Tomorrowland Fest Founders Meet With UN Secretary-General To Celebrate Unity
May 27, 2015 at 1:31 PM (PT)
Leading global EDM fest TOMORROW WORLD/TOMORROWLAND founders and brothers MICHIEL and MANU BEERS met with UN Secretary-General BAN KI-MOON to discuss examples of unity set by the 'PEOPLE OF TOMORROW.
KI-MOON said, “Let’s work as one towards dignity for all.” This message was engraved on a wooden board and mounted as part of ONE WORLD PROJECT, the 600-meter long bridge at the recreational domain DE SCHORRE, designed by ARNE QUINZE, which is also a piece of art within the TOMMOROWLAND venue.
The meeting occurred in BRUSSELS with the BEER, the founder-brothers of TOMORROWLAND, which is one ofr the world’s most popular EDM festivals, held in BELGIUM, BRAZIL and the U.S.
In the U.S., TOMORROW WORLD occurs each SEPTEMBER on 8,000 acres of rolling hills and forestland outside ATLANTA, GA, which last year brought together 160,000 people, with a livestream that received more viewers than any entertainment event in the U.S. (23 million).
At all three festivals, nationalities are represented in landscapes that create a world where "peace, love, unity and respect" take center stage, creating a community comprised of the PEOPLE OF TOMORROW.
Said UN Secretary General KI-MOON: “Young people today are growing up in a world full of change. TOMORROWLAND demonstrates that it's possible: tens of thousands of people coming together in peace and respect for one another to share a weekend. 210,000 messages from all over the world have been incorporated into the ONE WORLD bridge and we are pleased that our message can be one of them. Let’s work as one towards dignity for all, a message for the PEOPLE OF TOMORROW and for all young people in the world”.
Added MICHIEL BEERS: “In the past 10 years, we have built a magical world in which everyone comes together in a spirit of positivity. TOMORROWLAND has become the world's most international event and welcomes more different nationalities than the OLYMPIC GAMES. We are now organizing three 'global gatherings' per year in BEGIUM, the U.S. and BRAZIL.”
Said MANU: “When we decided to design the bridge in honor of the 10th anniversary of the festival in collaboration with the province of ANTWERP and ARNE QUINZE, as a permanent symbol of the annual gathering, we felt it was important for the entire world to be able to take part. The ONE WORLD bridge now displays 210,000 positive messages from everyone from our neighbors in BOOM, BELGIUM to faraway friends in AUSTRALIA. We are very honored to receive the contribution from the Secretary-General of the UNITED NATIONS and we intend to continue to spread this message for many years to come.”