“A Tomorrowland on every continent”: Australia on the map?
For a while now, Belgium’s colossal Tomorrowland has ranked high on the radar of ITMers. With glittering line-ups, first-class production, an immense (and immensely up-for-it) crowd and all-round epic-ness, it’s built an army of acolytes around the world. Even its ‘after-movies’ are renowned, with 2012’s wrap-up notching up a casual 42 million YouTube views so far. In 2012, all the tickets disappeared in the blink of an eye – and you can bet 2013 will go the same way. For everyone who can’t be there in the humble Belgian town of Boom, here’s an unexpected piece of news: Tomorrowland is looking to go global.
As reported by Dancing Astronaut in the U.S., co-founders of ID&T Michiel and Manu Beers spoke to Belgian financial newspaper De Tijd about the festival’s future. “It’s our ambition to organise a Tomorrowland on every continent,” they told the paper. “We have received requests for versions of Tomorrowland from all over the world. From rich Russians and Indians to promoters in Australia, the U.S. and South America. We will do it, but on our conditions, and only in places where we feel comfortable.” The brothers also added why they have turned down huge offers to sell the business: “Why should we sell? It’s our passion.” You can read the quotes in this Dutch daily news aggregator.
“Most would struggle to even describe the dizzy journey that they went on over the three days,” ITM’s reviewer wrote of the 2012 event. “A week later, and you’re still dreaming about Tomorrowland.” Behold all 20 minutes of the aftermovie below, and for those extra keen among us to pencil in the dates for the next edition, promoters ID&T have announced that Tomorowland will return to Belgium on the 26th, 27th, 28th of July in 2013.