Tomorrowland forced to cancel Eric Prydz’ Holosphere performance for Weekend 2
One of the most anticipated events of Tomorrowland’s 15th anniversary was the debut of Eric Prydz’ Holosphere; and the Swedish progressive legend exceeded expectations in taking it for its first spin. What took place on Friday, July 19 was a phenomenal showing of possibly the most advanced live setup in the musical world at large, with expertly timed 3D visuals completely immersing the crowd in crisp imagery to accompany a exposition of Prydz’ discography. Unfortunately, however, the Holosphere has become a literal “once in a lifetime event;” Tomorrowland has just announced the news that the concept would not come to fruition during Weekend 2.
Apparently, the ceiling of the Freedom Stage, where Holosphere was housed, caved in—and as a result, Tomorrowland was forced to reconstruct it into an open-air arena. The damage had been too great to be repaired to the festival’s safety standards, according to a statement from the festival. Prydz has yet to comment on whether or not the Holosphere will be replicated elsewhere, or if a re-scheduling elsewhere will occur.
“Freedom Stage – this weekend home to Eric Prydz, Axtone and A State of Trance – will transform into an open air stage. On Wednesday afternoon, a part of the ceiling of the covered Freedom stage sank. Our technical experts and production teams are not able to reconstruct the structure of the ceiling to Tomorrowland’s standards. The safety of our guests remains our highest priority and that’s why we created a Freedom Outdoor stage.
Tomorrowland Press Statement
Eric Prydz will still be closing the stage on Friday, unfortunately there is no time to build his Holosphere. The Symphony of Unity will be relocated to the Lotus Stage on Sunday (17h00 – 18h00 CEST). The rest of the line-up remains unchanged. Download the Official Tomorrowland Mobile app for last minute updates.”
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