Tomorrowland’s ‘Amicorum Spectaculum’

20 January 2017

The 13th edition of Tomorrowland will combine musical milestones and undiscovered gems.

Unexpected premieres, legendary revivals and classic names will be featured on two sensational festival weekends.

Tomorrowland is gearing up for ‘Amicorum Spectaculum’, the theme of the 13th edition of the music festival that brings the whole world together in late July each year in Boom. On the dance floor, you'll find visitors from every corner of the globe, but musically as well, Tomorrowland is a melting pot of all genres, styles and sub styles in electronic music. Never before has Tomorrowland offered such a wide scope in musical diversity, innovation and experience. No fewer than 1000 artists, including young talents and established names, will perform throughout the two weekends, guaranteeing an experience like no other.

NEW KIDS IN TOWN

The 13th edition of Tomorrowland will welcome a number of unique hosts who are the absolute trendsetters worldwide in their respective genres.

The Spanish phenomenon elrow world-famous for immersing his audiences in a hyper-happy world full of outrageous confetti storms will be on hand on the two Fridays with a heavy house & techno line-up.

And there will be more Spanish influences on Sunday with Ants, one of the most successful summertime concepts at the prestigious club Ushuaïa on Ibiza.

Monstercat, the super popular Canadian label will be serving up the finest bass & trap artists while the successful Dutch label Spinnin’ Records will make a first appearance in the line-up with their Spinnin’ Sessions.

All Day I Dream got its start on a rooftop in Brooklyn and the concept created by Lee Burridge has grown into a worldwide phenomenon. For the very first time, he will unleash his emotional, melancholy music on the People of Tomorrow. 

Richie Hawtin will return to Tomorrowland with his PLAYDifferently stage, offering sleek, minimal techno generated by his specially developed PLAYdifferently Model 1 mixer.

Claptone brings The Masquerade from Ibiza to Tomorrowland. Festivalgoers can get ready for mesmerising house beats combined with golden Venetian carnival masks.

And for the very first time, the pride of Belgium, Netsky will host his own bass stage with artist friends from Belgium and abroad.

THE LEGENDS ARE BACK

Belgium has always played a very prominent role in the origins and development of electronic music. There are few other countries in the world that have seen such a flourishing of the techno scene, and one of the most important key factors has certainly been I Love Techno. After being absent from Belgium for a number of years, one of the most legendary parties in the history of dance is coming to Tomorrowland.

And that's not the only legend that will be returning, because with Trance Energy, the world's largest and most legendary trance party will be brought back to life for the first time after all these years.

Trance is currently experiencing a huge international revival and at Tomorrowland, you’ll have the chance to discover no fewer than 4 trance hosts who will be bringing unique line-ups with them. Along with Trance Energy, Aly & Fila with their Future Sound of Egypt and Trance Addict, one of the most talked about new hosts is A State of Trance, the radio show by Armin van Buuren. Under this name, especially for the occasion, he’s throwing a trance party like never before, and one that guests are travelling from around the globe to experience.

THE SOUND OF BELGIUM

There could be no Tomorrowland without the label Bonzai that will celebrate its 25th  birthday at the 2017 festival. And there will be even more Belgian retro with the nostalgic I Love The 90’s and the retro house diehards  Age of Love.

The Sound of Belgium will pay tribute to the history of the Belgian dance scene. Forma.T will welcome the French label Hungry Music as guest and the pirates of the Belgian Feestgedruis will hoist their flag over De Schorre with Ketaloco and Hush Hush.

Krankenhaus is a brand-new name that will appear in the Rave Cave, the Ghent-based house label We Play House Recordings will return and Radio Ultra Modern will create their typical ‘eclectic cabaret’ vibe for two whole weekends.

 

ARTISTS & SIGNATURE SOUND

Under his label STMPD RCRDS, the young global star Martin Garrix will host a stage of his own for the first time at Tomorrowland.

Residents Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike will once again be inviting an international line-up of top DJs as their guests during their two Smash The House days at Tomorrowland and with their Generation Smash, they will be introducing the stars of tomorrow.

For the second time Félix De Laet, aka Lost Frequencies, will also host his own stage. As will Oliver Heldens with his label HeldeepSebastian Ingrosso with Refune and the German Robin Schulz.

Afrojack will be pumping out his typical sound from his Jacked stage, Axwell will present a strong house line-up from the Axtone stage and the Brit Mark Knight will be serving up a healthy dose of tech house from his Toolroom.

Eric Prydz will return with Pryda. The label of the Swedish DJ/producer also made an appearance last year, that culminated in an incredible live performance.

Following his stint at Pacha Ibiza, Maceo Plex will bring underground smash hits to Tomorrowland with his Mosaic concept. The Swedish giant Adam Beyer will shake the foundations of a brand-new stage with his Drumcode family.

Jamie Jones will be back with Paradise and will be bringing the best of house, deephouse and tech house, and of course Solomun will be on hand again with his Diynamic gang.

Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano will be showcasing their energetic tribal house from their Sexy by Nature podium and the Brussels-based DJ The Magician will pull out his bag of tricks on the Potion stage.

And as per tradition, once again, Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak label, Dave Clarke, Laidback Luke and his superheroes of Super You & Me, the Barong Family by Yellow Claw, Yves V ’s V Sessions and My House by Martin Solveig will be in attendance.

 

HARD, HARDER, HARDEST

Fans of the harder styles will be generously pampered on each festival day thanks to the hostings by Q-dance, Pussy Lounge, Footworxx, Loudness and Coone & The Gang, as well as by a legendary hardcore concept to be revealed later…

 

THE REGULARS

The drum & bass concept Star Warz will be inviting RAM Records by Andy C as guests. Versuz, Kozzmozz, Café d’Anvers invites Cocoon, the Antwerp party collective Cafeina, along with Winterclubbing, Woody Weekend, techno label Coincidence and the psy-trance concept B2B will round out the impressive Tomorrowland programme. And of course, the awe-inspiring Mainstage will welcome sensational stars.

All of the hosts and concepts will be spread over the two weekends. You can find the exact hostings per festival day on tomorrowland.com. Artists will be announced starting from Monday, 23 January via the Tomorrowland social media.

 

TOMORROWLAND’S ‘AMICORUM SPECTACULUM’

This year’s theme, 'Amicorum Spectaculum', will make the domain De Schorre enchant you as you dance and bond together with friends to the tune of the finest melodies. It literally means gathering friends and artists at unique times and in exceptional settings. In a few months’ time, ‘Amicorum Spectaculum’ will reveal more of its magical secrets.

If you don't want to miss this double edition of the festival, you can still pre-register for tickets until 4 February (12:00 CET) via tomorrowland.com. All information on Tomorrowland tickets, and the different Global Journey and DreamVille formulas is also available on the website.

Global Journey ticketsale starts this Saturday January 21st at 17h00 CET.

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