TomorrowWorld’s US only presale tickets flew off the shelves faster than the latest Jordan release — two hours to be exact. If, however, you’re still yearning for a chance to experience Tomorrowland’s stateside debut, you’re in luck — half of the tickets are still up for grabs. On May 4th beginning at 11AM EST all remaining tickets will be released and accessible to fans from every corner of the globe. While the ticket arms race is heating up in this round if it’s your second go at it, the odds are hopefully in your favor. If this is your first attempt make sure you don’t forget to pre-register for your chance to see Tiësto, Jamie Jones, Axwell, A-Trak, Hardwell, and many more.
After the Tomorrowland aftermovie ranked up over 60 million views across the globe, it’s finally time for Americans to experience the fantasy land for themselves. Tickets to TomorrowWorld 2013 go on sale today at 11AM EST for Global Journey tickets; which can include a branded TomorrowWorld flight and various camping or hotel packages. If you were just looking for regular tickets (starting at $347), they go on sale on April 27th at 11AM EST for all US revelers and May 4th at 11AM EST for the rest of the world. As the lineup slowly unveils, Alesso, A-Trak, Axwell, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Porter Robinson, Sebastian Ingrosso, the ‘All Your Bass are Belong to Us Stage,’ for hardstyle fans, a Q-Dance stage has also been confirmed. September can’t come soon enough.
From its humble beginnings as an 8000 capacity one-day festival in the small town of Boom, Belgium in 2005 to becoming the most international event on earth in 2013, Tomorrowland has set the high watermark for what it means to be a music festival. With awe-inspiring attention to detail and an environment that literally transports fans to another world, there is no other event quite like it. (more…)
Tomorrowland is expanding its brand beyond Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia with the announcement of a forthcoming comic book from Paul Jenkins and Stellar Labs. The four issue series will follow Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike as they battle against forces threatening the world’s creativity — a storyline highly relevant to the discourse currently surrounding dance music. Their adventures will not only be displayed on colorful graphic pages, but also come to life on the festival grounds. Jenkins explains, “This is a chance to integrate a storyline into the festival itself. Those attending the show will see the comic elements appear around them and on stage scenes. The world of the graphic novel will come alive!”
The first issue of the series will be made available on July 17th — just one week before Tomorrowland kicks off in Belgium — via comic book stores, iPad, iPhone, web, Android, Kindle, and the comiXology app. If you plan on attending either festival make sure you’re caught up on the story first.
Yesterday we received official confirmation that Tommrowland is expanding in the United States under the name TomorrowWorld which will take place in Atlanta, Georgia September 27-29th. Today, we hear news that SFX Entertainment has officially acquired ID&T, the producer of Tomorrowland as well as the Sensation and Mysteryland brands. The deal supersedes their original North America-only joint venture, announced last month.
SFX acquired 75% of the company, valued at approximately $136 million. ID&T is based in Amsterdam as a privately held company which has produced events in Europe and around the world for more than 20 years. Robert F.X. Sillerman, Chairman and CEO of SFX Entertainment, also the man responsible for recent Beatport acquisition, is at the forefront of the deal.
Just a few weeks ago ID&T shared the exciting news that they would be expanding Tomorrowland on a global scale with the addition of TomorrowWorld. Although we knew the event would take place in a new location on the 27th, 28th, and 29th of September, the specific details were unavailable. Thanks to a Twitter leak, rumors have been swirling that the undisclosed location is in fact Atlanta, Georgia, but nothing was official. Now, however, it seems the pieces are coming together.
A tab on DJ Shogun’s Facebook page appears to have leaked the location via Bandsintown, a service that alerts fans to their favorite artists concert dates, with the announcement that he will be performing at TomorrowWorld in Atlanta on the 27th. If Atlanta is the actual location it is likely that TomorrowWorld will take place at the 8,000 acre area along the Chattahoochee River where Counterpoint took place in 2012. Although not an official announcement, this leak adds more credibility to the Atlanta location.
Let’s flash back to 2011, when Tomorrowland decided to capture the magic of its world-class festival by putting together an ingenious after-video, one that would make a lasting impression on the global dance music community. The video reached 30x the scope of the 2010 video – maybe a sign of the times, or maybe a reflection of the wondrous acts it seized. One of the festival’s memorable sets comes from John Dahlback, who continually delivers divine electro-sets encompassing catchy progressive with big room power. We’ve seen the eclectic Swede experiment with differing sounds throughout his career, but the set below draws testament to his true ability. Tracklist after the break.
When news first broke about SFX’s partnership with ID&T and supposed worldwide expansion, it was met with both excitement and hesitation. Could the Tomorrowland experience be replicated on a global scale? Only time would tell. This weekend, after selling out over 180,000 tickets in mere seconds to residents of 214 different countries, Tomorrowland became the largest international gathering in the world, beating out the Olympics in London.
With the announcement of TomorrowWorld, the legendary festival intends to provide another opportunity for dance music fans to experience the magic. This time the festival will touch down in an undisclosed location on September 27th, 28th and 29th of 2013. It’s anyone’s guess where the festival will establish itself next but with Sillerman pulling at least some of the strings, North America may be the first stop of the TomorrowWorld legacy.
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Few music festivals have captured the hearts and minds of fans as passionately as Tomorrowland has. For many, it’s a bucket list item and for a lucky few that dream was realized today when worldwide tickets for the massive event went on sale. Tickets for the global audience sold out in the blink of an eye, or one second to be exact — faster than Swedish House Mafia’s 9-minute MSG sell out time. The Belgian pre-sale, which took place last Saturday sold out in mere minutes. Data collected from the sale indicates that music fans from over 214 countries — 10 more than attended the 2012 Olympics — will flock to Belgium making it the “most international gathering on the planet.”
Although Tomorrowland 2013 is completely sold out, we’ve been informed that an exciting and potentially huge announcement is coming this Monday the 18th. If we had to guess, it might have something to do with ID&T’s plan to expand the festival. We’ll update you as soon as we know more.
Toronto duo Dzeko & Torres have hit two major milestones recently: reaching 15,000 fans on Facebook and announcing a coveted spot at Tomorrowland. To give back to their fans they are offering a free download of their official remix of Kryder and Bo Bruce’s “Damaged.” The massive progressive hit comes after their impressive compilation “2012 in 10 minutes,” and has already seen support from the likes of Tiesto’s Club Life and Felix Cartal’s Weekend Workout. Download below.