Ten Weeks of Tomorrow: 10 Years of Tomorrowland
Boom, Belgium will be hosting the 10th anniversary of the epic music festival, Tomorrowland. In celebration of the decade mark, Sensible Reason wants to reflect every Thursday for ten weeks up until the first weekend event on the top ten things every EDM fest connoisseur should know about the legendary festival.
This week, we bring you Ten Years of Tomorrow – to look back on each year and why its success continues to explode.
2005 – first edition of Tomorrowland was brought to life by ID&T Belgium on August 14th, with performers such as Push M.I.K.E, Armin van Buuren, Cor Fjineman, Yves Deruyter, Technoboy, and Coone; this was pretty exclusive to the Euro community.
2006 – on July 30th, Tomorrowland made a comeback hosted by Armin van Buuren, David Guetta, Fred Baker, DJ Zany, Ruthless, and Marco Bailey. Apparently, DJ and producer, Paul Oakenfold was set to perform, but couldn’t make it…bummer, if only he knew.
2007 – there ain’t no stopping the madness and for the first time in the history of ever: it spanned TWO days long from July 28th and 29th! We’re getting fancy now.
2008 – Tomorrowland has made another return and lines up more than 100 DJs and finally exceeds the 80K mark of visitors.
2009 – the 5th anniversary took hold on July 25th and 26th, scoring another 90K of visitors, and where the venue was pushed. You can thank this year for the stages that are now more than just booths and transformed into pieces of art.
2010 – there is literally no stopping this music festival as it hits well over 100K of festival-goers. An anthem was also created by huge names Dada Life, Dmitri Vegas & Like Mike, and Tara McDonald called “Tomorrow Give Into the Night” and also reached #5 on Belgian charts, still holding its reign as the biggest selling hit to date for Tomorrowland.
2011 – two days just wasn’t enough…so Tomorowland expanded to THREE days on and was completely sold out. It was voted the best festival of its kind in the world at the International Dance Music Awards the year after.
2012 – The lineup intensified with more heavy hitters and worldwide acts such as Skrillex, Avicii, Nervo, Hardwell, Swedish House Mafia, Afrojack, Steve Aoki, Carl Cox, The Bloody Beetroots, Paul van Dyk, Martin Solveig, and Fatboy Slim joining in playing on fifteen stages all three days.185K guests from over 75 countries, 35K of them staying in Dreamville, more than tickets sold out in less than an hour.
2013 – wanna know something crazy? The 9th year of Tomorrowland, when early bird ticket sales were over: the rest were sold in one second. On July 26th to the 28th, attendees arrived on the first ever Global Journey, over 140 flights in 67 different cities around the world with 214 nationalities all in arrival to the Tomorrowland homeland.
2014 – and here we are, anticipating the 10th anniversary that has spanned over two weekends long on July 18th to the 20th, and 25th to the 27th. History has not been written, but preparations to this commemorative event have been exceedingly renowned.