Tomorrowland will celebrate its 10th anniversary in front of millions of worldwide viewers after MTV announced it will be televising this year’s two-weekend event in two 60-minute specials to air in August.
The Belgian mega-festival’s 10th go-around July 18-20 and 25-27 will be broadcast for the first time across MTV‘s 60 international channels, bringing performances from Tiesto, Armin van Buuren, Diplo, and more to 550 million homes. The action won’t be televised live, however, as with the rest of MTV World Stage installments, we’ll have to wait a few days–in this case, until it premieres sometime in August.
A statement from Bruce Gillmer, executive VP of parent company Viacom Intl., says that MTV has counted “EDM” among its programming staples for some time, making this a suitable pairing.
“Electronic dance music has been part of MTV’s repertoire for almost two decades, stretching right back to the early years – particularly in Europe. So working with Tomorrowland is a perfect fit, and connects us with the new generation of EDM fans and followers around the world.”
MTV viewers, at least in the US, will be thrilled to learn that not only will the iconic Tomorrowland be given treatment on par with major sporting events, but MTV will once again, if only for two short hours, be focusing on music. Just for fun, find today’s MTV programming schedule below.