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Magic, Mystic and Madness of Tomorrowland, Belgium

Magic, Mystic and Madness of Tomorrowland, Belgium


Welcome to the largest music festival which is held every year in the town named Boom in Belgium. The place is about 10 miles i.e. 16 km south of Antwerp which is in the north of Brussels (32km). This is a joint venture organized and managed by the ancillary of SFX Entertainment and ID&T. The whole event was structured in the minds of the two Belgian brothers named Gael and Mauricio. The event was first organized in August 14, 2005. Corfijneman, Armin Van Buuren, Yves Deruyter, Push (M.I.K.E), Coone and Technoboy are the first ones to perform on stage for this festival. Brad Bird is the director of this music festival. He is also the screenplay writer of the whole event along with Jeff Jensen.

Since 2005, the event has become the most global music festival and was being organized every year since then. The second installment of the festival was hosted by David Guetta, Ruthless, Marco Bailey and Armin Van Buuren and was held in the year 2006 on 30th of July. It was mentioned in the poster that the famous DJ Zany will perform in the festival but at the last moment he cancelled his performance because of his tour with Madonna.


The third edition of the festival lasted for only two days and took place on 28th and 29th of July, 2007. A record was set when for the very first time in history more than 100 DJs performed in the festival on 26th and 27th of July, 2008.  More than 50,000 people visited this event and the whole event was a big show. For the fifth edition which is held on July 25th and 26th in 2009 Tomorrowland attracted more than 80,000 people. The stage was formed with a background of the 90s. Big musicians namely SASH, Natural Born Deejays and Push participated in the event. The act of “Moby” was the biggest act performed in that year. Even La Rocca was present there to perform this time. This time the venture was even bigger than before.

The main stage of 2010 Tomorrowland was the biggest attraction this time. In two days around 120,000 people visited the event and even all the tickets of the event were sold out before the event premiere. The event launched its official anthem which was written and composed by Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and Dada Life. Tara McDonalds was the lyricist of the song. The song “Tomorrow Give into the Night” was performed twice after House Mafia on the main day only. The song was among the top 5 chartbusters in the Belgian commercial charts. The song became the prevalent selling anthem of Tomorrowland till date. The festival is extended to three days in 2011. All tickets of the festival were sold in a few days of the official pre-sale of the tickets. This time it was over 180,000 visitors in Tomorrowland. Dozens of stars including Avicii, Swedish House Mafia, David Guetta, Nervo, Tensnake, Carl Cox, De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig, Laidback Luke and Paul van Dyk performed live on stage.


In 2012 the festival earned the title of “the best festival of its kind” at the International Dance Music Awards. The event took place from 27th to 29th of July and this time 400 DJs from all around the world participated in the event. Some of them were Steve Aoki, The Bloody Beetroots, Swedish House Mafia, Ferry Corsten, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, David Guetta, Hardwell, Nervo, Pendulum, Paul van Dyk, Afrojack, Marco Bailey, Armin van Buuren and skazi. 15 different stages were made for the performances and all the stages were made with perfection. 185,000 people who were from 75 different countries attendee this event for three days. After this huge success of the event, the organizers decided to give the Belgians a special chance to book the tickets before the people of different countries and trust me the tickets were sold in less than a single day. Even 2,000,000 people were on the waiting list. Other 100,000 tickets were sold in the next 43 minutes only. This was definitely the biggest festival Belgium ever had. Now, Brussels Airlines and Tomorrowland are partners and they provide the visitors a special travel package over the airlines of 15 different cities of the world. There is no doubt in the fact that this is the only festival for which spectators come from all over the world.


The dates of Tomorrowland 2013 were finalized from July 26 to July 28. Around 180,000 tickets were sold in just 35 minutes and the remaining tickets were sold in the coming second. Brussels Airlines had to pick the people from 67 different cities around the world on 140 different flights. The Global Journey packages offered by Tomorrowland helped more people to reach the festival for all three days. Tomorrowland was about to celebrate its 10th Anniversary in 2014 with great pomp and show so now who doesn’t want to join the madness and have the lifetime experience of your life. The festival is must especially for all the fun and music lovers. It is being said that this people Tomorrowland will be open for over two weekends. So what are you waiting for!

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