It is without doubt the most impressive festival to be born on Belgian soil and in just 6 years has grown from being a relatively small affair with just 10,000 visitors into a goliath that pulled in over 120,000 in 2010. There is no stopping ID&T’s Tomorrowland, it is a major force to be reckoned with and it is still very much in its infancy.
Voted ‘Best European Festival’ by readers of OnlyforDJs (France), ‘Best Summer Festival’ by Radio Studio Brussel (Belgium), nominated for ‘Best Global Festival’ at this year’s IDMA awards and being the DJs’ choice of Best Festival means things are only going in the right direction for Tomorrowland.
It is with great pleasure we can finally announce that Tomorrowland will now take place over 3 days commencing Friday 22nd July with it’s 2011 finale on Sunday 24th July. As ever, annual discussions were held with the various organisations that reside in the vicinity of De Schorre, Antwerp where the all-important 3rd day was approved. ID&T prides itself on maintaining great relationships with council members and especially those residents the festival affects. With all this in mind, let it be known that Tomorrowland is now ready to take its place among the world’s biggest festivals.
PRESALE – JOIN OVER 50,000 AND COUNTING!
The anticipation for this year’s event has never been greater. Over 1 million people have viewed last year’s after video on YouTube Official ID&T After Movie, and ticket requests have come in from all corners of the globe. Over 50,000 people have confirmed attendance at Tomorrowland’s Facebook, a huge jump on last year, which is unique in itself.
Those wanting to attend Tomorrowland need to be aware that this event will sell out in a matter of days. Last year’s edition sold out 2 months in advance and all indicators point to this year’s 3 day event going much quicker, in fact, we’re thinking days!
There is only one-way to secure your place at this year’s Tomorrowland and that is to be a part of the PRE-SALE, which this year kicks off at Saturday 2nd April at 10am CET, 9am GMT, 4am EST at one important place – www.tomorrowland.be
ID&T took the decision in 2010 to release the line-up from early January, 1 artist per day right up until tickets went on sale. This precedent paid off, giving revellers the chance to make up their minds on which festival to invest their money in, and with Tomorrowland selling out as fast as it did, it appears most people placed their money on the right bet.
Of course, the line-up is only half of the festival experience at Tomorrowland, yet it still boasts what is the most burgeoning selection of talent any of the summer events have to offer. Names that have already been announced include:
David Guetta, Faithless (Sound System), DJ Tiësto, Carl Cox, Above & Beyond, Sasha, Avicii, Ferry Corsten, Afrojack, Fedde Le Grand, De Jeugd Van Tegenwoordig, DJ Rush, Adam Beyer, Sander Van Doorn, Ben Sims, Joachim Garraud, Dubfire, Astrix, Sound Of Stereo, Cosmic Gate, Dave Seaman, Matthias Tanzman, Frank Kvitta, Autoerotique, Satoshi Tomiie, Anthony Papa, Henrik Schwarz, Aly & Fila, Growling Mad Scientists, Pet Duo, Simon Patterson, Dixon vs Âme, Marcel Dettmann vs Marcel Fengler, Seth Troxler & Bill Patrick, Killa Productions, Frequency 7.
THE FUTURE OF TOMORROWLAND
After last year’s sell-out event, various articles surfaced suggesting that the success of the festival would lead it to finding a newer location. This couldn’t be further from the truth!
ID&T, the organisers behind the festival, are extremely happy with the current unique and magnificent location of Provinciale Domein De Schorre – underlined by the fact that they have signed a unique 5-year deal to secure the location for the festival!
“Not only is it a wonderful recreational space, but the professional support of the location and the various community bodies have led us to believe that there is no better location for Tomorrowland than De Schorre. We are extremely happy to confirm that our festival will remain here for the next 5 years” said ID&T founder Michiel Beers.
Rik Röttger, deputy of the province of Antwerp: “30 years ago the grounds were a deserted open space between the communities Boom and Rumst. Back then the province of Antwerp already realized the potential of these grounds and started creating a unique domain. The Tomorrowland festival uses this beautiful domain to the fullest. Countless people are raving about De Schorre thanks to Tomorrowland, a fact that the province of Antwerp regards as a compliment.”
Tomorrowland 2011 will also see much greater attention to detail paid to both the aesthetics and infrastructure of the festival campsite. Not only will each and every camper enjoy more space and much improved facilities and amenities, but the spectacular artistic and visual additions of the Tomorrowland creative team will be sure to transform your every day run-of-the-mill camping experience into something truly unique.
For the more glamorous festival-goers, Tomorrowland offers up ‘The Comfort Rooms’. Last year was the first time we provided comfort rooms, and at maximum capacity every night it was obviously a huge success. Luxury features include ‘The Jacuzzi’, which remains on 24 hours a day, and the decadent option to take ‘Breakfast in Bed!’ With extra comfortable beds, soft linen, opulent décor and loads of tasty extras, booking ‘The Comfort Room’ will be an experience you’ll never forget and a decision you’ll never regret. Tickets for the Comfort rooms will only be available on-line.
Should the less bold of you wish to stay near the festival but away from the alfresco madness of campsite itself, you will be relieved to know that there are a wide variety of **, *** and **** hotels in close proximity to both the airport and railway station (Thalys or Eurostar). Daily transfers can be easily arranged going to and from the festival by bus. For info and bookings you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
3-day combi ticket: 135 euro (ex admin fee)
Day ticket: 62,5 euro (ex admin fee)
Comfort combi ticket: 198,5 euro (ex admin fee)
Comfort day ticket: 98,5 euro (ex admin fee)
Camping ticket: 24,5 euro (ex admin fee)**
Boozebags: 50 euro
*Minimum age 18
**Camping ticket only valid in combination with a combi ticket not with a day ticket
Opening camping: Thursday 21 July 2011 – 11h00 (check in possible till 22h00) ?Closing camping: Monday 25 July 2011 – 14h00
Friday 22/07/2011: 14h00 – 01h00
Saturday 23/07/2011: 12h00 – 01h00
Sunday 24/07/2011: 11h00-00h00