Back in April it was announced that one of the largest EDM festivals in Europe — TomorrowLand — would launch a U.S. version this year. Dubbed TomorrowWorld, the Atlanta festival now has a lineup, which features Tiesto, Avicii and Steve Angello, among many others.
The festival will be held at Chattahoochee Hills in Fairburn, Ga. As a much better point of reference, this is just outside of Atlanta. The three-day festival will take place September 27-29.
Other notable artists include David Guetta, Afrojack, Calvin Harris, Axwell and Steve Aoki. There are a ton of ticket options available, and seem to start around $130 for a single-day pass or $350 for a three-day pass. A press release reports that there are three-day passes available for $250, but there currently are none available on the website. Packages range up to over $5,000 for what’s known as a “Full Madness Comfort (VIP) + DreamVille Relax Room.”
It should be noted that unlike many festivals, there is a minimum age of 21 for TomorrowWorld.
““Three days of madness…” said the official website of the festival when it was first announced, “each day TomorrowWorld offers you the greatest artists, representing the very best of your favourite music genre; whether it’s house. progressive, techno, dubstep, trance, hardstyle, electro, minimal or any other genre… Be prepared to get blown away by an incredible TomorrowWorld 2013 line-up…”
When the festival was announced at an event in Miami in April, Michiel Beers — the co-owner of the festival — said that no detail was overlooked when planning the event.
“We will create a fairytale world from the smallest detail to the biggest stage,” he said.
At the announcement, it was revealed that 50,000 fans are expected to attend the event. While this will make one of the largest EDM festival in the U.S., it is much smaller than the original Tomorrowland, which typically hosts around 180,000 people.
We’ve had quite a few EDM artists announce Las Vegas residencies recently, and now Tiesto says he will spend most of the next two years in Sin City.
The artists will perform an exclusive the 20-month “Club Life” residency at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Vegas, where he will perform at least 40 dates at the new Hakkasan Las Vegas venue. He also will create a “daytime experience for fans” at the WET REPUBLIC Ultra Pool. He will perform at least 20 dates at the latter spot.
“I’m going to dedicate my year to Las Vegas,” Tiesto told Rolling Stone about the new announcement. “Just Vegas, maybe a couple of festivals. I haven’t decided yet.”
He also says he will bypass Ibiza, Spain this summer because of the newfound EDM interest in America.
“With the scene blowing up in America, Vegas is so much fun now,” he continued. “It’s the right time to do it. I do everything on my gut feeling, and I felt like it’s gonna be awesome there. I’ve been to Ibiza for 10 years, and I love Ibiza, but I always look for something new and a new challenge.”
The new venue is a five-level “restaurant and nightlife experience” in Vegas and is set to open in April, though a specific date has not yet been announced. Exact dates for the Tiesto shows will be announced sometime in the future, as well. Neil Moffitt, CEO of Angel Management Group, said in a press release that the new venue will provide a new and welcome experience for Tiesto fans.
“The sheer excitement that will be generated by the news of Tiesto’s new home in Las Vegas combined with the level of excellence of these ventures is certain to result in an amazing spectacle for Tiesto fans,” he said.
Organizers are calling the announcement the Phase 1 lineup, and others artists that will perform at the Miami electronic festival include Bassnectar, Fatboy Slim, Swedish House Mafia, Hot Chip, Afrojack, Crystal Castles, Yeasayer, Matt & Kim, Calvin Harris and Thievery Corporation.
This year is the 15th anniversary of the festival, and will be the first incarnation to feature two weekends, March 15-17 and March 22-24. The event is held in Bayfront Park in Miami. Unlike the two-weekend event Coachella, Ultra will not feature the same lineup both weekends, and the lineup announcement does not say which acts will play which weekends. However, at least some artists will play both, as it was previously announced that deadmau5 will headline both Saturdays of the festival.
Russell Faibisch, President and CEO of the event released a statement about the need for the festival to expand to two weekends.
“After an extremely successful 2012 edition of Ultra in Miami, and the continuous overwhelming demand by disappointed fans that were unable to attend because of the early sell out, we’ve decided to do what Ultra has always consistently done throughout the years, pioneer, and push the EDM movement forward,” he said. “So we are adding a second weekend of Ultra. This is a unique concept from anything ever done before in our space, as it will be two weekends… two unique experiences. There are A LOT of incredible plans and surprises lined up for everyone attending our 15th year anniversary!”
The 2012 version of the event attracted 165,000 attendees, and many tickets were sold before the headliners had been announced. Phase two of the lineup is expected to be released early next year.
The lineup for this year’s Electric Daisy Carnival has been announced, and will feature Tiesto, Kaskade and Avicii, according to MTV News.
One of the biggest dance music events in the world, this year’s festival will be held from June 8-10 in Las Vegas. In addition to the above names, festival goers also can expect to see Afrojack, Steve Angello and Above & Beyond, among many others.
The festival will take place on three main stages set up on the 1,000 acres of the infield at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The performances will feature pyrotechnics and a carnival culture. The event is expected to draw 300,000 attendees over the three-day weekend, which is up from 240,000 last year.
Pasquale Rotella, founder of organizer Insomniac Events, spoke to MTV News about what fans can expect when they attend the event.
“It’s about the whole experience,” he told the news network. “We are not a concert. We are so much more than that – it’s about the production, it’s about the art. The music being played is the soundtrack to your experience for the evening.”
He went on to say the production will rival the Olympics.
“I’ll have over 500 theatrical performers,” he said, “over 30 carnival rides, hundreds of EDM acts, large-scale art installations, tons of special effects, massive enough fireworks to rival the Olympics… plus much, much more.
Other acts that have been announced thus far include Armin van Buuren, Bassnectar, Calvin Harris, Carl Cox, Chase & Status, David Guetta, Erick Morillo, Sebastian Ingrosso, Benny Benassi, Flux Pavilion, Knife Party, Porter Robinson and Richie Hawtin.
The Electric Daisy Carnival was originally held in southern California in 1997. It was held at various venues before being moved to Las Vegas last year. Additionally, a two-day Electric Daisy Carnival will be held in New York next month, and another event is scheduled for Puerto Rico later this year.
Miami’s electronic festival Ultra Music Fest has announced a 2012 lineup that will feature Avicii, Tiesto and Kraftwerk, among others. The three-day festival will be held from March 23 to 25 at Bayfront Park, which is in downtown Miami. Tiesto and Kraftwerk will headline the opening Friday show along with Skrillex, and Avicii will headline Saturday with Justice. David Guetta and Kaskade will headline the closing Sunday night show. Other notable acts from the festival’s extensive lineup include New Order, Neon Indian, Fatboy Slim, M83 and Duck Sauce. This lineup has been announced as “Phase One,” with “Phase Two” promised to be announced soon.
Next year’s festival will be the 14th installment of one of the most successful music festivals in the country. Last year’s event, held at Bicentennial Park, saw about 150,000 music fans attend the three-day event. The move to larger Bayfront Park was sparked by the high-attendance. Bayfront Park had previously been home to the event before it was expanded to two and three day events.
Additionally, the festival is held during the annual Winter Music Conference, which focuses on electronic music and has been held in Miami since 1986. Events held during the conference that coincides with the festival include seminars, panels, workshops and the International Dance Music Awards, though admission to the festival does not include admission to the conference.
The Ultra Music Fest began as a one-day event on South Beach in 1999, and continued to grow until it began being held over two days in 2007. This year was the first time the festival expanded to three days, and was more successful than ever. A press release states that this year’s event was “the first ever, and only 3-day music festival of its kind to completely sell out 150,000 tickets six weeks in advance.” The press release also promises that the Ultra Fest team will be “transforming and customizing [Bayfront] park in a way never seen before.”
Tiesto will wrap up his forthcoming college tour in style with the biggest single DJ headliner concert in the history of the U.S.
The super DJ from the Netherlands on October 8 will be performing in Los Angeles at Home Depot Stadium, a 26,000 seating capacity arena. It will be the last show on Tiesto’s “Club Life College Invasion Tour.” The DJ will be traveling to cities such as Ypsilanti, Michigan and Madison, Wisconsin on his 21 date outing.
The DJ/producer said, I can’t wait until I get to perform at Home Depot Stadium. The city of Los Angeles has always been very welcoming to me. I haven’t played there in a while, so it will be very special being able to wrap up my college tour with a really big show.
Tiesto is among the world’s biggest electronic acts. According to Soundscan, he has sold more than 1.3 million U.S. tracks. In addition, 15 of his albums have been on the Billboard Top Electronic Albums chart, which includes his No. 1 2007 set “Elements of Life.” Tiesto’s active brand partners include Axe, SanDisk, Armani Exchange and Heineken who have all helped sponsor his College Invasion tour.
Internationally renound DJ Tiesto will be warming up the turn tables for an 18-month run that will kick off with a trio of dates at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York (September 24, 25 & 26). The 27-city fall US tour will carry though New Year’s Eve where he?ll play Haze in Las Vegas.
The extensive tour is in support of his forthcoming effort “Kaleidoscope” which marks the DJ?s fourth solo album. The first single “I Will Be Here” has already been released but “Kaleidoscope” won’t find its way to store shelves until October 20. He doesn’t lack for friends as the release has featured collaborations with Nelly Furtado, Jonsi of Sigur Ros, Tegan & Sara, Kele Okereke of Bloc Party and Calvin Harris.
Tiesto recently earned a Grammy nomination for his work on “Elements of Life,” and he’s been busy at the mixing tables doing remixes for Bloc Party, the Killers and Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
Tiesto 2009 Tour Dates
24, 25, 26 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
1 – Boston, MA – Tsongas Arena
2 – Montreal, Quebec – Bell Centre
3 – Toronto, Ontario – The Flats at Arrow Hall
10 – Norcross, GA – North Atlanta Trade Center
11 – Washington, DC – Fur
12 – Cleveland, OH – Aura
13 – Columbus, OH – Boma
14 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
15 – Charlotte, NC – The Forum
16 – Orlando, FL – UCF Arena
17 – Miami, FL – Liv
18 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz
23 – Houston, TX – Reliant Arena
24 – Dallas, TX – Palladium Ballroom
25 – San Antonio, TX – Cowboys Dancehall
26 – Oklahoma City, OK – City Walk
27 – Nashville, TN – Limelight
28 – St. Louis, MO – Home
29 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
30 – Saint Paul, MN – Myth
31 – Chicago, IL – Congress Theater
1 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave Eagles Club
10 – Edmonton, Alberta – Shaw Conference Centre
12 – Calgary, Alberta – The Big Four Building
14 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Pacific Coliseum
31 – Las Vegas, NV – Haze