12 fun facts about this weekend’s return of TomorrowWorld

We’re just days away from the kickoff of the second installment of TomorrowWorld outside Atlanta, Ga. Thousands of fans from around the world are flocking to Chattahoochee Hills to experience all the madness found at U.S. extension of Belgium’s Tomorrowland festival brand.

The festival is produced by Netherlands-based promoter ID&T, who produces a number of major festival around the world including Tomorrowland, Mysteryland, Q-dance, Sensation, and now TomorrowWorld.

While the true magic of any festival rests on the shoulders of the attendees themselves, creative stage designs and immersive elements have a great influence on the overall vibe of the show. And that’s exactly where ID&T excels.

Tickets are still available.

Here’s a look at some fun facts about this weekend’s TomorrowWorld:

10 fun facts about the inaugural TomorrowWorld

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1. The “volcano” main stage spans 400 feet wide and 100 feet tall. Seven other stages will be sprinkled throughout the festival grounds, each with its own theme.

2. “The Arising of Life” theme was first experienced at Tomorrowland in 2013 by over 180,000 attendees and an additional 16 million online viewers.

3. It took 80 shipping containers to transport the massive stage over 6,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean.

4. The Chattahoochee Hills festival site spans over 500 acres in the middle of an 8,000 acre farm. That’s more than five times the size of the Tomorrowland site in Belgium. CounterPoint Music Festival was the first to utilize the sprawling site in 2012.

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5. The land around the main stage has been hollowed out to create a natural amphitheater setting. The project team creates its own wooden flooring — over 100,000 square-feet of it — which serves as dance floors and be spread throughout the grounds on walkways to protect the land.

6. More than 75 different nationalities will be represented. Organizers are hoping to greet 50,000 attendees each day.

7. At least 35,000 people are expected to camp onsite in an area known as Dreamville.

8. Dreamville campers receive a daily newspaper, produced by a six-person onsite team.

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9. The economic impact of TomorrowWorld is estimated at $85.1 million, according to a study paid for by the event’s producers. That dollar figure is the same amount the NCAA Final Four Championship games brought to the city in 2013.

10. Upwards of 200 DJs will perform over the three days, for a total of 38 hours of continuous music. This doesn’t include the campers-only pre-party on Thursday night known as “The Gathering.”

11. Organizers have a 10 year agreement with landowners, ensuring that TomorrowWorld will continue to call Chattahoochee Hills home for many years to come.

12. For fans who can’t make it to the festival in person, TomorrowWorld TV channel will stream festival sets daily from 7 p.m. until 1 a.m. EDT, with replays looping afterwards.


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Kent Otto

Kent is founder and editor-in-chief. He's always had a love and passion for music of all types, but didn't discover the music festival scene and community until moving to Southern California during his early post-college years. He returned to his roots in the Midwest in 2011 and has since been determined to share the magic and beauty of the music scene with as many as possible. Email kent@edmcalendar.com.