Mysteryland, the longest running electronic music festival in the world, celebrated its 2015 edition last weekend (29-30 August).
The festival’s first ever weekender edition, which took place in Haarlemmermeer, The Netherlands, drew a record 90,000 visitors, coming from 60 different countries. More than 400 artists performed across the festival’s 21 stages, ranging from up and comers to major headlining acts.
The main stage played host to Alesso, Oliver Heldens, Nero and Netsky, along with Martin Garrix, who closed the mainstage on Sunday, together with a fireworks show produced exclusively for the festival.
Techno DJs, including Jeff Mills, Chris Liebing, Robert Hood and Dave Clarke put on show-stopping performances, and the burgeoning Dutch dance music scene was represented by acts including Joris Voorn, Sterac, Interstellar Funk, Sandrien, Job Jobse, Joran van Pol, Young Marco and San Proper.
Mysteryland’s extensive arts and cultural program featured the Kunstpad “Art Path”, along with interactive installations, light art and the Healing Garden.
Visitors could also get a tattoo at the Tropenmuseum and the entire site was adorned with colorful decorations, creating ‘surreal moments and discoveries’. On the Holy Ground camping, 5,000 visitors experienced for two nights what it meant to be one of the first to ever camp at Mysteryland.
In 2016, Mysteryland will take place on 27-28 August.
Mysteryland, a concept of ID&T, has been awarded a ‘3-Star Industry Green Certificate’ by Julie’s Bicycle. The festival was also awarded three stars from ‘A Greener Festival Award’.