Tomorrowland to expand to two weekends in 2017
The world’s largest music festival just got even bigger. Next year, fans attending Tomorrowland will have an extra weekend to enjoy the festival, which just received permission from Boom & Rumst’s local government to extend the event to two weekends. The festival was granted the same privilege in 2014 for its 10th anniversary edition, and achieved wild success with the endeavor. Naturally, fans are hoping it becomes a permanent approach for the festival moving forward, as scoring a ticket has become even more of a challenge due to the festival’s growth.
Weekend 1 of Tomorrowland 2017 will take place in Belgium from July 21 to July 23, followed by Weekend 2 from July 28 through July 30.
Gazet van Antwerpen first reported the news, with Tomorrowland representatives commenting: “The purpose of [hosting the festival in 2 weekends] is to meet the huge demand for tickets from international and local fans. Meanwhile, with the blessing of the municipalities of Boom & Rumst, we can go ahead and start preparing for 2 weekends as of next summer.” Translation by We Rave You.
The news has been further confirmed by multiple Dutch publications, with some even intimating that it will be two weekends for all successive years. Attendance will reportedly expand from 180,000 fans to 360,000 in 2017 with the change.