Living up to its reputation as one of the world’s most groundbreaking and trendsetting festivals, Mysteryland continues down its path of creativity as it presents its culture and arts programming for the 2015 edition of Mysteryland USA this Memorial Day Weekend, May 22-25. Mysteryland’s powerhouse headliners Diplo, Dillon Francis, Empire of the Sun, Kygo, Netsky, Porter Robinson, Robin Schulz, and many more bring a wide range of sounds to keep more than 20,000 daily fans dancing all weekend, along with stages hosted by Adam Beyer’s Drumcode, Bro Safari’s Animal House, Matthew Dear’s Subversions, Q-Dance, Verboten, Webster Hall, and much more. Complimenting its cutting-edge musical lineup, festivalgoers will be exposed to diverse and experiential environments in enchanted worlds, breathtaking art exhibitions and installations, mind-opening lectures, thrilling rides, interactive and immersive activities, and stunning theatrical performances, all accompanied by enticing food options.
Curated by Kevin Baltick, a Brooklyn-based creative director and event producer who has been organizing art and culture experiments for nearly ten years, the arts program will showcase the brightest imaginations in New York and beyond. Surround yourself to the vibrations of The Gamelatron, the world’s first fully robotic orchestra consisting of custom built instruments handmade by master craftsman from Indonesia as featured in the Temple of Transition at Burning Man. Discover your true reflection at the return of the True Mirror Palace, a collection of non-reversing true image mirrors. Enter The Mal, a project from Camp Image Node, an interactive audiovisual dome soundtracked to minimal techno with visuals controlled by a Magic Hamster Ball. Observe the engineering marvel at the life-size spectacle of the world’s largest Mousetrap board game.
Indulge in tasty eats from Brooklyn’s Smorgasburg food fest before you get lost in the land of the rising sun with Geisha girls, sake, and more at the stateside debut of the mysterious Owari No Nai concept. Enter The World’s Smallest Nightclub or watch live art completed by top tier street and graffiti artists presented by Dripped On Productions. Grab a book from The Bazaar Library then venture into The Crooked Forest where you can unleash your inner cowboy or cowgirl as you test your strength on a mechanical bull ride at the Rodeo. Partake in early morning deep house yoga sessions or learn how to construct sculptures through the art of paper folding during an Origami Workshop.
Take a break from the dancefloor and explore new ways of thinking and get in touch with your spiritual side at the return of the Healing Garden. Create a unique and powerful therapeutic sound healing experience through the ancient sounds of the didgeridoo. Join the Gypsy Trans Temporalis where they will share their knowledge on the magical characteristics of herbs, and offer a variety of ‘psyche fair’ elements including energy workers, tarot, rune and palm readers in their sorcery tent. Listen to the delicate and organic soundscapes of East Forest as he performs with his vintage keys, layered vocals, chill beats, and original field recordings.
Hosted by NPR’s lead education blogger and author Anya Kamenetz in the Healing Garden, join her as speakers present lectures on personal transformation, dreams, love, unity and diversity. Join Kezia Vida Kamenetz on a discovery of new perspectives about your dreams and learn how to unlock their deep healing potential in a workshop filled with hands-on activities, discussion, and partner work. Discuss your relationship with your orgasms, from the shapes and sizes of things to come to how to have orgasms and how to make them even more pleasurable for you and your partner with sought after sex educator, speaker, and author, Jamye Waxman. Engage with Becky Hurwitz in “End Times! Design And Survival,” a game that gets people to work together in groups and think about designing solutions to crisis situations. Hear about the world’s most important festivals from Drs. Jasha J Van Der Wel as she highlights “Unity and Diversity in Global Festival Culture.”
Watch the ">Mysteryland USA 2015 Trailer