The trailer for Tomorrowland 2013 hit the Internet on Monday (July 8), and the three-minute-plus clip makes good on its “ninth magical chapter” promotional copy with a wizard-like character whose fascination with planets is set against a backdrop of a full moon and a sky strewn with stars.
And while the three-day fest kicks off on July 26 in Boom, Belgium, the video, seemingly titled “The Arising of Life” borrows from another time and place. In addition to the otherworldly trailer, fans also got a preview of this year’s Tomorrowland theme song when festival performer Pete Tong played it on Friday’s episode of his BBC Radio 1 show.
A thumping, high-energy track, “Chattahoochee” was produced by headliners Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, who have been capturing the festival’s uniquely international feel for the past three years with anthems like “‘The Way We See the World.” (“Chattahoochee” will be available on Beatport on July 22.)
Tomorrowland will offer stages for every EDM taste, including sets by Tiesto, Nervo, Steve Aoki, Zedd, Afrojack and former Swedish House Mafia members Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso and Axwell. While MTV News won’t get a peek at the Belgium festival grounds until the festival’s start on July 26, our 2012 private tour should give a hint at what might be in store.
And as the voice in the 2013 trailer reminds us, “Just because you haven’t seen something, doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist!”