Tomorrowland considers three weekend format for 2021 installment
Like many of its contemporaries, Tomorrowland recently announced that its 2020 iteration would not be taking place in person due to the coronavirus pandemic, and would instead be presented digitally via Tomorrowland Around the World. Although the two weekend event will not be taking place in Belgium this year, the European festival is looking to make up for lost time in 2021.
Tomorrowland spokesperson Debby Wilmsen noted that the festival is considering adding a third consecutive weekend in 2021 to offset the experiential and monetary loss that has resulted from the cancellation of its 2020 event:
“A third weekend Tomorrowland could be a solution for everyone involved to make up for the completely lost 2020 season and all [of] its consequences, but…nothing has been discussed or decided yet. In any case, we are waiting to see how the situation will evolve in the coming months. Like governments, we cannot see very far into the future at the moment.”
Many stars must align for the three weekend approach to actually come to fruition, but Tomorrowland’s ambitious idea could be historic for the festival if executed, considering that a three weekend electronic music festival has rarely if ever been done successfully. To make matters more complicated, the festival’s promoter would first need to obtain approval from local authorities in the region of Antwerp to proceed with the three weekend festivities, which will be no easy feat.
In the meantime, Tomorrowland’s digital event, “Tomorrowland Around The World,” will be taking place July 25-26 across eight different virtual stages and a lineup that features some of dance music’s biggest names including Armin van Buuren, Charlotte de Witte, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Martin Garrix, Tiësto, Gryffin, San Holo, NGHTMRE, Tale of Us, and many more. Tickets are on sale June 18 via Tomorrowland’s website.
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