Tomorrowland wants to organize three festival weekends next year


Tomorrowland’s organisers have tabled plans to extend the festival across three weekends in 2022.

The idea has come about after the forced cancellations of the annual festival in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with Tomorrowland spokesperson Debby Wilmsen telling Het Laatste Nieuws that organisers “really have to do this to cushion the financial hangover” of the last two years. “Before COVID, there were no plans to start organising three weekends,” she added.

Tomorrowland will submit an application to the municipalities of Boom, where the festival is held, and Rumst, as well as to Antwerp, citing “economic necessity to compensate for the cancellations” as an argument for why the festival should be able to go ahead for three weekends in 2022.

Tomorrowland’s main summer event has been held across two weekends since 2017, with all previous editions – save for 2014’s 10th anniversary festival – having taken place across one weekend.

The cancellation of Tomorrowland’s various events amid the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a financial loss of over €25 million, in addition to financial worries for suppliers, freelancers and other kinds of employees.


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