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Tomorrowland 2017 Opening July 20th: DreamVille & Belgian Journey

Although the festival only kicks-off tomorrow, already a lot of people felt the magic of Tomorrowland today. At Brussels Airport flights full with festivalgoers from all over the world arrived, as well as AMARE, the Tomorrowland plane. Hundreds of busses en trains with destination ‘Boom’ shuttled the festivalgoers to their hotel or Dreamville (the name of the campsite at Tomorrowland). 38.000 campers just discovered . While the sun is going down, all 38.000 campers are enjoying themselves during The Gathering, the pre-party at Dreamville: a small taste of what is coming tomorrow. 

Before getting on the plane with destination Tomorrowland, festival goers were treated to a pre-party at the gate at 24 departure airports. 47 flights took the party up in the air with music on board, of which 8 flights even host a live DJ-set at 30.000 feet. 

The Gathering
The 38.000 campers just raised their own tent or discovered their Easy Tents, DreamLodges or Cabanas. They took a refreshing shower or did some shopping at the bakery or the supermarket, all situated in the central Marketplace. The festivalgoers got already a preview for the next days with a big pre-party: called The Gathering. Behind the dj-booth: Belgian proud Yves V, Romeo Blanco and Sem Thomasson. Campers got surprised by a surprise act of Afrojack.

Belgian Journey
Today Brussels became even more multicultural than usual. Festival goers were immersed in the magic of Tomorrowland at the Grote Markt. For this occasion, the square was only accessible to people with a Tomorrowland bracelet. While a dj played music, there were all kind of activities around the “Grande Place”. In the evening the party continued at Tours & Taxis. What a way to kick things off…! 


This year, Tomorrowland celebrates its 13th edition. The festival will welcome 200.000 festivalgoers per weekend. The global interest for the ticket sale was overwhelming once again. People from all over the world will visit the festival and make Tomorrowland the most international event on the planet.

This year 30.000 people from around the world will take part in Global Journey, the largest ever travel undertaking by a festival worldwide. Next to the Brussels Airlines flights, we also have guests who travel by train and bus. 38.000 guests are staying at DreamVille or others are sleeping in one of our 27 Tomorrowland hotels in Brussels.

Festivalgoers can also extend the unique global connection of Tomorrowland with an amazing travel package that takes them across Europe : Discover Europe. The People of Tomorrow get the chance to visit next to Tomorrowland also Brussels, Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin, Barcelona, Ibiza and Budapest.

For the sixth year in a row, Brussels Airlines flies thousands of festival goers from around the globe to Tomorrowland.  This year, Brussels Airlines brings more than 10.000 festival goers to Belgium to celebrate at Tomorrowland in Boom. All these music lovers come to Belgium on 236 different flights from 79 cities all over the world. The most popular departure cities are Geneva, Madrid and Barcelona. About 500 Tomorrowland goers chose a Discover Europe Package, in which they can combine the festival with a visit to several European cities.

Before getting on the plane, festival goers were treated to a pre-party at the gate at 24 departure airports.. 47 flights take the party up in the air with music on board, of which 8 flights even host a live DJ-set at 30.000 feet. This year, Brussels Airlines and Tomorrowland proudly organize party flights with Amare, the fourth Airbus A320 in the  airline’s Belgian Icon series, dedicated to Tomorrowland.  Amare was chosen as the fourth special livery plane because Tomorrowland really has become one of Belgium’s icons, the festival being infamous around the globe. Guests on board of Amare will be in the Tomorrowland mood right from their departure, with its special mood lighting and music installation on board.  On some of the flights, Tomorrowland brings along the Flemish Kitchen Rebels (VisitFlanders), chefs who will introduce festival guests to Belgium’s fine cuisine.

Wednesday DJ Yves V played a live DJ set on board when Amare flies 180 Discover Europe party goers from Ibiza to Brussels Airport. Michelin star chef Roger Van Damme served a special Tomorrowland dessert for everyone on board.

New this year is that we will test a baggage drop off point at the Dreamville, so Tomorrowland goers don’t have to carry their bags and tents to the airport themselves and can have a relaxed trip home or can enjoy a nice day of sightseeing before heading to the airport.

At the festival site, Brussels Airlines brings everyone with their heads in the clouds, with The Loop, a ferris wheel that offers the best view over the magnificent landscape of Tomorrowland and far beyond.  A ride on The Loop  is, like every year, free for every Tomorrowland visitor.

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