I'm rolling out to Tomorrowland with 3 of my friends and we are down to meet up with anyone coming from North America. We are from San Diego and will be traveling throughout Europe for a few weeks in July-Aug. Its our first time in Europe so any advice and tips would be great.
Thanks to Pavness for posting the detailed information above! I felt like Boom was out in the middle of nowhere. It sounds like we would be able to take public transit to get back to whatever hotel we're staying at.
I'm guessing most of the hotels are booked up. I've sent out an email to one waiting for a response and will be hitting up more hotels in the area to see if we can get a room. I want to be secure knowing I have a hotel room to stumble back too after getting trashed at the festival. I can't wait!!!
Hit me up on Facebook if you want to meet up, collaborate on a plan, or share some tips. http://www.facebook.com/dancarrjr
Don't mention it...just pasted already available info. In case u don't get a hotel (and it's better if you don't!), check out the camping option on dreamville.be although u can only get a camping ticket once u have the festival ticket. Good luck :-)
PS: If u get a hotel then it seems you'll have to organise for transport with your hotel whatever time the festival ends...
We want to go camping, but we'll probably only be at the festival for 2 days. We were wondering if there is any place out there where we can just rent camping gear for a couple of days. We would hate to buy some camping gear for 2 days and have to lug it around Europe with us for 2 weeks. We won't be camping anywhere else.
We were also thinking of just buying some cheap tents and then maybe getting rid of them there, giving the to someone, or trashing them. Whatever is easier, but either way, that would be a waste of $100 on a tent.
Also, if we stayed in a tent, where can we keep out stuff secure? I don't want to leave all of my belongings in a tent for someone to roam through. I was thinking of just locking up some of my stuff in a locker at a train station. By any chance do they have big lockers at the festival grounds where we can lock up most of our stuff. I would only take a small pack and stuff that i wouldn't mind losing and keeping it in the tent as we camp.
Any thoughts or suggestions? Thanks in advance!
The thing is, I'm not Belgian! Well, I happen to be living in Belgium now and I've been here for a couple of months so also trying to find my way around! A Belgian national, and especially one from that region would be best placed to advise you on this. Friends are telling me to not worry about the tents right now. Once you get the tickets, everything will fall into place somehow! But I'll sure fill you in on any info on renting tents once I get that but probably that's after getting the tickets. And yes, there are lockers at the festival to be rented at 5 Euros, but then u have to pay 6 Euros as deposit, refundable on return of the locker keys. The lockers are quite big (I'm meant to understand) so u can safely stow away your valuables. Apparently, no incidences have been reported with regards to the lockers (hearsay). All the best!
Anyone interested in meeting up should message me on Facebook at
I'd love to meet some new people while i'm there!!
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Hello everybody, Im attending tomorrowland 12 !!!Im excited about this trip and meeting new people!. Im 20 yrs old ,from Central America and going alone....Would like to know bout people coming from this side of the gloobe :D.
Lo All! Thanks for all the info , has anyone checked or used eurolines before , it's £68 return from London antwerp which looks like a bargin , only downside is the 8 hour joirney!! Looking to leave from London if any other groups are doing the same welcoming hop ons let me know!!
Hey all, name's Tucker and I'm coming from LA to meet up with some of my UK friends in Belgium. I have a few questions, though.
Showers. Shit gets nasty quick at festivals, is there any package that includes a place to clean up?
I know the comfort package is a bit more, but it includes beds and food?
Legal drinking age is 18, no? How much can one expect to be spending on beer/liquor while there.
Would it be cheaper to just get a hotel with some people and travel?
Here's my facebook if its easier to contact me there: https://www.facebook.com/wtb1993
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Hey my name is Mike,
I am 23 and from canada. I am looking for awesome people to meet up with travelling to tomorrowland. Please msg me!
hey mike! there are 2 of us from ontario leaving on july 22 and going to paris first for a few days. have never been there before but if its anything like ultra , its gonna be awesome.
my name is Shannon, I am a travel agent in Canada and I am helping some girls plan a trip to Tomorrowland 2012 I was an intern in Belgium in 2009 and my fiancé in Belgian, and a friend of mine was a barman at Tomorrowland last year!so here are some tips:
First of all, you will probably be flying in directly to the Zaventem airport. From there you just need to go down a few floors to find the train station, a train leaves every 15 minutes or so for Brussels (from there you can either continue on the same train straight to a few big cities OR transfer ).
I recommend a train ticket from Zaventem to Brussel Zuid Station( brussels south station AKA Gare du midi-everything is in French and dutch in Brussels). That ticket would cost 14.40 Euros return in first class. Now first class is not something I usually recommend, but in this case , trust me its worth it. You could be lucky and find a half empty train, however chances are you wont be lucky and you will be crowded with your luggage and nowhere to sit while in the next car over every seat is empty...the 1st class car ! After a long flight , it just sucks to fight for an inch of seat for 20 minutes.
Now depending how long you are in Belgium, I recommend visiting some of Brussels, Gent and Brugges mainly.
For tomorrowland, you can buy your 3 day festival pass and then add sleeping arrangements on location:
Option 1: rent a camping spot. This involves taking a tent to Belgium...not super convenient but doable
Option 2: Easy tent. This ticket is for 2 people, they set you up with a tomorrowland tent in the campsite and its a 5 day pass including the opening party
Option 3 : relax rooms . This is again a ticket for 2 people and you get a tiny room with an actual bed and a door that locks so you can keep your important stuff safe ie: passports!
There is also a mansion option but its luxurious for nothing and expensive so not worth it imo!
That last option comes to 645$ canadian for : check in Thursday the 25th, opening party at 2pm, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of crazy festival fun, and then check out Monday.
They have free transport to and from the festival(which is outside town) so you can get to and from the train station and festival with that.
Boom( the town the festival is near) is close to Antwerp which is an Ok place to visit, lots of shopping, not my favorite city in Belgium at all though.
Hope this helped!!
PS : beer is pricey at the festival according to Belgians, where normally bear is 1 to 3 euros, at the festival you can expect to pay 4 to 6 euros .
Theres a ''boozebag'' for 50 euros, gives you 35 tomorrowland vouchers for food and drinks and comes in a tomorrowland purse/ bag.
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Hey my name’s Laura, I’m another person going to Tomorrowland alone, and would love to meet others also going. I’m so excited I’ll be travelling from New Zealand and want to spend a bit of time in Europe afterwards, hopefully go to other festivals, although I haven’t made any plans yet.
After reading this whole thread, I thought I’d try post here to see if there has already been some kind of group organised getting together instead of messaging lots of individual people first
How does this ticket site have the ability to announce and even sell tickets before the official tomorrowland page :s this seems a little fishy to me, however the line up sounds fu**ing amazing so far im sure this cannot be real tickets so early tho, excuse my ignorance if i am wrong.
Also Bruno, it would be a pleasure for myself and friends to party with you, maybe we can arrange a few groups from here to meet at a central location then we can feel free to meet up whenever we feel we will be going for all 3 days if we can so are looking for a place to stay but would like to camp on site if anyone can confirm there will be on site camping.
Where from Manchester are your friends, i also go creamfields and it would be good to meet up on route or even there in Belgium this is also our first time but it will be an experience never forgotten!
All your thoughts ...
My friend and I are coming from Florida and would love to get together with a group of people and go.