Organizers say live version of festival in Belgium is also still on track for late summer.
Tomorrowland organizers will host a second iteration of their summer virtual event, Tomorrowland: Around the World, this July, event reps have confirmed to Billboard.
Debuting last July, Tomorrowland: Around the World happened in lieu of the actual live Belgian dance festival, which organizers canceled due to the pandemic. One of the first major festivals to go digital, Tomorrowland: Around the World sold nearly 140,000 tickets and compensated artists on a royalty-sharing compensation scheme based on overall ticket sales.
Organizers told Billboard that Tomorrowland risked €5 million (about $6 million), including money spent on talent and production, to put on the pay-per-view festival, which took two-and-a-half months of planning and featured a heavyweight lineup including David Guetta, Tiësto, Eric Prydz, Amelie Lens and Martin Garrix. Sets were pre-recorded in green-screen studios on four continents, with the virtual environments created using Epic Games' Unreal Engine software.