Mysteryland USA gives back with Community Day & Sustainable Design Challenge

Mysteryland USA gives back with Community Day & Sustainable Design Challenge

As we eagerly await the start of summer and festival season, ID&T continues to announce updates on their Mysteryland USA festival – the first American installment of the Dutch festival taking place at Bethel Woods, New York over Memorial Day weekend.

When Bethel Woods, home of the legendary Woodstock festival grounds, decided to let ID&T take over their hallowed lands, they had certain requirements in place. They weren’t going to let just any company throw a festival on their ground, it had to be a festival with a purpose. ID&T was up for the challenge and have recently announced ways they are engaging with the community and giving back to the town that will host this historic event.

One of these ways is through the 10,000 Hours Project. “As Mysteryland is all about unity and connecting with one another on the dance floor, we feel this concept fits our brand very well. To contribute to the 10,000 HOURS project, we’re teaming up with The Allyson Whitney Foundation and helping put on their 5k charity run in support of young adults with rare cancers.” Anyone can apply to participate and those selected to volunteer (due to capacity, only 50 applications will be selected) will receive a free Nomad Weekend ticket!

The event is on May 10, and you can apply until April 18 by emailing with:
-Your name
-Your age
-The city you live in
-Tell us why YOU think it is important to give back to the community and what the dance community can bring to charity work that’s unique.

If you’re the artistic type, Mysteryland USA and MATTE creative agency are also looking for submissions in their Sustainable Design Challenge. The idea is to design a sustainable and functional art structure, the winner of which will be displayed at the festival for the 25,000 attendees. The sculpture should relate to the festival’s theme, ‘Today Is A Gift.’ This is a great opportunity for forward-thinking artists to get exposure and be featured at one of this summer’s most prominent music and arts festivals. The grand prize winner will also receive one Bohemium Premium ticket to Mysteryland USA, Holy Ground Camping, tent, food and drink tickets for the weekend (per team member, with a +1 each). Plus, as a thank you, all submissions will receive a 20% discount code for Mysteryland USA tickets!

The excitement is mounting and with all the talk and pre-festival events, we absolutely cannot wait!

Mysteryland USA will take place in Bethel Woods, NY on May 23, 24, and 25.

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