By Leah Solomon
Yes, the rumours are true, the world famous electronic music festival, TomorrowLand, will be coming to South Africa in February 2015.
TomorrowLand, which has been held in Belgium for the past eight years, is one of the largest and sought after international electronic music festivals. It has seen the likes of Tiesto, David Guetta, Skrillex and Paul Van Dyk grace the stage.
The festival has the ability to host approximately 80, 000 festival-goers, but this year’s festival held in July saw 180, 000 people flock to the gates. The tickets sold out in just an hour and there were 2.6 million people who were still on the waiting list.
TomorrowLand’s international concept, ‘TomorrowWorld’ will be heading to our sunny shores, and Cape Town will be the lucky city that will get to host this event.
VWV Massive, a sponsorship and entertainment agency that branches off of VWV Group, bought the rights to stage the festival in our country. Quoted in an article on MarkLives.com, Lloyd Cornwall from the agency said that they expect it to be the biggest thing South Africa has seen since we hosted the 2010 Fifa World Cup.
Cornwall carried on to say that they expect an influx of 12, 000 tourists for the event and that the cost of the event will be near R120 million. Renovating the venue, which is located in Fairview, is already costing R10 million.
However, despite the hefty amount of money flowing into this event, Cornwall said that it all goes towards creating a high-quality, high-standard festival site.
According to ReviewMe, tickets will be released in 2014 and they should cost R1, 500 for the whole weekend.