Top 10 EDM acts to watch out for at Tomorrowland 2022
With the 2022 edition of Tomorrowland finally upon us, taking place over the next three weekends for the first time, we’ve picked out ten EDM artists which you cannot afford to miss!
The return of Hardwell has completely changed the landscape of the electronic music industry. The new ‘big techno’ sound that he’s come up with, is nothing short of phenomenal. Tomorrowland has been pivotal in shaping Hardwell’s career, and this year is set to be one of the most influential periods for Hardwell and the industry. He’s been releasing singles off his brand new ‘Rebels Never Die’ album which will drop in full later this year, and he’s touring schedule is back in full swing, with recent performances at Ultra Miami and Europe and upcoming shows across North America, Europe and Asia; you can catch him on Tomorrowland’s main stage for prime time sets on weekends one and three.
- Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
The brothers from Belgium and Tomorrowland’s favourite sons are set to play a whopping five sets across the three weekends; they’ll be closing the main stage every Saturday night, and they’ll be closing their own ‘Smash The House’ stage at ‘The Library’ on the Sunday nights of weekends one and two. You’ll also be able to catch Dimitri Vegas play alongside Timmy Trumpet for weekend three, and Like Mike will don the ‘Crystal Garden’ on weekend three also for a solo set. And just when you thought it stopped there, they’ll play on the main stage together with Steve Aoki as their 3 Are Legend alias on the Sunday of weekend three. They don’t ever disappoint, and no matter which weekend you’re in attendance, you’ll get to experience one of the key pieces of Tomorrowland in 2022.
- Charlotte de Witte
Whilst you can catch the Belgian on each weekend of Tomorrowland in 2022, it’s going to be her closing set of the main stage on Sunday of weekend three that’s going to turn heads. She becomes the very first female headliner to close out the festival, which will undoubtedly be one of the most inspirational moments of the festival, and for the industry. You can also see de Witte hosting and closing her label KNTXT at the ‘Atmosphere’ stage on weekends one and two.
- John Summit
This man is pressing a serious case to become one of electronic music’s biggest names. With recent hits such as ‘La Danza’ and his remixes for Diplo, Kaskade and deadmau5 and Kygo, he’s one not to be missed at Tomorrowland. He’ll be performing prime time at the ‘Crystal Garden’ stage on both Fridays of weekends one and two.
The ‘Future Rave’ sound which MORTEN and David Guetta have created has become one of the most influential sounds in electronic music history. With Guetta not featuring at Tomorrowland this year for the very first time, MORTEN is your guy for the ‘Future Rave’ fix. Catch him at ‘The Library’ on weekend one and the main stage on weekend two.
Maybe a left-field choice this one, but Kryder’s music has been played all across the world, by a variety of different DJs within different genre realms. In particular, his track ‘Piece of Art’ and remixes for Basement Jaxx and Chicane have been given phenomenal support. Tomorrowland are well aware of the man’s talent; be sure to catch him at the ‘Crystal Garden’ stage on weekend one, and on weekend two playing back-to-back with B Jones.
- Lost Frequencies
There’s something about seeing Belgium’s best artists in their home country. Lost Frequencies is bringing his live performance to the main stage for all three weekends, as well as hosting his very own stage at ‘The Library’ for weekends two and three. Tomorrowland is always his showcase each year, and what better way to perform to the world than in your own home?
This man has blessed us all with his main stage performances over the years. This year will be no different, with main stage performances on weekends one and two. However, we’re set to be graced with a brand new concept from Alesso. He’ll present his ‘Eclipse’ set in the ‘Freedom’ stage on weekend two; this project has been completely under wraps, so those fortunate enough to see it will witness an historic moment at Tomorrowland.
The famous ‘Rose Garden’ stage of Tomorrowland is going back in time on every Sunday this year, with the stage theme being ‘2010-2012’. As it suggests, you’ll be able to hear music from the golden age of progressive and electro house. Dannic was as influential as anyone throughout this time, and that’s why he’s a must-see! He’s performing weekend three, but we best recommend you catch his back-to-back set with Dyro for weekend two.
- Vini Vici
These brothers are no strangers when it comes to Tomorrowland. They’ve brought psytrance to the forefront of electronic music and have continued to thrive on main stages all across the world. Despite this, Vini Vici unfortunately don’t have a main stage set this year. But not to worry, they are performing prime-time at ‘The Library’ on weekends one and three, whilst they’re hosting their Alteza Records label at the ‘Kara Savi’ stage on weekend two.
Which EDM artists are you most excited to see at Tomorrowland in 2022? You can view the line-up here. Please be sure to let us know your thoughts!
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