. The event will be from 5 pm till 4 in the morning. They announced the opening of the ticket sales with this: “Prepare to witness a magical gathering in Lebanon with a massive lineup and a special satellite connection from the Tomorrowland Mainstage in Belgium. In an exclusive charming outdoor venue on the seaside, looking at the most dazzling sunset, prepare yourself to tackle the
land in Belgium and you will be able to experience 3 DJ sets of Tomorrowland headliners, live from the legendary Mainstage. There will also be International and local artists performing live on stage in Lebanon.
is the largest music festival in the world. It takes place in Belgium each year and attracts hundreds of thousands of people over a span of a few days. Lebanon is one of the 8 countries they have chosen around the world to have a “live connection” with the main Tomorrowland event in Belgium. The countries are
The ticketing website for this event mentioned that there are 8 countries but only listed 7 – leaving out Israel. There is still no word whether or not the 8 countries will be live broadcasted to each other as well. If that’s the case, will they exclude Israel? If not, will there be a political backlash? There hasn’t been much of a concern from people in general – with many downplaying it. However Al-Manar, Hezbollah’s TV station, already called them out hinting that the spectators at the event would be considered “traitors” since they “would be able to see ‘their friends’ in the Zionist entity during the festival. We reached out to the organisers to help clarify some questions.
Will there be broadcasts from other countries? Will Israel be included?
The live broadcast will take place for 3 hours only and the streaming will happen strictly from Belgium to Beirut. We did cut all other connections in order not to even have a technical issue that will cause any unexpected feed from any other country especially Israel.
Is Tomorrowland aware of this issue and the dynamics surrounding it? If so, has anything been done to in regards to this?
While negotiating the contract with TML, we made sure to include such broadcast restriction from Lebanon to Israel and vice versa. We even have a document from them confirming the same. Without forgetting that we do have all the permits required from the Lebanese government. Early Bird tickets are selling at 100,000 LBP ($67 USD).
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