UPDATED: Tomorrowland considering expanding to two weekends in 2017
Although its sister festival TomorrowWorld met its demise earlier this year, Tomorrowland is set to run for the twelfth time in Belgium from July 22-24. As a matter of course, this year’s production will seek to build on and exceed the spectacle of years past but, according to reports, the festival has even bigger plans in store for 2017.
Tomorrowland is allegedly in discussion with Belgian authorities to get clearance to expand the festival to two weekends in 2017. Although this isn’t the first time the festival has occupied two weekends — the tenth anniversary festival in 2014 was also a two-weekend affair to celebrate the occasion — fans of one of Europe’s most legendary festivals will certainly be excited by the prospect of such expansion.
A rep from Tomorrowland has confirmed to Billboard that the festival has no current plans to expand to two weekends in 2017:
“There are no plans for a two weekend festival in 2017,” the rep says in an email interview. “The TV report of ATV (regional TV) was based on an older article in Gazet Van Antwerpen about the huge demand of tickets, coming from the neighbours. As the tickets sell out so quickly, lots of people (neighbours, Belgians, but also people from abroad) were a little bit disappointed and they mentioned the situation in 2014 (as we had a double weekend because of the 10th anniversary) that they had more chance to obtain tickets and they were suggesting a double weekend. The tickets for this year were sold in record time, also for the neighbours. We could count 6 x (sic) more requests for the local / neighbour tickets than the available tickets… so lots of disappointment…”
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