A teaser from Tomorrowland last Friday had people thinking that Swedish House Mafia could soon be added to the lineup this year; however, news from the festival has debunked the rumors, as Tomorrowland has announced its own radio show “One World Radio” for the festival’s 15th anniversary. (Swedish House Mafia might still play Tomorrowland, but this isn’t about that.)
The radio show is, of course, based in Belgium, and so official streaming began at 4am PST. It was launched by none other than Dim Mak head Steve Aoki, who took to the decks at the holy grounds of De Schorre in Boom, next to Zephyr, the magical hot air balloon in the shape of the Tomorrowland icon.
Listeners who tune into Tomorrowland One World Radio will find a generous portion of music and content at any time of day, all created by the team behind Tomorrowland with a mix featuring a range of hosts, shows and specials. Thanks to the strong ties with all the national and international DJ’s and producers, Tomorrowland One World Radio is destined to become the ‘home of the artists’. Everyone from the biggest names to fresh new talent will be part of the platform, by creating exclusive mixes, releasing new tracks and even hosting their own shows.
For example, the Dutch DJ Armin Van Buuren will kick off the weekend with an exclusive Weekend Mix on Fridays. The Australian DJ sisters Nervo will present The One World Radio Top 30: every weekend, you’ll get a rundown of the 30 most popular dance hits selected by the People of Tomorrow. And every day, you’ll be treated to a guest mix on ‘One World Radio Invites’.
Armin Van Buuren :
“Besides DJ-ing and shows, I love to create radio. A couple of times already at the Winter Music Conference in Miami, I’ve received the award for ‘Best Mix Radio Show’ for A State of Trance. By the way, I’ll also be bringing ASOT to Tomorrowland this summer when I host my own stage and I’ve done live radio from the festival a few times now. It’s fantastic that I’ll get to appear every Friday now on Tomorrowland One World Radio with my own Weekend Mix.”
“Tomorrowland One World Radio is an incredibly important project for Tomorrowland.During the festival weekends, millions of people around the world tune in to our live-stream and the numbers keep growing each year. By launching this content project, on the occasion of our 15th anniversary, from now on we’ll be able to offer a way to connect with the Tomorrowland community daily, and we’ll adapt our programming and music to the time of day. With unique content and mixes that you won’t hear anywhere else, combined with the absolute highlights from 15 years of Tomorrowland history. Both live and on demand, so it’s perfectly tailored to the tastes of young listeners. We’ve been working on this project for two years and we’re so excited to finally unveil it to the world.”
Want to listen to ‘the sound of the festival’ all day long on Tomorrowland One World Radio? You can, from February 18 to August 31, with the new Tomorrowland app, on Tomorrowland.com.