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Despite having already confirmed LCD Soundsystem, Major Lazer, Run the Jewels and Die Antwoord, "unforeseen circumstances" mean there will be no Mysteryland USA in 2017
By IQ on 18 Apr 2017
There will be no Mysteryland USA this July, festival promoter ID&T/SFX Mysteryland has announced.
The axing of the dance music event – which was to have been headlined by LCD Soundsystem (pictured), Major Lazer and G-Eazy – is the first for SFX Entertainment in its new, debt-free, Randy Philips-led incarnation as LiveStyle following a string of cancellations in 2016, including TomorrowWorld (USA), Tomorrowland Brasil and Australia’s Stereosonic.
A statement on the Mysteryland USA website cites “unforeseen circumstances” as the reason for the cancellation. Refunds will be issued automatically to those who had bought tickets.
Mysteryland USA has taken place at the Woodstock Festival site, in Bethel, New York, since 2014.
The flagship Dutch event has taken place since 1993, most recently in Haarlemmermeer, North Holland. Its 2017 headliners include Deadmau5, Armin van Buuren, Alesso and Axwell Λ Ingrosso.
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