Dutch entertainment company ID&T has signed a contract with the province of Antwerp, home of their festival Tomorrowland, which allows them to maintain their two weekend events until 2033. Since Boom and neighbouring towns have seen great economic benefit due to the festival, the mayor Jeroen Baert is happy to oblige. He says “Tomorrowland put our town on the world map,” and we definitely agree with him.
Since it’s such a massive festival and just like Coachella and other major events, one weekend just isn’t enough to house the number of people that want to attend each year. ID&T will be paying 630,000 euros to the province each year according to this contract.
The mayor of Rumst also whole heartedly agrees saying, “You should be proud that the organizers want to hold Tomorrowland here with us. At the same time there is a ever rising demand for tickets. With two weekends we can give the chance more people from our community to attend the unique event.”
The contract will be reviewed each year keeping in mind the logistics behind security, safety, and mobility. It can also be terminated with one year notice if need be. Some locals however are against the contract, as expected in any such situation. They feel it’s detrimental to the permanent residents, and shouldn’t be allowed to continue.