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Tomorrowland attracted 400,000 attendees to its 2019 iteration, which celebrated its milestone 15th anniversary over the course of two weekends. However, the festivities did not come without accompanying criminal activity. On Aug. 1, Belgium news source VTM News reported that several Tomorrowland crew members have admitted to dealing drugs at the festival. Anonymous witnesses that spoke to VTM News claim that some individuals took jobs specifically for the purpose of selling drugs. The claims have been cross-checked and substantiated by other festival employees.
Although security checks for the popular festival remained strict for regular event attendees, those for festival staff were comparatively looser—allowing many staffers to take advantage and smuggle in illicit substances.
Last month, the Boom festival detained and issued fines for 460 Tomorrowland attendees for drug use or possession. An additional 61 drug dealers were caught as well.
Tomorrowland has maintained the integrity of their security checks for festival staff. A representative stated, “We are convinced that this misplaced behavior of some crew members is very exceptional.”
Tiësto has teamed up with Colombian producer MOSKA for a new lively new tune, “Acordeão.” MOSKA is the first Latin American producer to sign with Tiësto’s label, Musical Freedom. It’s also his second collaboration with Tiësto, following their remix of Tiësto’s original track, “Century,” featuring Calvin Harris years ago.
“Acordeão” enlists a famous Colombian sample and composition, “Fiesta En Corraleja,” with full support from the original composer, Ruben Dario Salcedo Ruiz. The track’s Latin flair is effervescent and keeps the listener wanting to dance until the very end. Tiësto debuted the release during his set at Tomorrowland in July.
The release is a part of Tiësto’s TOGETHER project, which features a medley of up-and-coming artists with whom Tiësto has been working and helping to develop over the past few years in his continued efforts to discover and mentor emerging talent.
The 2019 iteration of Belgium’s world-renowned Tomorrowland has come and gone. One notable act that was all-too-perceptibly missing from this year’s 15th anniversary lineup was Swedish House Mafia. The Stockholm trio were rumored to be closing the main stage for Weekend 2, after Martin Garrix was confirmed as the closing act on the STMPD Records stage for the first weekend only, leaving the following weekend’s slot up for grabs. But when Swedish House did not end up performing, many were not shy about expressing their disappointment.
Fans fortunately did get a full set from Swedish House member, Axwell, who played an hour-and-15-minute set on his label-branded stage, Axtone. Fans audibly hungered for the performance; and Axwell delivered. The set includes a forthcoming Swedish House Mafia release around the 12-and-a-half minute mark, alongside the long list of Axwell originals. Stream the full set below.
The Antwerp public prosecutor’s office has released a report summarizing the criminal activity that transpired at Tomorrowland 2019, which attracted 400,000 attendees to its Boom, Belgium location. Officials arrested nine individuals for public intoxication, five for being a public nuisance, and one for attempted rape, according to the report. Sixty-six people were arrested for attempting to enter the festival without a ticket.
Police apprehended 460 attendees for drug use/possession and issued fines based on the grade of the illicit substance: “soft drugs” and “hard drugs” elicited fines of 75 and 150 Euros, respectively. Officials also confiscated these festival goers’ wristbands and escorted them offsite. Between Tomorrowland’s two consecutive weekends of production, authorities seized a total of 2,510 ecstasy pills, 25 grams of cannabis, 135 speed pills, 50 doses of LSD, 57 milliliters of GHB, 30 grams of MDMA, 15 ounces of cocaine, and 14 ounces of ketamine, among other real and synthetic drugs.
Tomorrowland Weekend Two was nothing short of remarkable, closing out their 2019 installment with some ground-breaking highlights. Attendees saw a revamp of the 2012 Book Of Wisdom theme on the main stage, trance-god Armin van Buuren performed two sets on two different stages, including his 15-year tributary performance, Nicky Romero honored his longtime friend, Avicii, and more.
For those who weren’t able to experience the event’s 15th anniversary, Dancing Astronaut has compiled some of the key performances throughout the second weekend’s entirety, including sets from DJ Snake, The Chainsmokers, Martin Solveig, and Laidback Luke. Stream the full live sets below and check out the Weekend One recap here.
Eric Prydz brought his most technologically advanced live production to date with him to Tomorrowland this year, debuting the Holosphere concept during the festival’s first weekend. On the opposite end of the spectrum, the Swedish electronic deity was also honored at Tomorrowland with a technologically stripped performance of one of the most recognizable tracks in his sprawling catalog, “Opus.”
Tomorrowland’s orchestra performed their re-envisioning of Prydz’ 2016 masterwork, highlighting the versatility of the song’s indisputable impact. Considering Prydz had to scrap the Holosphere performance for the festival’s second weekend, this special orchestral homage certainly makes up for a portion of those disappointing technical issues. See the Tomorrowland orchestra perform “Opus” below.
After kicking off and concluding its opening weekend festivities from July 19-21, Tomorrowland is back for its second consecutive weekend of electronic action. The Boom, Belgium based event will once again live stream sets from a myriad of artists who grace the affair’s 2019 lineup, including David Guetta, Dom Dolla, FISHER, and many, many more.
Viewers will have the ability to live stream sets across four different stages: MainStage, Freedom Stage, Lotus, and Q-Dance.. Those who plan on tuning in to weekend two of Tomorrowland can access the four stage specific YouTube channels, here.
One of the most anticipated events of Tomorrowland’s 15th anniversary was the debut of Eric Prydz’ Holosphere; and the Swedish progressive legend exceeded expectations in taking it for its first spin. What took place on Friday, July 19 was a phenomenal showing of possibly the most advanced live setup in the musical world at large, with expertly timed 3D visuals completely immersing the crowd in crisp imagery to accompany a exposition of Prydz’ discography. Unfortunately, however, the Holosphere has become a literal “once in a lifetime event;” Tomorrowland has just announced the news that the concept would not come to fruition during Weekend 2.
Apparently, the ceiling of the Freedom Stage, where Holosphere was housed, caved in—and as a result, Tomorrowland was forced to reconstruct it into an open-air arena. The damage had been too great to be repaired to the festival’s safety standards, according to a statement from the festival. Prydz has yet to comment on whether or not the Holosphere will be replicated elsewhere, or if a re-scheduling elsewhere will occur.
“Freedom Stage – this weekend home to Eric Prydz, Axtone and A State of Trance – will transform into an open air stage. On Wednesday afternoon, a part of the ceiling of the covered Freedom stage sank. Our technical experts and production teams are not able to reconstruct the structure of the ceiling to Tomorrowland’s standards. The safety of our guests remains our highest priority and that’s why we created a Freedom Outdoor stage.
Eric Prydz will still be closing the stage on Friday, unfortunately there is no time to build his Holosphere. The Symphony of Unity will be relocated to the Lotus Stage on Sunday (17h00 – 18h00 CEST). The rest of the line-up remains unchanged. Download the Official Tomorrowland Mobile app for last minute updates.”
If the rumor is to be believed, then the sonic worlds of Martin Garrix and Drake will soon collide—likely resulting in an explosive new collaboration. A leaked screenshot of DM exchanges with a photographer affiliated with producer Murda Beatz sparked speculation that the Canadian hip-hop royal and the “Summer Days” producer were at work together on a forthcoming tune. “Nah, it’s crazy the world will shake,” says the Murda Beatz affiliate in the private message exchange as “Mr. from the 6” is revealed to be the collaborator Garrix is currently linked with.
Martin Garrix recently gave an interview with 538 Radio at Tomorrowland in which he imparted that he has now worked with the most prominent artist of his career to date, suggesting that the photographer’s claim could in fact be credible. “I’ve been in the studio with someone, I can’t say with whom yet, but that [it] is perhaps the biggest name ever,” Garrix told 538 Radio.
Check out what he said – “I’ve been in the studio with someone, I can’t say with whom yet, but that is perhaps the biggest name ever.”