Tomorrowland is organized by ID&T, entertainment and media enterprise. Tomorrowland is held in Belgium as an outdoor dancing event (festival) organized every year in the town of Boom since 2005. The first names that showed up were Push (M.I.K.E.), Armin Van Buuren, Cor Fijneman, Yves Deruyter, Technoboy and Coone in that year.
The latest event was the eighth edition of the festival which was held between July 27nd and 29th, 2012, including Afrojack, Above & Beyond, Basto, Carl Cox, De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig, Fedde le Grand, Ferry Corsten, Sander van Doorn, Swedish House Mafia,Cosmic Gate, Avicii, Faithless, Tiësto, Laidback Luke, David Guetta, Steve Aoki, Kaskade and 2 Many DJ’s.
Like the Dutch equivalent Mysteryland, in place since 1993 in the Netherlands, it is a large, successful festival. Surrounded by a fairytale decoration the festival offers a variety of genres within the electronic music. Since 2005, it is held every summer on the domain Schorre Boom and has enjoyed the presence of top international DJs including Armin Van Buuren, David Guetta, Ferry Corsten, Bob Sinclar. At Tomorrowland there is a wide selection of electronic music. In 2006 there were 10 different area’s in Tomorrowland.
On Sunday, July 30, 2006 was the second edition. The famous names were: Armin Van Buuren, David Guetta, Fred Baker, Zany, Ruthless, Marco Bailey.The DJ and producer Paul Oakenfold was also announced on the poster, but canceled at the last moment, he was on tour with Madonna at the time.
On the third edition in 2007, for the first time the festival filled two days. It continued on Saturday 28 and Sunday, July 29.
In 2008 the festival took place on Saturday 26 and Sunday, July 27. For the first time more than 100 DJs participated. The number of visitors exceeded 50,000 for the first time.
For the fifth edition ID & T led to even more venues, one ski, and much more. Sun has included an “I love the 90′s” stage, where famous names (Push, Natural Born Deejays, SASH ,…) from the dance scene were present. La Rocca was there for the first time. The special act on the main stage was Moby. Tomorrowland 2009 took place on Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26 and attracted 80,000 people.
Swedish House Mafia and David Guetta broke chart records and were responsible for a mass hysteria lasting two days and even longer. Tomorrowland sold out days before the event. This edition was again good for a new record, 120,000 visitors over 2 days.
Only a few days after the official presale of tickets kicked off, Tomorrowland was completely sold out. Tomorrowland is now counting 3 festival days instead of 2 and had over 180,000 visitors. David Guetta, Nervo, Swedish House Mafia, Avicii, Tiësto, 2ManyDJ’s, Carl Cox, Paul van Dyk, Tensnake, Laidback Luke, Brodinski, De Jeugd Van Tegenwoordig and dozens of others were performing.
The 2012 edition took place on Friday, July 27, Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29. Boasting an impressive line-up of 400 DJs, such as Skrillex, Avicii, Skazi, David Guetta, Nervo, Calvin Harris, Swedish House Mafia, Steve Aoki, Carl Cox, The Bloody Beetroots, Paul van Dyk and Knife Party. Because of the enormous success of Tomorrowland and the fact that it is a Belgian festival, ID&T decided to give Belgians an exclusive chance with a presale (80,000 of the 180,000 tickets) on Saturday, March 24. In less than one day, all of the tickets sold out and at some moments there were 2,000,000 people on the online waiting list. The worldwide sale started Saturday, April 7 at 11am. Within less than 2 hours, the other 100,000 tickets sold out.
TomorrowLand – 2012 – Official Song (The Way We See The World)