A spokesperson from Tomorrowland’s founder ID&T has debunked last week’s story that the festival could be expanding to Asia.

Ever since last Wednesday’s report on Tomorrowland’s possible expansion to Thailand, everyone has been going crazy making plans for what would have been the most highly anticipated festival ever held in the country.

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However, after the news had spread like wildfire, a representative from Tomorrowland told Billboard last night the story was “a mistranslation from the Thai publication Post Today“.

“We are not looking for another continent for the moment,” said the spokesperson.

However, there are still plans for an Asian event this year. “We will organize Unite in two Asian countries this year: India and Japan.” Unite is a one-day event by Tomorrowland held in India and Mexico last year, which “united” festival go-ers through a one-of-a-kind live stream of the event in both countries.



According to Post Today, the managing director of local promoter World Planet Entertainment Chatri Tungthiankul said Tomorrowland had expressed their interest in launching in Thailand and the country itself should be hosting world-class events similar to Tomorrowland to help boost tourism to the country, not that the festival was actually expanding to Thailand.

Tungthiankul said events like Tomorrowland could would draw up to 450,000 visitors, and the Thai government should help prepare for such events to accommodate international travellers.

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Founded in Belgium in 2005, Tomorrowland is one of the world’s most successful dance festival, having won numerous awards over the years. Since then, the festival have expanded internationally, with Tomorrowland Brasil, TomorrowWorld in the United States, and other Tomorrow-themed festival such as Unite.

This year, the flagship Belgian Tomorrowland happening on July 22-24 is set to feature world class DJ David Guetta, Tiesto, Axwell & Ingrosso, Armin van Buuren, Afrojack and more, sold out within 40 minutes of announcing its lineup.

What do you guys think about ID&T’s statement? Is our dream of seeing the Mecca of EDM festivals launched in Asia completely shattered? Or this is just the company’s keeping the hype under control lest the project doesn’t actually happen? From what know from sources so far, it’s best to remain hopeful – skeptical, but hopeful.