How to Get Tickets for Tomorrowland 2021: The Ultimate Guide of Things You Need to Know
How to Get Tickets for Tomorrowland 2021 & 2022: The Ultimate Tomorrowland Festival Guide – FAQ
Tomorrowland is one of the most popular festivals in the world – known for its incredible stages, firework displays, lekker food, world-class DJ’s and an international fan base. People from over 200 different countries attend Tomorrowland. If you’re here, you’re probably wondering how to get tickets for Tomorrowland. Keep reading!
Before we begin, I’m going to have to add in a new (and hopefully very temporary) section to this annual guide, Coronavirus and Greenfields.
If you want to check out Tomorrowland’s new venture:
Guide to Visiting Greenfields by Dreamville in Durbuy: The Tomorrowland 2020 Alternative
Coronavirus and Tomorrowland: Will Tomorrowland go ahead in 2021?
At the moment there is no real way to tell if Tomorrowland will go ahead in 2021.
Tomorrowland will continue to plan as if it is taking place and we all will be preparing as if it is, but there is no way of saying that it’s definitely going to take place. This all depends on what happens over the coming months with Covid-19. We may be able to know for sure, or it may not be certain until close to the festival date.
I just think it’s important to know that nothing is certain, but we are all hoping and praying that life can continue as normal very soon.
Will there be a weekend 3 of Tomorrowland?
Ticket sales will be very different this year and there’s no evidence as of yet (only speculation), of a weekend 3.
CHAPTER 1: All About Tomorrowland Festival
What is Tomorrowland?
Yes, it’s the name of a restaurant in Disney (seriously, Google it, that’s what comes up), but it’s also one of the most renowned festivals in the world.
Tomorrowland is an Electronic Dance Music (EDM) festival and is notoriously one of the hardest festivals in the world to get tickets for. Millions of people around the world try and snap up a few hundred thousand tickets and they sell out in minutes. Last year around 400,000 people attended Tomorrowland.
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What Is the Theme for Tomorrowland 2021?
The theme for Tomorrowland 2021 is The Reflection of Love. This would have been the theme for 2020, but due to coronavirus, it will still remain the theme for 2021.
How Many Stages Are at Tomorrowland?
There are 18 stages at Tomorrowland, so there’s certainly no shortage of places to go.
When Is the Lineup Released?
The lineup is not released until after the ticket sales. Tomorrowland also releases the lineup slowly to drag on the hype. However, saying this, the stage hosts are released much earlier (usually before most of the sales) and you can guess what kind of acts will be playing and therefore what weekend you’d rather attend.
Tomorrowland has such a good reputation that tickets sell out instantly without a lineup. You can rest assured that the lineup is always so worth it every year, so don’t fret.
In fact, you tend to find that there are too many good acts and they end up clashing.
How Old Do You Have to Be to Attend Tomorrowland?
Tomorrowland is open for people ages 18 and over. To attend Tomorrowland you should be turning 18 during the year of 2021. So if you were born on the 31st December 2003 or earlier you can go!
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The History of Tomorrowland
Tomorrowland started in 2005, as a small-scale local festival. The festival was only on for one day and had only 9,000 attendees.
In 2007 the festival was put on for two days and in 2011, 3 days. The festival was growing in ridiculous popularity and the pivotal point was in 2012 when it was recognisable around the world (most of us first wanted to attend this amazing festival in 2012). I heard of Tomorrowland via Tumblr back in 2011 but didn’t attend until 2017.
To put into perspective how much Tomorrowland has changed, check out their first aftermovie (2005):
Weird as hell, huh?
Where is Tomorrowland Held?
Tomorrowland is held in De Schorre recreational park in the town of Boom in Belgium.
Tomorrowland is not a permanent fixture in this park, everything is brought to the festival (including pools, accommodation, and restaurants), built a few weeks before and then taken down again when it’s over.
It’s hard to believe once you’re there, but De Schorre is largely empty usually (yet still beautiful and peaceful). It’s worth a visit if you want to see the holy grounds and here you can find the One World Bridge – a large wooden bridge with messages from Tomorrowland attendees etched into it.
De Schorre without Tomorrowland there
Is Tomorrowland Overrated?
A very good question and something that I always wonder when I see people fangirling over something. The answer: Not at all.
I came across Tomorrowland on Tumblr back in 2011 and was instantly drawn in by its magical decor. When I finally had the chance to go in 2017, I was concerned that it would be overrated as hell once I got there because it’s just consistently hyped.
However, It somehow exceeded my already incredibly high expectations and I weirdly somehow found it underrated. It’s impossible to explain to someone what attending Tomorrowland is like, because it’s an all-consuming experience and everything is generally so magical that you feel like you’ve left planet earth.
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It has lampposts shaped like flowers, fountains in lakes shaped like lily pads that all light up, a cave with a stage inside it, and obscure shops (for example it had a Lidl with a forest inside it). Nothing feels quite real in Tomorrowland. That’s what makes Tomorrowland so special in comparison to other festivals – it’s about much more than just the music.
I’d waited so many years to go and it was so worth it. So, go! You won’t be disappointed – I can promise you that.
CHAPTER 2: How to Get Tickets for Tomorrowland
When is Tomorrowland 2021?
*Note: Tomorrowland Belgium is held on two weekends.
The 16th edition of Tomorrowland will take place on:
|Weekend 1:||Friday 16th July 2021 – Sunday 18th July 2021|
|Weekend 2:||Friday 23rd July 2021 – Sunday 25th July 2021|
Before I get any further, it’s worth mentioning when all of these sales are beforehand.
When Do Tomorrowland 2021 Tickets Go on Sale?
There are a variety of different ticket sales throughout the year. Here is when all of them are:
When Do Tomorrowland Global Journey Tickets Go on Sale?
There is no evidence of a Global Journey sale this year. Due to 2020 tickets rolling over to 2021, sales will not be the same this year. However, waiting list tickets will become available this year (read waiting list section below).
When Do Tomorrowland Belgian Sale Tickets Go on Sale?
There is no evidence of a Belgian sale this year. Due to 2020 tickets rolling over to 2021, sales will not be the same this year. However, waiting list tickets will become available this year (read waiting list section below).
When Do Tomorrowland Worldwide Pre-Sale Tickets Go on Sale?
There is no evidence of a worldwide pre-sale sale this year. Due to 2020 tickets rolling over to 2021, sales will not be the same this year. However, waiting list tickets will become available this year (read waiting list section below).
When Do Tomorrowland Friendship Garden Tickets Go on Sale?
There is no evidence of a friendship garden sale this year. Due to 2020 tickets rolling over to 2021, sales will not be the same this year. However, waiting list tickets will become available this year (read waiting list section below).
When Do Tomorrowland Worldwide Sale Tickets Go on Sale?
There is no evidence of a worldwide sale this year. Due to 2020 tickets rolling over to 2021, sales will not be the same this year. However, waiting list tickets will become available this year (read waiting list section below).
When Do Tomorrowland Waiting List Tickets Go on Sale?
Sales are very different this year, everyone who had a 2020 ticket has had their ticket upgraded to 2021.
However, not everyone is going to be able to attend and these tickets will be resold through Tomorrowland’s waiting list.
According to their official site, we can expect the exchange desk to open at the start of October, then the waiting list will begin. Emails will be sent in waves like usual waiting list sales. Keep checking the website for more information (they’ll release dates soon).
How Do I Register for the Waiting List?
Sadly the registration for the waiting list has now closed. I’m unsure why they’ve shut it, but I imagine there is still a huge waiting list from people registering for this year.
When Do Tomorrowland Vouchers Go on Sale?
Unknown – based on 2019: start-mid June.
How Much Are Tomorrowland Tickets in 2021?
*Note: The following ticket prices are directly from the Tomorrowland.com website for 2021
There are so many different packages, that I have linked them all easily here. Here it will tell you the different prices and what is included. Note: The prices do not include card fees, currency exchanges or treasure case fee. (The bank fees are different depending on the bank and the treasure case fee is around €20pp).
*Note: Adding comfort to your order adds around €200 to the overall price.
The rest are in order of luxury and are generally in price order. [Based on worldwide sale prices…]
Mag Greens Area
- Magnificent Greens Package €380pp
- A Magnificent Greens Tent 1P Package €482pp
- Magnificent Greens Tent 2P Package €457pp
The CAMP2CAMP Area
Friendship Garden Area
Easy Tent Area
- Easy Tent 2P Package €505pp
- Spectacular Easy Tent 2P Package €600pp
- Supreme Easy Tent 2P Package €708pp
- Easy Tent 4P Package €500pp
- Spectacular Easy Tent 4P Package €588pp
- Relax Room 2P Package €852pp
- Spectacular Relax Room 2P Package €1,090pp
- DreamLodge 2P Package €952pp
- Spectacular DreamLodge 2P Package €1,076pp
- Kokono 2P Package €994pp
- Cabana 2P Package €1,036pp
- Ensuite 2P Package €2,070pp
Terra Solia Area
- Terra Solis Room 2P Package €4,000pp allegedly (must be with a global journey package)
- Mansion 12P Package €4,100pp allegedly (if you include the festival ticket, which you must buy separately)
How Do You Get Tickets for Tomorrowland 2021 and 2022?
ON TO TICKET SALES – so, Tomorrowland is also known for its infamous ticket sales. The classic ‘your love for Tomorrowland is massive, please wait’ screen appears, as you join the queue of literally millions of people. I tried for 3 years on normal worldwide sale with no luck. Then I decided to research it properly.
Normally you have to pre-register by January and ticket sales are always in January and February. Due to Coronavirus, there is no evidence of a proper sale in 2021. Due to 2020 tickets rolling over to 2021, sales will not be the same this time. However, waiting list tickets will become available this year for those of you who registered for that (read waiting list section).
Providing all is well in 2021, the normal ticket procedure will happen in 2022.
How Easy Is It to Get Tickets for Tomorrowland?
If you didn’t read the above – in short: it’s not easy. It’s bloody hard. This is why you need to plan in advance. If you were lucky enough to register for the waiting list for 2021, then it really is going to be hard.
Here’s all you need to know about getting tickets for Tomorrowland in 2021 and 2022:
What’s the Easiest Way to Get Tomorrowland Tickets? the Definite Way to Get Tickets for Tomorrowland 2022:
Note: This section applies if you want to attend Tomorrowland in 2022.
If you want a definite way of going to Tomorrowland, there is a way. The only issue is, it comes with a cost.
Global Journey is a ticket option that combines your ticket, accommodation, and transfer to the festival. You can have either flight, train, bus, hotel, friendship travel, or discover Europe packages. With these packages you also get:
- Entrance to The Gathering pre-party the night before Tomorrowland (who has great acts playing and their own Dreamville stage)
- The treasure case with the wristband-ticket
- A Tomorrowland souvenir bag (which is amazing – in 2017 we had a Tomorrowland bag, posh Tomorrowland playing cards in a tin and a Tomorrowland Journal)
- A daily Tomorrowland newspaper every morning
My friends from the UK did either bus or train packages from London and paid between €719 and €881pp for this (based on 2019 prices). This included everything though, so there were no other costs involved.
The cheapest is a Dreamville Magnificent Green’s 1 person package, with full madness pass and a return bus from Eindhoven in the Netherlands. The total package price without card fees is around €700.
Seem expensive? I would definitely recommend this option if you can save, or borrow some money, especially if this is your first year and you’re desperate to go – it is worth it. You’ll find out soon enough that for some people, the tickets are near impossible to obtain otherwise. People do it of course, but it is hard.
Can I Buy Global Journey and Not Use the Transport?
Yes (UNLESS you’ve got a flight package)! I did this in 2017. I bought a coach from the Netherlands, but instead, I ended up driving to the festival.
When you buy global journey packages, you get a ‘goodie bag’, with really great Tomorrowland gifts inside. When I arrived I went to will-call to ask if I would get my travel bag, as it would have been on the coach. They said I could collect them the next day.
In short, something went wrong with them getting them back, so I emailed them when I got home and they sent it to me in the post free of charge! So don’t fret – the only time you should if you are taking a plane. If you don’t take the outgoing journey, they will cancel your way back! So bear this in mind.
When Do Global Journey Tickets Sell Out?
Usually, around 3 weeks after the sale starts. The cheapest ones are sold within days and the most expensive within weeks (sometimes months if it’s mega expensive).
All Tomorrowland Ticket Sales
Most people either don’t know about Global Journey, they don’t think they can use it, or it’s too pricey. This doesn’t mean that just because you don’t do Global Journey, that you won’t be able to get to the festival. There are many other ways of snapping up those tickets.
*Note: the following tickets are for tickets and accommodation, only Global Journey provides transport options.
The first 20 people of each nationality who pre-register for Tomorrowland will receive a ticket link providing them with the option to buy up to 4 definite tickets.
Note this is NATIONALITY, not COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE (so sorry, moving somewhere obscure won’t help guys). This is incredibly difficult to get, but somebody has to get them I suppose. (You’ll get the email around the 20th of January if you got it btw).
If you are Belgian, you have your own Tomorrowland ticket sale, before the worldwide sale begins.
You have a maximum of 5 tickets. This is also apparently hard to obtain tickets from, so make sure you’re prepared. If you have a Belgian friend, it may be worth asking them to help you out with this one (they can buy for you).
You can purchase a ticket only if you have an IBAN (Belgian bank) and address. You don’t have to be Belgian, but if you are, you still need a Belgian address and bank.
Friendship garden is a package of tickets for 10 people. This package means that you can all camp together in a special ‘friendship garden’ zone of Dreamville.
This is really hard to organise as you need to trust someone with a lot of your money (someone needs to pay for the package – between 3-4 thousand euros!). This is the package I’ve had for the past few years now, with my boyfriend and 8 other friends that we met on a forum before Tomorrowland.
So this could be an option for you if you have 10 friends that are willing to go, or if you meet some awesome people at the festival in time for next year.
This is basically the first chance for everybody to buy Tomorrowland tickets. A limited amount of tickets are released and they are snapped up ridiculously quickly.
Worldwide Ticket Sale
This is the main sale for tickets and the best chance for you to obtain tickets, after the definite global journey option. These tickets also sell out ridiculously quickly.
Waiting List Ticket Sale
This is the sale for tickets that had failed card payments or people wanted to trade them in to sell on the Tomorrowland website. People say this is one of the easiest way to secure tickets (however, I’m yet to try this route).
Tips for Getting Tomorrowland Tickets
Unfortunately, if I could get you a definite way of getting hold of tickets the usual way, then nobody would be asking this question (everyone would know)!
However, I can provide you with all the tools you need to make your chances a lot higher:
- Tell your bank beforehand. There are oh-so-many stories of people who have got through and had their card declined. To ensure that this doesn’t happen, don’t forget to inform your bank that you are making either a large purchase, a foreign purchase, or both. Also make sure you have a backup bank card, in case that doesn’t even work.
- Be on the site BEFOREHAND (and not a second after). If you even think of entering the site even 5 minutes after this time, you’ve already kissed goodbye to your chances of getting tickets. Be prepared and enter the site early.
- Have it open on more than one device (at your own risk). Tomorrowland states that if you have more than one tab open, it won’t work, however, lots of people have disputed this over the years by getting tickets through having the link open on different devices and different browsers (including a friend of mine). If you’re unsure, link it to different IP addresses or get your friends and family to have the link handy. If not, don’t. No one truly knows if it works, it’s up to you – but it’s worth mentioning anyway. Some people also create an additional account if they live between 2 addresses or live aborad.
- Have your details ready. There is nothing more stressful than getting hold of festival tickets and trying to complete your transaction under a time limit. You are shaking and making a load of mistakes as you’re stressed. What I do is split-screen my computer, on one side is the ticket link and on the other all my details on a word document (name, address, phone num, bank details etc). It may seem stupid to be writing down details that you clearly already know, but copy and pasting them is so much faster than typing them freehand as you need all those seconds you can get.
My card declined when buying Tomorrowland tickets
Unfortunately, once the card declines, you are phased out and need to join the queue. Sometimes pressing back works, if not wait it out and don’t give up. While you wait:
- Double-check that you do actually have enough funds, high fees means you may be falling short
- Check that you haven’t exceeded your daily limit. We once tried to pay and then realised on our banking app that our daily limit was only set to 1,000
- Ring your bank right afterwards and see if they can do anything – there may be a block on your card after the failed payment
- Consider using another card – credit cards are best
- If you’ve tried everything, don’t be afraid to use the same card again. Weirdly one year our card declined and then worked again the second time around
It may not be your fault, don’t give up and don’t get out of the queue…
In 2018, despite sufficient funds and banks being informed, many people’s cards declined due to a glitch with Paylogic. It meant that the sale went on longer than usual (the Friendship Garden sale specifically).
We had enough funds, we used our friend’s international online card, he confirmed the payment in the app and it failed. We someone eventually managed to get through again, we used a different credit card and it asked for a code from the bank, we called the bank, they confirmed the payment, gave us the confirmation code and it STILL failed! On the third attempt, it let us do it. It was a stressful hour. Don’t give up!
Official Ticket Sales (That Aren’t Tomorrowland)
You can buy Tomorrowland packages from other official sites such as Big Green Bus and Festicket – there will be an extensive article on this soon.
Official Tomorrowland Tickets Sold Out? Here Are Other Official Ways of Getting Tickets to Tomorrowland
How Can I Resell My Tomorrowland Ticket?
Tomorrowland has a ticket exchange site on their website where you can trade-in your regular tickets. You can also use Viagogo.
Don’t be an asshole and buy Tomorrowland tickets purely to sell them on to make a profit!
Personalising Tomorrowland Tickets
Once you receive your treasure case in the post (you’ll find all about the treasure cases in the last chapter), you can personalise them to your name. There will be a personalisation link on your Tomorrowland account where you will need to enter the code on the back of your bracelet. Then you can top up your bracelet with money to use at the festival.
CHAPTER 3: Tomorrowland and Dreamville Packages
What is Dreamville?
Dreamville is the name of the accommodation at Tomorrowland. This is recommended if you are thinking of coming to Tomorrowland for the whole weekend, as it will be really difficult to find alternatives otherwise and you’d have to travel to get to the festival site every time.
What Accommodation Is at Tomorrowland?
There are many different accommodation options at Tomorrowland. They range significantly in terms of price and luxury. You can make these ‘comfort tickets’, which means that you will get access to services such as bars, pools and hot tubs when there.
Also, you can get hotel packages with shuttle bus transfer included.
- Mag Greens Area: Magnificent Greens, Tent 1P Package and Tent 2P Package
- The CAMP2CAMP Area: Pre Pitched 2P Tent and 10P Friends Area
- Friendship Garden Area: Friendship Garden 10P Area and Spectacular Friendship Garden 10P Area
- Easy Tent Area: Easy Tent 2P, Spectacular Easy Tent 2P, Supreme Easy Tent 2P, Easy Tent 4P and Spectacular Easy Tent 4P
- Montagoe Area: Relax Room 2P, Spectacular Relax Room 2P, DreamLodge 2P, Spectacular DreamLodge 2P, Kokono 2P, Cabana 2P and Ensuite 2P
- Terra Solia Area: Terra Solis Room 2P
- Mousai Area: Mansion 12P Package
What Is the Gathering?
As a first-timer, you may have noticed that when you buy a Dreamville package it starts the day before Tomorrowland opens. This is because the gathering happens and trust me, this is where the good party starts!
They build a whole stage just for the gathering and only people staying in Dreamville can attend. They have big acts there every year (e.g. Lost Frequencies, Netsky, and Armin – it was incredible). It’s well worth going and it really hypes you up for the next day.
Should I Travel Solo at Tomorrowland?
I see sooo many people ask this all the time and yes, you totally should. It’s not weird, it’s not risky and so many people do it every year.
Reach out to other solo Tomorrowlanders via WhatsApp groups (Reddit usually has loads of these on there) and Facebook groups. If you can’t find any, then set up your own! Share it around and you will get people joining up in no time.
I’ve personally never gone solo, but I know if that was my only option, I definitely wouldn’t hesitate. The atmosphere is so good, that it really doesn’t matter. I met many of my best friends at Tomorrowland.
Going to Tomorrowland on Your Own: Why That Shouldn’t Put You off Going to Tomorrowland
Tomorrowland Party Planes
Tomorrowland puts special party planes on some plane packages. You will not be able to find out if it’s a party plane when you first buy it, but they will tell you once you’ve bought it if it is (exciting)! Party planes include food, a DJ, glowsticks and a pretty sick party in the sky.
Discover Europe/Belgium Packages
If you want to explore Belgium alongside your time at the festival, Tomorrowland puts on an exclusive Europe trip for you. You visit 4 different Belgian cities: Antwerp, Bruges, Ghent and Brussels. Here is the link for all of them (too extensive and complicated to put here).
These packages include accommodation and transport on your holiday and your Tomorrowland ticket and accommodation. It’s not cheap, but it may be worth it if you want to couple a festival with travelling.
If you want to explore Europe alongside your time at the festival, Tomorrowland puts on an exclusive Europe trip for you. You can go on the trip either before or before and after the festival. There are 4 different packages. Here is the link for all of them.
These packages include accommodation and transport on your holiday and your Tomorrowland ticket and accommodation.
What Amenities Are at Tomorrowland and Dreamville?
Oh-so many! Here are the amenities available on-site in regular Dreamville.
- Supermarket (Carrefour – pay with card)
- MAC makeup shop
- A bakery
- Tomorrowland jewellery shop
- Merchandise shop
- Camping shop
- Shisha bar
- Radio station studio
- Hot/cold showers
In Tomorrowland, you can find a variety of different restaurants, loads of food stalls, a tattoo parlour and plenty more services (my little brain is struggling to think of every little thing on the top of my head). Tastes of the World restaurant is by far the most popular:
5 Reasons Why You Must Eat at The Tomorrowland Main Stage Restaurant (and How to Get Tickets)
Can I Get a Tattoo at Tomorrowland?
Yes! Tomorrowland has a tattoo parlour.
Weirdly, sometimes Tomorrowland informs you about bookings and sometimes they don’t. We were all under the impression that the tattoo parlour wasn’t there in 2018 because you weren’t able to make bookings, but sure enough, the tattoo parlour was there.
If you want a tattoo, I recommend that you arrive there as soon as it opens on the first day in order to pick your slot and pick a design. If you leave it too late, you won’t get a spot. The tattoos are a lot more expensive than you may be used to, but it’s a tattoo AT Tomorrowland, treat yo’ self!
CHAPTER 4: How Much It Costs to Go to Tomorrowland
How Much Does It Cost to Go to Tomorrowland?
This entirely depends on how much money you have, but it’s certainly not cheap. You can make it as expensive or as cheap as you want to.
Once I was so out of money, I managed to make it through the whole of Tomorrowland on 100 euros (sneaking vodka in and living off Lidl bread with one meal a day did the trick). People spend as much as 1,000 euros though.
I would plan for around 100 euros per day, but it’s completely possible to do it cheaper depending on what you’re buying. If you want merch and a tattoo, of course, you’re looking at much more. If you read further on, I give you the low-down on the prices.
How Much Is Food and Drink at Tomorrowland?
Food and drink is not cheap at Tomorrowland, prepare to save beforehand. In my opinion, it’s worth it though as the food is definitely so much better than regular festivals. There is so much choice (many different cuisines), the portions are big and you can even go to a few restaurants to eat.
Here’s an article about dining at the main stage restaurant – check it out, the views are amazing (I dined there, it was lush). And no, I don’t mean the secret actual main stage restaurant – I wish!
My perfect view last year
Water is free at Tomorrowland if you go to a fill-up point – there are loads of taps and there are everywhere all over the Tomorrowland site and also a Dreamville. The water tastes okay too!
To give you an idea: In 2018 a small beer was 2 pearls (3,20 eur), as were fizzy drinks such as Pepsi. Cocktails are around 7.5 pearls (12 eur).
Belgian fries were 3.5 pearls (5,60 eur) and more substantial food such as pasta was 5.25 pearls (8,40 eur).
How Do I Buy Food and Drinks at Tomorrowland?
Tomorrowland is a cashless festival. This means that you will not be using any card or cash at the festival and you will not have to purchase tokens like many other festivals. Once you receive your Tomorrowland bracelet (in your treasure case), you will find a code on the back of the wristband. You use this to activate the bracelet in your name. Once this is completed you can ‘load’ money onto the bracelet. This is how you buy everything at Tomorrowland.
Tomorrowland has their own currency called ‘pearls’, so when you load your money onto your account, the money will appear in pearls. If you load over 100 euros, they usually give you a couple of pearls free.
If you don’t get paid until the festival itself, don’t panic. You can top up your bracelet on site. If you don’t spend all of your peals, don’t try and waste them, you will get a refund at the end of the festival (they charge you a small fee for this). This is great because most festivals don’t do this.
CHAPTER 5: Additional Tomorrowland Info
When Will I Receive My Tomorrowland Treasure Case/Box?
You receive an email when your Tomorrowland box is on its way and it is usually a few weeks before the festival. Don’t panic if your box is taking a while! Everybody receives them at different times because they are literally travelling all over the world and they are not all sent out in the one go but in batches.
If you’ve never seen a Tomorrowland treasure case before, I’ll give you the lowdown: Every year they are a surprise (unless you see a leak from one of the first people to get them) and they are linked to the theme. They are always really well made, a literal ornamental piece you can keep forever (I’m not even exaggerating) and they usually contain some kind of cool feature, such as a lock and key box, a music box, or a book.
> Help! I Haven’t Received My Bracelet/I’ve Lost My Bracelet
Although rare, some boxes never arrive at their destination and again, don’t panic, just contact them and they will arrange for you to pick up your bracelet at will-call.
You can also pick up treasure boxes here too if they have any spare. If you lose your bracelet at the festival or it stops working (happened to my partner last year), then go straight to will-call to get a new one (and your old one will be cancelled before someone finds it and spends it).
This is why it’s important that it’s personalised to your name, so they can give you a new one. If it’s not in your name, you won’t be getting back in! So don’t forget to take your ID to Tomorrowland.
What’s the Difference Between Weekend 1 and Weekend 2?
Another common question that people ask is what the difference is.
In short, there is no real difference between weekend 1 and weekend 2, there are only 2 weekends because Tomorrowland added another date to meet demand (and because Tomorrowworld etc has stopped).
There is the misconception that weekend 1 is better because the site will be in better condition, but this isn’t strictly true. It won’t be any more muddy, ruined or anything, Tomorrowland fixes anything that is broken and most of the festival, including Dreamville, has wooden planks down on the floor. You honestly wouldn’t notice the difference. I always go on weekend 2 because I like to watch the live streams, get hyped and then go. I couldn’t bear to go on weekend 1 and then feel jealous of people there the next weekend, but that’s just me being petty. 😉
How Much Alcohol Can I Bring with Me to Tomorrowland?
When you stay in Dreamville, you are allowed to bring alcohol with you (however, this can not be taken with you into the actual Tomorrowland event). On their website, Tomorrowland states that the limit is 6 50cl cans of alcohol, 6 50cl of fizzy drinks and unlimited water. However, this is rarely enforced.
I have never ever come across a time when people have had alcohol taken off them unless it’s obvious it’s going to be sold or if it’s in a glass bottle.
We usually take 20 cans each with water and a bottle of vodka. It’s hard to enforce because you can go in and out as much as you like, so in theory, you can take the amount through, go back out and then get the rest. So rest assured that you can take whatever you like, as long as it is in a can or plastic bottle.
I repeat: No glass is allowed inside Dreamville or Tomorrowland. So pour all of your alcohol into a plastic bottle before you enter.
> Taking Alcohol on the Eurostar
This is something that people ask every year. Again, there are restrictions for alcohol on the Eurostar, however, again, they are rarely enforced. They do this so then people don’t get loads of alcohol, get wasted on the train and cause trouble. Just pack your stuff nicely, keep your head down, don’t get rowdy on the train and you’re fine. Worst case scenario, they take it off you and that’s it.
What Is the Security like at Tomorrowland?
If you are caught with drugs at Tomorrowland, you will be thrown out. Drugs are illegal in Belgium, including weed. If you are selling drugs, then you know what is going to happen. There are no testing facilities in Tomorrowland (I know some festivals do this) – so be sure to take a test with you and stay safe guys! Never feel pressured into something you don’t want to do either.
What’s the Weather like at Tomorrowland?
The weather at Tomorrowland is unpredictable at best. It’s summertime in Belgium, so it can be hot and it can be rainy. Weather in this part of Europe IS unpredictable everywhere – you can expect rain but also blistering heat too.
I’ve had it all — Tomorrowland with the rain so bad that I’ve barely left the campsite. Tomorrowland in 40 degrees Celcius and we all thought we were going to die. In short: Check the weather just beforehand and plan for everything. Also, don’t forget a hoodie to wear in the evening, it can get a bit chilly!
There will be a packing list posted just before Tomorrowland, so you won’t even need to think about what to pack either. 😉
Note: For some strange reason they never sell ice in Dreamville and when it was a summer like 2018, you need to be aware of this as it was literally unbearable. For ice, you can go to a supermarket outside of Tomorrowland but they’ll be huge queues. You can also buy food, drink, and ice outside people’s houses on the way into Tomorrowland. They set up stalls on their front lawns and sell things. They are normally extremely overpriced of course, but my friend managed to persuade a guy to give us a bag of ice in exchange for cider as we didn’t have any cash on us (cashless festival and all)! Everyone is so lovely and in a good mood, so remember to say hi to the locals.
Is Tomorrowland Really Crowded?
With around 400,000 people attending Tomorrowland, you’d expect it to be crowded, but honestly, it’s not too bad. However, I’ve found that weekend 1 seems a lot busier for some reason.
Tomorrowland is well spaced out. The queues for drinks and food is not too bad, the queue to get into Tomorrowland isn’t too bad either. The busiest times it at mainstage late at night, especially for the final act of Tomorrowland and the walk home you have to queue for ages. Make sure you wear comfy shoes!! Don’t forget to check your step counter on your phone at the end of the weekend… it’s enlightening to say the least.
Getting to the front of mainstage is surprisingly easy, especially in the day. Stick to the sides of the stage and worm your way in – other festival mainstages are usually much worse IMO.
How Can You Get to Tomorrowland?
There are many ways to get to Tomorrowland. If you get a global journey package this will be arranged for you (coach, train or plane). You can also arrange this for yourself through the same methods of transport. You can also drive and park your car at the Tomorrowland site – which is what I always do (20 euros advance-payment to park for the weekend btw).
Important to Know When You First Arrive at Tomorrowland:
- If you are arriving by car, follow the temporary signs and ignore the sat nav – expect traffic backing up nearer the site, but in general it’s really quick considering how many people go to Tomorrowland and how small Boom is
- You are allowed to go in and out of Dreamville (I was that dick who tried to carry ALL of my stuff from the car in one go)
- Don’t forget to take your ID to Tomorrowland – there are lockers on-site to keep it in. If you lose your bracelet and you don’t have ID, you won’t be coming back in!
- Hot showers are available in Dreamville, if you’re in mag green’s, it will cost 2 Pearls.
- If you’re staying in Mag Greens, arrive early, they use a rope to guide you and it’s a free-for-all! If you get there late, it will be difficult to camp and you definitely won’t be able to camp with lots of friends
- Don’t be fooled by the aftermovie, there are a lot more men than woman in Tomorrowland 😉 But it is getting better (and lots of couples)
- Most of the festival has decking, so it’s not a huge mud fest, unless the weather gets really bad
- Tomorrowland sells their own power banks. You can ‘rent’ one for the weekend or take it home
- Don’t leave valuables in your tent. If you do want to lock your tent, padlock the inside zip, not the outside. If you buy a locker, take a picture of your locker key number and then take the number off, that way if you lose it, people won’t find your locker
- Recycling is big in Tomorrowland, there are usually lots of incentives to recycle at your campsite (lots of stuff is also left behind that you’re free to take at the end of the fest)
- It can get cooler in the evenings, take a jacket
- When it gets hot in the summer, take space blankets with you and tape them to the top of your tent, they are a lifesaver
- Take your medical band, prescriptions or other proof and meds if you have a health condition, just in case something happens – the medical facilities are amazing at Tomorrowland, most issues can be dealt with on-site
- Tomorrowland doesn’t sell cider. I don’t know why, but it breaks many British and Swedish hearts. If you hate beer, budget for more expense – spirits aren’t cheap
- Take 2 phones (at least one that isn’t a smartphone). Put one in the locker – phones get stolen and lost at quite a high rate
- There is a laundrette in Dreamville (just in case)
- There is free suncream and deodorant at most toilet blocks within the main festival grounds
- You can take water bottles into Dreamville, yet in Tomorrowland, you can only take it in without the cap on. It’s to stop you from filling it up and putting the cap on and chucking it into the crowd. There’s nothing stopping you just taking a lid in with you
- Put your phone away! Enjoy yourself without social media
When Does the Tomorrowland After Movie Come Out?
Tomorrowland after movies usually come out about a month after weekend 2, but last year it was the Monday of weekend 2. Here was the most recent one to get you in the mood. 😉
You’re All Set – No Need to Ask How to Get Tickets for Tomorrowland!
I’ve tried to think of as many important questions as I can, but I’m bound to have missed one. If you need any more information, feel free to contact me, or post a comment on this post. All that is left to say now is, good luck and have an amazing time! See you there!
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Hi I have a Global Package and I want to sell my ticket is from London to Tomorrowland (train) for the second week. I saw that Viagogo sell tickets but I don’t want to make a profit, just sell it at the same price I bought it. How can I find a person interested or a blog where people exchange information?
Hi John, Global Journey Packages work differently to other tickets (you can easily exchange other tickets through Tomorrowland and they get resold through the waiting list). You can sell on, but there is a huge fee to change the name to someone else. So in order to get your full money back, you will have to sell higher than what you paid for it. Facebook groups are always looking for people, but of course, there is a risk to you that they don’t give you the money (so make sure that you get it first!) and otherwise, Viagogo may be your next best option.
Hi, amazing review!! I am crazy about going this year to tomorrowland, but sadly i didnt have luck tjhis year in the pre-sale or sale dates. I was in time but the website didnt let me buy tickets. I want to ask, which would be the best way to buy tickets for tomorrowland in this case, any website? I have searched for Festickets but they only have packages with hotels and i want to live the camping experience… please let me know what you think, thanks
Thanks so much!
I’ve never got through in regular sales myself, they are really hard! And yes the camping experience I would highly recommend over the hotels for your first time especially. There are other ways though, so you aren’t too late: firstly, have you checked these? These are the list of official Tomorrowland travel partners: https://www.neversaynether.com/tomorrowland-tickets-sold-out-tomorrowland-travel-partners/ – depending on where you want to go from, there may be some left.
If not, your next best bet is joining the Tomorrowland waiting list. To do this go onto your Tomorrowland account under tickets and you should be able to register. They will release tickets slowly over time from April and you will receive an email whenever they go on sale, so keep an eye out! There is actually a good chance of getting tickets this way.
If that doesn’t go to plan, then there is always Viagogo. It’s not 100% safe, but it’s much safer than other ways of buying. If the ticket turns out to be fake, Viagogo will refund you.
Next time I recommend that you get a Global Journey package when they go on sale – it’s the only for-sure way of going to Tomorrowland every year. I usually get GJ or a Friendship Garden package. Let me know if there is anything else – hope this helps and good luck!
Hi! I appreciate this article so much, I’ve never been to Tomorrowland but it’s such a dream of mine. I want to try and attend in 2022 and I have read all of this but I think it all got a little turned around in my head. I don’t think I will have the money for the global journey pack, and I was wondering, after that, when you would recommend to start looking for tickets (the usual time that tomorrowland tickets will be released for pre-sale for 2022. Thank you so much, this information would be incredibly helpful.