Tomorrowland is an annual electronic music festival that draws thousands of music lovers from all over the world. The main event is held in the Belgian town of Boom. The festival has two spin-off events, Tomorrowland Brasil (suspended in 2017) and TomorrowWorld USA.

The first edition of the Tomorrowland festival was organized in 2005 by ID&T, a Dutch entertainment and medium enterprise that operates some of the world’s largest EDM events, including Mysteryland, Trance Energy (discontinued in 2013) and Sensation. The inaugural festival was headlined by Armin van Buuren, Coone, David Guetta, Push and Yves Deruyter, and attracted about 9,000 visitors.

Tomorrowland only continued to grow in the following years. Attendance increased with each installment and tickets began to sell out long before the event. In 2011, the festival expanded to three days and was completely sold out only a few days after the official pre-sale of tickets kicked off. As of 2016, Tomorrowland has been voted the world’s best music event at the International Dance Music Awards (part of the annual Winter Music Conference) for five consecutive years.

To celebrate Tomorrowland’s 10th anniversary, the 2014 edition was held over two weekends. Moreover, that year ID&T announced the launch of a spin-off event, Tomorrowland Brasil. It was held on the third weekend of April in Itu, São Paulo. In November 2016, the official Tomorrowland Brasil website announced that the festival would not return in 2017 due to external factors such as Brazil’s economic instability.

Tomorrowland Belgium is one of the largest and most notable music festivals in the world. It attracts 180,000 to 360,000 visitors every year. Past headliners include world-renowned performers and DJs such as David Guetta, Tiësto, Afrojack, Steve Angello, Don Diablo, Skrillex, Nicky Romero, Swedish House Mafia, Paul Van Dyk, Avicii, Moby, and many others.


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