How Tomorrowland has become a Legend
Tomorrowland is an electronic music festival that takes place in Boom, Belgium. It was on August 14, 2005, when the dream and a legend was created. Its promoters were Manu Beers, Michiel Beers and ID & T. Already with a lineup of some stars that today are famous worldwide, artists like Push (MIKE), Erwin Tang Yew Hon, Armin van Buuren, Color Fijneman, Yves Deruyter, Technoboy, Yoji Biomehanika and Coone. The festival had an attendance of 9000 ravers, with the festival still premature, and the promoters still did not imagine in what was going to be transformed and becomes.
30th July 2006 The festival was back with a better and more innovative Lineup with rising stars of the actuality. Has seen DJ’s like Armin van Buuren, Axwell, Marco Bailey, Fred Baker, David Guetta, Ruthless and DJ Zany, with an attendance of 15,000, but the festival would still see better days.
28th and 29th July 2007 Tomorrowland celebrated its 3rd anniversary and added another day of celebration. On that date with a lineup with Magnus, Marco Bailey, Shameboy, Jan Van Biesen, Roger Sanchez, David Guetta, Headhunterz Paul van Dyk, with an attendance of almost five times more than in the previous year, with 50,000 visitors from whole Belgium and neighbouring countries, due to its fame that began to grow.
July 26th and 27th, 2008, the festival already with some fame in the route of the festivals and trying to leave its footprint in the industry. Then brought 100 Dj’s to the spectacle, and the headlines were, Carl Cox the famous King of Techno that at the time was one of the most famous Dj’s in the world, David Guetta, Dr. Lektroluv, Yves V, Armin van Buuren, Felix da Housecat. And with a wide variety of musical genres, Tomorrowland was preparing to make the big leap.
25 and 26 of July of 2009 Was when the idea of thematic celebrations was born. With the theme “Masker” means Mask, the festival introduced its ideology, where they united art, with electronic music. Once again that year its attendance grew to 90,000 and once again they managed to deliver a well-organized show, with a lineup with the best stars of the actuality. The headlines that year were Push, Natural Born Deejays, Sash !, Moby, Felix da Housecat, David Guetta, Paul van Dyk.
24th and 25th July 2010, the festival got another record with 120,000 visitors and the tickets were sold out, days before the show. With Dada Life, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and Tara McDonald writing their first ever anthem “Tomorrow / Give Into The Night”. The theme was “Zon” the sun, and this year featured the famous trio Dj’s Swedish House of Mafia the faces of Electro House and progressive house. The headlines were, David Guetta, Swedish House Mafia, Tara McDonald, DJ Chuckie, Armin van Buuren, Dada Life, Roger Sanchez.
22, 23 and 24 of July 2011 Due to the great attendance, the festival joins another day of celebration to the event. With the theme “The Tree of Life” and his Anthem “The Way We See The World” being written and produced by, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike featuring Afrojack and Nervo, Tomorrowland took another leap in its audience with its box office to sell out a few days after opening, with an attendance of 180,000 visitors. 2011 was the year that led the festival to receive the award for the best international dance music event. The headliners of the festival were Faithless, 2 Many DJs, Carl Cox, Steve Angello, Alex Metric, Quintino, Apster, David Guetta, Swedish House Mafia, Sebastian Ingrosso, Alesso, DJ Tiësto, Avicii, Pryda, Paul van Dyk.
27,28 and 29 July 2012 this was the year that the name Tomorrowland began to be the most talked about, in the dance music industry. Already with an impressive size, a Lineup with about 400 Dj’s spread across 15 stages. So ID & T decided to give Belgians the chance to gain exclusive access to 80,000 pre-sales tickets that were sold in less than a day, with the remaining 100,000 sold out at an impressive pace in less than 40 minutes until they reached a point where about 2000 people would be on the waiting list online. With the festival making partnerships with airlines companies to offer special packages so that their visitors had no concern with anything, and had a good experience at the festival. It was this year that we were able to see the responsiveness and the quality of the organization. And because of that the festival was rewarded once again with the prize of the best festival of dance music in the competition of international dance music awards and at the DJ Awards for the Best International Dance Music Festival. The year’s theme was “The Book of Wisdom” and its Anthem was “Tomorrow Changed Today” by Afrojack, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, and Nervo. The headliners were David Guetta, Steve Aoki, Cazzette, Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike & Wolfpack, Swedish House Mafia, Avicii, Afrojack, Above & Beyond, Wildstylez, Hardwell, Paul Van Dyk, Carl Cox, Yves V & Felguk, Otto Knows, Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl, Chuckie, Skrillex.
26,27 and 28 of July of 2013 With the theme of the year “The Arising of Life” and with the Anthem “Chattahoochee” by Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike featuring Maarten Vorwerk, like in the previous years the festival does not stop to grow, and already with the footprint for the best festival in the world, became the mecca of any music lover with the box office running out in less than 30 minutes, visitors from around 240 countries where in the park called the “Dreamville” stood around 35,000 people camping.
The headliners were Axwell, Tiësto, Armin van Buuren, Hardwell, Afrojack, David Guetta, Avicii, Steve Aoki, Nicky Romero, Sebastian Ingrosso, Will Sparks.
18, 19, 20 and 25, 26, 27 July 2014
Celebrating its tenth anniversary and due to the great demand of the ticket office the organizers added another weekend to the festival, and as in previous years the tickets sold out in minutes this year would not be an exception, the festival saw the number to double with an impressive attendance of 360,000 people.
With more entertainer industry brands such as MTV joining the festival where they had documented live, for two hours with the best performances on the main stage. And once again the festival has won the International Dance Music Award for Best Global Festival.
With the theme “The Key to Happiness” and Anthem “Waves” by Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and W & W.
The headliners were, Afrojack, Armin van Buuren, Avicii, David Guetta, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Hardwell, Martin Solveig, Steve Aoki, Tiësto, Skrillex.
24, 25 and 26 July 2015
The festival comes with the theme “The Secret Kingdom of Melody” the festival this year returned to the usual 3 days of the festival.
Attendance of 180,000 music lovers, from 75 different countries around the world, the festival continues to deplete its box office.
Tomorrowland at this point is already the most desired festival in the world and only a few can access it due to the existing tickets for the festival.
The International Dance Music Awards honoured the Tomorrowland 2015 the Best Global Festival for the fifth consecutive year, and readers of DJ Magazine voted Tomorrowland 2015 the World’s Best Festival.
The festival featured the headlines,
3 Legend, Afrojack, Alesso, Armin van Buuren, Avicii, Axwell Λ Ingrosso, Carl Cox, David Guetta, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Hardwell, Oliver Heldens, Steve Aoki, The Symphony Of Unity, Tiësto, W & W, DVBBS, Fox Stevenson.
22, 23 and 24 July 2016 Tomorrowland brings us the theme “The Elixir of Life”.
With a great surprise prior to the festival, a surprise spectacle with the famous Dj Tiësto.
with an attendance of 180,000 ravers, with ticket office sold out.
The festival featured the headliners, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Axwell Λ Ingrosso, Martin Garrix, Tiësto, Solomun, Afrojack, Alesso, Steve Aoki, W & W, David Guetta, Armin van Buuren, The Chainsmokers, Don Diablo, Steve Angello, DVBBS, Marshmello, Fox Stevenson.
21,21,23 and 28,29,30 of July 2017 Then the organization decided to expand the festival for two weekends. This year’s theme “Amicorum Spectaculum” and again with a phenomenal box office record with 400,000 visitors spread over the two weeks. With 16 fantastically decorated stages, more than 300 famous artists worldwide The headliners were Armin van Buuren, Afrojack, Alan Walker, Alesso, Alok, Axwell Λ Ingrosso, David Guetta, Don Diablo, Duke Dumont, Eric Prydz, Fatboy Slim, Yellow Claw, Kölsch, Corsten Ferry, Martin Garrix, Zedd, Paul van Dyk, Oliver Heldens, Solomun, Svenson & Gielen, Tiësto, Tchami, DJ Snake, Timmy Trumpet, Steve Aoki, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Nicky Romero, Marshmello, Markus Schulz, Fedde Le Grand, Sander van Doorn, Laidback Luke, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Paul Kalkbrenner, Showtek, Cosmic Gate, Gareth Emery, Nina Kraviz, Otto Knows, Marco V, David Gravell, Ørjan Nilsen, Pete Tong, Aly & Fila, W & W, KSHMR, Mattn, Jauz, Chocolate Puma, Matthias Tanzmann, Getter, Alison Wonderland, Lauren Lane DJ, Krewella, Robin Schulz, Eli & Fur
20,21,22 and 27,28,29 July 2018 Now we see ourselves the giant that Tomorrowland has become.
The festival over 14 years has totally changed and influences the electronic music industry.
By 2018 the theme is “The Story of Planaxis” with its box office to be sold out in less than an hour, the festival again had 400,000 visitors and more than the millions of people who watched the live feeds of its online page.
It was the year they paid tribute to the death of the famous Dj Avicii, that died three months before the festival.
The headlines were, Diego Garcia Sailing Armin van Buuren, Afrojack, Alan Walker, Alesso, Axwell Λ Ingrosso. Coone, David Guetta. Don Diablo, Dua Lipa, Eric Prydz, Fatboy Slim, Hardwell, Kings, Meta4for, Yellow Claw, Kölsch, Ferry Corsten, Martin Garrix, Nervo, Paul van Dyk, Oliver Heldens, Quintino, Slushie, Solomun, Salvatore Ganacci, Tiësto, Tchami x Malaa, Timmy Trumpet, Steve Aoki, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Nicky Romero, Markus Schulz, Sander van Doorn, Laidback Luke, Lil Pump, Push, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Paul Kalkbrenner, Showtek, Vini Vici, Cosmic Gate, Gareth Emery, Nina Kraviz, Otto Knows, Marco V, David Gravell, Ørjan Nilsen, Pete Tong, Aly & Fila, W & W, KSHMR, Mattn, Jauz, Chocolate Puma, Matthias Tanzmann, Getter, Alison Wonderland, Robin Schulz, Eli & Fur , Ummet Ozcan, Virtual Self, YTRAM, 3 Are Legend
19, 20, 21 and 26, 27, 28 July 2019 For this year the festival revives the theme “The Book of Wisdom, The Return…. See the event details>>>
To be continued….