As the countdown to festival season continues, Tomorrowland has been gradually releasing the names that will grace the stages of one of the world’s most celebrated festivals. Along with the January announcements that brought on artists like Alesso, Alison Wonderland, Prydz, the Belgian festival has announced the addition of nearly 20 more artists to kick off February.
Tomorrowland’s gargantuan status as one of the globe’s most storied electronic music festivals continues to grow. The Belgian festival has officially announced its stage hosts for 2018 and the list is… extensive.
Hardwell’s reunion with the duo marks an official burial of the parties’ longtime feud. The feud dates back to 2015 when DM&LM dethroned Hardwell in DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJ poll with the use of questionable methods. The two were said to have hired workers to wander festival grounds with iPads, asking attendees for their help in attaining the top spot in the poll.
Considering DM&LM’s relationship with Tomorrowland, the parties’ hatchet burial may also signify that Hardwell will see an inclusion in the upcoming line-up. Nonetheless, it’s an exciting development and display of integrity from two of electronic dance music’shardest working purveyors.
It’s also been reported that Hardwell and the duo will debut a new track in during the show, and while its official release timeline has yet to have been confirmed outside of the show, if the live reunion hadn’t already signified, the new track surely points to a mended relationship between all parties.
DM&LM’s show with Hardwell on December 23 will live stream via the DV&LM YouTube and Facebook channels or here.
The track, featuring dual vocals of Goulding and Conor Maynard, was an instant main stage hit, with fans clamoring for an official release. Yet, rumors began circulating that Goulding would no longer be the vocalist on the track for reasons unclear. The reason has recently been uncovered via Garrix and Goulding’s Twitter exchanges. Due to Garrix’s premature and seemingly innocent on-stage premier, Goulding’s record label made the executive move to pull her vocals from the track — despite Goulding’s insistence that she was enamored with the track herself.
On July 20-22 and 27-29, Tomorrowland 2018 will return to Belgium under the theme of “The Story of Planaxis.” While the meaning behind the theme is unknown for the time being, details are sure to emerge as registration dates approach.
Pre-registration begins Jan. 9, 2018. Global Journey sale begins Jan. 20. Worldwide pre-sale begins Jan. 27, with worldwide tickets on sale Feb. 3.
The 2017 event generated 77 million views on Snapchat, amassed 355 million minutes in YouTube views, and effectively reached 184 million people on Facebook. Tomorrowland’s reach as a major event, both physically and across social media, grows 2.4 times larger each year.
“Moving Pieces” is a standout in sonic nostalgic for the summer of 2017. Its beauty begins with Kyle Reynolds‘ stunning and welcoming vocals with cunning guitar licks. The drop introduces a deep bass that sits nicely alongside the percussion. The silky synth pads enhance a warm, rosy nostalgia throughout.