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Tomorrowland Winter Temporarily Evacuated During Snow Storm

Graphic From Tomorrowland Winter

Snow Storm Caused Temporary Evacuation of Attendees

As many EDM fans know, Tomorrowland is Europe’s largest EDM festival, hosted in the Belgian town of Boom. Just like this festival’s North American counterpart, Electric Daisy Carnival, Tomorrowland has attracted millions of EDM fans worldwide since 2005. As a result of its popularity, Tomorrowland has led to the creation of TomorrowWorld, Tomorrowland Brasil, and Tomorrowland Winter.

In fact, Tomorrowland Winter just kicked off last weekend in the French Alps ski resort of Alpe d’Huez. However, Tomorrowland Winter did not start off as the winter extravaganza most attendees expected.

Snow Storm Almost Ruined The Festival

On March 11, 2019, over 250 people evacuated Alpe d’Huez as conditions became unsafe at the ski track and bar. Although the main stage did not officially open until March 13, 2019 festivities kicked off on March 9, 2019. Specifically, the evacuees included festival goers, festival crew, tourists, and headlining artists.

Furthermore, the organizers of Tomorrowland Winter expected a turnout of 25,000 attendees for the festival week. Fortunately, the storm subsided and there were not any injuries nor fatalities as the festival resumed scheduled operations afterward.

Festivities of Tomorrowland Winter

Tomorrowland Winter still retained the same atmosphere as the traditional Tomorrowland festival, though in wintery conditions. Indeed, the stacked lineup of Tomorrowland Winter was enough to excite attendees while they were dancing in thick jackets.

For instance, the lineup included the likes of Martin Garrix, Armin van Buuren, Afrojack, and Steve Aoki. Likewise, the festival also included flight, bus, lodging, and hospitality packages for its attendees in the French Alps. The resort of Alpe d’Huez also offered attendees the opportunity to enjoy other activities such as skiing and snowboarding.

Tomorrowland Winter’s Future

Tomorrowland Winter follows the path of Snowglobe and X Games Aspen as an EDM festival hosted in wintery conditions. In brief, these aforementioned events show that EDM is still enjoyed by fans regardless of the season.

Ultimately, the snowstorm did not result in the cancellation of the festival as the fans still stayed at the resort because they wanted to see their favorite DJs perform. EDM festivals are generally in the summer and perhaps in the future, winter EDM festivals may become the norm.

Kenny Ngo
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Kenny is a passionate sports and music fan with soccer being his #1 sport and European (particularly French and Dutch) house music being his #1 genre. His favorite producers are Martin Solveig, Sebastian Ingrosso, Madeon, Tiesto, and Armin Van Buuren.