Tomorrowland is one of the biggest electronic music festivals held in the world, taking place in Boom, Belgium and organized since 2005.
It used to be organized as a joint venture by the original founders together with ID&T. The festival happens yearly in Boom –perfect name for it-, 16 kilometers south of Antwerp, 32 kilometers north of Brussels. Tomorrowland has since become one of the prominent global music festivals.
A glance at History
In 2005, Tomorrowland included Push (M.I.K.E.), Armin van Buuren, Cor Fijneman, Yves Deruyter, Technoboy, Eddie Halliwell, Jon O’Bir, Yoji Biomehanika and Coone.
The year after, in 2006, the festival hosted Armin van Buuren, Axwell, Marco Bailey, Fred Baker, David Guetta, Ruthless and DJ Zany. In 2007, it started to expand, in place, number of visitors, and time, since it ran for two consecutive days. 2008 was the breakthrough of more than 100 DJs who participated and more than 50,000 visitors. The years after, the festival started to change places as it moved
In 2008, the festival took place on July 26 and 27. For the first time, more than 100 DJs participated. The number of visitors exceeded 50,000 for the first time. 2009 was the year where Tomorrowland sold out days before the event, with a record attendance of 120,000 visitors over two days, while 2011 marked its expansion for three days. In 2012 Tomorrowland took place between from July 27–29, 2012, at the De Schorre, a provincial recreation area in Boom, Belgium. The line-up consisted of 400 DJs, such as Armin van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, Skrillex, Avicii, Marco Bailey, Skazi, David Guetta, Nervo, Hardwell, Swedish House Mafia, Afrojack, Steve Aoki, Carl Cox, The Bloody Beetroots, Paul van Dyk, Martin Solveig, Chuckie, Fatboy Slim, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and Pendulum playing on fifteen stages each day. 185,000 people from over 75 countries attended the festival.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the festival, the 2014 edition of Tomorrowland would be held over two weekends. In 20, 2013, an American spin-off of Tomorrowland started off: TomorrowWorld. 2014, by David Guetta’s streamed Tomorrowland set to Brazil, and on the Tomorrowland website, the following edition to Tomorrowland would be held on May 1-3 2015 in Itu, São Paulo.