Tomorrowland launches sustainability talks with Yuval Harari, Ida Engberg and David Sirota
The Belgian Electronic Dance Music (EDM) festival, Tomorrowland, is worldly known for its parties, but this year the festival will launch its first sustainability platform. The first edition of "Love Tomorrow Conference" will bring speakers to Boom on 28 July to warn young people of the looming dangers for the ‘sustainable world of tomorrow’.
The list of speakers, dubbed the ‘Architects of Tomorrow’, includes Israeli historian and philosopher Yuval Noah Harari, an intellectual known for writing his series on humanity such as the bestseller "Sapiens".
“No other entertainment brand touches young hearts and encourages behavioural change like Tomorrowland does,” said Joris Beckers, Love Tomorrow Conference spokesperson. “With Love Tomorrow Conference, we want to convince sceptics, inspire the already convinced, and let the inspired create real change.”
Harari will share the stage with Swedish DJ and environmental activist Ida Engberg and the screenwriter of the dark comedy "Don’t Look Up" on Netflix, David Sirota. Belgian CEO of a health food company, Lieven Vanlommel, will also join them.
On 28 July, the likes of Martin Garrix and Afrojack will make way for the sustainability conference in which up to 5,000 participants are expected on the same stage were EDM celebrations will place the following day.
Tomorrowland’s lineup in 2022 includes Armin van Buuren, Paul Kalkbrenner, Robin Schulz and Martin Solvej. Tickets are already sold out, but the official waiting list to buy tickets has now opened.
The festival takes place over three weekends from Friday 15 July to Monday 1 August.
© BELGA PHOTO (KRISTOF VAN ACCOM) Israeli historian Yuval Noah Harari during a reading in Antwerp