Why This Year’s TomorrowWorld Will Kick Last Year’s Ass

Article by: Alexa Smith

Thu August 07, 2014 | 00:00 AM

Last year, Tomorrowland took a journey across the seas and expanded their world-renowned festival brand to the US. TomorrowWorld made its official home for the next 10 years in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia. Although the festival had great success its inaugural year, the 2014 edition will undoubtedly outshine. Here are a few reasons why TomorrowWorld 2014 will kick last year’s ass.

More Space

Last year, the festival only used 500 of the 8,000 acres Chattahoochee Hills has to offer. The festival site is very similar to the one in Belgium, with rolling hills, lakes, and a giant grass amphitheater surrounding the main stage. This year, TomorrowWorld will be utilizing more space to create a more immersive experience. More space means more decorations, more luxury, and more places to explore. The hidden gems throughout the festival make it a truly magical experience that you won’t be able to find anywhere else. Besides Belgium, of course. 

DreamVille Is Expanding

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Photo by IDT Belgium

This year, DreamVille is expecting 35,000 campers, 5,000 more than last year. DreamVille truly is its own little world with shops, a marketplace, food vendors, and even a daily newspaper detailing the events to come. The camping experience takes festival vibes to the next level and creates a greater sense of community. Bond with thousands of people from all over the world over five days and four nights, including a pre-party called “The Gathering” Thursday before the festival, for campers only.

A Bigger, Better Stage

Each year, Tomorrowland tries to one-up itself with a better stage design that will blow the crowd away. For TomorrowWorld’s inaugural year, they shipped over the famous “Book of Wisdom” stage that took the European leg of the festival to the next level. This year, you can expect them to up the ante with a more elaborate stage design. There’s a good chance they will use Tomorrowland’s 2013 volcano-themed stage, which included amazing features such as a fire-erupting volcano, waterfalls, amazing firework displays, water fountains, several LED screens, performers, and plenty of lasers. The festival will also focus on themes for its smaller stages. So even if you’re not at the main stage, you will not be disappointed.

A Superior Lineup

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Photo by Mixtribe via Flickr Creative Commons

This year’s lineup is loaded with major talent from a wide variety of genres, far surpassing 2013’s. This year includes DJs who didn’t make the cut last year, such as Kaskade, Avicii, Martin Garrix, Zedd, Nervo, Mat Zo, Morgan Page, Sandro Silva, the Chainsmokers, and Showtek, just to name a few. Deep house fans can rejoice with the addition of John Digweed and Richie Hawtin. Trance fans will enjoy sets from Andrew Rayel, Myon and Shane 54, and Audien. The lineup has plenty of new trap artists this year, including Crizzly, ETC! ETC!, Yellow Claw, Ookay, Milo & Otis, and Kennedy Jones. Finally, dubstep fans will be pleased to hear Bassnectar, Skrillex, Doctor P, Datsik, Sub Focus, and Pegboard Nerds were all added to the 2014 lineup.

The Only Downside

Last year’s TomorrowWorld featured a Q-dance stage. Q-dance is a well-known Dutch company that organizes events and festivals all over the world, specializing in the harder styles. They are known for their elaborate stage themes, insane visuals, incredible firework displays, and of course, their world-famous Endshows. Q-dance has only made a few appearances in the US, so hardstyle fans relished in being able to have a true Q-dance experience at TomorrowWorld last year. Sadly, the festival had to nix the stage due to noise complaints from Georgia residents. However, Q-dance will be taking over one of the stages on Friday and will feature some of the best hardstyle artists in the world, such as Coone, Brennan Heart, Audiofreq, and Lady Faith.

Pack Your Bags!

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Photo by IDT Belgium

You don’t want to miss out on the magical journey that is TomorrowWorld 2014. Truly one of the best electronic dance music festivals in the world, this year will far surpass anything the US has experienced before. See you in Chattahoochee Hills!