For its second year return, TomorrowWorld creates a remarkable
atmosphere for the adult raver. Strictly enforced no stress zone; the
grounds are used for freeing the minds of all real world distractions.
Dance under the volcano’s erupted confetti; Push to the front to lose
yourself to the blasted smoke and trails of spewed streamers. If the
raging in the pack isn’t your cup of tea, the seven stages make it
easy to find any sound you seek. The hilled terrain also guarantees
great places to sit back and watch phenomenal light arts.
TomorrowWorld’s jaw dropping production gave the feel of a completely
new world. For those of you who aren’t caught up, TomorrowWorld is
ID&T’s North American version of TomorrowLand. Last weekend the
mystical land was recreated for the second year in Chattahoochee
TomorrowWorld is a gathering of EDM enthusiasts from all over the
world. The demographics of other festivals and concerts make the
artist cater to their surroundings differently than at TomorrowWorld.
Its not fueled by a reputation or infused by Vegas lights. Atlanta is
used as united grounds for the talent to preform how they want to be
represented. This provokes artists to use exclusive edits and
surprises just for this festival.
Dreamville, the camping section of the festival was like a ravetopia.
A diverse society brought together to share the same loves of electric
skies. Flags of all identities were proudly displayed throughout the
sites. If you’re new to camping festivals, these totems serve great as
site locators for friends or yourself. If you set up early, expect to
loose all directions by the end of the night. It took me an hour…
I arrived the night of “The Gathering” where early birds were treated
to a precursor night of performances. Exclusive sets from acts Vaski,
DVBBS, Sultan & Ned Shepard, Dmitri Vegas & Like Mike and many more.
The one night stage design was a smiling face resembling the sun
goddess that narrates the festival from the main stage.
The layout of TomorrowWorld fortuned the crowd by inviting numerous
secret guest stars like 2 Chainz and Migos. Speaking with some trance
addicts outside the Full On stage, anticipation was building for a
performance from a young star with some big shoes to fill. Andrew
Rayel’s beautiful progressive melodies have deemed him a nick name
“Modern Day Mozart”. When sharing some words with him before his set
he touched on how the name came about. Rayel said it started when
Armin Van Buuren said it on a State of Trance two years ago and it
stuck. He said it didn’t alter his production or mindset. The nickname
comes with a predominant roll in the future of trance music. The
22-year-old states “I just want to keep doing more great tracks. I
want to experiment with my sound but stick with my roots and not
disappoint my fans.” He wishes his fans to stay tuned for something
big that’s underway but cannot release yet.
Stages changed names everyday keeping everyone on their toes to map
out schedules. Majors like OWSLA, Pete Tong, and Mad Decent also did
their share along with genre specific stages. The volcanic main stage
held majority of the crowd throughout the festival. The last minute
change due to Avicii’s illness upset many; the replacement for the 6
o’clock set were the delicate vibes of Kygo. The people of
TomorrowWorld welcomed him with their loving arms. Having to replace
Avicii and preform after MatZo’s epic hour of massive tracks, Kygo was
able to hold the crowd and slow TomorrowWorld down for some pleasure
The magic of TomorrowWorld lies within all that anxiously wait for
months before and then tear up for months after. Its massive
proportions sum up this festival season to be a must attend on your