Whatever you think of the EDM movement it’s hard not to be impressed by the sheer scale and creativity that is on offer at Belgian EDM festival Tomorrowland. Sure the music is pretty mainstream, but have you ever seen anything quite like this the UK – we certainly haven’t.
Over the 10 years we’ve been going to major UK festivals it feels like honest music fans are being held to ransom just to see their favourite acts, quite often on average sound systems and on bland stage setups.
Personally if I go to a festival and all I get is a couple of lasers and some strobe lights I can’t help but feel a bit shortchanged.
Whilst there’s an argument that no amount of lasers and pyro can replace really good music, it’s clear you need one with the other to really have a really memorable experience.
On the rare occasion you get both together then you’ve got something really worth standing in a muddy field for. It’s about time some UK festivals tried innovating rather than sticking to the same-old tried and tested formula of tent-DJ-laser.
Behold: Tomorrowland, a Michael Bay production. Well probably.