For fans of dance music and electronica, Tomorrowland is the annual highlight of the festival calendar.
And it’s been hinted that the next location for the global festival’s expansion could be our very own Thailand.
We Rave You are reporting that tourism minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul is currently searching for a suitable location with the aid of the Convention and Exhibitions Bureau.
Managing director of World Planet Entertainment, Chatri Tungthiankul, has spoken of the logistical challenges involved in importing the festival to Siamese shores:
“We have to prepare a venue that can host up to 450,000 attendees. We will also have to be ready to facilitate the journey for festival-goers from other countries, specifically at the immigration control, because when people travel to the festival in other countries – Belgium, Brazil and the US – their personalized festival bracelet does all the work, including that of a passport.”
Originally based in Belgium, in the appropriately named town of Boom, Tomorrowland has cemented itself as one of the world’s biggest electronic music festivals since its founding in 2005.
It expanded to the USA in 2013 under the moniker of TomorrowWorld, and over 160,000 people attended in 2014 in Atlanta. It won’t be held in the USA this year, however.
The next step for Tomorrowland was Brazil, where the first show was held last year with over 180,000 attendees.
They’re back in Belgium for the flagship festival again this month from 22nd to 24th of July. Headliners this year include DJ heavyweights like Fedde Le Grand, Dimitri Vangelis, David Guetta, Armin van Buuren, Tiesto, Nicky Romero and Afrojack.
As for when Thailand can expect Tomorrowland to land on its doorstep, there’s no word yet.
The currently rumoured search for venues suggests that it’s unlikely to be later than 2018 if it does come off, suggests YourEDM.
If you’re not yet convinced of the merits of attending, you can watch the ‘official aftermovie’ from 2015’s festival. We’ve been reliably informed that it’s
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