Disneyland Paris’ electronic music festival will open to 10,000
Disneyland Paris will be just a little more magical than it normally is today.
The Walt Disney Studios Park announced its first-ever electronic dance music event, “ElectroLand” months ago, attracting Steve Aoki as the event’s headlining act with Nervo, and Michael Calfan providing support.
Where “music meets magic,” ElectroLand’s inaugural year of production will unfold today, July 8th. ElectroLand founder, Raphael Aflalo, offered more details surrounding the introductory event in an interview with Music Week.
Targeting 8,000 to 10,000 people in its first year, ElectroLand reached half of its target population months prior, with twenty-percent of ticket sales located within the UK, and sixty-percent within France. Italy and Europe made up the remaining tickets sold.
Although admittedly in its “test run” year, ElectroLand has the potential to expand into an even larger scale, multi-day event, a reality to which Aflalo is attuned. “We hope to develop a longer festival, maybe held over two days because the intention is to encourage people attending the show to stay over at the resort,” said Aflalo. Yet those that are planning on attending ElectroLand without purchasing a hotel package need not worry on missing out on anything offered by the park—theme park rides will remain open for use, with an ElectroLand ticket granting ticket holders early access to the park at 4 PM. The park will close at 7 PM when the festival is set to begin.
ElectroLand is set to pay tribute to Disneyland’s 25th anniversary this year, making the event all the more of an occasion. The milestone made it even easier for Aflalo to attract the event’s desired acts: “The feedback we received from DJs when we were enquiring about availabilities was that it would be a dream for them to play at Disneyland,” he remarked.
It seems dreams really do come true, at least at ElectroLand.
Via: Music Week