In today’s saturated festival landscape, few events need no introduction, Tomorrowland is one of them. As one of the most famous music festivals in the world, Tomorrowland is heralded as a Mecca of sorts for dance music. Rave kids around the world dream of making the special pilgrimage to Belgium. This summer–the fest’s 18th anniversary–the Tomorrowland team will host nearly 600 DJs on 14 stages over two weekends this July.
Though the team behind Tomorrowland is excellent at curating a diverse lineup, we here at Gray Area are most interested in their killer roster of house and techno, highly-anticipated stage takeovers, and our GA family of artists who will be making an appearance.
During Weekend one, Adam Beyer’s imprint Drumcode takes over the Atmosphere stage. Juliet Fox, Eli Brown, and a rocking HI-LO B2B Layton Giordani performance will welcome you to the darker side of dance with an all-out techno rager.
On weekend two, Black Girl Magic pioneer and Beyoncé collaborator Honey Dijon will take over the Core stage. Exhale, Anjunabeats, and Glitterbox are also granted stage takeovers during the sprawling six days of music.
On the singular artist front, it’s hard to choose just a few standouts. Beatport’s #2 artist of all time, Purple Disco Machine, and “no nonsense” tech house superstar Cloonee will play The Crystal Garden. Amelie Lens and Anfisa Letyago ring in the mainstage on night one. And that’s only the beginning. Wax Motif, Afrojack, Black Coffee, Dixon, Vintage Culture, I Hate Models, Above & Beyond, and Armin Van Buuren are all slated to play. Did we mention that this is a really, really big event?
But of course, the music is only partially what draws people in throngs to De Schorre. For five days, tens of thousands gather in DreamVille - Tomorrowland’s manifested fairytale village of indescribable wonders and magical secrets. From DIY camping to private countryside mansions, there are innumerable ways to experience Tomorrowland.
Sprawling across over 9,000 acres and featuring the largest and most elaborate stage of any festival, walking into Tomorrowland truly makes you feel like you’ve entered another world. This is why people come in droves from all across the globe year after year to experience Tomorrowland’s magic.