Tomorrowland, the largest EDM festival in the world which takes place every year in Belgium, is making its way to the United States for the first time this year.
If you’re a fan of EDM, you know Tomorrowland’s name by heart – the festival experienced a massive rise to prominence in Europe, becoming something of a mecca for fans of the genre. This summer, it celebrated its ninth annual event by reportedly selling out of its 180,000 tickets in one second. Attendees included visitors from 214 countries.
Yeah, it’s a pretty big deal. The festival organizers hyped up plans to make a play in North America, and the end result is TomorrowWorld, being held this weekend in Chattahoochee Hills, GA. It will feature over 300 acts performing between September 27 and 29.
Tomorrowland is well known for its spectacular lineups – there’s a reason that it’s turned into such a notable international gathering. This year, headliners included Armin van Buuren, Tiësto and Carl Cox. Buuren and Tiësto are among the roster of A-listers that will assemble in Georgia, but the lineup has a few curveballs as well.
ID&T, the company that organizes the festival, managed to nab Swedish House Mafia members Sebastian Ingrosso and Axwell for separate sets and another much-hyped appearance will be made by Steve Aoki and Afrojack’s new collabo project – it’s called Afroki, because those guys clearly understand that some opportunities are too good to miss out on.
The festival’s culture doesn’t stop at its lineup, either. Those who are impressed by the camping situations at festivals like Bonnaroo should check out the details behind Dreamville – it’s basically a small city on the TomorrowWorld grounds for 30,000 lucky campers that includes all of the essentials, plus gourmet food and its own enormous pre-festival party.
At the end of the day, it seems like the one thing that’s guaranteed when it comes to TomorrowWorld is that it’ll be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The global phenomenon has a history of paying attention to the little things, as co-owner Michiel Beers said earlier this year: "We will create a fairytale world from the smallest detail to the biggest stage.”