Sun, Snow, Ski’s and Sounds: Tomorrowland Winter Returns for 2023

The excitement is palpable as Tomorrowland Winter 2023 approaches. The highly-anticipated festival is set to take place in the stunning French ski resort of Alpe d’Huez, and attendees from all over the world are gearing up for what promises to be an unforgettable experience.

As the countdown to Tomorrowland Winter 2023 begins, excitement is reaching fever pitch among music fans worldwide. Known for its awe-inspiring stage designs, world-class DJs and an infectious energy that is second to none, Tomorrowland has become one of the most eagerly anticipated music festivals in the world.

Known for its larger-than-life production and immersive environments, Tomorrowland Winter 2023 is set to transport festival-goers to a magical wonderland of music, art, and culture. From March 18th– 25th, Alpe d’Huez will be transformed into a winter paradise, complete with ski slopes, incredible music performances, and breathtaking visuals.

Tomorrowland will bring its unique brand of magic to the slopes, combining the thrill of winter sports with the electrifying energy of EDM. Attendees can look forward to hitting the slopes during the day, and partying into the night with some of the biggest names in electronic dance music.

This year’s lineup is nothing short of impressive, with some of the biggest names in the industry set to take the stage. From legendary, Steve Angello ,Martin Garrix, Afrojack, Axwell, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and many more, the lineup promises to be a showcase of the best and brightest in the electronic dance music scene.

In addition to the musical performances, Tomorrowland Winter 2023 will feature incredible immersive experiences, art installations, and more. The festival is known for its larger-than-life production, and this year’s winter edition promises to be no exception. From the moment attendees step foot on the slopes, they will be transported into a world of magic and wonder.

But Tomorrowland Winter 2023 isn’t just about the music and the spectacle – it’s also about community. The festival attracts people from all over the world, and attendees can expect to make new friends and connect with like-minded individuals from different cultures and backgrounds.

As the snow-covered slopes of Alpe d’Huez eagerly await the arrival of Tomorrowland Winter 2023, the anticipation Is electric. This year’s festival promises to be an unforgettable experience, and who better to give us the inside scoop than Tomorrowland’s very own spokesperson, Debby Wilmsen. With her years of experience in the industry and her intimate involvement with the festival, Wilmsen is the ultimate guide to all things Tomorrowland. From the breathtaking mountain views to the heart-pumping beats of the lineup, we sat down with Wilmsen and delve deeper into the immersive world of Tomorrowland Winter. 

 How do you choose the artists and performers that will participate in the festival?

We make a mix of all kinds of artists in all styles and substyles of electronic music. Local and young talents, world famous DJs, etcetera. We have an artist team that is scouting new talent and trends.

How has technology played a role in the development of Tomorrowland? Are there any new technological advancements you’re excited to implement?  Can you tell us about any new features or experiences that attendees can expect at this year’s Tomorrowland?

We were one of the first festivals to develop our festival bracelets with technology and cashless system. We developed a brand-new digital festival during the pandemic, and we kept it. We invest a lot in our shows, lights and music and we are working with the audio technology of AREAL.

What kind of impact do you hope Tomorrowland has on the music industry and on its attendees? What role do you think music festivals like Tomorrowland play in the larger cultural landscape? How do they contribute to the conversation around music, art, and community?

We started an electronic music festival in daytime in Belgium, that was quite unique as all the other music festivals were offering pop, indie, rock music. We took DJs from the clubs to a festival that was colourful and during daytime. So that was already something new and, in a few years, DJ’s became stars.

Can you talk about the sustainability initiatives that Tomorrowland has implemented in recent years?

We have our Love Tomorrow platform:

And of course, Tomorrowland Foundation:

How do you balance the commercial aspects of the festival with maintaining the integrity of the music and the overall experience for attendees?

In line up we offer all kinds of styles and substyles of electronic music. We innovate and try to offer new things to our festivalgoers.

What advice would you give to someone attending Tomorrowland for the first time?!

Try to connect with other people! Get to learn them and make friends for life!

Alongside all the world-class musical line up, Tomorrowland Winter will be elevating our winter style to new heights with the highly anticipated collaboration between Italian fashion brand Ellesse and Tomorrowland. This winter capsule collection is a stunning fusion of high-performance ski garments with bold, eye-catching colours and prints, making it the perfect choice for fashion-forward skiers and festival-goers alike.

Featuring a total of 21 pieces, this collection is bursting with creativity and individuality. The lightweight wind jackets are a standout piece in the range, which can be worn alone or layered with thicker coats. They are adorned with Tomorrowland’s signature butterfly motif and feature colour-blocked panels and taped details that are sure to turn heads on the slopes.

The knitted garments are equally impressive, boasting vibrant accent tones of pink, red, white, and black. From the oversized ‘Tomorrowland’ typography to vintage ski jumpers with lateral stripes, each piece is a true work of art. And if you’re looking for something more understated, Ellesse has you covered with pared-back items like trousers, ski bibs, and long-sleeved tops that pair perfectly with the more eye-catching pieces.

But the accessories are where this collection really shines. Ellesse has collaborated with Melon Optics to create a mini-range of pink chrome goggles and sunglasses, as well as essential knitted hats, earmuffs, and gloves. And for the ultimate winter sports enthusiasts, there’s even a special-edition Capita snowboard plastered with vibrant stripes and stand-out branding.

And let’s not forget about the campaign! Four trailblazers, including model Romi, style curator Montell Martin, singer-songwriter Connie Constance, and producer Henri PFR, have come together to showcase the fusion of winter style and electronic beats. The visuals are breathtaking and perfectly encapsulate the spirit of this unique collaboration.

So, whether you’re hitting the slopes or the dance floor, the new Tomorrowland x Ellesse capsule collection is the perfect choice for anyone looking to stand out from the crowd. Don’t miss out on the chance to add a touch of creativity and individuality to your winter wardrobe. The collection is available to buy online here in Ellesse stores, and select partner retailers.

Words: Remi Akande