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IN Travel & Adventure ON 26 Jul, 2016
Tomorrowland is one of the biggest music festivals around the world. It can even be argued that the home of electronic dance music or EDM is the Tomorrowland Music Festival. After all, Belgium is home to some of the most spectacular DJs and producers right now, so it is a perfect place for ravers and shufflers.
If you've ever wanted to go to a music festival that pays attention to the quality of the music, the stage, the food, and everything else, you should save money right now and go to the next Tomorrowland gig.
If you're still not interested, go ahead and read these interesting tidbits about the most beautiful music festival in the world.
This award is given during the International Dance Music Awards at the prestigious Winter Music Conference or WMC. Since 1985, this event celebrating electronic music has always been held in Miami Beach in Florida, the United States. From DJs to producers, among others, thousands of people attend WMC to learn what makes electronic music special. From 2012 to 2016, the Tomorrowland Music Festival has won as Best Music Event.
If you were one of those people who first became aware of Tomorrowland because of the 2012 Aftermovie or attended the 2012 edition, you probably realized that David Guetta was one of the faces of Tomorrowland. But as much as you would like to believe that he has always been around, this popular French DJ only started appearing at the second event in 2006.
The 2007 version of the Tomorrowland Music Festival was the first time it went on for more than one day. Likewise, the 2008 event was also quite special because more than 100 DJs were playing and the number of attendees surpassed 50,000 for the first time. However, 2009 was an even better year for the Belgium-based festival as 90,000 people attended Tomorrowland.
By 2010, it was already clear that the Tomorrowland Music Festival was attracting so many people because of the sheer joy it provides. Still, you can't blame 120,000 people for wanting to attend the 2010 gig because the official anthem produced by Tara McDonald, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, and Dada Life entitled "Tomorrow/Give Into The Night" was absolutely incredible.
Having more than 100,000 attendees was also a spectacular achievement, but Tomorrowland had bigger plans. By 2011, the Tomorrowland Music Festival became a three-day event and all tickets were sold within a matter of days. By this time, new and old names in the electronic world were around: Laidback Luke, Swedish House Mafia, Avicii, Tiesto, David Guetta, Carl Cox, and Hardwell.
Normally, electronic music events would only happen in small clubs with average lighting and sound effects; you'd even feel lucky if around 10 DJs played. This is why Tomorrowland is such a big deal for ravers: It's the place to be if you love dancing to electronic music. Whether you like deep house, electro, dubstep, or trance, you can head down to Boom in Belgium and feel the love and passion thousands of strangers have for music.
There were only 180,000 tickets available, but ID&T made sure that the Belgians themselves had the early advantage. Within the day of the release, 80,000 of the tickets were sold out. Once the worldwide sale was officially open, it only took 43 minutes for all of the remaining 100,000 tickets to be purchased, leaving more than two million people waiting for any extra tickets.
For the Tomorrowland Music Festival, there is no way but up. Not only were the Full Madness passes completely sold out within 35 minutes, but all of the other tickets were purchased in just one second. That's how many people wanted to go to this festival. Many were willing to spend thousands of dollars and travel thousands of miles just to experience the event. In order to help these people from distant places, the festival partnered with Brussels Airlines to offer Global Journey packages and take people from over 200 countries to Belgium.
Since the festival was turning heads from around the world, the organizers decided that the next Tomorrowland Music Festival should be held over two weekends so that more people could attend. Likewise, MTV made two MTV World Stage specials covering the 2014 festival and both lasted for an hour. If you watched Inception and The Dark Knight, you should also know that composer Hans Zimmer helped make a classical hymn for the 10th anniversary of Tomorrowland.
The United States wanted a piece of Tomorrowland, so TomorrowWorld was announced on March 20, 2013. This was held at Bouckaert Farm, which is located at Chattahoochee Hills in Georgia. This place was picked because it was similar to Boom, Belgium. More than 140,000 people attended TomorrowWorld 2013 and the event provided $85.1 million to the economy of Georgia.
And in 2014, David Guetta had a live stream of his set to the people of Brazil. During his set, he announced that Tomorrowland Brazil would happen at Sao Paulo from May 1 to May 3 in 2015. Within one day, all 180,000 tickets for this event was sold. Tomorrowland Brazil luckily had the following DJs, among others: W&W, Showtek, Steve Aoki, Hardwell, and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike.
This year, Tomorrowland in Belgium had 450,000 attendees. What about you? Do you like listening to electronic dance music and would you like to attend the Tomorrowland Music Festival? Share your thoughts below!