Our magazine was at Tomorrowland 2016, the best dance-festival of the world. One of our editors was present on the last day of the festival, here’s the report.
For the sixth time we were present on the EDM-festival, according to many people, or Tomorrowland. That’s just unfortunate as the extensive lineup shows a great diversity and fans of all genres are being spoiled each year.
We started the day with DJ Licious who offered us a range of great house classics at the beautiful Lipton stage. A great vibe and a breathtaking view from that stage was just perfect to start the day.
Afterwards we went to the French trio Busy P, Para One and Boston Bun, all active under the Ed Banger label. Bringing funky and disco influences house, it didn’t take long to get the crowd moving. A highlight were the remixes of Prince.
The mainstage was again a beautiful piece of art and we arrived there at the start of Paul Kalkbrenner. A underground legend such as Kalkbrenner on the mainstage of Tomorrowland might be an exception and mainly in the beginning this felt a bit bizarre for a part of the public. However, the experienced German brought the crowd where he want them to be with classics such as Sky and Sand, Aaron, supplemented later with Cloud Rider and Feed Your Head. A fun experience on the mainstage of Tomorrowland and hopefully an eye-opener for the young generation.
After leaving the mainstage we went to Cocoon, or the concept of Sven Väth, who initially introduced this in Ibiza, so it was logical that he closed this stage. Just before Sven, we heard Maceo Plex. But in all honesty we already heard even better sets of him.
So we made small stop at the Bakermat & Friends stage, where Bakermat himself brought the commercial tracks for which he’s known. The audience was delirious. What a wonderful atmosphere at Bakermat’s stage. The stage itself was extremely wonderful, culminating with the moving, mechanical dragon above the dj booth.
As each year, it has been a successful day in Boom, at a festival that continues to innovate and never disappoints. When we notice all different genres being next to each other in a magical frame, then we must be proud that Belgium owns an organization such as Tomorrowland.
Tomorrowland, thank you for a wonderful day and see you next year! (TL)