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Tomorrowland: The new Rise stage will give a platform to young DJ talents

23 youngsters will get to perform at the Belgian festival in collaboration with the Tomorrowland Academy


One more week before Tomorrowland kicks off! The iconic festival’s 17th edition will be home to 16 different stages, including a couple of brand-new gems for the People of Tomorrow to discover.

One of the newcomers, the Rise stage, nestled in green nature full of beautiful plants and summery vibes, will give a platform to young DJ talents to showcase their skills in collaboration with the Tomorrowland Academy.



Spread over the two festival weekends, 23 young talents, from 11 to 25 years old, will get the opportunity to perform on the new Rise stage, including youngsters from Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain, Italy and Azerbaijan: AMA LIA, Bobby & Djenko, Britt BL, CHASE, DJ Daan, DJ Elfigo, DJ FLOw, DJ Michelle, DJ Renee, DJ Tibo, Dolores, Federico Gardenghi, Horizontal Soundsystem, Lecca Lecca, Lucca van Damme, Maite Dedecker, Max Goldrusher, NNIF, sc.REBEL and Varoc.

In collaboration with the Tomorrowland Academy, Tomorrowland’s DJ & producer school which also organizes kids and adults bootcamps throughout the year as well as around the festival, Tomorrowland wants to inspire and empower talents from all corners of the globe to cultivate and enhance their innate musical and creative skills.


Born in Azerbaijan and based in Dubai, DJ Michelle became the youngest to ever compete in the DMC World DJ Championship at the age of nine. She joins a Rise lineup featuring Maite Dedecker, Horizontal Soundsystem, Varoc and more.


In an exclusive interview for DJane Mag in 2019, Michelle said:

"My dream is to become a world famous DJ and to win DMC championship :)"



Tomorrowland returns to Boom next weekend from July 21-23 before taking over the city for another outing from July 28-30. You can purchase passes and find out more here.