Mysteryland US cancels
By Andy Malt | Published on Thursday 20 April 2017
Those of you who’ve been missing the stories about SFX-owned festivals being cancelled can dry your tiny eyes, because the US edition of SFX-owned Mysteryland has just been cancelled. Although you shouldn’t forget that SFX – post-bankruptcy – is now called LiveStyle, which may or may not spoil your enjoyment.
“Dear Nomads”, reads a statement on the American festival’s website. “Due to unforeseen circumstances, Mysteryland USA will no longer take place in 2017. Since 2014, we have strived to produce the best possible experience for our festival attendees, and are truly humbled by all of the love and support that you, the artists, the beautiful venue of Bethel Woods Center For The Arts and the town of Bethel have shown us as we celebrated life through music, culture and art”.
Due to take place in July, the 2017 event was to be headlined by LCD Soundsystem, Major Lazer and G-Eazy. The original version of Mysteryland has been running in the Netherlands since the 1990s. The brand came under SFX control via its 2013 takeover of Dutch promoter ID&T, leading to the launch of a US edition in 2014.
Refunds for the cancelled Mysteryland have already begun to be issued.