Last year rumors ran rampant that Thailand could be the first Asian country to host Tomorrowland but the news was quickly debunked as gossip by Tomorrowland’s HQ citing a mistranslation from by a Thai publication called Post Today.
However, according to Kriengkrai Kanjakapokin, founder and group chief executive of Index Creative Village, told the Bangkok Post that the founders of Tomorrowland had recently told him that they were indeed interested in Thailand hosting the event because international tourists know the country well and it would make an impact.
“We highly anticipate that the event will be held in Thailand in its 2019 or 2020 edition,” he added.
His company’s affiliate, Envirosell Thailand, has also been researching the effects and benefits of hosting an event like Tomorrowland and found that the EDM industry in Thailand is set to be valued at 35 billion baht this year, which is 15% of the global EDM industry.
"Tomorrowland has been successful in many countries since 2005, and if the famed music festival occurs in Thailand, it will generate more than 3 billion baht for Thailand's tourism industry from the big spenders because each concertgoer spends 35,000-100,000 baht on average," Mr Kriengkrai continued.
He even went so far as to say that the festival could take place in Sattahip, a seaside district of Chon Buri close to Pattaya and Rayong because it can support more than 100,000 guests for a 3-day event.
The events California-based promoter LiveStyle has also been quoted saying that they were looking to bring Tomorrowland to "new territories outside of Europe."
While the new rumors have not been confirmed by Tomorrowland, they haven’t been denied either.
Fingers crossed, Thailand.