Thursday, 8 June 2023 - Less than 50 days left before the start of a magnificent new tale in the history of Tomorrowland… The iconic Belgian festival now releases the full timetable and trailer for the 17th edition, which will revolve around this year’s theme ‘Adscendo’. Set to welcome more than 750 of the world’s finest electronic music artists across 16 mesmerizing stages during two weekends of magic, Tomorrowland will take place on July 21-23 and July 28-30 amidst the unique and beautiful scenery of De Schorre in Boom. Discover the full line-up and timetable on tomorrowland.com.
Introducing the world of ‘Adscendo’
The 17th edition of Tomorrowland will revolve around the theme ‘Adscendo’, turning De Schorre into a magical destination high on the horizon, where the People of Tomorrow will witness the rise of a magnificent tale in the history of Tomorrowland’s Great Library. This year’s ‘Adscendo’ Mainstage is 100% crafted from in-house decor made by the Tomorrowland Atelier. The creative team behind Tomorrowland invents, draws, and brings the magical stages of the iconic festival to life in 3D, while the Tomorrowland Atelier creates, builds, and installs the stages at the festival grounds in Boom.
More than 750 of the world’s best electronic music artists
Catering to all genres in electronic dance music with an impressively eclectic range of artists, among the hundreds of renowned acts performing at this year’s summer edition are &ME, ACRAZE, Adam Beyer,Adriatique, Afrojack, Agents Of Time, Alesso, Alok, Amber Broos, Âme, Amelie Lens, Amémé, anamē, Anfisa Letyago, ANNA, Anyma, Armin van Buuren, Bedouin, Black Coffee, Boris Brejcha, Brina Knauss, CamelPhat, Carlita, Cat Dealers, Claptone, Da Tweekaz, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Dixon, DJ Diesel, DJ Tennis, Dom Dolla, Don Diablo, Eric Prydz presents HOLO, Folamour, GORDO, HAAi, Hardwell, Honey Dijon, Indira Paganotto, James Hype, John Newman, Joris Voorn, Joseph Capriati, Kevin De Vries, Kölsch, Korolova, Kungs, Lilly Palmer, Lost Frequencies, Lucas & Steve, Maceo Plex, Martin Garrix, Mathame, MATTN, Meduza, Mind Against, NERVO, Netsky, Nicky Romero, Nina Kraviz, Nora En Pure, Ofenbach, Oliver Heldens, Otto Knows, Öwnboss, Paul Kalkbrenner, Purple Disco Machine, Quintino, R3HAB, Reinier Zonneveld, Robin Schulz, Sebastian Ingrosso, Solardo, Stephan Bodzin, Steve Angello, Steve Aoki, Sub Zero Project, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Tale Of Us, Tchami, The Chainsmokers, Tiësto, Timmy Trumpet, Topic, Vini Vici, Vintage Culture, W&W, Yves Deruyter, Yves V and many more.
Some more acts & talents to look forward to next month: the 20-year-old female Belgian DJ and One World Radio resident Amber Broos has quickly become one of the hottest sensations in the electronic music scene, now set to make her debut on Tomorrowland’s legendary Mainstage on Saturday July 22 with her own unique style between techno, house, club, and Belgian retro influenced music. The 24-year-old Belgian rising drum and bass artist Andromedik will also be playing on the Mainstage for the very first time on July 21 and July 30, marking the first drum and bass performance on Tomorrowland’s Mainstage since Netsky’s last time in 2018. Born in Antwerp, Andromedik has already left quite an imprint on the scene. He has distinguished himself from a lot of his peers with an almost ‘festival’ sound design, while having had classical jazz training for over 10 years. Since his debut in 2016, Andromedik has been supported by the biggest names in the scene such as Netsky, Sub Focus, Delta Heavy, Jauz and more.
Another newcomer to the Mainstage: British singer, songwriter & producer John Newman – who has collaborated with the likes of David Guetta, Calvin Harris and Rudimental – will be jumping behind the decks for a unique DJ/live hybrid performance with a mix of live vocals, live mixing and beat triggering (The Library on July 23 and the Mainstage on July 29). Four more rising talents to keep an eye on: the 25-year-old Belgian female hardstyle powerhouse MANDY (Q-dance at the Freedom stage on July 23 and Da Tweekaz presents Tweekamania at the Youphoria stage on July 30), the Brussels-based classically trained DJ & producer Henri PFR (the Mainstage on July 21 and The Library on July 28), Belgian electronic duo and CORE Records signed artist Mosley Jr (CORE stage on July 29) and Black Coffee’s son and young trailblazing musician Sona (Atmosphere stage on July 23).
The Symphony of Unity returns
In 2015, Tomorrowland welcomed the Belgian National Orchestra to play the Symphony of Unity live on stage. The DJ booth was handed over to 80 live musicians for the very first time, performing the Symphony of Unity, composed specially for Tomorrowland – bringing a magical performance in which classical and electronic music was united and transformed into an unprecedented show. Four years later, the Symphony of Unity returned to Tomorrowland in 2019 in collaboration with the Metropole Orchestra Academy, playing a 60-minute spectacle on both Sundays, as well as two magical 'Our Story' shows in the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam. The orchestra’s performance was mesmerizing for the audience, with a unique live mix between the all-time and most iconic electronic Tomorrowland anthems and magical classical music such as the Tomorrowland Hymn.
This year, Tomorrowland teamed up with BMW to look for musicians themselves. With more than 100 registrations from all over the world coming in, seven musicians have been selected and invited to join the Symphony of Unity live on stage during Tomorrowland at the Atmosphere stage on July 22 and July 29.
16 different stages to discover
This summer, Tomorrowland will be the home of 16 different stages, including a couple of brand-new gems for the People of Tomorrow to discover: the magnificent Rose Garden, an impressive female dragon coming out of the water and watching over the audience, has been completely remade. The new Elixir stage draws inspiration from the 2016 festival theme ‘The Elixir of Life’ and will become an iconic landmark on the festival grounds.
Terra Solis, Tomorrowland’s unique desert destination in Dubai, will be traveling to Belgium this summer to host a stage with performances by Airrica, Amémé, Bedouin, Calao, Danny Howard, Dorian Craft, Eelke Kleijn, Francesca Lombardo, Glowal, Kasango, Nico Morano, Oden & Fatzo, Undercatt and many more. Another newcomer: the Rise stage, nestled in green nature full of beautiful plants and summery vibes, will give a platform to young talents in collaboration with the Tomorrowland Academy.
The mythical and beautifully crafted CORE stage, one of Tomorrowland’s most unique stages where music and nature come together, will once again be a true crowd favorite with performances from the scene’s leading acts in house & techno, tucked away in the enchanting forests of Tomorrowland.
Female power behind the decks
A huge range of female artists will be jumping behind the decks next month: techno superstar Amelie Lens, Brazilian DJ & producer ANNA, Siberian born techno artist Anfisa Letyago, B Jones (the first Spanish artist in history performing at the Tomorrowland Mainstage in 2022), Slovenian selector Brina Knauss, Turkish classical musician & multi-instrumentalist Carlita, up-and-coming Brazilian artist Carola (the first black female artist to perform at the Mainstage), Irish born artistic soul CiCi, Parisian multi-instrumentalist Chloé Caillet, Brussels-based indie dance & techno DJ/producer EMJIE, Australia’s fast rising star HAAi, artistic pioneer & queer icon Honey Dijon, Spanish psytechno producer Indira Paganotto, Ukrainian talent Korolova, German techno star Lilly Palmer, American advocate for gender equality and female empowerment LP Giobbi, Belgian dance sensation MATTN, Australian twin sisters NERVO, Russian DJ Nina Kraviz, South African-Swiss deep house producer Nora En Pure, Italian techno DJ & producer Olympe, American superstar Paris Hilton, fast-rising UK talent Tita Lau and many more.
STMPD RCRDS x Tomorrowland Music
In light of last year’s hugely successful STMPD RCRDS and Tomorrowland Music collaboration, Martin Garrix’s imprint and Tomorrowland’s official record label have continued for another round this year with a follow-up collaborative EP, made up of brand-new productions by some of STMPD RCRDS’s finest talents. Closing off bigger than ever, two of dance music’s most esteemed record labels will be co-hosting the STMPD RCRDS x Tomorrowland Music stage at The Library stage on Saturday July 22, featuring performances by label boss Martin Garrix, Paul Kalkbrenner, Joseph Capriati, DubVision, Julian Jordan, Matisse & Sadko, Goodboys, Sentinel, Fancy Inc and more.
Norwegian hard dance duo Da Tweekaz will be bringing the ultimate uplifting dancefloor energy with their Tweekamania hosting at the Youphoria stage on July 30, while Dutch hardstyle duo Sub Zero Project will be taking over the Youphoria stage on July 21 with their Psychodelic hosting. Some of the other stage hosts involved this summer include Tale Of Us’ Afterlife, trance & progressive institution Anjunabeats, Amelie Lens’ EXHALE, Lost Frequencies & Friends, global house brand Defected, Adam Beyer’s revered techno brand Drumcode, CORE presents Zamna, hard dance collective & fan favorite Q-Dance, Yves V presents V Sessions, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike’s Smash The House, Canadian record label Monstercat, drum & bass and dubstep icon Rampage, Belgium’s legendary Bonzai, house & disco phenomenon Glitterbox, Shaq’s Bass All-Stars and many more.
Tomorrowland Belgium 2023
Weekend 1: Friday July 21 – Sunday July 23
Weekend 2: Friday July 28 – Sunday July 30