Tomorrowland is arguably the best Electric Dance Music (EDM) festival in the world. It is also the largest EDM festival in the world since 2005. The festival is held for 3 days in the summer usually in late July.
Each year it is held in Boom, Belgium and is attended by more than 180 000 people. Certainly many would like to go and put it on the bucket list. Here I tell you a little bit of experience and tips as a first timer going to Tomorrowland. Please be of help to anyone who wants to go.
If the internet is not fast and you do not want to get too busy please do not buy tickets from official website. If I am mistaken I have 3 phases of ticket sales and crazy fast tickets. The important thing is that you have to pre-register on the website. Pre-registration is open every year. An announcement will be made when the link opens for pre-registration.
The first 20 people who pre-register from each country will receive 1 dedicated link to buy tickets for up to 4 people without having to compete with others during the worldwide sale. So try it if you can.
You are given two choices whether to stay in Dreamville or beyond. To stay in Dreamville you will need to purchase one package when purchasing Tomorrowland tickets.
Various styles of living are available near Dreamville. There are people who prefer staying outdoors in a more comfortable hotel after a long day of walking and running locally. Free shuttle bus provided. For me if you want to get a full experience near Tomorrowland it’s better to stay in Dreamville.
“Village” located next to (don’t be fooled by the word next) Tomorrowland. Near Dreamville you can choose to stay in tents to cabbana or any other options offered when you buy the Dreamville package. cheap magnificent green where you are given access to stay inside Dreamville during the festival (Thursday through Monday).
I bought a package of magnificent green so bring my own tent and find my room where allowed. Sleeping bags are a must for comfort and cold nights. That’s why you’re worried because the marketplace you can get almost everything. Just swipe je bracelet you promised pearl. Even if you want to wash clothes there is laundry. The streets are just as big, Dreamville’s big crazy ready for a gym, tennis court, ball and more.
The Gathering is a pre-party for those who stay near Dreamville Thursday a day before Tomorrowland starts. Exclusive for those who only take the Dreamville package. From 12 noon to 12 pm. When I left, there were 3 surprise acts. Skynet, Lost Frequencies then closing act by Armin Van Buuren. It is satisfying. Tomorrowland has yet to begin its first day of service with Armin.
Bracelet – ID People of Tomorrow
This bracelet is our ID right there. All wear bracelets. For those who purchase tickets from the Tomorrowland website, your bracelet will be sent to your house 2 weeks prior to the CURRENCY event.
Near tomorrowland has its own pearl. This pearl has to be topped up in your bracelet and everytime you want to buy something just touch your bracelet where your scanner and pearl tray will be rejected. You can’t use cash right here. Debit and credit cards can be used in just 3 places:
- Tomorrowland Boutique
- Carrefour in Dreamville
- For top up pearlserta treasure box.
Overall it is very satisfying and well worth it. Performances are all solid. Enough decorations. The place is clean and surprisingly all the toilets are clean because there are always cleaners. Happy story to see where our ticket money goes.
Should I go? Yes if you are interested in EDM and the type of festival goer, this is the kind of festival that you don’t wanna miss. Going more than once? For me one is enough and I’ve set my eyes on other festivals. Tomorrowland is well beyond your expectations. As long as you watch the pictures and videos on youtube once you go and experience it, it was 100 times better. Believe me.