Tomorrowland kicks off 2013 line-up with first names

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MAIN STAGE UPDATE: Since inthemix first published this story, the Tomorrowland Facebook page has been constantly updating with a dizzying number of new 2013 line-up additions. The list below will continue to grow – however, the festival has also begun to lock in its Main Stage cast for the weekend. Thanks to the production might of ID&T, the Main Stage is truly spectacular, and that’s where thousands of festivalgoers stay stationed.

On Friday, the Main Stage line-up is Tiesto, Sebastian Ingrosso, Hardwell, Otto Knows, Arty, Fedde Le Grand, NO_ID, Nervo, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano – with Tomorrowland resident DJ duo Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike taking the sizeable honour of closing the first day. On Saturday, the mainstage cast is equally heavyweight, with the leading triple-bill of Armin van Buuren, Avicii and Axwell. Then there’s Knife Party, Thomas Gold, Chuckie, Sander van Doorn and Zedd also on Saturday. Stay tuned for the Sunday line-up that’ll close Tomorrowland 2013!


Last year, 180,000 people found out first hand why Tomorrowland has become the stuff of lore for dance music devotees. In a nutshell? Over three days in the Belgian town of Boom, a rollcall of the biggest names from every corner of dance music converge, flanked by jaw-dropping, no-expense-spared production. In 2012, the bill boasted big commercial players like Swedish House Mafia and David Guetta alongside legends Sven Vath and Carl Cox, plus a trance contingent led by Above & Beyond and plenty of devoted hardstyle, bass and techno stages. In sum: it was as big as festivals come.

But now it’s time for ID&T to do it all again. Tomorrowland has just announced the first names for the 2013 lineup, and the honours have gone to Steve Aoki, Alesso and Marco Carola. At the tail end of last week, Tomorrowland dropped a video message from the first name to be revealed, Aoki. “I’ll be playing my favourite festival in the world, Tomorrowland, not once but twice, just like last year,” the Dim Mak label head announced. “I’m bringing my whole crew out so we can have our own Dim Mak stage again, and also be playing the mainstage.” In the following few days, ID&T revealed those making the 2013 pilgrimage would also be able to catch Swedish prodigy Alesso and Italian techno mainstay Marco Carola.

Of course, those three names are just the tip of the iceberg. Last year, Tomorrowland drip-fed the lineup – and it looks like that’s how they’ll be revealing the bill this time around too. Keep heading back here to keep up with each of the names as they’re revealed – in the meantime, gape at the 2012 aftermovie below or read our epic review of last year’s event.

Tomorrowland 2013 lineup – so far…

AN21 and Max Vangeli
Armin van Buuren
Tiesto
Avicii
Hardwell
Eric Prydz
Richie Hawtin
Tommy Trash
Sebastian Ingrosso
Carl Cox
Loco Dice
Marco Bailey
John Digweed
Jon Rundell
Nicole Moudaber
Benny Benassi
Markus Schulz
Knife Party
Steve Angello
Axwell
Dave Clarke
Crookers
Cocoon w/ Sven Vath, Ricardo Villalobos, Joris Voorn, Dj W!ld
KetaLoco w/ Solomun, tINI, Guti, Satoshi Tomiie & dOP
Len Faki
Star Wars w/ DJ Hype, Delta Heavy, S.P.Y, Fred V & Grafix, Brookes Brothers, The Prototypes, Ulterior Motive, SP:MC, Lowqui & more
Full On Ferry w/ Ferry Corsten, Cosmic Gate, Aly & Fila, W&W, Solarstone, Shogun, John O’Callaghan, Sied van Riel & Orjan Nilsen
B-Front
Coone
Infected Mushroom
Derrick Carter ‘Friends and Family’ w/ Sneak, Mark Farina, Masters At Work, Kerri Chandler, Riva Starr
We Play House stage w/ Dixon, Todd Terje, Soul Clap, Bicep, Levon Vincent, FCL & Locked Groove
Thomas Gold
Congorock
Kne’Deep stage w/ DJ Rush, Mauro Picotto, Joey Beltram, Miss Djax, Huma Noyd and J Fernandes
Joachim Garraud
Otto Knows
Steve Aoki
Dim Mak stage w/ Joachim Garraud, Datsik, Angger Dimas, DJ Pierre, Tai, Felix Cartal, Dirtyphonics & more
Jamie Jones pres. Paradise stage w/ Art Department, Craig Richards, Infinity Ink, Richy Ahmed, Russ Yallop
Alesso
Wildstylez
Arty
Marco Carola
Martin Solveig
Paul Van Dyk
Andy Moor b2b Lange
Max Graham vs Protoculture
Tenishia
Allure
Indecent Noise
Artic Moon
Bryan Kearney
Fast Distance
Wildstylez
Headhunterz
Frontliner
Psyko Punkz
Noisecontrollers
Zatox
Brennan Heart

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Nathan Explosion

Nathan Explosion said on the 23rd Jan, 2013

I wonder who will be the biggest act they will have?

ether1988

ether1988 said on the 23rd Jan, 2013

Wow that is some awful music in that aftermovie.

When the lineup contains basically every big name DJ in the world...is there really much excitement surrounding its release?

jamwildway

jamwildway said on the 23rd Jan, 2013

How do you get tickets?

special ed

special ed said on the 23rd Jan, 2013

it looks like an amazing festival, but really the line up is the same every year. its every single big name dj in the world. so there nothing to get excited over the line up announcements

bentas74

bentas74 said on the 23rd Jan, 2013

isnt alesso a producer not a dj

robbz_69

robbz_69 said on the 23rd Jan, 2013

sasha and prydz didn't play last year, can imagine them being on this years...

Matt1989

Matt1989 said on the 23rd Jan, 2013

The lineup isn't the same every year, yes there are a lot of names who return each year but for example last year there was no Prydz, no Deadmau5, no Tiesto, no Wolfgang Gartner, No Calvin Harris, Also none of SHM did solo sets and i am only naming mainstream artists. I was there in 2012 and i can honestly say it's the most incredible 3 days. It's not just about the music, people from all over the world go last year it was 75 different nations that is pretty special. Everyone is in the best mood and has a positive attitude, throw in the ridiculous production and effort IDT go too and you have yourself heaven on earth.

XXXXX

XXXXX said on the 24th Jan, 2013



I remember the first time I tried ecstasy too

DTrancer

DTrancer said on the 24th Jan, 2013

are they gonna be gay 1 hr sets?

Angellelica

Angellelica said on the 30th Jan, 2013

With a video like that who wouldn't want to go omg Tomorrowland here I come! <3

breaks_tuff

breaks_tuff said on the 1st Feb, 2013

Wow makes me wanna be 25 and single again....

Bukharin

Bukharin said on the 6th Feb, 2013

Can we start a fb campaign to make sure Arty headlines Friday please.

Plife_23

Plife_23 said on the 9th Feb, 2013

3AM tonight, its ON!!!

Plife_23

Plife_23 said on the 10th Feb, 2013

<--This guy is going. Woop Woop

james223

james223 said on the 15th Feb, 2013

Booked Tickets last night. Well keen. Eric Prydz and Maceo Plex pls.

Shendo

Shendo said on the 16th Feb, 2013

What is the best day to go? The last day?

Suspekt

Suspekt said on the 26th Feb, 2013

God I wish they booked better acts... everything about this festival screams "COME AT ME" except a majority of the music.

Suspekt

Suspekt said on the 11th Apr, 2013

A little bit of goodness among a whole lot of tripe. God I wish this festival had a better line-up!