United Nations bestows Tomorrowland with a message: ‘Let’s work as one towards dignity for all’
Avid festival goers know the happy, accepting-of-all mentality that is adopted with any one of the many famed music festivals around the world, but it’s not every day that this valuable experience is acknowledged by a world leader. Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-Moon honored Tomorrowland with his presence and a message: “Let’s work as one towards dignity for all.” The quote was engraved onto a wooden plaque and added to the One World bridge. The One World bridge is an art installment designed by Arne Quinze that is made up of 210,000 personalized messages from the international attendees of Tomorrowland.
“This bridge – and indeed, the Tomorrowland festival in general – symbolizes some of the core values the United Nations strives to uphold every day around the world: dignity, respect, diversity and solidarity,” Ki-Moon explained. “It is exciting to think that two months from now, nearly 200,000 young people and music fans from almost every country in the world will come together at the Tomorrowland festival to celebrate life through the unifying force of music.”