Tomorrowland announces a new limited edition festival novel for 2024

Tomorrowland announces a new limited edition festival novel for 2024

‘The Spirit of Life’

Monday, 4 December 2023 - After the success of its first festival novel published earlier this year, Tomorrowland is releasing the complete origin story of its new festival theme with a second fantasy adventure novel. Reading ‘The Spirit of Life’ will offer an opportunity to nurture a deeper festival experience for 2024. Looking back on 20 years of uniting the world filled with love, beautiful friendships and magical memories, Tomorrowland is excited to celebrate its 20-year anniversary next year. Set to open up a new world in the beautiful scenery of De Schorre in Boom (Belgium) in the summer of 2024, the festival’s new theme ‘LIFE’ is the prequel of the 2016 ‘Elixir of Life’ theme.

In 2024, the People of Tomorrow can discover the detailed origin story of the new fantasy theme ‘LIFE’ before being immersed into the narrative spirit at the festival grounds. Just like ‘Adscendo’, the first theme with a novel released to illustrate its origin story alongside a trailer and legendary Mainstage, the origin story of ‘LIFE’ will be shared in the fantasy adventure novel, ‘The Spirit of Life’. In this novel the roots of the theme of ‘LIFE’ are planted, cultivated and grown.

Attendees will have the chance to recognise elements and imagery from the book at the festival. This creates a unique and unparalleled chance for deeper connection that was overwhelmingly positively received by those who seized the opportunity last summer. However, fantasy fans around the world will also get the prospect to delve into the rich storytelling world of Tomorrowland and explore the diverse and magical tale within the book, regardless of their physical attendance at the festival. The story in ‘The Spirit of Life’ is set in Silvyra, a lush and vibrant world of nature. It marks the second Tomorrowland world available for exploration by the People of Tomorrow in book form, following last year’s avian-inspired realm ‘Adscendo’ and the accompanying book ‘The Rise of Adscendo’. Both of these worlds are integral to an exciting new storytelling project that Tomorrowland is actively developing.

Readers of ‘The Spirit of Life’ will discover a story of friendship, unity and the power of nature within the enchanting Tomorrowland universe:

“For Liria of the River Clan, working for the Governor of Bloom is a stepping stone to greater things. But, when a malicious force unleashes a dangerous blight, her world is turned upside down. Suspected of having a part in this, Liria flees to find a cure in a hidden vale before the coming Conjunction of the moons.

Pursued by Kaedar, the Protectors of Bloom’s Chief Ranger and his team, she navigates her way through unpredictable waterways and ancient forests, with hazards at every turn. Forging bonds of friendship with the natural world, Liria finds something she wasn’t looking for while trying to save her home, before all is lost…”

Pre-order now to ensure a first edition copy of this Limited-Edition hardback with festival artwork, sprayed edges and a beautiful map of Silvyra, realm of lush nature. Each copy of this 300+ page book is individually numbered, creating a truly bespoke collector’s item.

Publishing in Spring 2024, the Limited Edition ‘The Spirit of Life’ will be available in English and Dutch. Pre-orders for this exclusive release are open from December 4 and can be made via store.tomorrowland.com/life. Shipping follows in spring 2024. The publishing partner for the Dutch version, available via the Tomorrowland channels, is Standaard Uitgeverij.

‘The Spirit of Life’ offers a sneak peek into the Tomorrowland fictional universe. The Tomorrowland stories deliver inspiring tales set in new magical worlds for adult readers to enjoy.

‘The Spirit of Life’

Tomorrowland Belgium 2024
​Weekend 1: Friday July 19 – Sunday July 21
​Weekend 2: Friday July 26 – Sunday July 28
​Boom, Belgium
tomorrowland.com

About Tomorrowland
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Tomorrowland is one of the largest and most iconic music festivals in the world held in recreation area De Schorre in Boom, Belgium, organized and owned by the original founders, the brothers Beers. Tomorrowland was first held in 2005 and has since become one of the world’s most notable global music festivals. It takes place every year in summer and stretches over 2 weekends, welcoming 400,000 People of Tomorrow from over 200 countries, and selling out in minutes year after year. Tomorrowland caters to all genres in electronic dance music with hundreds of renowned artists performing across more than 16 different stages. Being a home to hundreds of thousands of people from all walks of life, one of the most unique things about Tomorrowland remains the whole world coming together in one magical place with everyone being equal and uniting as one – symbolizing the values of freedom, respect, diversity, and solidarity. 

Over the past 19 years, Tomorrowland has become a true global phenomenon that connects people from every corner of the world. Tomorrowland has evolved into a global entertainment brand and media powerhouse with new festivals & events like Tomorrowland Brasil in Itu, São Paulo, Tomorrowland Winter in Alpe d'Huez in France, CORE Festival in Brussels and CORE Tulum in Mexico, the radio station One World Radio, the record labels Tomorrowland Music and CORE Records, the Tomorrowland Academy (DJ & producer school), the music management & booking agency One World Artists, the Tomorrowland Foundation with Music & Arts Schools in Nepal and India, the apparel & accessories label Tomorrowland Store, the Tomorrowland Home Collection, the year-round MESA - The Tomorrowland Restaurant and Tomorrowland DJ & Experience Store in Antwerp, the Tomorrowland Kitchen at Gare Maritime in Brussels, the sustainability platform Love Tomorrow, Tomorrowland Fiction, the Terra Solis Desert Destination in Dubai, the spectacular immersive experience The Great Library of Tomorrow in Barcelona, a yearly residence at Ushuaïa Ibiza, the annual Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike shows in Sportpaleis Antwerp, the iconic Tomorrowland aftermovies and several exclusive documentaries, several groundbreaking digital festivals, the sparkling wine Solo Vida, Europe’s most spectacular rollercoaster The Ride to Happiness by Tomorrowland at Plopsaland De Panne, the specially painted aircraft Amare in collaboration with Brussels Airlines, the Tomorrowland hot air balloon Zephyr, Tomorrowland art projects (The Stairway To Unity, One World Bridge, Magical Troll Forest), the Tomorrowland Hymn by Hans Zimmer, Tomorrowland NFTs and much more.

About Standaard Uitgeverij
Standaard Uitgeverij is an independent publishing company. Its various publishing houses (o.a. Standaard Uitgeverij Strips, Manteau, Davidsfonds, Ballon, Oogappel) and other activities (Art Stories) make up the largest Flemish publishing group.

Debby Wilmsen Press Coordinator & Spokeswoman, Tomorrowland
Jordy Van Overmeire PR Coordinator, Tomorrowland
About Tomorrowland Belgium

Celebrating 20 years of Tomorrowland, Tomorrowland Belgium 2024 will take place across two weekends from July 19-21 and July 26-28. Set to open up a new world in the beautiful scenery of De Schorre in Boom in the summer of 2024, the festival’s new theme ‘LIFE’ is the prequel of the 2016 ‘Elixir of Life’ theme.

Tomorrowland is one of the largest and most iconic music festivals in the world held in recreation area De Schorre in Boom, Belgium, organized and owned by the original founders, the brothers Beers. Tomorrowland was first held in 2005 and has since become one of the world’s most notable global music festivals, where music and magic converge to create an unparalleled experience. It takes place every year in summer and stretches over 2 weekends, welcoming 400,000 People of Tomorrow from over 200 countries, and selling out in minutes year after year. Offering a unique camping experience with a wide range of accommodations, DreamVille is Tomorrowland’s official camping site located right next to the festival grounds, while people from every corner of the world can travel to Tomorrowland thanks to Global Journey, Tomorrowland's official travel program. Tomorrowland is located in a beautiful natural place: recreation area De Schorre in the town of Boom in Belgium. It is a true fairy tale world situated in beautiful natural surroundings with a strong eye for detail such as enchanting décor, magical stages, fascinating acts and peripheral animations, tasty and healthy food & drinks from around the world and spectacular fireworks – an unforgettable and incomparable show. Every year, the festival features a special theme that inspires the famed Mainstage design and stage production.

Tomorrowland caters to all genres in electronic dance music with hundreds of renowned artists performing across more than 16 different stages. More than a festival, Tomorrowland is a celebration of diversity and unity. Being a home to hundreds of thousands of people from all walks of life, one of the most unique things about Tomorrowland remains the whole world coming together in one magical place with everyone being equal and uniting as one – symbolizing the values of freedom, respect, diversity, and solidarity. 

Tomorrowland Belgium 2024
Weekend 1: Friday July 19 – Sunday July 21
Weekend 2: Friday July 26 – Sunday July 28
Boom, Belgium

More info: tomorrowland.com

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