When is Tomorrowland
Next year will be the ten year anniversary of Tomorrowland, the worlds largest electronic and dance music festival. The festival has grown incredibly quickly, and now it attracts revelers from over a hundred countries, united for one weekend of carefree fun. It's hard to put your finger on what exactly makes this festival so different; it could be the extravagant stage design and elaborate effects, it could be the idyllic location in the middle of the Belgian countryside, or perhaps it's the enormous variety of artists playing, from the most mainstream acts like Tiësto to obscure niche nu-Disco DJs. Most likely it's a combination of that and more, but what is certain is that the festival is more in demand year after year, and shows no sign of abating. What this means for you is that tickets are very hard to come by, Belgians get priority, but once the tickets go on sale worldwide you can expect to see them gone in an hour. That's why, if you are thinking of going, it's important to start planning in advance for Tomorrowland 2014.
Tomorrowland is usually on the last weekend of July, which next year falls on the 25 - 27. Any date at this point in time is still speculative, and organisers could decide to change it, so don't start booking flights just yet. If you are looking for a festival that's not so far in the future, you can check out TomorrowWorld (27 - 29 September), Tomorrowland's sister festival that is premiering in the United States, in Chattahoochee, Georgia, where Counterpoint festival has previously been held.
There is also talk about expanding the festival worldwide; festival founders, brothers Michiel and Manu Beers said this, “It’s our ambition to organize a Tomorrowland on every continent. We have received requests for versions of Tomorrowland from all over the world e week. From rich Russians and Indians to promoters in Australia, the US and South America. We will do it, but on our conditions, and only in places where we feel comfortable.” Previous rumors of expanding the festival to Australia, however, have proven to be untrue.
Every year the festival is held at the recreational grounds at De Schorre, in the small town of Boom, near the city of Antwerp, and there is no reason to think why it would be otherwise next year. De Schorre is a big park which contains the festival grounds and all the stages, as well as the Dreamville camping grounds. Those who don't want to sleep in a tent can rent special cabins, or a hotel in the city. For more information about accommodation check out our page here.
Getting tickets. This is the trickiest part part about going to Tomorrowland. It cannot be stressed enough that tickets sell out extremely quickly. We have made a page to guide you through the process of getting tickets from Tomorrowland 2014 here, you can sign up to our newsletter and get the latest information about Tomorrowland on the top right hand corner of the page. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter and to like our facebook page.
If you don't manage to get one in time, don't worry, not all is lost, you can buy them secondhand from vendors like ViaGoGo. Obviously be very careful who you buy it from, because internet fraud is a very real thing. We have heard reports that the security at the gate does not check the bracelets against the registered name because it would be too time consuming, however they will check your ID to make sure you are not underage!
What to Expect
Tomorrowland is an electronic music festival, which means that there will be loud music and non-stop dancing for most of the day. There will be drinking and recreational drug use, as well as a breakdown of many normal social conventions. If that does not sound like your thing we suggest you think carefully before going.
Tomorrowland is also famous for it's incredible, outlandish decorations, and the thought that goes into the stage design. Be it giant mushrooms, enormous bookcases that double as sound-systems, complete with miniature elfs that poke their heads out, or confetti being dropped from an overhead helicopter, you can be sure that it will be spectacular.