Tomorrowland Is Hosting A Virtual New Year’s Eve Event

Following the massive success of their online event earlier this summer, Tomorrowland Around the World, the festival organizers have officially announced their first-ever New Years Eve edition!

Tomorrowland’s New Year’s Eve event will feature 25 A-list artists like Martin Garrix, David Guetta, Armin van Buuren, Charlotte de Witte, Maceo Plex and Snoop Dogg AKA Snoopadelic among many others performing on four mesmerizing digital stages in the brand-new digital entertainment venue NAOZ.

With 2020’s New Year’s Eve set to be unlike any other, Tomorrowland is stepping up it’s game and stepping in to help give fan’s a night to remember the comfort of their own home. The production team will be adapting to all 27 time zones across the world and will be welcoming people of all ages and places, removing borders or boundaries to bring everyone together like nothing we’ve ever seen before.

What is Tomorrowland’s NAOZ?

NAOZ is the brand new digital world that Tomorrowland’s 3D artists have developed for the event. It is a brand-new year-round digital venue. As the official website states: this revolutionary and future-proof virtual entertainment world will bring musicians, artists and communities across the globe together, offering people a spectacular way to experience digital concerts and performances with the world’s best technology in 3D design, video production and special effects – all from the comfort of your own home. More events will be added soon so get on their newsletter list here.

Tomorrowland’s New Year’s Eve Is Adapted To Every Timezone

Tomorrowland 31.12.2020 is adapted to all 27 time zones across the world and will be welcoming people of all ages and places, unfazed by borders or boundaries. Spectators will be able to watch in their local time from 20:00 – 03:00 (8PM – 3AM). Wherever you are in the world, from Fiji to Hawaii, from Tokyo to Santiago, the festival starts at 20:00 (8PM) local time, giving people from all over the globe the opportunity to end 2020 with a bang.

Ticket Info

Tickets will go on sale at 5pm CET on the 17th November.

People will be 3 ticket options to choose from:

• NYE PASS: €20

With this ticket you get: 1 access to all stages with sets of the best artists in the world.
On-demand (from January 1 until January 14) not included.

• NYE PASS + ON-DEMAND PASS: €25

With this ticket you get: 1 access to all stages with sets of the best artists in the world and relive all sets on-demand from January 1 until January 14

• HOME CELEBRATION PASS: €50

With this ticket you get to celebrate with friends or family together (if local legislation allows you) and relive all sets on demand from January 1 until January 14. Includes 4x on-demand Passes.

For more details and to check out packages and limited edition items check out the Tomorrowland Website.

READY TO BUY? Tickets are available here

Photo Credit: Tomorrowland

How to access the event?

A week before the event, the team will be sending every ticket buyer an email to activate their personal access code at www.nye.naoz.live
On December 31,  you’ll just have to go to www.nye.naoz.live sign in (or create an account) and enter a fascinating digital world, filled with music, magic and friendship. It’s THAT EASY!

Mirror your PC onto your TV:

The best way to mirror your PC onto your TV is by use of an HDMI cable.

  • Plug one end into the HDMI port at the back of your TV and the other into the HDMI port on your laptop (if yours doesn’t have one, add a separate HDMI adapter).
  • Switch the TV to the necessary correct input.
  • You’ll need an HDMI cable, they’re available in every multimedia store. You can also ask a friend for one, they’re super easy to find.
  • Some new Macbooks and Microsoft Surface laptops have a Mini DisplayPort, instead. If you have an HDMI cable, find a ‘Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter’ or a ‘Mini DisplayPort to HDMI cable’ to make the connection.

Using Chromecast

Don’t want to use cables? Here’s another easy way to get your computers’ display onto a TV.

  • You’ll need a strong and reliable Wi-Fi signal. Try a speed test to make sure your connection is powerful enough, and make sure your festival set-up isn’t too far away from your router.
  • Get a Chromcast right here if you don’t have one yet.
  • Open Tomorrowland 31.12.2020 in your browser and right-click on the settings of the open tab to find ‘cast’.
  • Connect to the device you want to cast the live stream to, and you’re done!

Using AirPlay

If you’re an expert Apple user, then AirPlay Mirroring might be the best setup solution for you!

  • Make sure you have an Apple TV box hooked up to your television station. This allows you to use Apple AirPlay to mirror the live stream from your Apple device.

Test Player

Shortly before the event, Tomorrowland will provide everyone with a Test Player to make sure things are working fine on your device prior to the event. More information will be communicated soon. This sounds great as they’re aiming to provide everyone with the best experience and make it a very special night. We would hate to face problems during an NYE stream right?

How to prepare for this digital celebration?

A team of over 200 people has worked day & night over the last few months to create such an incredible event. Tomorrowland describes it as:

“Something very unique has been created that will give you goosebumps, so you can ring in the new year as never before!”

So gather your best friends online, dress up in your best New Year’s Eve outfit, and check your internet connection. This has got to be one of the most exciting parts of ringing out one very weird and uncertain year! Oh, and don’t forget to get your favorite drinks & food ready! Luckily, you have plenty of time to test what works best for your home set-up, so plug in, test the player, connect your devices, and get into the mood for one amazing NEW YEAR’S EVE.

Tomorrowland’s virtual New Year’s Eve online stream has the potential to solidify itself as the most important digital music event to emerge from the COVID-19 era.The music industry’s looking very closely at all facets of this event: from the streaming numbers to amount of attendees, and brand activations. Tomorrowland’s well-known for being a pioneer in dance music event productions and the scale of the events they’ve put out. This NYE event may give a glimpse at the incredible future of virtual events and prove they are well in place to become a profitable version of the music festival business.

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