In a time that seems more suited to the previous century, there used to be a European country on the border of the Netherlands known for its waffles, diamonds and a certain action star who spends almost as much time splitting as he does kicking people. Well, after an intro like that I’m sure you know which country I’m referring to, and if you don’t, considering you’re reading an article on a website dedicated to dance music, you most certainly know the mammoth festival known as Tomorrowland. The annual event held in Belgium, stretches over two massive weekends, with over 400,000 people dancing days away to the world’s top DJ’s and performers.
Having recently released the incredible after movie for their 2017 event, Tomorrowland has certainly become a place of sanctuary for dance music lovers from every culture. The spectacular festival played host to memorable performances by the likes of Armin van Buuren, Marin Garrix, David Guetta and ex-Swedish House Mafia veteran Steve Angello, who arguably created one of the most innovative tracks in the history of electronic music, in the form of his 2017 single Rejoice, which served as an excellent soundtrack to one of the world’s greatest festivals.
The festival has continued to grow without any sign of holding back, expanding its borders to include events in Brazil and its equally popular spin-off called TomorrowWorld in the USA. In recent news their world domination has gone even further, with organizers now setting their sights on Thailand. Bangkok Post spoke with Kriengkrai Kanjanapokin, founder and group chief executive of Index Creative Village Plc, who stated the following:
“Thailand is considered one of the highest-potential countries in Asia for world music events,” Kanjanapokin offers in the article. “We highly anticipate that the event will be held in Thailand in its 2019 or 2020 edition.” Kanjanapokin also suggests that the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau get motivated to sweeten the deal.
Check out footage from this year’s mammoth event below