Promoters around the world have increased security precautions after a suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester struck fear into the hearts of music fans back in May. Tomorrowland has taken it a step further than the others, though. The Boom, Belgium festival’s organizers have denied access to 38 different ticket holders.
Belgian authorities screened ticket holders based on criteria that a handful of Belgian media outlets have called strict. While they did not specifically disclose what factors disqualified each one from attending, the measures were meant to identify individuals with potential for radical behavior. Belgian police also investigated staff members.
Tomorrowland’s organizers sold 400,000 tickets to the 2017 edition of the festival – over twice as many as last year. However, this year’s installment takes place over two weekends for a total of six days where the 2016 edition only ran for three.
Tomorrowland is slated for July 21st-23rd and 28th-30th at the De Schorre recreation ground in Boom, Belgium.
Source: Dancing Astronaut