VERBOTEN PRESENTS ‘MYSTERYLAND SHOWCASES’ SERIES

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VERBOTEN PRESENTS ‘MYSTERYLAND SHOWCASES’ SERIES

Maya Jane Coles at Verboten | Photo: Menbar Photos for VerbotenNewYork.com
We’re just around the corner from the return of Mysteryland USA, taking place over Memorial Day Weekend, May 22-25, 2015 at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts — site of the legendary 1969 Woodstock festival. To get into the spirit, Verboten is hosting a special ‘Mysteryland Showcases’ series with Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moons (live), Verboten residents Maya Jane Coles and Guti (live), BBC Radio 1 mainstay Heidi, and many more. Attendees will get a chance to win passes to Mysteryland, Verboten merch, and more!
Tickets are available while supplies last at verbotennewyork.com

Verboten
54 North 11th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
 
Mysteryland tickets are available now at Mysteryland.us
Verboten VIP Weekend Tickets at Mysteryland: Verboten is also bringing their Williamsburg techno heaven to Mysteryland at the Spiegeltent and Zeitgeist stages, and will provide table service at both the Spiegeltent and Beatport Big Top. The Verboten VIP tickets will provide access to premium viewing decks, backstage Bohemium greenrooms, table and guest services at multiple stages.
Verboten VIP Weekend tickets are available at http://bit.ly/VIPWeekend
Verboten Premium Lodge tickets are available at http://bit.ly/VIPLodge
Festival information
Mysteryland
May 22-25, 2015
Memorial Day Weekend 2015
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Bethel, New York
21+ festival
About Verboten
Verboten is a leader in the New York underground dance music scene: booking, producing and promoting house music and techno parties at a variety of clubs, boats, festivals and music conferences. Verboten was founded by Jen Schiffer and John Perez with the goal to bring high quality production, exceptional customer service and the best international DJ talent to an eclectic crowd of discerning music fans. Voted “Best Dance Club” in Village Voice’s 2014 Best of NYC Readers’ Poll,in 2012 Verboten was also voted ‘Best Party’ in Time Out New York, ‘Best Promoter’ for Paper Magazine Nightlife Awards, and nominated for ‘Best Event Promoter’ in 2013′s International Dance Music Awards. In summer 2013 Verboten hosted its inaugural summer event series StageONE on the East River waterfront and it opened its eponymous new nightclub in the heart of Williamsburg in spring 2014.

INTRODUCING NEST IN TORONTO, CANADA – THE NEXT INTERNATIONAL CLUBBING DESTINATION

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THE NEXT INTERNATIONAL CLUBBING DESTINATION:
NEST IN TORONTO, CANADA

Two of the impresarios behind The BPM Festival join forces with RYZE to turn their sights upon their hometown Toronto and unveil their latest nightlife venture NEST to open this May 2015.

The grand opening weekend will feature a special 3-night gala celebration with South African house music ambassador Black Coffee on Friday, May 15; Norwegian breakout artist Fehrplay on Saturday, May 16; and NYC dance music legend Danny Tenaglia on Sunday, May 17.

Veteran nightlife operator and BPM director Vito Tomasicchio behind Digital Dreams Festival, Kiwe, Maison, Century Room, Li’ly, The Crest and Nodo, BPM co-founder, director and Blue Parrot Beach Club (Playa Del Carmen) co-owner Phillip Anthony Pulitano, and local award-winning Toronto nightclub veteran and current RYZE owner Rob Oliverio are spearheading the club, along with BPM’s director of marketing and No.19 Music label co-owner Nitin Kalyan, who will be managing bookings and marketing. RYZE’s previous promotion teams, White Label Promo and Balance, will also be a part of the in-house team.

The newly renovated, 13,000 square foot club situated in Little Italy will feature a DYNACORD soundsystem with a main room capacity of 560 and secondary room capacity of 300. The club’s sound will be handled by industry veteran George Stavro of Sonic Lab Audio, a globally recognized, professional audio company that specializes in large scale audio production, system design, installation, and design consulting.

Friday nights will be dedicated to internationally renowned DJ talent and Saturdays will host local talent for house music nights. The adjoining restaurant will be serving a menu of tapas and small plates, and will be open late on weekends.

We are excited to introduce this new project ‘Nest’ to our hometown, Toronto. We have put together an amazing team, with a newly designed space, and will be showcasing great artists from across the globe. Top quality sound systems on both floors, infused with a food element, make what we believe is a full experience!

Nest co-owner Phillip Anthony Pulitano

I look forward to this new venture and collaborating with the team to start the next chapter of the Toronto nightlife scene,” – Nest co-owner Rob Oliverio

“We are bringing our collective experiences from past projects and expertise from operating eight editions of the BPM Festival to the NEST nightclub experience. There has been so much talent that we’ve witnessed in Mexico that we were truly inspired and excited to have a platform to showcase them on a weekly basis in our home city,” – Nest co-owner Vito Tomasicchio

Upcoming Dates:
May 15 Black Coffee, Nitin
May 16 Fehrplay
May 17 Danny Tenaglia, Daniel Dubb
May 22 Hernan Cattaneo, Mathew Jonson
May 29 Lauren Lane, Andrew Grant, Tin Man
June 5 Mike Shannon
June 13 Oliver Schories, Sam Paganini
June 19 Octave One (Live)
July 3 Monika Kruse
July 17 Stacey Pullen
 
Nest
423 College St.
Toronto, ON M5T 1T1
Canada
 
#NestTO

Mysteryland USA: New York’s Smorgasburg Food Fest and Other Eats ‘N Beats Options

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New York’s Smorgasburg Food Fest
and Other Eats ‘N Beats Options at Mysteryland USA
May 22-25
Memorial Day Weekend 2015
SECOND NEW YORK EDITION AT THE WOODSTOCK ‘69 SITE
 

Moby eating vegan at Mysteryland USA 2014
Mysteryland USA,the electronic music, culture and arts festival which takes place only a two hour drive from New York City, is thrilled to announce their food lineup including the the return of Brooklyn’s food fest Smorgasburg. After making their festival debut at the first edition of Mysteryland USA in 2014, the foodie heaven appropriately dubbed “The Woodstock of Eating” by The New York Times, will make camp at the Bethel Woods Center For The Arts, the site of the legendary 1969 Woodstock festival this Memorial Day Weekend. Festival headliners Diplo, Dillon Francis, Empire of the Sun, Kygo, Netsky (live), and Porter Robinson (live) and more will keep fans dancing while Smorgasburg will be bringing along select vendors from the New York City region featuring a plethora of tasty foods, giving festival-goers the opportunity to indulge themselves to the best of what the culinary fair has to offer.
“Smorgasburg is excited to travel upstate again this year so folks can eat some great food in the great outdoors, grab some tasty fuel for the dancefloor, and match beats with beets,” said Eric Demby, co-founder (with Jonathan Butler) of Smorgasburg. “Our vendors love this party, and we hope Smorg makes the good times a little better each year.”
Mysteryland will have an expanded range of food and beverage vendors including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options so all festival-goers can enjoy delectable foodie eats while they dance the night away to the pulsating beats. New for 2015, Holy Ground’s Plaza Central will be open 24 hours and have extended vendors for the breakfast rushso campers can refuel before the festival begins.

Smorgasburg Food Fest
Carnal
Cemita’s
Chickpea and Olive
Homefrite
Dan and John’s Wings
El Gato Nacho
Handsome Hank’s
Landhaus Burgers
Mofon•GO
Mysteryland Eats ‘N Beats
Bareburger
BearClaw Coffee
Belle Aroma Pizza
Big Kev’s BBQ
Bulldog Burgery
Ice Cream Disco
845 Food
Four Boys
Hebros
Java Love Coffee
Luigi’s Calzones
Melt Bakery
Nuteria
Papaya King
Say Cheese Jax
Strawberry Fields
Taste of Brazil Acai
Verboten BBQ
Yakisobas
 
Smorgasburg
Throughout the three days at Mysteryland USA attendees will have ample opportunity to sample the wide variety of delectable bites sure to please every palate from vendors who’ve made the pilgrimage from NYC to Bethel. Options range from slow cooked meats, chicken wings, Mexican creations, and fresh cut fries to non-traditional, decadent cornbread or the maple bacon stick. Enjoy a dance break with savory sandwiches and snacks that are completely vegan made with fresh organic ingredients.
EATS ‘N BEATS
Like the artists, food vendors will come from near and far serving their specialties to Mysteryland attendees. Start your day with ample breakfast options including artisanal coffee, smoothies, crêpes and other breakfast treats. Take a party time out with the ice cream vendors or grab a Brazilian super fruit energy bowl. Vendors will also be serving organic, free range burgers, assorted Italian favorites, BBQ bites, burritos, wraps and quesadillas.
Mysteryland USA Festival
Known as the longest-running electronic music festival, Mysteryland’s powerhouse headliners Diplo, Dillon Francis, Empire of the Sun, Kygo, Netsky (live), Porter Robinson (live), Robin Schulz, and special guest Madeon 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.
More information on Smorgasburg vendors available here and vendors here.
Mysteryland USA 2015 tickets and camping are available here, while supplies last. Holy Ground camping is close to 95% sold out, Friendship camping is 100% sold out!
Weekend and day express shuttle passes from New York City, New Jersey, Philadelphia, JFK, and LGA  are available atmysteryland.busbank.com.
Single day tickets on sale now. Payment plans are available for all ticket types, including single day tickets.
 
Festival information
Mysteryland USA
May 22-25, 2015
Memorial Day Weekend 2015
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Bethel, New York
21+ festival
Watch the trailer here!
For more information on Smorgasburg:
About Mysteryland
Mysteryland dates back to 1993 and is now the world’s longest-running dance festival. With a clear focus on culture, art, talent, creativity and sustainability, the festival takes visitors to inspiring and surprising worlds where literally anything is possible. The first international edition of Mysteryland was held in Chile in 2011. In May of 2014, Mysteryland made its USA debut at the site of the legendary 1969 Woodstock Festival and now returns for its second edition. Mysteryland is an ID&T concept.  ID&T is an SFX Entertainment Inc. company.
About Smorgasburg
Smorgasburg launched in May 2011 as a spin-off of Brooklyn Flea, the popular flea market founded by Jonathan Butler and Eric Demby in 2008. Every Saturday and Sunday from April through November, Smorgasburg showcases 100+ local and regional food vendors to upwards of 10,000 visitors, making it one of the most popular tourist destinations in Brooklyn. On The Chew, Mario Batali called Smorgasburg “The single greatest thing I’ve ever seen gastronomically in New York City,” and The New York Times called it “The Woodstock of Eating.” In addition to the weekend markets, Smorgasburg oversees the concessions at Central Park SummerStage, runs a pop-up beer garden at the Seaport District NYC, and operates Berg’n, a beer hall and artisanal food court in Crown Heights that opened in August 2014.

The “Collaborate with Bro Safari” Contest Presented by Mysteryland USA, YourEDM + Splice

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Mysteryland USA
May 22-25
Memorial Day Weekend 2015 
Mysteryland USA with YourEDM + Splice present the
 “Collaborate with Bro Safari” Contest

Photo: Joey Timmer

Calling all DJs and producers! Alongside YourEDM + Splice, Mysteryland USA presents the “Collaborate with Bro Safari” contest. An opportunity of a lifetime for any aspiring DJ/producer, Bro Safari is asking fans to submit their best version of his work in progress. Judged by the Mysteryland team and Bro Safari himself, the grand prize winner will get a chance to work alongside Bro Safari in finishing the collaboration. The winner will also be flown with 5 friends to Mysteryland via helicopter arranged by BLADE to play the opening slot at the Boat Stage hosted by Bro Safari’s Animal House featuring Mysteryland USA artists iLoveMakonnen, TJR, Doctor P, ETC! ETC!, CRNKN, and Gents & Jawns on Sunday, May 24. To get started on your rework, download the stems from Splice, but before you do Bro Safari has a message for contestants:

Hey there! So, this is a very rough concept. But hey, that’s the point of this. Let’s see if we can shape this thing into a song worth playing. I did some basic work to get some ideas rolling. As always, things improve with work and time, so let’s dig in. FEEL FREE TO ALTER / CHANGE / DELETE AND ADD!” – Bro Safari

To share this amazing experience with friends, the winner will also be given 5 Nomad Weekend & Holy Ground Camping passes to gift to friends plus a $300 travel stipend. In addition to the grand prize, one Community Pick from Splice will win 3 passes to Mysteryland USA. Submissions for this ultimate fan experience are now open through May 14, with the winning rework announced on May 20.

Contest flyer is available for download here.
 
Festival information
Mysteryland USA
May 22-25, 2015
Memorial Day Weekend 2015
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Bethel, New York
21+ festival
Watch the trailer here!
About Mysteryland
Mysteryland dates back to 1993 and is now the world’s longest-running dance festival. With a clear focus on culture, art, talent, creativity and sustainability, the festival takes visitors to inspiring and surprising worlds where literally anything is possible. The first international edition of Mysteryland was held in Chile in 2011. In May of 2014, Mysteryland made its USA debut at the site of the legendary 1969 Woodstock Festival and now returns for its second edition. Mysteryland is an ID&T concept.  ID&T is an SFX Entertainment Inc. company.

Peace, Love, Unity, Respect: The Rise of Electronic Music Culture in America

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[Home of Mysteryland USA]
Bethel Woods Center For The Arts presents
Peace, Love, Unity, Respect: The Rise of Electronic Music
Culture in America

Now open through May 31st

Opening up the museum for the 2015 season, Bethel Woods Center For The Arts announces Peace, Love, Unity, Respect: The Rise of Electronic Music Culture in America, a special art exhibit inspired by the new sounds and crowds Mysteryland USA has brought to the historic Woodstock grounds at Bethel Woods. Highlighting thirty years of a musical culture, the “PLUR” exhibit will draw connections and relationships across all generations featuring music, lights, interactive festival artworks, costumes, and artifacts from disco, rave, club, an electronic music culture. Presented by The Museum at Bethel Woods and guest curator, Daphne Carr, visitors will learn about the history, aesthetics, and communities that have cultivated electronic music in America. Running through May 31, the exhibit will be open to festival-goers at Mysteryland USA.
On Saturday, April 25, join Bethel Woods Center For The Arts in celebrating festival culture through Festival Fashion—Bellbottoms and Butterfly Wings. Benefitting Bethel Woods Center For The Arts, the event is presented in collaboration with designer and musician Andy Hilfiger. Hilfiger, who has styled musical icons such as “King of Pop” Michael Jackson and punk rock originators The Ramones, will present an eclectic runway show featuring pieces from his private collection inspired by 60s-fashion that embody the spirit of the Woodstock festival while combining modern day festival fashion modeled by the fans who created them. The evening will also be co-curated by designer and stylist Twisted Lamb, consultant for chart-topping artist Kanye West and designers Norisol Ferrari and Nicola Formichetti, who will contribute outfits, styling, and modeling. A fashion journey from Woodstock to Mysteryland, enjoy a club-like atmosphere soundtracked by Steve Hash, creative director for Skrillex, with unlimited beer, wine, and hors d’oeuvres and raffles including VIP tickets to Mysteryland USA. Tickets are available here.
Throughout Memorial Day weekend, Mysteryland will host a plethora of world-class talent, including live performances from Empire of the Sun, Porter Robinson, Netsky, Bob Moses, Guti, Benoit & Sergio and KiNK, and stages presented by Matthew Dear and his Subversions family, Adam Beyer and his Drumcode label, Bro Safari’s Animal House, New York nightlife leaders Verboten and Webster Hall — plus many more. There will also be an exclusive campers-only opening party on Friday, May 22 featuring Richie Hawtin, A-Trak, Josh Wink, Maceo Plex, GTA, and Tropkillaz.

Mysteryland USA 2015 single-day tickets, weekend passes and camping are available here, while supplies last. Bring your own tent, or check out the multiple luxury Holy Ground camping options atmysteryland.us.
Weekend and day express shuttle passes from New York City, New Jersey, Philadelphia, JFK, and LGA  are available atmysteryland.busbank.com.
Festival information
Mysteryland USA
May 22-25, 2015
Memorial Day Weekend 2015
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Bethel, New York
21+ festival
Watch the trailer here!
About Mysteryland
Mysteryland dates back to 1993 and is now the world’s longest-running dance festival. With a clear focus on culture, art, talent, creativity and sustainability, the festival takes visitors to inspiring and surprising worlds where literally anything is possible. The first international edition of Mysteryland was held in Chile in 2011. In May of 2014, Mysteryland made its USA debut at the site of the legendary 1969 Woodstock Festival and now returns for its second edition. Mysteryland is an ID&T concept.  ID&T is an SFX Entertainment Inc. company.
 
About Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts inspires, educates, and empowers individuals through the arts and humanities by presenting a diverse selection of culturally-rich performances, popular artists, and community and educational programming.  Located 90 miles from New York City at the site of the 1969 Woodstock festival in Bethel, NY, the lush 800-acre campus includes a Pavilion Stage amphitheater with seating for 15,000, an intimate 440-seat indoor Event Gallery, the award-winning Museum at Bethel Woods, and a Conservatory for arts education programming.
Through the in-depth study and exhibition of the social, political, and cultural events of the 1960s, as well as the preservation of the historic site of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair, Bethel Woods educates individuals about the issues and lessons of the decade while inspiring a new generation to contribute positively to the world around them. The not-for-profit organization relies on the generous support of individuals, corporations, and foundations to develop and sustain programs that improve the quality of life in the region and beyond.

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