Mysteryland USA has always made its arrival each Memorial Day Weekend along with other festivals such as Movement and EDC New York. While the festival has its plans to return next year, attendees will no longer spend their Memorial Day Weekend in Bethel Woods.
The town’s Planning Board approved the former Woodstock site for 2016’s annual festival following a public hearing containing noise complaints from three Bethel property owners. Mysteryland USA has decided to change the dates of the event to June 10-12 in order to prevent the festival from no longer coinciding with EDC New York.
Last year’s event had faced harsh competition from four hefty opponents throughout the country. This unfortunately made it difficult for Mysteryland USA to gather as many guests as they had initially hoped for.
The change in date proves to be a new strategy that is expected to bring an increase in attendance. Though the date change should help with competition and attendance, Mysteryland USA will still go head to head with Bonnaroo.