MYSTERYLAND BECOMES THE FIRST FESTIVAL IN THE WORLD TO HAVE A VIRTUAL REALITY LIVESTREAM
Mysteryland, the world's longest running dance music festival, will become the first festival in the world to showcase the event using a Virtual Reality (VR) livestream when it takes place this weekend. The festival which focuses on music, culture & arts and sustainability, takes place on Saturday August 27th and Sunday August 28 in Haarlemmermeer, The Netherlands.
Never before has a festival of this size used such an advanced technology, whereby fans can experience the festival through special glasses using an app or via the Mysteryland YouTube channel, as if they were there in the flesh. The special VR livestream will consist of a mix of music from both leading and emerging artists. In addition, fans can an engage in all of the art installations on the festival terrain from the comfort of their own couch. The livestream will be broadcast on Saturday, August 27th from 12:00 to 23:00 and onSunday, August 28th from 14:00 to 23:00.
The Living Room
Besides the unique livestream, there will be 360° videos of both days shared through the festival’s social media channels. The short video clips offer guests a visually stimulating view of places where visitors would not be able to reach. Another unique feature at Mysteryland is The Living Room: A Virtual Reality Experience. On top of the iconic pyramid of the festival there is an area set up where visitors can relax and at the same time not miss any of the action during the festival.
This year, Mysteryland bursts at the seams with two full days of stages showcasing sounds from: EDM to afrobeat, techno to hiphop and hardstyle to disco. On the line-up are world class players such as Diplo, Seth Troxler, Martin Garrix, Sam Feldt, Afrojack and Robin Schulz. House and Techno's leading lights Dave Clarke, Detroit Love: Carl Craig & Stacey Pullen, Green Velvet, Apollonia, Boys Noize, Tom Trago, Skream and many more are also confirmed, along with a special show from Surgeon featuring Lady Starlight. Stage hosts and cooperating parties are Q-dance, Spinnin’ Sessions, Elrow, Dave Clarke Presents, Milkshake Festival, Kris Kross Amsterdam, The Partysquad presents Rebel Yard, Radio Noet Noet, Studio Barnhus and Triphouse Rotterdam.
Prestigious art installations
The Culture & Arts program of Mysteryland this year is world class. Several leading international artists create installations for the festival. The Mainstage is designed by American Kate Raudenbush, who is best known for her work at Burning Man Festival. As a gesture to all residents of the city of Haarlemmermeer, artist duo ATM creates a lasting work of art from recycled wood beneath the infamous pyramid. The collective WERC will be at the foot of the imposing pyramid with a light installation on the water where all luminous elements can move independently.
Extra precautions for the weather
The weather forecast promises for a glorious sun-filled weekend. Therefore, the festival has added additional canopies throughout the terrain, there is more water available for guests, our sun protection teams will be walking around to lather you up in SPF, and there are cooling fans installed in the tents. Visitors are allowed to bring small water guns and unopened bottles of sunscreen.
Mysteryland takes place on Saturday August 27th and Sunday August 28 2016 in The Netherlands. The last tickets are available through tickets.mysteryland.nl
Mysteryland began in 1993 and is the longest running dance festival in the world. The festival focuses on electronic music, art, culture, talent, and sustainability. Mysteryland has been awarded by Julie's Bicycle with a “3 Stars Green Industry Certificate” which is the highest designation for sustainability within the creative arts, music, and theater industries. The festival is rated three stars by A Greener Festival Award. This year, Mysteryland is celebrating a multi-day edition for the second time on the former Floriade Terrain in Haarlemmermeer. Extended international editions of Mysteryland take place at the foot of the Andes in Chile, and the legendary Woodstock '69 site of Bethel Woods in New York, USA. Mysteryland is a concept of ID&T. For more information and ticket sales visit www.mysteryland.com.