Tomorrowland 2012: New acts & complete stage line-ups

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While it’s not without its challengers, Belgium’s Tomorrowland might just be the king of all dance festivals. With each year, that hallowed reputation has only grown, and the 2012 edition is set to be the most spectacular yet. Taking over the Flemish town of Boom for three ridiculously huge days, the no-expense-spared production is as much of a draw as the bill of acts. It’s no surprise then that within an hour of going on-sale in early April, all tickets to Tomorrowland 2012 were gone. If you’re among the thousands who did get lucky, we’re sure you’re feeling mighty smug.

Over the last three months, inthemix has been keeping up-to-date with the steady line-up ‘drip feed’ from the festival, and it’s starting to look pretty monstrous. The mainstage is where the biggest names are stationed, and they’re all DJs comfortable with playing to vast crowds. On Friday, it’s Swede-of-the-moment Avicii and seasoned vet Fatboy Slim in the headline spots, while Saturday’s led by returning heroes Swedish House Mafia, a cast of their stadium-house friends and, somewhat incongruously, Skrillex. Sunday’s mainstage headliners are David Guetta and his protégé Afrojack. As you’ll see from the after-movies below, this isn’t the stage for subtlety.

What sets Tomorrowland apart, though, is the sheer number of stages and genres on show. Several of the biggest names in dance are curating their own arenas, among them Carl Cox & Friends, Above & Beyond’s Group Therapy, Richie Hawtin and his ENTER buddies, Sven Vath’s Cocoon Heroes and Dave Clarke Presents, with a techno dream team including Pierre, Derrick May and Chris Liebing. Hard dance, tech-house, dubstep, purist techno, drum & bass – you name it, there’s a stage catering for it.

Also worth noting is the Australian contingent on this year’s line-up. Naturally, big-room hero Dirty South is on there, and fellow export Tommy Trash has just been added. After making the anthem last year, Nervo’s back on the mainstage too, while Canberra export Jaytech is gracing the Group Therapy arena.

Given the intense interest around the festival on inthemix this year, we’ve typed out the stage line-ups as they currently stand. There will be more. Much more.

FRIDAY 27 JULY

Mainstage
Avicii
Fatboy Slim
Bloody Beetroots DJ set
Calvin Harris
Alesso
Thomas Gold
Cazzette
Qulinex
Rebecca & Fiona
MC Stretch

Carl Cox & Friends
Carl Cox
John Digweed
Marco Carola
UMEK
Christian Verala vs Marco Bailey
Yousef
Jon Rundell
Nicole Moudaber
MC Gunner

Café d’Anvers
Jamie Jones
Joris Voorn
Guy Gerber
Maceo Plex
Ultrasone
Hermanez
Massimo Girardi
Prinz
Phil Monday

Area 4
Steve Aoki + many more TBA

Above & Beyond Group Therapy stage
Above & Beyond
Gabriel & Dresden
Mat Zo
Jaytech
Super8 & Tab
Norin & Rad
Boom Jinx
Nitrous Oxide

Kne’Deep
DJ Rush
Marco Remus
Fatima Hajji
Huma Noyd (live)
Dejan Milicevic
J. Fernandes

B2B
Skazi
Electric Universe
Yahel
John ‘00’ Fleming
Firaga
Talamasca
Norion
Synsun

Area 10
Solomun
Deetron

Q-dance
Brennan Heart
Zany
The Prophet
Mark With A K
The Pitcher
DJ Ghost
Demoniak
Davoodi vs Bestien
Dr. Phunk
Gave
MC Chucky

GO TO PAGE 2 FOR SATURDAY’S BREAKDOWN.

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beyondandabove

beyondandabove said on the 20th Apr, 2012

Looks like such a wicked festival to attend. I'll be adding that one to the list!

truckk90

truckk90 said on the 20th Apr, 2012

yew can't wait bring it on!!

VOITY81

VOITY81 said on the 20th Apr, 2012

Cunts, I want Purist techno tents.... Now.

MitchhctiM

MitchhctiM said on the 20th Apr, 2012

That Sunday is ridiculous. How to choose between Hawtin, Clarke and Ovum Stage????

special ed

special ed said on the 20th Apr, 2012

fuck me! no matter how commercial the mainstage would be, that totally caters for everyone. you wouldn't know what to do next, almost too much choice

o0IceQueen0o

o0IceQueen0o said on the 20th Apr, 2012

Sooooo excited!! Got our tickets!!! :-D :-D

Stocko12

Stocko12 said on the 20th Apr, 2012

so unfair. missed out on tickets.

w8_2008

w8_2008 said on the 21st Apr, 2012

Cannot wait for this! :)

ladyinred

ladyinred said on the 22nd Apr, 2012

Some good smaller stages - Hahahaha.

P.S. The 'Main' stage every day is utter GASH!

angy

angy said on the 22nd Apr, 2012

^^Don't be a wanker! ;)

Delphin

Delphin said on the 22nd Apr, 2012

Wanted want to see the set times - clash city!

liamb92

liamb92 said on the 23rd Apr, 2012

It's going to be off the fucking chain :)

SANDSHREW

SANDSHREW said on the 23rd Apr, 2012

WOMEN I FUCK THE FUCK! TOTALLY NOT HOW IS EVERYONE BUSINESS MAINSTAGE COMMERCIAL WAX. KNOW AND ALMOST TOO MANY CHOICES.

JamRock

JamRock said on the 24th Apr, 2012

Wonder if Avicii will be playing off iPhone LOL

JamRock

JamRock said on the 24th Apr, 2012

Plenty of awesome in that lineup. Sooooo much tech! Dave Clarke presents and Ovum have wicked lineups