Romania's largest festival returns for another year

Romania's largest festival, UNTOLD, is set to return this summer, and it's now been revealed that the likes of Afrojack, David Guetta, Jamie Jones B2B Loco Dice and Tale of Us will be performing at the event.

Taking place across four days and nights from the 9th to the 12th September in Cluj-Napoca, Transylvania, UNTOLD hopes to welcome over 300,000 guests from 120 different countries, and is one of the only festivals to take place this year with unlimited capacity.

Alongside the aforementioned acts, Amelie Lens, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and Paul Kalkbrenner will play across the mainstage, Galaxy stage, and Alchemy stage, as well as rominimal favourites Rhadoo and Raresh, and UK drum & bass duo Chase & Status.

There are still a number more stage lineups to be revealed and more names to be added across each stage on site. Find out more information and buy tickets here, and check out the first wave line-up below.




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Several Belgian politicians are reportedly working on solutions to overturn the decision


Update 18/06/2021: Tomorrowland have shared a statement with DJ Mag clarifying the circumstances surrounding the local government's decision to not allow the festival to go ahead this year. Read it below. 

Tomorrowland 2021 has been cancelled by Belgian officials.

Just weeks after Tomorrowland's organisers told Billboard they were feeling "very positive" about its 2021 real world events, the mayors of Boom and Rumst — where Tomorrowland is held annually — have placed a ban on this year's event happening amid concerns over rising coronavirus cases internationally.

In a press conference in Belgium on Thursday (17th) officials told reporters that while they regretted the decision to force the ban on Tomorrowland, they would need to follow "current law", and after considering the dangers of the recent COVID-19 Delta variant outbreak, they had decided that Tomorrowland was too great a risk to public health and safety.

Speaking yesterday, Jeroen Baert (N-VA), mayor van Boom, said: "We are concerned about the health situation. We bear a great moral responsibility. I would find it difficult if there were victims due to a local corona outbreak. That is why we cannot approve this application now. The experts have been very clear to us, we can't ignore that."

Tomorrowland's 2020 instalments were cancelled due to the pandemic, and 2021's edition had already been moved to later in the year to try and avoid postponement. Speaking with VRT news, Tomorrowland spokesperson Debby Wilmsen said: “We have just been informed that the mayors of Boom and Rumst will announce a ban on Tomorrowland 2021. That hits like a sledgehammer, very hard and unexpected.

"We haven't had a festival for two years, which is very hard both financially and emotionally for our entire team," she continued. "We were so keen on this, and it all looked positive. After 15 years of intensive cooperation with the municipalities of Boom and Rumst, this feels very wry. We find this very unfortunate after the many constructive preparations and discussions. We do not know what is happening to us for a while."

Following the announcement, The Brussels Times reports that several politicians are working on solutions to overturn the decision, including Flemish Minister for Home Affairs, Bart Somers, who is set to meet with Tomorrowland organisers to discuss the cancellation. In a press release, Somers said: “This sector has suffered heavily from the corona crisis and we have supported them with financial means to get through it, but from 13th August onwards it should be possible again to organise larger festivals. If Pukkelpop can go ahead, I am convinced Tomorrowland can too." Belgian festival Pukkelpop is currently scheduled to take place from the 19th - 22nd August in Hasselt, with organiser Chokri Mahassine telling Studio Brussel the event was aiming for "full capacity" at "66,000 people a day."

The festival's digital offering, Tomorrowland: Around the World, will run on 16th and 17th July 2021, and the event just unveiled its third annual Top 1000 tracks list, decided by global vote.

Update 18/06/2021: Tomorrowland have shared a statement with DJ Mag clarifying the circumstances surrounding the local government's decision to not allow the festival to go ahead this year. Read it below. 

"Earlier this month, Belgium's national government announced that large-scale festivals can take place from the second half of August. Yesterday, the local government (Boom & Rumst) has decided that the 16th edition of Tomorrowland cannot take place in 2021.

We are very surprised and puzzled by these contradictory messages from our authorities. In the next few days we will explore all possible options and try to obtain some clarity for our visitors and suppliers. 

The grounds cited for the decision are that the Ministerial Decree regarding maximum capacity (75,000 persons) has not been published. For the time being, according to the mayors, only events up to 400 people can legally be allowed.

However, we have understood from the federal government that both arguments would be resolved very quickly with the publication of the Ministerial Decree and the possibility for the ID check to be carried out by private security, as the latter is a general point of attention for the control of the Digital Green Certificate in Belgium. 

Finally, reference is made to a local explanation from the GEMS public health advisory group regarding the advice it has made to the Federal government for the summer plan. The federal government has clearly said that festivals can take place after August 13, provided that extra measures are strictly respected, which we intend to follow at all times.

As Tomorrowland, we first and foremost want to organise a safe festival and we have stated several times that we will always continue to evaluate and anticipate the epidemiological situation.

No Tomorrowland for the second year in a row would in any case be a huge disaster for our company, but also for the more than 1500 suppliers involved, many freelancers and our thousands of employees. We are still 100% prepared to organise everything as professionally as possible if the epidemiological situation allows, and to celebrate a great end of the summer together with our visitors.

After 15 years of intensive cooperation, this feels very grim and we find it very unfortunate after the many constructive preparations and conversations and federal commitments that it has come to this point, where we struggle to comprehend what just happened to us and still have to let it sink in a bit. Creating and organising Tomorrowland is our life, and an undertaking on which hundreds of people work every day with great passion for a whole year, day in day out. 

We keep looking positively towards the future and strongly believe that music will unite us again."


"We are very happy to receive this news, but we will wait for the conditions and rules before we will communicate about the organization of the festival"

Tomorrowland organisers feeling “very positive” as Belgium gives green light to 75,000 capacity festivals

Tomorrowland's organisers are feeling "very positive" about the their 2021 real world events following the Belgian government's announcement that large scale, outdoor festivals can restart from 13th August, for crowds of up to 75,000.

As per reports in the country's media, including news site HLN, the decision comes with several caveats to keep attendees and staff safe. These include mandatory presentation of a COVID-19 'safety ticket" proving vaccination status, or a negative coronavirus PCR test result.

Currently Tomorrowland is set for two late-summer weekends, 27th - 29th August and 3rd - 5th September. While these now look hopeful, the team confirmed to Billboard that new rules, and what they mean for the event, were still being understood.

“We are very happy to receive this news, but we will wait for the conditions and rules before we will communicate about the organization of the festival,” a Tomorrowland spokesperson told Billboard. “We are very positive, and we look forward to organizing a festival [at the] end of August.”

In May the Belgian government proposed a date of 1st September for a full reopening of the country and society, although it did not confirm what this looks like for event capacities. At the time of writing, only gatherings for a maximum of 400 people outside, or 200 inside, are being authorised to run by health officials.

Tomorrowland welcomes around 400,000 attendees over both weekends, equated to some 70,000 per day. Its 2020 instalments were cancelled due to the pandemic, and 2021's edition has already been moved to later in the year to try and avoid another postponement. If it goes ahead, it will be the first large scale dance festival to be held since the virus hit Europe and the US last spring. Tomorrowland's digital offering, Tomorrowland: Around the World, will run on 16th and 17th July 2021, and the event just unveiled its third annual Top 1000 tracks list, decided by global vote.


While this past weekend the internet was ablaze with rumors that Coachella would be announcing an event to take place this Halloween, today Coachella announced officially they will return in 2022.

The dates will be April 15-17 and April 22-24.  Stagecoach will be April 29-May 1. No talent was announced.  Click here for more info and to register for tickets!

Tickets will be on sale this Friday at 10AM and tickets bought for the 2021 event will be honored.

Side note – there is the chance Goldenvoice will announce a smaller event for this fall at the polo grounds – we shall see on this!

Exclusive Interview with SERAFIN & Sammy Slade

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UFO Network Is Proud To Present Our Exclusive Interview With SERAFIN & Sammy Slade As They Release Their New Single ‘Play’. Its Their First Collaboration Track From A 4 Track EP Coming Out Later This Year.

Often referred to as one of the top 10 remixers of all time, the Los Angeles-based DJ – Serafin got his first set of turntables at age 12, and has been celebrated for his electrifying remixes and savvy technical style ever since. Serafin is well known not only for his mash-ups, but for the esteemed remix website Crooklynclan.net

A well-known rising star and an established performer in the international DJ community, Serafin’s particular mix of hip-hop, house, pop and rock has been wowing audiences throughout the U.S. and has established him as an elite force in the musical world.


1. Tell us about the first track that put you on the map in the electronic scene and the journey since. How did you get started?

Serafin – First Original Track was WHUT under Peak Hour Records, then got signed with a Major as part of their Remix Team.

Sammy Slade – The first track that put me on the map, I have to say my track “Reasons” that went out on Housesession Records or shortly after my track “Need Your Love” that went out on 418Music.

2. Tell us about your latest project ‘PLAY’

Serafin – Sammy Slade reached out to me for a collaboration, He sent the files over and BOOM ! magic happened.

Sammy Slade – I had been sitting in the instrumental for a few months and I was following Serafin’s productions on social media. I reached out to him sayin I had a dope beat and basically said have fun with it aha. Overall I’m still in shock of how the track turned out.

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3. Tell us something we wouldn’t normally find out about you?

Serafin – I was a pro skater & Actor back in the days.

Sammy Slade – I’m extremely detailed, some would say perfectionist or obsessed. I just sat in thorough lol.

4. What single night out has been most memorable for you as a dj and producer?

Serafin – My first International Bookings. I couldn’t believe i was getting paid to see the world and do what I love.

Sammy Slade – New Years Eve 2014, I had played with some local legends(Goodie Crew) in Philadelphia PA for their Anaya warehouse event. To this day it’s still one of my favorites to look back on.

5. Give us the name of one track that never gets old for you no matter how many times you listen to it?

Serafin – I can’t just pick one, but if I have to it’ll be Somebody by Depeche Mode.

Sammy Slade – Doomwork – Favorite pain

Exclusive Interview with SERAFIN & Sammy Slade

6. Dream collaboration and why?

Serafin – Diplo, being able to produce music without limitations, no genres. His bold unique sounds that separates from the rest.

Sammy Slade – EDX/Nora En Pure… aside from being huge fans and releasing on the same labels, I’ve always been a fan of their melodic vibes and what they bring to the scene.

7. If you could play any festival, which would it be?

Serafin – TomorrowLand, UMF, EDC

Sammy Slade – Ultra-resistance, Bpm, burning man.

8. How do you get a track started? tell us about your production process

Serafin – Really depends, but my Drums are the first ones and followed up with the bass lines.

Sammy Slade – I always work on the instrumental first, get my baselines in check. Those to me are the foundation. Ones those seem tuned I head onto the melody and effects are usually edited on the fly. I always save the vocals til last if.

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9. Upcoming projects? What are you currently working on?

Serafin – Besides the EP with Sammy Slade, I just launched the first Electronic Record Pool with my Partner Romi Lux. www.pitchthetempo.com

Sammy Slade – Aside from the multiple projects I’m working on with Serafin, my track “Crush” is due to release on Enormous Tunes label “Enormous Chills” June 4th. The track has already been supported by Edx (which had me geeking) lol

10. The relationship between a dj and the audience is crucial, and yet is seems to be a fragile one – how do you see the balance between giving the crowd what they want and treating them to something new?

Serafin – You have to be willing to take that risk when you play out, you can’t play it safe and play the ( known ) I’m known to give them that curveball on my sets.. I think having your own style on how you execute your mix is key, we all have the same tracks, it’s how you play it.

Sammy Slade – I would say from my experience I try to create something the audience didn’t know they wanted to hear. And by that I mean, I picture myself in the audience vibin with them.

From my early days I always believed in a set that took the crowd through progression of sound and basically you’re both along for the ride together.

Exclusive Interview with SERAFIN & Sammy Slade

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Exclusive Interview with SERAFIN & Sammy Slade