Bouncing off the success of their debut virtual festival in July, Tomorrowland has announced the lineup for their second online festival happening this New Year’s Eve.
The one-day show will feature a stacked lineup of 25 genre-spanning artists, including Charlotte de Witte, Tchami, Duck Sauce, Netsky, Armin van Buuren, Boyz Noize, Camelphat, Diplo, Martin Garrix, Brennan Heart, Snoop Dogg performing as DJ Snoopadelic and David Guetta performing under his own name and as his Jack Back alias. Belgian techno phenom de Witte is the sole female performer on the lineup.
While Tomorrowland’s blowout summer event, which took approximately $6 million to produce and happened on the virtual island of Pāpiliōnem, the New Year’s event will take place in a virtual venue called Naoz, which organizers describe as “a virtual entertainment world [that] will bring musicians, artists and communities across the globe together, offering people a spectacular way to experience digital concerts and performances with the world’s best technology in 3-D design, video production and special effects.”
Featuring four stages, the event will include optimized timing, beginning at 8:30 p.m. and ending at 3 a.m. in every time zone.
Tickets for the one-day event go on sale Nov. 17 and start at 20 Euros ($23) for a day pass, with two higher-priced ticket tiers offering replay access. These prices are higher than those for the summer event, which charged viewers about $15 for a single-day ticket and $24 for a weekend pass.
For the July event, artists were paid via a royalty-sharing compensation plan based on overall ticket sales, which left some acts disappointed by how much they were ultimately paid. The compensation plan for artists playing the December event is said to be “much higher” than the original. As with the July show, many artists will pre-record their performances at green-screen studios set up in cities including Los Angeles and Boom, Belgium, where the real-life version of Tomorrowland takes place.