Tomorrowland History

Tomorrowland History

Popularity Of The Festival

Every year at the end of July, the small Belgian town of Bohm, covering just 7 square kilometers, welcomes almost half a million visitors as the Tomorrowland festival transforms the Parc de Chorré into an electronic dance music paradise for a few days. Launched in 2005, the Tomorrowland Festival has now grown to two July weekends, 22 stages and a headliner roster unlike any other electronic music event in history. With DJs David Guetta, Steve Aoki, Skrillex, Armin van Bürren.

Each weekend, 180,000 tickets are sold out, and they’re all sold out within the first half hour of the start of sales, despite the fact that a single user can’t purchase a maximum of four tickets. In addition to the tickets, packages are sold that include not only admission to the festival, but also accommodation in the DreamVille tent city. There are all-inclusive packages, buyers of which don’t have to worry about virtually any organizational issues.

The Tomorrowland Area

The Tomorrowland area is a separate city with its own infrastructure and even a currency, the exchange rate of which is set annually at just over €1. Entrance to the festival and all purchases on its territory are made with the help of special wristbands, which ticket holders begin to be sent out in the summer.

Tickets for the festival are sold through the official website and can be purchased by registering on it. Then everything is decided by speed – usually the tickets are sold out within half an hour after the start of sales. Demand is very high: in 2012, it came to the fact that the online queue reached 2 million potential buyers. So it is worth preparing the necessary documents and means of payment in advance to fill out the forms.

ID&T Company

The initiative to create this music forum belongs to the Danish company ID&T, known for the festivals Sensation and Trance Energy. The first Tomorrowland was held in August 2005, it lasted one day, and only 7 musicians took part in it, including Armin van Buuren and M.I.K. E. The second festival moved to the end of July, the third festival was held during the weekend, and the fourth festival attracted more than a hundred of DJs and about 50 thousand visitors.

The growing popularity of the event and the appearance of its tracks in the famous charts prompted the organizers to expand the program in 2011 to three days, adding a Friday. The tenth anniversary Tomorrowland in 2014 took two weekends. Since 2017, this format has become a permanent feature for the event.

Tomorrowland Projects

Festival organizers experimented with holding shows of a similar format in the United States and Brazil. There, projects were implemented in 2013 – 2015, but later abandoned. Also in March 2018, and then in 2019, the French ski resort of Alpe d’Huez hosted Tomorrowland Winter. In 2020, the festival was canceled due to the declared pandemic coronavirus. Because of the abundance of side-projects, the main festival became known as Tomorrowland Belgium.

DJs Come To Play Their Best Tracks

Every year the number of participants grows. The performances at the festival give an idea of the state and development of electronic music all over the world, as the most popular DJs come to play their tracks. Compositions are prepared under a certain theme. The Reflection of Love was announced as such in 2020. The full list of performers is published on the official site of the project closer to the date of the event.