Thailand rumoured to be Tomorrowland’s next international location
The team behind dance music’s most enviable festival once declared it was their ambition to stage a “Tomorrowland on every continent” and in 2016, that plan is a little closer to fruition.
A year after they first brought Tomorrowland to São Paulo in Brazil, reports that promoters ID&T are planning an Asian expansion have picked up speed. While rival Ultra Music Festival has already set up shop in Bali, it looks like Tomorrowland is headed for Thailand.
In an interview with news publication Post Today (picked up Dancing Astronaut), the Managing Director of Thai promotional agency World Planet Entertainment Chatri Tungthiankul said that talks to bring Tomorrowland to Thailand are underway.
“We have to prepare a venue that can host up to 450,000 attendees,” Tungthiankul said. “We will also have to be ready to facilitate the journey for festival-goers from other countries, specifically at the immigration control, because when people travel to the festival in other countries – Belgium, Brazil and the US – their personalised festival bracelet does all the work, including that of a passport.”
But with ID&T keeping mum on the topic, an event in Thailand is far from locked in. The Post report that China and Japan have also expressed interest in hosting the festival, while an Indian expansion was previously thought to be on the cards for the festival before Tomorrowland nixed the rumours.
Tomorrowland’s U.S. spin-off TomorrowWorld – which was run by troubled American company SFX before its Chapter 11 bankruptcy – previously announced it would not return in 2016. Tomorrowland’s flagship event happens in Boom, Belgium, from July 22 – 24.