The Belgium-based festival, which welcomed 360,000 visitors across two weekends in 2017, might be working with partners to branch out into Thailand. According to Bangkok Post, Founder and Group Chief Executive of Index Creative Village Plc, Kriengkrai Kanjanapokin, expects to be a joint organizer if the event takes place. He claims that he spoke to the festival’s founders about their interest, stating Thailand’s popularity with tourists.
“Thailand is considered one of the highest-potential countries in Asia for world music events, we highly anticipate that the event will be held in Thailand in its 2019 or 2020 edition,” said Kanjanapokin.
Tomorrowland spokesperson Debby Wilmsen expressed that there aren’t any specific plans to take the festival to Thailand just yet.
“We keep looking for interesting opportunities abroad. But it takes time and a lot of research, as building Tomorrowland is like moving a small city of 60,000 citizens,” said Wilmsen.
Rumors of the expansion of Tomorrowland into Thailand first surfaced in 2016 when Kobkan Watthanawarangkoon, Thailand’s Minister of Tourism and Sports, said the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau were conducting research on Tomorrowland’s logistics.