One of the biggest electronic music festivals held in Belgium, Tomorrowland lasts for over two weeks once a year. Since its initiation in 2005, the popularity of this music festival has skyrocketed to the very top currently. Tickets are usually sold out within a few minutes of the online counters being open. Every year people from all over the world turn up to participate in one of the biggest electronic music festivals. Over 100s of DJs turn up to showcase their music and win over new fans.
Here are a few interesting facts about Tomorrowland:
· The first edition of Tomorrowland was free to the Belgium locals. This was promoted in order to fill up the festival with people. However, the organizers incurred losses of up to 150,000 Euros, causing the organizers to stop this practice from 2006 onwards.
· The Belgium festival follows a strict no drug policy. Before entering the festival grounds, the visitors are asked to get rid of all of their illicit substances, once they are caught with it on the grounds, they are immediately sent away from the festival grounds.
· The Tomorrowland edition of 2012 saw the highest portable Ferris wheel in action. It could go up to 60 meters in the sky and was free for any patrons who were looking for an adventure ride.
· The magnificent art installations set up each year at the Tomorrowland festival are fiercely guarded by the organizers. Any person found tampering with the installations is asked to leave the grounds immediately.
· In 2009, there was an accident at the festival site due to the high intensity lasers that were used. Two people suffered from bleeding and later lodged a complaint against the organizers which were later dropped.
· In 2012, the ticket server crashed as a result of too many people trying to log into the system at the same time. This led to the organizers to switch to Paylogic to avoid such incidents in the future.
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