Tomorrowland announces Limited Edition festival novel for 2023

Tomorrowland announces Limited Edition festival novel for 2023

'The Rise of Adscendo'

Tuesday, 20 December 2022 - For the first time ever, Tomorrowland is releasing the complete origin story of its new festival theme with a fantasy adventure novel. ‘The Rise of Adscendo’ is the key to unlock a festival experience for 2023 that has never been encountered before. 

In 2023, the People of Tomorrow can discover the complete origin story of the new fantasy theme 'Adscendo', before being immersed into the narrative at the festival grounds. Unlike previous years where the People of Tomorrow could discover themes such as 'The Reflection of Love' or 'The Story of Planaxis' through the legendary Mainstage and a trailer, this year Tomorrowland is revealing the story to the theme 'Adscendo in novel form.

Attendees will have the chance to recognise elements and imagery from the book at the festival, creating a unique connection never experienced before. Fantasy fans around the world will have the opportunity to delve into the rich world of Tomorrowland and explore the diverse and magical tale within the book, regardless of attendance. 

Readers will discover a story of love, unity, and magic within the enchanting Tomorrowland universe:

The islands of Arcadiana are sinking, and the Soaring Isles, suspended in the air like floating mountains far out of reach, will soon fall, destroying the whole city – if the water doesn’t swallow them first.

As a Windrider, all Ro has ever wanted to do is to fly like the other members of her family. Thanks to her love of all the birds of her world, she has an idea on how to improve the day-to-day life of her crumbling society. But while out testing her new flying contraption, danger strikes and she finds herself rescued by the most noble and most rare of all the birds. The Golden Auric.

Up in the clouds, she will make a discovery that will set her on a path to salvation. But unbeknownst to her, there are forces at play that wish to see a different future, one in which four of the Guilds that make up her homeland will perish. It is a fight for survival, and Ro will need all the help she can get if she is to save her home, and maybe, create the ultimate paradise…

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

Publishing in Spring 2023, the Limited Edition 'The Rise of Adscendo' will be available in English and Dutch. Pre-orders for this exclusive release are open from 20th December 2022 and can be made via adscendo.tomorrowland.com and store.tomorrowland.com. Shipping follows in June 2023. Publishing partner for the Dutch version, available via the Tomorrowland channels, is Standaard Uitgeverij.

'The Rise of Adscendo' offers a sneak peek into the Tomorrowland fictional universe which is currently in development by diverse talent with the support of an international editorial team. The Tomorrowland stories deliver inspiring tales set in new magical worlds for adult readers to enjoy.

‘THE RISE OF ADSCENDO’

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

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 15 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. 

Tomorrowland Belgium 2023 will take place across two weekends from July 21-23 and July 28-30. The 17th edition of Tomorrowland will revolve around the theme ‘Adscendo’, turning De Schorre into a magical destination high on the horizon, where in 2023 the People of Tomorrow will witness the rise of a magnificent tale in the history of Tomorrowland’s Great Library.

Tomorrowland Belgium 2023
Weekend 1: July 21-22-23
Weekend 2: July 28-29-30
Boom, Belgium
adscendo.tomorrowland.com