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Mysteryland Festival Canceled Due to 'Unforeseen Circumstances'

LCD Soundsystem, Major Lazer and Run the Jewels among performers scheduled to play EDM fest at site of original Woodstock

Mysteryland USA, the EDM festival that has invaded the site of the original Woodstock for the past three years, canceled their 2017 fest on Saturday. Credit: Rick Kern/WireImage

Mysteryland USA, the American offshoot of the long-running EDM festival that has invaded the site of the original Woodstock for the past three years, canceled their 2017 fest on Saturday.

In a statement, organizers explained that "unforeseen circumstances" had forced them to scrap the festival, scheduled for Bethel, New York from June 9th to 12th. 

LCD Soundsystem, Major Lazer and G-Eazy were recruited to headline the festival, with Run the Jewels, Die Antwoord, Big Gigantic and dozens of EDM artists also on the bill.

"Mysteryland USA will no longer take place in 2017," organizers wrote in a statement, adding that ticket buyers should soon begin receiving refunds.

"Since 2014, we have strived to produce the best possible experience for our festival attendees, and are truly humbled by all of the love and support that you, the artists, the beautiful venue of Bethel Woods Center for the Arts and the Town of Bethel have shown us as we celebrated life through music, culture and art."

No explanation was provided for the cancellation, nor did organizers state whether the festival would return in 2018.

One of Rolling Stone's Must-See Music Festivals for three straight years, Mysteryland was an extension of the famed dance festival that has popped up in the Netherlands every August since 1993. The U.S. outpost often drafted from the marquee EDM acts for its lineup, although the 2017 lineup aimed for a wider appeal with artists like LCD Soundsystem and G-Eazy.