Is Tomorrowland Coming To India?
According to The Asian Age, India might be the next country to be feature a Tomorrowland festival. The Asian Age reported that an industry source told them: “The live performances wing of Universal Music India will be bringing the feted Tomorrowland experience to India. India has emerged as a major EDM destination after Sunburn and it’s no surprise that there is international attention on the scene here. Universal is looking to expand its live music space in India and there can be nothing bigger than Tomorrowland to do it for them. It’ll be the biggest event in the country’s growing music calendar.”
When The Asian Age reached out to Devraj Sanyal, the head of Universal Music India, he said, "We’re neither confirming, nor denying that we’re doing Tomorrowland… or other projects for that matter. We’re currently ironing out some details of a project we’re working on and will make an announcement when the time is right… probably in October. We’ve consolidated on our merchandise business as well as non-label ones, so intellectual property will be a major part of our focus now.”
Sanyal previously helped create Sunburn, which is a massive music festival in India. If anyone knows how to put together the logistics of a Tomorrowland in India, it would be Sanyal.
We can't confirm Tomorrowland India just yet, but we know that the country would be the perfect place for ID&T's next festival. If you're unfamiliar with how much India loves dance music, we've included some videos below. First, watch an Indian crowd sing their hearts out to "Clarity" when Zedd visited the country.
Now check out how wild the crowd went when deadmau5 brought out Daler Mehndi for a remix of the hit song "Tunak Tunak Tun."
Lastly, listen to deadmau5 profess his love for the Indian dance music community.
We can't confirm whether India will truly be the next location for Tomorrowland, but we believe the country deserves it.
Cover photo credit: Tomorrowland's Facebook