The global appetite for music festivals seems to have returned after the Belgian EDM festival sells rapidly.
After two years of Covid-19 cancellations, Tomorrowland returns to the province of Antwerp this summer and has sold all of its 600,000 tickets in ten minutes.
The world’s largest dance music festival is looking to recoup some of the $28 million losses from the cancelled 2020 and 2021 events, and the 600,000 tickets were snapped up by eager festivalgoers in a matter of moments.
“We are very happy to welcome 600,000 festivalgoers at Tomorrowland in Belgium this summer,” said Tomorrowland’s Debby Wilmsen. “It is great to see that people (remained) positive in those challenging years and we are looking forward to sharing love, music and friendship soon.”
Tomorrowland will take place in the Belgian towns of Boom and Rumst and covers three weekends – 15-17, 22-24 and 29-31 July. Worldwide ticket sales and pre-sales have now sold out, but a limited number of Global Journey Packages are still available.
The 2022 edition of the festival will feature more than 700 artists on 14 stages, bringing dance music royalty like Diplo, Alesso, Sofi Tukker, Martin Garrix, Major Lazer, Eric Prydz, Afrojack, Armin Van Buuren and many more to the party.
During the pandemic, Tomorrowland staged digital versions of the event for the last two years, including the live-streamed Tomorrowland Around the World in July 2020 that had an audience of more than 1 million people. Sets can be re-watched here and the official after movie can be found below:
The cancellation of Tomorrowland 2021 came as particularly bad news as it came just two months before the festival was due to take place. Billboard reports that local officials denied a permit to hold the two-weekend event citing concerns about the rising number of Covid-19 cases and the complexity of logistics to ensure the health and safety of the huge crowds heading to the province of Antwerp.
Tomorrowland organisers are currently preparing for its second winter edition, set to take place later this month on March 19-26 in the village of Alpe d’Huez. Tickets for this event are also sold out.