Tomorrowland, the world\’s highest-attended music festival, will be held over two weekends for its 2017 edition. The city government of Boom, Belgium approved the expansion, much to the delight of EDM fans worldwide.
Tomorrowland 2017 will be from July 21 to July 23, and the next weekend from July 28 to July 30. The Belgian electronic dance music festival was also two weekends-long in 2014, for its tenth anniversary edition.
International and local demand for tickets prompted the festival\’s organizers to feature two weekends of beats and bass, according to Belgian newspaper Gazet van Antwerpen. Fans find it increasingly difficult to score tickets to the festival, due to the large size. Hopefully, the expansion will allow attendance to double from 180,00o to 360,000 next year.
The Dutch electronic mecca will perhaps permanently be two weekends, much like Coachella did this year. There is no word yet as to how this positive change will effect the lineup; but if Coachella is any indication with Calvin Harris\’ double appearances, fans attending Tomorrowland may have a chance to see their favorites whichever weekend they go.
So important is Tomorrowland that the city government allocated it two of only seventeen slots for the festival ground to be booked per summer. This attests to the steady global popularity of the EDM genre and festival-going as a social experience for Millennials, not to mention the economic incentive for the Dutch municipality.
Relive the magic of 2016 in the official aftermovie below: