Montell2099 and Sachi make history as first New Zealand artists to perform at Tomorrowland
But since the couple started making music together, they’ve always turned their sights to major festivals overseas – and Tomorrowland tops the list.
“It’s an incredible privilege, to be honest. It’s obviously our biggest achievement yet and it’s at the top of the ladder,” Crisp said.
“Actually getting the Tomorrowland festival assets with our names on it and the poster and seeing the whole thing is like wow, we’re literally a part of it now. Tomorrowland really is a mecca for dance music, especially in Europe” , said Thomas.
“I think reality will set in when we get off the plane in Belgium and go to the festival and get on stage there – it’s going to be a surreal feeling.”
Starting in 2005 with just 10,000 music fans, Tomorrowland now hosts over 400,000 people from all over the world.
Tickets can sell out in minutes and the festival has hosted artists like Avicii, Carl Cox, David Guetta and Swedish House Mafia.
This year the theme is “The Reflection of Love” and more than 700 artists are ready to take the stage, including our talent from Aotearoa.
Montell2099, real name Montell Pinny, has become a force within the local electronics industry over the past few years.
These days, he’s almost always the last act of the night at our biggest events like Hidden Valley and Bay Dreams.
He is known for creating an upbeat vibe that fans stay up late into the night to be a part of.
Pinny and Belgian DJ Netsky have just released their new track ‘Broken’.
“I’m really excited to release this one. It’s very humbling to be able to work with an artist that I look up to,” Pinny said.
Netsky will host the Kiwis ahead of their Tomorrowland debut.
It is an achievement that signals that the sky is the limit.
“It’s inspiring because it’s like OK, we’re going to play Tomorrowland, what else can we do? Where else can we take this?” Crisp said.