TomorrowWorld starts tomorrow, and we can't wait. Unfortunately, we've encountered one problem: trying to choose which acts we're going to see at the massive festival. The list of dance music stars performing is long, and the time conflicts are seemingly endless.
We've tried to make things a bit easier by putting together a list of ten acts you can't miss at TomorrowWorld. Ultimately, with how stacked the lineup is, you can't make any wrong choices. However, we're extremely excited to see the acts we've listed below. We've tried to integrate as many genres as possible so that your TomorrowWorld experience is full of variety. We don't want to get burnt out on one style of music and completely forget about all the other amazing dance music genres out there.
The list is in chronological order so that you can plan as efficiently as possible.
2:00-3:00pm Friday, It's A Trap! Stage
Slander has had a huge 2014 thus far. They've gained a residency at the hottest beach club in Las Vegas, Drai's Beach Club, and replaced Nicky Romero on the mainstage at Nocturnal Wonderland after Romero faced heavy travel delays. Their heaven trap style of music has generated a lot of attention, which has earned them a spot on the lineup at TomorrowWorld. They'll be one of the first sets on Day One, so make sure to get there bright and early.
5:00pm-6:00pm Friday, TomorrowWorld Mainstage
Speaking of Nocturnal Wonderland, Mat Zo's set might have been the most buzzworthy of the festival. The versatile DJ/producer decided to spin a full trance set, and it literally made trance fans break into tears. On the flip side of the coin, Mat Zo is also an impressive drum & bass DJ/producer. His remix of Chromeo's "Lost On The Way Home" set the internet ablaze a few months ago. He always puts on engaging performances, and he even caused one of EDM.com's writers to publish an article titled "Mat Zo Saved Ultra."
9:00pm-10:15pm Friday, Trance Addict Stage
When you think of EDM that makes people lose their mind, you might think of genres like dubstep, drum & bass, and hardstyle. However, if you truly want to experience the most wild EDM show possible, you need to check out a psy trance or 140 BPM trance show. Simon Patterson sets are absolutely crazy.
11:30pm-1:00am Friday, Mythical Frames Stage
Bassnectar's performances are amazing. On top of that, this might be the first time you'll get to hear the superstar play songs from his new album, Noise Vs Beauty. You cannot miss Bassnectar closing out Day One at the Mythical Frames stage.
5:00pm-6:00pm Saturday, TomorrowWorld Mainstage
As we reported in May, Deorro will be retiring from DJing to focus on producing. TomorrowWorld will be one of the last times you get to see the talented producer live, so you can't miss him. He will also be playing at the Dim Mak vs. Smash The House stage on Sunday at 8:45pm-9:30pm.
6:15pm-7:15pm Saturday, TomorrowWorld Mainstage
We previously had Claude VonStroke in this spot on the list, but we had to update it once Kygo replaced Avicii's timeslot. Just to be clear, you can't go wrong by seeing either Claude VonStroke or Kygo. However, Kygo has only played a small amount of shows in the United States and this might be your first opportunity to see him. Kygo is one of the hottest producers of 2014, and his tropical house sound has taken EDM by storm. Sony and Ultra Music saw enough potential in the Norwegian star and signed him to a deal. His set at TomorrowWorld will be a lot of fun.
10:00pm-11:30pm Saturday, Mad Decent
Dillon Francis will be releasing his debut full-length album, Money Sucks, Friends Rule, on October 28th, and we're sure we'll hear a lot of the album's tracks during his TomorrowWorld set. The new music is one incentive to check out his set, but we'd check out his set anyway due to his hilarious personality and propensity to put together interesting tracklists. Dillon Francis sets are always entertaining.
5:00pm-7:00pm Sunday, French Express Stage
Just like many of his labelmates on French Express, Moon Boots is masterful at creating fun dance music. Spending two hours of your final day at TomorrowWorld dancing under the sun to Moon Boots sounds like absolute bliss.
8:30pm-10:00pm Sunday, Minus Stage
Maceo Plex caused a stir in the dance music community last month with his controversial "Conjure Superstar" music video, but we still know him as a master of creating deeper dance music. Under the name Maceo Plex, he's produced awesome deep house records, and while using the name Maetrik, he's created gritty techno. We can't wait to hear what he spins as the direct opener for Richie Hawtin at the Minus Stage.
10:30pm-12:00am, TomorrowWorld Mainstage
Kaskade came up in the game as a deep house producer, but many EDM fans currently associate him with huge festival sets. When it comes to playing at massive events, Kaskade goes big. His tendency to mash up the vocals of his older tracks with newer, festival-ready tunes has turned him into a music festival favorite. Ending TomorrowWorld with Kaskade at the mainstage is the perfect way to end your unforgettable experience. Get excited for his TomorrowWorld set by listening to what he did at Ultra Music Festival in March.