It’s not a stretch to say that the future of electronic dance music is annually channeled through the iconic Tomorrowland festival, which once again served as a seedbed of the culture in 2023.
The unbridled euphoria of this year’s festival has now been crystallized for fans by virtue of a new documentary, We Are Tomorrow. Out now via Amazon Music, the short film “provides an in-depth look into the magic, music and global community that defines Tomorrowland,” per a press release shared with EDM.com.
Tomorrowland’s organizers hosted 400,000 fans from over 200 different countries in 2023. We Are Tomorrow zeroes in on just a handful of those people, including Brazilian dance music superstar Alok and two Ukrainian refugees attending the festival.
One of those refugees, Veronika, was forced to flee her home of Kharkiv after the city was bombed by Russian military forces, leading to the deaths of hundreds of civilians. She’s now living with a host family in Belgium as the Russo-Ukrainian war rages on, rebuilding her life alongside a fellow escapee and EDM admirer, Mykola, according to Tomorrowland.
“Music for me, it’s energy. It’s freedom,” Veronika said. “It’s something that gives you strength to move on. Tomorrowland is like a fairytale. It’s like another world where I can forget about all problems and recharge my energy and strength to move on.”
We Are Tomorrow was directed by Wim Bonte. You can watch the full documentary below.