Electro-lovers around the country sat anxiously at their computers last Saturday morning, refreshing the TomorrowWorld website in the hopes of scoring a golden ticket to the festival’s American debut which will take place September 25-27 in the Chattahoochee Hills of Georgia. Domestic pre-sale tickets sold out in an astonishing two hours, leaving only half of the festival’s tickets up for grabs in the worldwide ticket sale release which will open this Saturday at 11am EST.
And music fans are clamoring for good reason; TomorrowWorld is the American spinoff of infamous mega-festival TomorrowLand which is known worldwide for its extraordinary production and impeccable lineups.
If you’re questioning whether or not to foot the festival’s $400 ticket bill, let us convince you with our top five reasons to attend TomorrowWorld:
1. Be a part of history
After TomorrowLand’s eight successful years of Belgian festivals, its organizers at ID&T decided to spread the love stateside with the addition of this debut American experience. If you weren’t lucky enough to snatch one of last year’s 180,000 TomorrowLand tickets which sold out in just one second according to the festival’s press materials, consider TomorrowWorld your shot at redemption. Even seasoned Ultra and EDC veterans can get excited about attending a festival first, and with ID&T’s reputation for putting on the best mega-festivals on the planet, TomorrowWorld promises an American festival experience light years beyond your greatest imagination.
2. Revel in the best production to ever hit America
Call it Alice in Wonderland to 128 beats-per-minute, call it a collision of fairytale paradise meets ravelandia; there are boundless ways to describe ID&T’s gargantuan production but in the end you have to see it to believe it. TomorrowLand’s infamous dream world productions will come to life in the U.S. this September, forever changing our expectations of festival theatrics. Past themed stages include a towering oak tree nearly a dozen feet wide, a massive sun whose eyes move to the beat of the music, and a larger-than-life sprawling mushroom field that looks straight out of a Tim Burton film.
3. See your favorite acts in a whole new light
Although the full lineup has yet to be announced, TomorrowWorld’s roster is already shaping up to go down in American festival history. The mainstage will welcome two-thirds of the former Swedish House Mafia, Axwell and Ingrosso, alongside the Swedish superstar Alesso. Zoning in on America’s current infatuation with dubstep, the Bass Stage will play host to some of the heaviest hitters in the genre including Rusko, Excision, and Delta Heavy. With five more months leading up to the festival, we can expect many more top-tier talent announcements to come.
Confirmed so far: A-Trak, Alesso, Axwell, Delta Heavy, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, Excision, Ferry Corsten, Figure, Gramatik, Grandtheft, Hardwell, NiT GriT, Porter Robinson, Rusko, Savoy, Sebastian Ingrosso, Sound Remedy, and Zomboy.
4. Fall in love with the Chattahoochee Hills
The Chattahoochee Hills of Georgia welcomed thousands of attendees (including me) to its untouched fields last September for the debut of Counterpoint Music Festival, proving itself a prime piece of real-estate for any musical extravaganza. From its endless grassy knolls to its sprawling shady trees lining the ice-cold river, Chattahoochee’s spacious hills left festival-goers with little more to desire. We could work up a sweat in the pit and then head up the hill to take a more relaxed seat with a birds-eye view, all the while basking in Georgia’s cooling fall breezes. It’s no surprise that ID&T chose the Chattahoochee Hills as TomorrowWorld’s home, and we’re sure you’ll settle right in to this southern slice of heaven.
5. Enjoy a 21+ audience
These past few years have seen a sharp rise in attacks on festival organizers around the country who were demonized by media outlets and politicians alike for hosting events which allegedly fostered underage drinking. By setting a 21+ age limit for TomorrowWorld, ID&T avoids such criticism and aims to bring together a crowd of passionate music lovers who both respect the scene and understand how to party within reason. We’ve all cringed in fear while watching a strung-out teeny-bopper pass out in the crowd, shaking our heads in disbelief, and wondering where the parents are. TomorrowWorld is taking precautions to make sure we can all rage responsibly, so come join in on the over-age adventures!