Tomorrowland 2022

Tomorrowland 2022: Top 10 trance acts you cannot miss

We’re counting down the last hours until this year’s Tomorrowland madness begins. As a warm-up, we dive into the world of trance and showcase 10 Tomorrowland 2022 acts you cannot miss.

It’s been a long journey for Tomorrowland as a festival. Having its humble beginnings in 2005 when the whole festival happened in one day, now the 2022 edition is expanding to three weekends and 14 stages, which will host a record number of sets and acts – experience every raver dreams of. The fans of trance genre will have many things to check out, and this is our guide to all those who want to indulge in the hypnotizing state of trance music. Here’s a list of our top 10 favorite trance artists to check out on Tomorrowland 2022 edition.

 

Who?
Above & Beyond

When & Where?
Saturday 30 July, Weekend 3, Anjunabeats Stage

These trance music pioneers and founders of Anjunabeats label, are an absolute must see. Blessing the music world with their craft for more than two decades, Above & Beyond built a legacy not many music groups can par with. If you happen to enjoy their weekly radio show ‘Group Therapy’ (and if you don’t yet, definitely check out the show’s highlights), prepare to dance the night away to another memorable set provided by this unforgettable trio.

 

Who?
Vini Vici

When & Where?
Friday 15 July, Weekend 1, The Library Stage
Friday 22 July, Weekend 2, Alteza Stage
Sunday 30 July, Weekend 3, Smash The House Stage

The psytrance duo is ready to bring the energy to each of the three stages this Tomorrowland edition, so no matter which weekend you decide to go this year, make sure to experience the chaos these two trance masters Vini Vici can unravel. These Tomorrowland regulars know how to throw a party in Boom, so if you’re looking for a show to go crazy at, this is for you. Special attention will surely go to their appearance at Alteza Stage, organized by their own record label, which guarantees best of the best in the world of this genre.

 

Who?
MR.BLACK

When & Where?
Friday 22 July, Weekend 2, Alteza Stage

Closing the Alteza stage on Weekend 2, MR.BLACK is one not to be missed at all. Captivating audiences worldwide with his unique blend of harder styles of psytrance and beyond, he is an artist that can do it all and that is certainly reflected in his dynamic and unforgettably different sets. No stranger to Tomorrowland, this will be the next in a sure to be long line of performances lined up for the star, and he’s sure to be a crowd pleaser on the night and a perfect chance to end your Friday night of Weekend 2 with.

 

Who?
Skazi

When & Where?
Saturday 16, 23 & 30 July, Psygathering Stage

Older psytrance listeners are well familiar with this psytrance star. Israeli-born and initially a punk-rocker DJ Skazi knows how to throw a good psytrance party regardless of the venue, whether it be Mayan pyramids, Mount Fuji, or a tiny Belgian town of Boom, so prepare to be immersed in a fantastic psytrance experience. Nostalgic trance fans can prepare to hear many old psytrance hits at this set, which makes it an unskippable show.

 

Who?
Giuseppe Ottaviani

When & Where?
Friday 29 July, Weekend 3, Future Sound of Egypt Stage

Prepare to witness a masterclass in trance with Giuseppe Ottaviani, a staple name in trance world. This Italian prodigy has left his mark in various shows and specials such as Armin van Buuren’s A State Of Trance, EDC Las Vegas, Untold, Transmission, and is ready to return to Boom and showcase his work once again. Consisting of almost exclusively his work, this set is one you won’t fogret.

 

Who?
Blastoyz

When & Where?
Friday 22 July, Weekend 2, Alteza Stage

From Red Rocks to Transmission, psytrance superstar Blastoyz will immerse you with his charismatic set and energy unmatched in the scene. Known for his hypnotic bassline style and melodies and his uplifting music production, a feel-good aftertaste after this set is guaranteed. There is no large trance name he hasn’t collaborated with, so you will surely recognize some of the songs you’ve been looking for in this set.

 

Who?
Neelix

When & Where?
Saturday 23 & 30 July, Weekend 2 & 3, Psygathering Stage

If you’re down for some progressive trance, why not go to a show of the very man who coined it? Neelix and his genius blend of trance with progressive house with his 2005 album ‘No Way To Leave’ was the beginning of the sound we know and love today. For those already familiar with this trance legend, you know a spectacle is guaranteed, which makes this act an unskippable set for any true trance fan.

 

Who?
Reality Test

When & Where?
Friday 22 July, Weekend 2, Alteza Stage

Continuing on progressive trance, one couldn’t go without mentioning the rising star of Alteza Records and progressive trance scene, Reality Test. Being featured more and more by some of the biggest names in psytrance, Nila has seen a rapid rise to fame in the past years, with the spotlight shining brighter than ever after being signed to Alteza Records. Her energetic and vibrant shows are becoming more in demand across the world so this performance is a must see.

 

Who?
Aly & Fila

When & Where?
Friday 29 July, Weekend 3, Future Sound of Egypt Stage

This legendary Egyptian duo is also very familiar with Tomorrowland, so naturally it was time for Aly & Fila to make a stage of their own. The main stars of this stage are one of the most in-demand names in the world of trance and progressive, creating spectacular memories for all those who attend their legendary appearance.

 

Who?
Armin van Buuren

When & Where?

Friday 15 & 22 July, Weekend 1 & 2, Mainstage

We intentionally left this trance master for last, because of course we’re going to include him. The man who brought trance to main stage of all the biggest festivals on the planet, and a name that comes first to mind of any person remotely familiar with trance genre. Armin. van. Buuren. Anyone who’s ever witnessed his shows in the past 2 decades will surely mention him as one of their top five sets they’ve ever seen, so if you didn’t have the chance before, take it now. The man behind A State Of Trance and ‘Blah Blah Blah’ is a must-have act on any large festival, and whether you are a trance grandmaster or slowly becoming a fan now, you will enjoy this one.

 

There are many more that went unmentioned and are also worth checking out. We hope we see you on some of our picks these days! Who will you be seeing?

 

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