For global EDM fans (that’s Electronic Dance Music, for you olds…), the upcoming TomorrowWorld festival September 25-27 is nirvana. The Atlanta offshoot of the Belgium-born TomorrowLand festival takes place across 8,000 sprawling acres in Chattahoochee Hills, south of the city. The three-day music festival and five-day camping excursion draws approximately 160,000 EDM fans from across the globe.
But it’s the staging of TomorrowWorld that truly transforms the music festival into a trippy hallucinogenic theme park. Here’s a first look at the nine ridiculously imaginative 2015 TomorrowWorld stages.
This year’s headliners include: Pete Tong, David Guetta, Seven Lions, Big Gigantic, Laidback Luke, DJ Snake, Bro Safari, Adam Beyer, Adventure Club, Kaskade and The Chainsmokers.
Tickets range from $1,660 for a cabana rental and three-day pass to $659 for camping access and a three-day pass to $357 for a three-day pass to $137 for a single-day pass.
Festival-goers register in advance for a personalized non-transferable TomorrowWorld Bracelet which serves as both your ticket and wallet (the bracelet is pre-loadable and dispenses digital “pearls” to vendors. No cash or credit cards are accepted.
In 2014, TomorrowWorld was nominated as Best Festival Worldwide by the International Dance Music Awards (IDMA).
Festival organizers tout TomorrowWorld’s global appeal with visitors coming to Georgia from 215 nations.
This year, festival planners are bracing for an estimated 180,000 attendees.
You must be 21 or older to attend the festival. Fun fact: If your 21st birthday happens to coincide with the festival, you are only able to purchase passes for the day or days of your 21st birthday and beyond.
For more information on this year’s festival, go to festival’s official website.
Richard L. Eldredge is the founder and editor in chief of Eldredge ATL. As a reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Atlanta magazine, he has covered Atlanta since 1990.