As the days left until TomorrowWorld’s second annual appearance wind down, many a festival-goer is in a confused haze about what stages to spend their time at. No need to worry, we here at Daily Beat have got you covered with an in-depth analysis of each stage and what to expect from them!
The stage configuration at TomorrowWorld 2014 is a bit confusing. All the stages but the Mainstage change names throughout the course of the weekend. For example, Mythical Frames stage changes to the Mad Decent stage which changes to the Dim Mak stage on Sunday. (Mythical Frames/Mad Decent/Dim Mak)
Ah the mainstage, the crowned jewel of TomorrowWorld. From Tiesto, Zedd, Steve Aoki, and David Guetta, you can expect mainstream house music all day and all night accompanied by the ABSOLUTELY INSANE stage design that we saw at TomorrowLand all the way over in Belgium. Expect huge crowds and lots of energy.
Mythical Frames/Mad Decent/Dim Mak
Friday – Mythical Frames
If you plan on being at this stage on Friday night, you better make sure you have room to move. From the likes of A-Trak, Zeds Dead, and Bassnectar closing the night out, you can expect lots of hard-hitting bass and thin crowds. Be on the lookout for mass quantities of funky people.
Mad Decent – Saturday
Diplo’s label takes over the stage on Saturday. Even the man himself is taking a break from his mainstage routine to get down and dirty at his stage. Expect thick crowds of crazy partiers and cramped dancing room. Forecast also shows the possible appearance of DJ Hanzel and maybe even a human hamster ball.
Dim Mak – Sunday
Sunday the stage gets taken over by yet another label, this time belonging to none other than Steve Aoki. Although Steve is performing on the mainstage Saturday, he will still be here under “3 Are Legend”, his live collaboration with Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike. Expect a late night party with the likes of Borgore and Waka Flocka Flame. Expect moderate to cramped crowds and non stop beats.
Super You & Me/All Gone Pete Tong/Full On
Super You & Me – Friday
This stage is a costume party on Friday night. Show up dressed as your favorite superhero and party the night away. Expect moderate to thick crowds of hot sweaty people embracing their inner superhero.
All Gone Pete Tong – Saturday
With the lineup curated by house music legend Pete Tong, you can expect a good mix of all house music has to offer. Anticipate a thin, older crowd with a much more laid back vibe than the other stages.
Full On – Sunday
The stage turns into a techno/trance powerhouse on Sunday. With two back to back sets from Ferry Corsten and appearances by Audien, Orjan Nelson, and Cosmic Gate, this stage is sure to keep you dancing into the night. Anticipate a not-so-young crowd and lots of dancing.
It’s a Trap/OWSLA/Beatport
It’s a Trap – Friday
This stage has the party all weekend and its starting it off nice with the likes of Mimosa, Brillz, and Yellow Claw. Be prepared for lots of high hats and obnoxious non-stop moshpits. Thick crowds with a younger demographic.
OWSLA – Saturday
The third label take-over we have seen this year, Skrillex is the king of this stage on Saturday. Featuring some of the most talented artists from his label, the stage will for sure be super packed. The stage is full of amazing artists, but Skrillex will not be making an appearance. You can catch him at the Main Stage from 11:30 to 1:00.
Beatport – Sunday
Featuring top beatport artists, this stage will come with longer sets from Richie Hawtin, Maceo Plex, and many others. With the sets clocking in at two hours apiece, be ready for a long night full of funky jams. Light to moderate crowds.
Q-dance/Anthem Stage/All Your Bass Are Belong to Us
Q-dance – Friday
After a noise complaint from the 2013 rendition of TomorrowWorld, the Q-dance stage is back in full force, although it will face a different direction to keep the repetitive hard-style bass out of Chattahoochee Hills resident’s homes. With lots of headbanging and a passionate crowd, expect a vibe like no other.
Anthem Stage – Saturday
Just as the name implies, this stage will be pounding out festival anthems all day long. With Firebeatz, MAKJ, and Swanky Tunes, you’ll be singing along to the music until the stage closes at 1 AM.
All Your Bass Are Belong to Us – Sunday
This has to be my personal favorite stage name all weekend. Maybe its my closet-nerdom, but this stage’s lineup is absolutely STACKED. Bro Safari, Datsik, and Caked Up are bound to attract a young demographic and bring the party. Sadly Sunday stages close at midnight, so make sure you take advantage of that and go hard while you’re there!
Trance Addict/Belgian Stage/ATL Stage
Trance Addict – Friday
The name pretty much says it all. Trance all day. Trance all night. Moderate to thick crowds of very open, loving people.
Belgian Stage – Saturday
With TomorrowWorld being a stem of the Belgian TomorrowLand, it only makes sense to devote a stage to its home country. To most of TomorrowWorld attendees, the names of the acts will not ring a bell, but trust me, TomorrowWorld knows what they’re doing. You won’t regret stopping by this stage. Light crowds.
ATL Stage – Sunday
Much like the previous day, the ATL stage features artists from the hometown of the festival. Atlanta has a unique sound and it definitely will be one of the highlights of the weekend. Atlanta knows how to party so expect the turn up to be real. After all, ATL is the birthplace of trap.
AnjunaDeep/Black Butter/French Express
AnjunaDeep – Friday
Kicking off the chill stage, artists from the AnjunaDeep label, owned by Above & Beyond, will play nonstop calming music all night. The dancefloor wont be packed at all and youll have plenty of space to move. Trust me, you’ll want to.
Black Butter – Saturday
This stage caters to the laidback sound all weekend, so expect chill electro waves from Black Butter. A nice place to rest after a long set or chow down on some festival food. Crowds will be thin and very open. Good vibes all around.
French Express – Sunday
Not breaking from the calm electro vibe, the French Express stage features long sets and chill vibes. I will find myself here late at night.
Always remember that music festivals are about discovering new music while also seeing some of your favorite acts. If you have a blank space on your schedule, wander around! You never know what you’ll find.