times-Herald Record, the festival was given the permits to expand the festival from 7,500 people to 20,000 people. The festival organizers, ID&T were given unanimous approval, something Electric Forest was not given, for its new site plan during a Tuesday planning board meeting with the town.
Like in 2014, the festival will take place in May at Bethel Woods Center For The Arts, the site of the infamous Woodstock Music Festival in 1969.
As reported by Dancing Astronaut, organizers are also seeking a waiver from the state Health Department that would allow the festival go over the 60-hour maximum length limit. If it is not granted, since the festival takes place over three days, including two main days, Saturday to Sunday and a pre-party on Friday, campers would only be allowed onto the property starting at 7 p.m. on Thursday and would have to leave by 7 a.m. that following Monday.
Not getting this permit would cause quite the headache for organizers who might have to restict access to the grounds for campers until Friday morning to allow them the time to get off the grounds safely on Monday. However, the strict time frame if it stands, puts stress on the campers who would have to set up their tents in the darkness and could cause unsafe driving conditions for many festival-goers who are potentially unfit to drive or are too tired to operate a vehicle.
The festival must still acquire leap a few more hurdles, including getting noise permits and settling traffic issues, but it appears the festival is on its way to back for a second year.
Mysteryland USA this Memorial Day filled their lineup with artists like Kaskade, Dillon Francis, Nicky Romero, Steve Aoki, Moby, Jooris Voorn and others. Mysteryland USA is the American offshoot of Mysteryland, which got its start in the Netherlands in 1993.