Over the weekend, the magnificent second edition of Tomorrowland – Around the World, the digital festival, took place on the magical island of Pāpiliōnem.
With 35 hours of music, 955 different tracks and 119 never-before-seen identifiers, the two-day digital music festival experience welcomed the universe’s most spectacular group of artists’The Amicorum Show‘, while tomorrow’s people from all corners of the globe gathered again in one place – celebrating the spectacle of friendship.
SHOUSE‘is a hymn hit’Love tonight‘turned out to be the most played song in Tomorrowland – Around the World 2021, putting people on their feet with many hot remixes and releases.
Over 40 of the world’s most prominent electronic dance music artists, including Afrojack, Alan Walker, Amelie Lens, Armin van Buuren, Charlotte de Witte, Kölsch, Lost Frequencies, Nicky Romero, Tale Of Us, Culture Vintage and many more, performed their latest tracks on 6 compelling digital stages, combined with spectacular special effects and stunning 3D technology and video production.
Here’s what some of the superstar DJs had to say about this year’s edition:
Armin Van Buuren: “Tomorrowland gave this gift to fans to tell everyone everything will be fine – soon we will be dancing together again. Also, to keep you up to date with music, because it looks like there is no COVID-19 if you look online at how much music is still being removed… And I think the music deserves it – d to be played. That’s why I’m happy that Tomorrowland – Around the World is here.“
Charlotte de witte: “Doing this brings me back to what I love to do the most. And that clearly makes me eager to start over with a crowd around, which we all want, right? I’ve played a bunch of unreleased tracks, not just from myself, but also tracks from other artists that I’m going to release on my KNTXT label.
I just tried to bring a high energy set, it goes from 132 BPM to 138 BPM. So, it goes a little faster and it evolves a little. There’s also a special collaboration in there – a remix collaboration! And two new songs that will be released on my label. There is also a new track of me that I have performed, which will be released later in 2021. Lots of exciting stuff!“
Tale of us: “We have a very deep connection with the Atmosphere scene. We are very happy to have a good collaboration with Tomorrowland, because they really allow us to express our whole vision of Afterlife.
We can really work together on all aspects of the scene with our team and the Tomorrowland team. The connection is very fast, professional, fun. We really know what is going on for both the physical and digital festival. We believe this is a unique collaboration that is only possible with this connection.“
Amelia Lens: “It was my first time performing on the CORE stage. I played a lot of new music that comes out on my LENSKE label and also on EXHALE records.“
Nicky romero: “It was so good to be back on stage. I really didn’t know what to expect from today. And even though it was a recording of a live broadcast, it didn’t look like this because of the incredible production. I was also interested to see how many calories I was burning, haha! I know my resting heart rate is between 55 and 60. When I was on stage, I saw it peaked at 128/130. It means I was working hard!“
From today, 5:00 p.m. CEST, the Relive video-on-demand platform opens its doors and people who have purchased a Festival Pass & On-demand Pass have the chance to continue their journey and revisit the magical island of Pāpiliōnem to enjoy all individual DJ sets for the next two weeks – available anytime from Sunday July 18 at 5:00 p.m. CEST through Sunday August 1 at 5:00 p.m. CEST.
People can also still purchase a separate ticket for the Relive platform (€ 12.50) through tomorrowland.com and enjoy all full on-demand performances from over 40 top performers, as well as all Inspiration sessions.
Relive all the full performances of Tomorrowland – Around the world Sunday July 18 at 5:00 p.m. CEST to Sunday August 1 at 5:00 p.m. CEST. On-demand passes are available now through tomorrowland.com.