Imagine the best concert you've ever attended. It likely wasn't just the music and the performance that set it apart from the rest. In addition to the stellar performance, it was a combination of the lights, the costumery and the excitement of the crowd that left a lasting impression. Now, intensify that experience – and the crowd – by 10, and you've got an idea of what you'll encounter at massive electronic festival TommorrowWorld.
Sprawling along 500 scenic acres in Chattahoochee Hills (a mere 30 miles southwest of Atlanta), this explosive three days of concerts and five days of camping is the quintessential concert-going experience. It's even lauded as the largest 21-and-over electronic music festival in the country.
Stage theatrics, set design and surrounding décor put whimsy at the forefront, with stunning visuals accentuating the thumping tunes. Last year, 120,000 people showed up from more than 75 countries to check out the first international version of Tomorrowland (the world-renowned music festival held in Belgium every year), so expect much of the same at this year's TomorrowWorld, slated for Friday, Sept. 26, through Sunday, Sept. 28.
An other-worldy allure encompasses TomorrowWorld — Photo courtesy of TomorrowWorld
As you wander among throngs of crowds on this autumnal weekend – Atlanta's most idyllic season – you'll find yourself immersed in a different world, as you encounter mesmerizing decor, animation, enchanting lighting and (of course) incredible live acts.
The 400-feet-wide and 100-feet-tall main stage, or “Volcano Stage,” for instance, will double as a verdant paradise with cascading waterfalls and a spontaneously erupting volcano. More than 300 artists will perform among the festival's eight stages, including big-namers like Avicii, Bassnectar, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, Diplo, Kaskade, Tiësto, David Guetta, Armin Van Buuren, Afrojack, Porter Robinson, Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso, among hundreds of others.
The crowd at this fest leans young, and the energy level surrounding it is high. So this event may not appeal as much to a laid-back crowd. However, if you're in Atlanta and you're looking for something outside the ordinary to do during your visit, this is it. Outside of Belgium, you won't see anything quite like it.
While tickets are a bit on the pricey end, the weekend does include hundreds of acts. Plus, if you decide to stay the night, either for one night or as many as five, you have a range of camping options inside of “DreamVille,” the area adjacent to the festival dedicated to tented overnight stay.
Depending on what you're looking for, you can either pay to bring your own camping gear ($407 a person lets you camp for the duration of the festival and attend concerts all three days), or you can opt for one of the more glamorous camping options like the two- or four-person dream lodges – tents equipped with electricity and full-size beds – which begin at $2,899 per person.
Regardless of which camping package you pick, you'll have access to the festival's DreamVille Marketplace, chockablock with gourmet food options and vendors.
You always say you're going to go camping. Why not attend an outdoor dance party instead?
To learn more about TomorrowWorld, visit the festival's website.