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Covid forces Tomorrowland to go virtual for second year

Brussels, May 30 (EFE).- Tomorrowland, Belgium’s best known dance music festival, will once again be held virtually this year amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Viewers tuning in to the digital festival on July 16 and 17 will see performances on the virtual island of Papilionem by famous DJs such as Adam Beyer, Charlotte de Witte, Danny Avila, Armin van Buuren, Claptone, Nicky Romero, and Tale of Us.

Debby Wilmsen, a spokeswoman for the festival, said preparing a digital version for Tomorrowland was “a great challenge and a greater investment” because it makes music more accessible for everyone during the health crisis.

Last year, Tomorrowland – Around the World was a huge success as it drew in over a million viewers, which prompted the organizers to set up a special edition for 2020 New Year’s Eve.

With 400,000 tickets already sold, the Tomorrowland team hopes the electronic dance music festival takes place by the end of August and the beginning of September.

Wilmsen said she was optimistic for the return of Tomorrowland’s live performances in the Belgian town of Boom.

“With the vaccination campaign it may be possible and we are logistically prepared for it. Now we are waiting for the government’s rules to see what we can do,” she explained.EFE


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