The Mirror to Tomorrowland
Thousands of young people from seven countries (Mexico, India, Japan, Colombia, Germany, South Africa and Israel) will enjoy Incredible Saturday live, when performances on the main stage are streamed online. This is how the festival attempts to reinforce the feeling of unity and invites those unable to get to Boom to “be part of the madness”.
Tomorrowland is one of those once-in-a-lifetime experiences: 70 hectares, 17 stages, more than 400 artists, 180,000 attendees of more than 200 nationalities and 120 food trucks. Those who don’t get a ticket will have to settle for watching it online; the 2015 aftermovie
(10th anniversary of the festival) has 21 million views on YouTube. The videos from previous years have already surpassed 100 million.
Above all, Tomorrowland is a world of fantasy, and has been designed with this in mind. This is the self-appointed Kingdom of Melodia and its campsite is called Dreamville, the ephemeral city of dreams, with the Key to Happiness. Crossing its frontiers is like crossing into Narnia or the kingdom of Fantasia. Acrobats and minstrels surround the different lakes that pepper the colourful grounds, hordes of attendees climb the banks of the river that passes through it, while a big wheel turns and the pyrotechnics light everything up.