With the summer festival season halted by the coronavirus crisis, one of Europe’s most popular gatherings, Tomorrowland, is set to go digital with a spectacular event this weekend, the likes of which has never been seen before.
First held in 2005, the electronic dance music (EDM) festival is among the biggest music events in the world, which last year brought together some 400,000 dancers in the aptly named town of Boom in Belgium.
This year, like every year, Tomorrowland’s organisers had compiled a stellar line-up of the biggest names in EDM, including Armin van Burren, Carl Cox, Steve Aoki, Tiesto and David Guetta.
However, it came as no surprise when this year’s festival was cancelled on 15 April, as the coronavirus pandemic was at its peak in Europe. But all is not lost for festival goers, as the innovative organisers have launched Tomorrowland Around the World: The Digital Festival.
Live streaming has become the norm in these troubled times for artists and fans starved of live experiences. And Tomorrowland Around the World promises to be an extravaganza of EDM’s finest talents, who will beam their beats around the world to ticketholders for the digital festival, which takes place over the course of this weekend, Saturday, 25 July and Sunday, 26 July.
Tomorrowland Around the World is set to be a fully-immersive digital festival experience, with eight separate stages featuring a total of 60 artists, chat rooms, games, webinars, interactive meetings, and DJ workshops.