Preview: Mysteryland 2013


While most of us have enough trouble keeping track of our US ticket/show/festival schedules, it’s interesting to take a step back and take a look at what’s going on around the world or even just across the pond. Of course, there’s always the big ones, like Tomorrowland – but with a push towards moving all festivals to the endless cashflow that is the capitalist states of America, they tend to lose their romanticized glory to a state-side carbon copy. That’s not to say these festivals aren’t each amazing productions, it’s just the ease of access that steals away my moments of anguish that I used to relish when skimming through photos of those festivals that were oh-so-out-of-reach.

Then the other day we got an email from our good buddy Justin over at Rephlektor, asking if anyone would like to fly to Holland for a day to check out Mysteryland – a one-day music festival that takes place on August 24 and goes down at the Floriade terrain Haarlemmermeer (whatever that means). In my mind, there was only one answer to this questions: fuck yeah.

So, with full disclosure going into this article, YES this is an all expenses paid trip by ID&T (the company putting on the show) and YES we will still be covering it the same way we always do – showing you the music, the people, and all the amazing stuff in between in order to make your day a little bit brighter. So without further ado, here’s a little info about Mysteryland:

With a wide range of music from various electronic styles, ranging from cutting edge dubstep, hip hop and disco to the cream of the international house, techno and electro scene, Mysteryland has a lot of music to fit into one day – and it shows.

The first time I skimmed through stage list I was like wait…this can’t just be one day. Well, I was wrong. There’s literally 10 stages going off and all of them have some serious talent. With the main stage talent consisting of US staples such as Steve Aoki, Steve Angello, Porter Robinson, Fedde Le Grand, and Fake Blood I could definitely get an idea of any names I wasn’t familiar with just by stage and proximity.

Hike on over to Dirty Dutch stage and you’ll see Chickie, Showtek, Dirty South, Floss, and Betatraxx. Don’t Let Daddy Know will be hosting Deniz Koyu, AN21 & Max Vangeli, Thomas Gold, Shermanology, Martin Garrix, and more.

ANd with a host of other stages featuring names like Cookie Mosta, Caspa, Zeds Dead, Baauer, RL Grime, Tiga, Eats Everything, Breach, Bart B More, and Heygirlhey, don’t forget to Seth Troxler and Lee Curtiss over at the Visionquest stage.

Yikes. But seriously, there’s ten stages, even including the art and performance. Better get my passport ready because this blogger is going international.

Stamp Stamp. Keep an eye out for the wrap post and check out the video preview below: