Mysteryland USA to Release Extra Holy Ground Passes this Friday @ 10am!
Next Friday Mysteryland USA will be releasing extra on site camping passes. Here is the official post from their website:
Beginning Friday May 16th at 10AM via Mysteryland.us, we will release a VERY limited number of cancelled/refunded Mysteryland Nomad Weekend & Holy Ground Camping tickets which came back in our shop. Think of this as your last chance to snag tickets to the biggest party of the year. Mark your calendars! Tickets are $298 per piece. Upgrades and ticket swaps will not be granted. Bonus perk of camping with us? You’ll be able to accompany us to the Friday night pre-party hosted by Nicky Romero’s Protocol Recordings artists.
We imagine that you must be on the ready at 10am in order to be lucky enough to snag one of the Holy Ground tickets, which have been sold out for several weeks now. The ticket page is available here!
What is Holy Ground?
Holy Ground is the on-site camping for Mysteryland and gets it name from the monicker for the Woodstock ’69 site. Having Holy Ground camping allows for festival goers to arrive a day early to Mysteryland (so, arrive on Friday, May 23) and leave the following Monday. During the night of Friday, May 23 there will be a pre-party that will only be accessible to Holy Ground campers.
Nicky Romero Presents: Protocol NY
Nicky Romero Presents: Protocol NY is the pre-party for Holy Ground campers and will run from 6pm-2am on Friday night. The lineup will be:
- Don Diablo
- John Dahlbäck
- Michael Calfan
For more information on each artist, check out the Mysteryland page specifically for the party here! You can also check out a Mysteryland playlist curated just for the party here:
Other Important Holy Ground Details
You can arrive starting at 11am on Friday and you must be off the festival grounds by 3pm. Need a ride? Check out shuttles here if you don’t have a car! If you do have a car you must have a parking pass! You can purchase a Holy Ground parking pass for $30 here.
If you were coming from afar or just a tad bit lazy, there was the option to actually have a “Festival Survival Kit” which provided you with a tent for 2, air mattress for 2, and 2 sleeping bags. Unfortunately, that’s sold out, but if you’re in need of camping gear, Amazon is having a “Great Outdoors Event” where camping supplies and gear is 30-50% off. You can check that out here!
This is strictly tent camping– you will not be able to park next to your campsite! Come prepared with carts and things to help with carrying (we learned this after TomorrowWorld when we had to walk pretty far with all of our gear in the summer heat!). The camping spots are on a first-come-first-serve basis, so if you have a big group be sure to arrive together since you won’t be able to save spots for each other. Trust a festival veteran though: if you can’t arrive together and have to split up your group, just see it as an opportunity to now meet double the people since you’ll be going between two campsites. If you’re arriving by yourself after your friends and plan on staying in their tent (or setting up a tiny pup tent), that will be no problem so don’t stress about that!
Everyone who has ever been to a festival knows: Do not bring any glass into the campsite! This is super dangerous since a lot of people wear thin shoes or no shoes. Broken glass is quick way to ruin someones whole weekend. Don’t do it! Other no-no’s as per the Mysteryland website (some of these are pretty obvious):
- Fire-y stuff, grills, candles, fire pits, bonfires, fireworks, etc.
- Pepper spray
- Sound systems
- SLR cameras (you need a special pass to take professional photos)
- Promo materials (don’t bring 1000 flyers– they’ll end up on the floor and make waste!)
Really important: alcohol! You can bring 1 liter of alcohol per person (remember– no glass!) and 1 six pack of beers in (350 ml) cans, per person.
Fun Fact: Only those who have Holy Ground camping passes can access the wedding that will be happening at Mysteryland! There will also meteor show that will be most visible Friday night, so Holy Grounders will have a great opportunity to get together and star gaze. Get all the details on the meteor shower here! Also, join the Mysteryland USA Facebook forum and click on the “events” tab to see lots of fun events being organized as well as details on the wedding and meteor show meetup!
Shoot, I didn’t get Holy Ground! WTF do I do now???
It’s ok! You have options! You won’t be able to go to the pre-festival party on Friday, but you can still get a great camping experience! The festival has a partnership with Lander’s Camping, located not far from the festival. They will be providing free shuttles to and from the fest and you don’t need to pay for parking. You can arrive starting at 8am on Friday and you need to leave by 6pm on Monday.
The perks of Lander’s Camping:
- Extra time on the campsite (you can arrive earlier & later than you could at Holy Ground)
- You can come and go as you please and restock on drinks & food (at Holy Ground, once you’re in, you’re there until Monday– there will be no rentry!)
- Free showers! (A big gripe people have with Holy Ground is that they’ve recently announced that showers will not be free)
- Real bathrooms! (No dealing with porta-potties like on the festival grounds!)
- River rafting!
- Camp fires are allowed!
Check out the Lander’s Camping website here!
Check out our post summarizing all of the ticketing options here!
But I’m so broke…
Insider tip you won’t see on any other website: Farmer Paul is a community member who is happy to open his land up to any campers, just let him know in advance! This is such an amazing testament to the community’s commitment to and solidarity with music, music festivals, and music lovers, no matter where they come from or what genre of music their into! It is incredibly generous of Farmer Paul to allow up to 500 of his music festival friends to stay on his property for free, so please show your respect for his land and the community as a whole during your stay at Mysteryland. He has also organized a shuttle for $25 to take you to and from the festival (well that was thoughtful!). You can email Farmer Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org and let him know you heard about him through Sensible Reason!