For those of you who are going to try and grapple with the rest of the planet on Saturday morning at 11am to purchase tickets to TomorrowWorld, I know you’re wondering: To Dreamville or not to Dreamville, that is the question! For an extra $50 you can stay in “DreamVille.” But what does that mean exactly? Is this just a ploy to make more money off of you? Or could it actually be worth the extra $50?
If you visit the TomorrowWorld Dreamville website, they provide a nice video to give you an idea of what Dreamville is all about. The first 45 seconds of the video are actually highlighting the “Global Journey” Package, where you can travel to the festival on a pre-designed package specifically for TomorrowWorld’s festival goers. Then for a while they show festival goers arriving to Dreamville followed by some video highlights. It seems in the video that some of the perks to DreamVille include: cell phone charging stations (on the website’s fine print, this service comes at an extra charge), a festival journal being distributed, “refreshing stations” where you can fill you water bottle and wash your hair in a sink, showers (at the cost of 2 drink tickets), and fancy food vendors (there was even an oxygen bar as they scrolled by the vendors!). They also showed “easy tents” (a small, preset-up tent) and “relax rooms” (small bungalows). Easy tent pricing starts at about about $170 extra per person for the tent. Relax rooms come with 2 cots (with linens), electricity, light, and cubbies as well as access to the “relax zone” complete with Jacuzzi, upgraded sanitary facilities (aka, real bathrooms), high end food vending, and a 24 hour reception staff for a mere $1,500+ extra.
I think the real draw-in to Dreamville, however, is the pre-party: DreamVillagers can arrive a day early and party before anyone else gets to the festival. The event will be called The Gathering and it will take place from 2pm until 1am on Thursday, September 26, 2013. The event is being hosted by CounterPoint, which we all know from it’s big entry last year at the same location (they have also recently posted to their Facebook page “A CounterPoint announcement is coming soon!”). I have to say, that’s pretty badass to have a mini-festival open your festival. It seems that for The Gathering there will be fully equipped stages set up within DreamVille, complete with ragetastic lights and music. If there are exclusive stages in DreamVille, that will definitely make for one rockin’ weekend. According to Scotty Irvine, an Australian who attended Tomorrowland 2012 in Belgium, “The stage and set up for the pre-party is in the general [Dreamville camping] area… [There was] one stage and it was EPIC… [T]he stage in the camping area ran all night for us which kinda made it a 24 hour thing for 4 days.” Pretty sweet deal having a private Dreamville stage that will be running all weekend!
Another perk to Dreamville is it’s easy access to the main TomorrowWorld staging area. According to Scotty, at Tomorrowland, “[I]t was about a mile walk to the festival but there was a bar and stage on the way [as well as a] private way in for campers, so again well worth it.” As anyone who has ever been to a massive festival knows, having easy access entry to the main festival area is always key and well worth it.
Some other good-to-know details: You cannot buy a DreamVille pass if you buy a day pass to the festival; for an additional $530 you can get DreamVille Comfort, which gives you access to VIP ares in the main TomorrowWorld staging area; 30,000 are expected to attend The Gathering pre-party (which I guess also means that 30,000 people will be staying in DreamVille); for festival hours click here; DreamVille is 21+ (be sure to make sure you have the right form of ID!); cars will be required to have a parking pass and park at a different location and you will walk on foot to DreamVille (parking pass doesn’t seem to be available yet); random rule: Clothes and/or other (visible) physical appearances, which express an explicit political, social movement or group, are forbidden.; all vendors will be using token which can be purchased with cash or credit; you are limited to 1 Case of beer and a 1.75 liter bottle of alcohol per person.
The intention of DreamVille doesn’t seem to just be to swipe more of your money; it genuinely seems like an attempt to up the ante on the festival experience and at a relatively reasonable price. To quote Scotty again, “Overall I would not do Tommorowland without camping [in DreamVille]: I think it is a whole event in itself.” If you’re willing to fork up the $347 for the full weekend pass, for an additional $50 you get a whole extra night of partying, early access to set up your tent, easy access to the main festival grounds, and extra music stages and vendors. I’d say that’s a pretty sweet deal.
When is a good time to leave TomorrowLand? Probably never.— Scotty Irvine
Final round of tickets go on sale to the global public this Saturday at 11am! Don’t miss out! These tickets will sell out fast than you can say, “I want to go to TomorrowWorld!” Don’t forget to pre-register as well!
Here are the times for purchasing tickets tomorrow, do you don’t get confused!
Los Angeles – 8AM – (PST)
Denver – 9AM – MDT)
Chicago – 10AM – (CDT)
Mexico City – 10AM – (CDT)
Toronto – 11AM – (EST)
New York – 11AM – (EST)
Rio de Janeiro – 12AM – (BST)
London – 4PM – (GMT)
Brussels – 5PM – (CET)
Moscow – 7PM – (MSK)
Mumbai – 8.30 PM – (IST)
Hong Kong – 11PM – (HKT)
Tokyo – 12AM – (JST) +1 day
Sydney – 1AM – (AEST) +1 day