Summer festival season isn’t quite over, and you can partially thank electronic music festival giant TomorrowWorld for that (thanks, guys.) The festival beautifully turns an 8,000-acre horse farm (not kidding) in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia into an opulent rave the last weekend of September. Finally, a valid reason for me to visit Atlanta.
You’ve probably heard, or at least recognize, the name of the festival, considering it’s the sister festival of Belgium’s renowned TomorrowLand, one of the world’s biggest music festivals held every July. Now in it’s third successful year, the U.S. version has garnered major festival cred for its elaborate stage production, diverse lineup and unique camping experience. “One of the things that makes TomorrowWorld so unique is the venue itsself,” says SFX Marketing Manager Joe Silberzweig. “And our creator really flew all around America before deciding on Chattahoochee Hills.”
I can’t think of really anything better than running/dancing around an 8,000-acre horse farm surrounded by massive lakes, rolling hills and the Chattahooche River.
There’s only 20ish days left till the gates of TomorrowWorld open, so here’s a preview of all the crazy cool things you can expect from the massive three-day rave.
SO, WHO’S PLAYNG?
Every internationally acclaimed DJ from Afrojack to Hardwell to Tiesto will be performing at the festival, but there’s more than just main stage acts at TomorrowWorld that you should be paying attention to. “The way that we curate our lineup is pretty different than a lot of other festivals,” says Silberzweig. Different is right. For the third year in a row, dance god father Pete Tong is curating his own stage with a unique lineup of smaller artists. Oh, and according to Silberzweig, there’s also a tropical house stage coming your way. Tropical house is so hot right now. Here’s the full lineup you can expect this year.
GLAMPING AT ITS FINEST
One of my favorite aspects of TomorrowWorld is the fact that it’s built around a premier camping experience. I know, when you hear “camping” and “festival” together in the same sentence, you immediately envision sleeping on jagged rocks next to five of your friends incredibly hung over. This is far from that scenario. Appropriately titled “DreamVille,” it’s less of a campground and more like a mini version of Vegas. The grounds are complete with actual shops, yoga, speed dating, dance off competitions and yeah even lip sync battles. You can also bring in your own liquor and avoid paying a million dollars for a Heineken. See? Heaven does exist.
STILL NOT THE CAMPING TYPE? WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE TO BALL OUT
I now understand why mega-millionaires like Dan Blizerian spend thousands of dollars on VIP festival amenities. I’m not kidding you when I say that one of TomorrowWorld’s VIP packages includes your own tour bus, private chef and lounge area with hot tub and open bar. “The ultimate VIP experience at TomorrowWorld are the Manors,” Silberzweig says. You’ll need a casual $42,500 for the weekend to get one of these babies though. Don’t have that kind of cash lying around? You can always just opt for premier bottle service with nightlife giant LIV Miami.
FINALLY, A MUSIC FESTIVAL THAT HAS MORE THAN JUST CORN DOGS
As Fatboy Slim says, “eat, sleep, rave, repeat.” Most of the time though you can’t do the first command very well, but TomorrowWorld has upped festival food several notches. From chicken and waffle stands to southern BBQ, food stand options sound less like food stand options and more like actual dining options. There’s even a celebrity chef heading up the food scene this year. Former Top Chef contestant Chef Kevin Gillespie will be at the festival, and you can even dine with him and do a 10-course menu while watching acts perform on the main stage. Uhg, I’m hungry now.
AND HERE’S A PREVIEW OF THE 9 STAGES YOU’LL BE RAGING AT
Hey, I get it most of you are probably visually based, so if you need to actually see everything I just described, here’s the official aftermovie for TomorrowWorld.