Avicii, Eric Prydz, Robyn, Swedish House Mafia, Alesso … the list goes on.
The myth of today’s rave scene runs through Swedish dance music. These artists and countless others were central to the EDM boom in the United States of the 2010s, and we owe their generational music for it.
This week, Tomorrowland’s One World Radio will examine the impact of Swedish electronic music through the prism of its influential artists. The lineup includes an hour-long episode celebrating the impact of the Swedish House Mafia, an anecdotal show hosted by Laidback Luke, and an unmissable “Friendship Mix” hosted by Alesso. You can log in here.
Tomorrowland fans can also vote for the top 100 “Made in Sweden” tracks. Voting is open until Thursday, October 7 and the final winners will be revealed the next day.
In addition, the organizers of the iconic Belgian music festival are currently resuming the pieces after a tumultuous year and a half. According to Tomorrowland spokeswoman Debby Wilmsen, the brand is pursuing three unprecedented weekends in 2022 in an effort to “cushion the financial hangover” caused by multiple cancellations due to COVID-19 uncertainty.
Following the cancellation of Tomorrowland in 2020, the festival looked promising in 2021 after Prime Minister Alexander De Croo said major festivals should be possible by the end of the summer due to the “Freedom Plan” of government. However, their permit to host the event was forcefully rejected by the mayors of Boom and Rumst, who said it posed “risks to public health and safety”. Organizers were ultimately forced to cancel the 2021 edition due to the controversial decision, which Wilmsen called a “heavy blow”.
Representatives for Tomorrowland have yet to reveal the dates for the 2022 iteration of the festival. Its spinoff event, Tomorrowland Winter, is scheduled for March 19-16, 2022 in the central French western Alps.