With the release of their latest video, Tomorrowland recaps some of the memorable moments of the past 10 years that have made this event so special. At the end of the video, the dates of the two weekends that Tomorrowland will take place are revealed. The two weekends will be July 18th, 19th, 20th and July 25th, 26th, 27th.
The news that Tomorrowland 2014 would extend over two weekends was first reported by the Antwerp Gazzette. Antwerp Provincial‘s Steven Vollebergh explained, “The issue of the bridge was presented to us today, but in the documents we read suddenly that admission would be given to two weekends to take a long time for an anniversary edition of the festival.”
With the change to two weekends, Tomorrowland has the ability to grow even larger, being able to share what is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience with more and more fans. However, music festivals such as Coachella, Ultra, and Stereosonic have already moved to a two weekend format and have experienced mixed reviews from this format.
The “pros” of having two weekends seem obvious. The move provides fans with a better opportunity to get tickets to an event that is usually sold out within minutes. Additionally, it will allow hardcore Tomorrowland fans a chance to experience the 10th edition of Tomorrowland for two weekends in a row. And finally, the extension allows Tomorrowland to set up and create more performances and acts that become the basis for some of the most incredible and breathtaking moments that make this event so special.
However, the move does not come without its share of “cons” or risks. Two weekends has the chance of diluting an event that has been so exclusive in its own right. Questions remain as to whether Tomorrowland will have to budget down the production and performances in order to cater to both weekends. Also, Tomorrowland will be faced with the task of creating unique, memorable moments and performances for each weekend without it seeming like one weekend was better than another.
Whatever the effect of two weekends has, there is no doubt that Tomorrowland 2014 will be one of the absolute best music festivals to attend, providing experiences no other event can. With its 10th anniversary, we are all expecting only the best performances and production that any event has to offer.
Let us know what you think of the move? Good, Bad, or somewhere in the middle?