Among the numerous sectors the pandemic has impacted, the artistic one has suffered a lot. Music festivals all over the world had to stop due to the spread of Covid-19 and it was impossible for governments to ensure the continuation of events. In Belgium, the Tomorrowland festival had to cancel for two years in a row: 2020 and 2021. Despite the efforts, the conditions that would allow the concerts to take place were not there.
One of the results, besides the great bitterness of saying “no” to all fans, was the financial hangover of €25 million, in addition to the worries for all employees and freelancers.
We really have to do this to cushion the financial hangover, Before Covid, there were no plans to start organising three weekends.
Debby Wilmsen, Tomorrowland spokerson, told Het Laatste Nieuws
Now, Tomorrowland organizers have decided to submit an application to obtain three summer festivals in 2022. The third would be held on days 15-17 July 2022, one week before the other announced dates. This extra weekend is required as an economic necessity to cover the cancellations of these two years. Antwerp region as well as municipalities of Boom and Rumst will make a decision by 13th January 2022.
However, for those who are interested in joining the winter edition, it will be held in the French village and mountains of Alpe d’Huez from March 19 until 26.