Tomorrowland Around the World returns! Following the huge success of its first ever digital edition in 2020, Tomorrowland is bringing back the spectacular two-day digital music festival experience on Friday July 16 and Saturday July 17, 2021. Tomorrowland Around the World 2021 is adapted to all time zones and will again bring together a stellar line-up featuring the planet's biggest names in electronic dance music and the world's best technology in 3D design, video production and special effects. Already confirmed to be part of this year's digital festival are world-class artists Adam Beyer, Armin van Buuren, Claptone, Nicky Romero and Tale Of Us. Ticket sales start on Thursday May 6 at 15:00 CEST on tomorrowland.com.
The digital festival is open to people of all ages and places, unfazed by any borders or boundaries and ready to welcome hundreds of thousands of People of Tomorrow from across the globe – in addition to Tomorrowland's in-person live festival at the Holy Grounds in Belgium (August 27-29 & September 3-5, 2021). Tomorrowland remains hopeful and optimistic that the live version of the festival can go ahead at the end of the summer. The festival organization continues to be working closely and positively with the local & national governments and experts, expecting more news by the end of May.
Revisiting last year's popular newly created location, Tomorrowland will reopen the doors of its beloved new home Pāpiliōnem. The magical island will welcome the People of Tomorrow from all corners of the world, featuring plenty of brand-new and even more astonishing stages which have been specially created and designed by the creative team and 3D artists behind Tomorrowland. Festival visitors will be able to navigate easily through Pāpiliōnem with a PC, laptop, smartphone or tablet – you don't need special VR goggles – and explore the entire festival site with all the different stages and points of interest in an interactive way together with friends. Each stage will feature music from the world's best artists in dance and electronic music – from all genres – and a large portion of the fireworks and laser shows characteristic of Tomorrowland.
Last year's inaugural digital edition of Tomorrowland Around the World was considered a huge success, providing a pandemic-friendly alternative for music fans across the globe. Tomorrowland now wants to make its groundbreaking and pioneering digital festival a yearly tradition – existing in addition to the in-person live festivals. Tomorrowland Around the World 2020 won the prestigious FWA of the Month (the largest online award program in digital design and development) and Tomorrowland's digital New Year's Eve celebration was recognized as a Webby Honoree at the 25th Annual Webby Awards (the leading international award honoring excellence on the internet), while the festival's Belgian founders were named Billboard Change Agents, being praised for their ability to find innovative ways of bringing Tomorrowland into the new reality in less than 2,5 months.
Festivalgoers are invited to experience this year's unique digital event together with friends: dressing up with your best festival outfit, putting up tents or a big screen in your back garden, inviting your beloved ones for a nice barbecue with music and an amazing festival experience, decorating your balcony or throwing a party in your living room – this weekend is all about uniting through the power of music in a responsible and safe way.