Diplo, Seth Troxler and more lead Mysterland lineup

Mysteryland The Netherlands, the longest running dance festival in the world, proudly presents the first wave of acts confirmed for 2016. On Saturday and Sunday, August 27th and 28th, visitors can enjoy an entire weekend of adventure in a world of electronic music, art, and culture. An absolute audience favourite on the program is two-time GRAMMY winner Diplo, who is known amongst other things as Jack Ü, and for his Majorlazer act with the worldwide hit “Lean On”. Martin Garrix will perform again this year after a fantastic endshow performance at the previous edition. In addition, artists including Afrojack, Dave Clarke, Detroit Love (Carl Craig b2b Stacey Pullen), Galantis (live), Robin Schulz, Seth Troxler, Tom Trago and Wildstylez are also confirmed. The full lineup will feature more than 350 names and will be fully announced in April. Tomorrow, on Thursday, March 31st ticket sales begin via mysteryland.nl.

World Stars on the Mainstage
Diplo, who this year took home not one, but two GRAMMYs, will be closing out the Mainstage on Sunday in spectacular fashion. On Saturday, the honourable Dutch DJ and producer Afrojack who has worked with A-list stars including Beyonce, Madonna, and David Guetta will be gracing the decks. Radio hit machine Robin Schulz stands on the same stage, as does Galantis (live), Gorgon City, Tchami, Lost Frequencies, and Sam Feldt. Absolute hardstyle legends will be stomping the grounds at the Q-dance stage including Wildstylez and Brennan Heart. In the Spinnin’ Sessions tent, it is up to Sander van Doorn and Firebeatz.

Techno legends and industry influencers
Mysteryland features artists from all relevant electronic movements. On the roster we have Seth Troxler, Detroit Love (Carl Craig b2b Stacey Pullen), Dave Clarke, Green Velvet, Skream, Karenn, the live project from Blawan and Pariah, Luke Slater and ROD representing the more alternative range between house and techno. A special guest on the lineup is Lady Starlight, an American singer and performer who plays a pivotal role in the career of Lady Gaga. During Mysteryland she will be accompanied by techno legend Surgeon. Other acts on the program are Ronnie Flex & Lil’ Kleine, The Partysquad, and Kris Kross Amsterdam.

Installations by international artists
Kate Raudenbush, the American artist who in 2014 made The Wishing Tree for Mysteryland, is best known for her work on Burning Man Festival. This year, Kate will be responsible for the creation of the Mainstage, The world famous balloon artist Robert Bose, renowned for the Balloon Chain on display at Coachella, will represent an air display on the Floriade Terrain. The artist duo that is ATM will be building a gigantic permanent artwork on the festival site as a gesture to all local residents.

Camping this year is open an extra day to visitors
Last year, all camping tickets were sold out within two hours. Visitors who manage to bag such highly sought after camping ticket this year, are invited to stay from Friday until Monday at the Holy Ground Camp. This is also where the pre-party is held on Friday, and the after-party on Saturday.

About Mysteryland
Mysteryland began in 1993 and is the longest running dance festival in the world. The festival focuses on electronic music, art, culture, talent, and sustainability. Mysteryland has been awarded by Julie's Bicycle with a “3 Stars Green Industry Certificate” which is the highest designation for sustainability within the creative arts, music, and theater industries. The festival is rated three stars by A Greener Festival Award. This year, Mysteryland is celebrating a multi-day edition for the second time in the former Floriade Terrain in Haarlemmermeer. Extended international editions of Mysteryland take place at the foot of the Andes in Chile, and the legendary Woodstock '69 site of Bethel Woods in New York, USA. Mysteryland is a concept of ID&T. For more information and ticket sales visit www.mysteryland.com

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The Port returns to Bestival with Sven Vath, Chase & Status and more

One of the most imaginative stages ever built, The Port returns to Bestival 2014 to host some of the biggest DJ's!

Heading up the first of three full-on days of big sounds is Cocoon kingpin and techno protagonist Sven Väth, who, for over 30 years, has been transporting dancefloors to rapturous new lands and will no doubt baptise 2014’s Port crew with his boundary pushing brilliance. Friday will also see sets from uncompromising genius Damian Lazarus, bass heavy groove merchant Eats Everything, rave detonator Boys Noize, driving techno type Bella Sarris, sine-woven tech head South London Ordnance, and our very own chief castaway Rob da Bank.

Saturday action comes courtesy of the amazing Annie Mac Presents, with sets from Annie Mac, the incomparable Green Velvet1-800-DINOSAUR (ft James Blake / Dan Foat / Airhead / Mr Assister), stripped back beats architect Route94, underground house duo Bicep, Hot Natured resident Richy Ahmed, mutant house purveyorKrystal Klear and BBC Radio 1’s Monki.

Wrapping things up at The Port for 2014 is an almighty beats blitzkrieg featuring a DJ set from soul-stirring bass lords Chase & Status, plus drum n bass legend Andy Cwill present Ram, with firing sets from Wilkinson and Loadstar and MCs 2shyAdapt and Jakes. We’ll also have dancefloor action from beat ninja Jaguar Skills, Foamo and RackNRuin in their Gorgon City guise, soul infused pair Dusky, wildly experimental riddim wizard Kaytranada, divinely deep duo Âme and techno twosome Dense & Pika.

Disclosure bring Wild Life concept to Exit Dance Arena

The world-renowned EXIT Festival Dance Arena is the place to be this summer, presenting the most exclusive concepts in the electronic music scene. First up on Thursday, July 10th DISCLOSURE are bringing their special WILD LIFE show to Serbia. Also being announced is the first names of Part II of Exit’s fifteen years in Dance back to back specials. If you were there for the Decade of Dance in 2009 you will remember the groundbreaking performances. Get ready for another set of surprises!

Revealed to the world just a few days ago, WILD LIFE, is a conceptual night presented by Disclosure showcasing performers they love. Featuring alongside DISCLOSURE's LIVE set, will be exclusive b2b performances including; CARL CRAIG vs GREEN VELVET, DUSKY vs PAUL WOOLFORD and JACKMASTER & ONEMAN present Can U Dance!

Playing at EXIT for the first time will be the unstoppable British duo DISCLOSURE, who set new foundations when it comes to electronic music, proving that alternative electronic music can succeed in the commercial music world with no compromise whatsoever. Brothers Guy (22) and Howard (19) Lawrence already have a name to themselves, proven by sold-out performances and chart-topping tracks, as well as a significant change in the British electronic music scene which opens doors to many new underground talents. This year, they released their debut album Settle which has already reached number one at the UK Album Chart, and was also nominated for the Best Album at the Mercury Awards 2013 and Best Dance/Electronica Album at the Grammy Awards 2014. For the upcoming Brit Awards, Disclosure are nominated in four categories: MasterCard British Album of the Year, British Single, British Group, as well as British Breakthrough Act, also announcing a special performance at the awards featuring one of the hottest new names, the New Zealand singer Lorde. They are coming to EXIT Festival with their live set, which is praised as one of the best live performances in the world of electronic music.

Celebrating the 15th Edition in true EXIT style, the iconic Dance Arena will do the second part of their infamous back to back sets revered in 2009 for their 10th Edition. This year sees another selection of DJs performing in battle and it’s going to be another memorable year.

First up is Carl Craig vs Green Velvet. Electronic music visionary and the creative magnate, Carl Craig, owner of the eponymous label Planet E is going to shake the Dance Arena once again, and joined by Green Velvet will be here to elevate partying to the fullest! An eccentric Chicagoan, musician and producer best known for his cyberpunk hairstyles and numerous house music hits, going under the name Green Velvet, is already considered a favorite by Dance Arena’s visitors since his closing of the EXIT festival in 2009 together with Carl Cox. This year, in a special b2b session with Carl Craig, he is ready to pump up EXIT’s Dance Arena!

Next up is Dusky vs Paul Woolford. The London duo Dusky have proven very productive and imaginative when it comes to writing elegant orchestral grooves and piano themes, as well as creating heavier house and techno rhythms, and this is exactly what defines their genre – composing electronic music with a significant touch of depth, soul and originality. After several joint gigs, a special chemistry arose between them and Paul Woolford, also known as Special Request, a man who built his flourishing career as a DJ, producer, label owner, remixer, collaborator and experimentalist.

And finally introducing Jackmaster & Oneman presents Can U Dance, a new show being showcased at only a handful of shows this summer, which promises a great party on four turntables! Oneman is a synonym for Rinse FM, a very well known radio station, a brand and a subculture. Jackmaster not only is a co-founder of the highly influential label Numbers, but is also an amazing DJ – he simply lives to play people records, which is enormously felt in his eclectic sets, containing a wide span of music, from forgotten classics to some of the hottest dance floor hits. Together, they will present a concept that surpasses the idea of b2b without great manifesto or conceptual nonsense, no masks or go-go dancers, it's all about what comes out of those speakers. Yes, U Can Dance.

Joining the already announced Skrillex, Rudimental, Dub Fx And Koven the 15th edition of EXIT Festival will be marked with the sign of EXIT ADVENTURE, which will take us to EXIT, held from July 10th to 13th at the Petrovaradin Fortress in Novi Sad, continuing at SEA DANCE FESTIVAL, held from July 15 to 17 at the beautiful Adriatic Jaz Beach in Montenegro. Get ready for an unforgettable road trip and enjoy a diverse range of artists, for seven unforgettable nights spent with your best mates in the sizzling hot Balkan sunshine. Sounds good? It’s time for EXIT ADVENTURE!