|Video Interview: Ferry Corsten at Tomorrowland 2014|
|Written by Dimitri Kechagias|
Tomorrowland 2014 was a phenomenal success. 360,000 visitors from all over the world gathered in Belgium to celebrate not only their common love and affection for electronic dance music, but also the 10 year anniversary of this great festival. That was managed thanks to the insistence and belief of ID&T Belgium, to make it grow and expand into a global event where the whole world turns its head and takes a closer look.
Tomorrowland is not only about the finest entertainment anymore; Tomorrowland is a way of looking at the world and perceiving your position in it. It has spiritual identity and inspires people to live in unity, peace and harmony without fights and stupid wars. The festival supports the environment and takes extra care to be Green friendly, and to keep the natural surroundings of the recreational park De Shorre as clean and as safe as possible, because part of the success of the festival is that amazing location which is not so easy to find these days.
Tomorrowland attempts to encourage tolerance of differences, and is one of those festivals that welcomes people with disabilities and the festival goers are very supportive and helpful to disabled people, who don't give up life and fight for their own right to party. Three great days to make new friends, forge new bonds, experience great food, and party with the finest DJ sets by DJs like Steve Angelo, Hardwell, Alesso, Armin van Buuren, Paul van Dyk, Dave Clarke, Sander van Doorn, Markus Schulz and of course the pioneer and legend Ferry Corsten.
Once again, Ferry Corsten had the honour both weekends of delivering to the festival his Full-On stage, including the coolest and most diverse line-up representing Trance, Progressive House, Electro House and of course, festival sounds from DJs such as Aly & Fila B2B with John O'Callaghan, Audien, Adrian Lux, Jacob Van Hage, Jochen Miller, Marco V, Sied van Riel and Sick Individuals. After each DJ set Ferry joined the DJ for a fun-packed explosive exclusive b2b DJ set. At both weekends, the Full-On stage was absolutely packed with thousands of visitors standing by to dance, jump and sing along together with hands in the air. I'm very pleased that Ferry Corsten accepted the challenge to record an interview with me, which you can watch it right here.
First of all I asked his opinion about Tomorrowland and how he feels being part of this festival once again, with his stage especially for the 10 year anniversary two weekends edition. Also he explains the reasons behind Tomorrowland & ID&T Belgium's decision to select him to host his stage, and he tell us if he is happy with this year's line up on his stage and which back2back DJ set was most fun to do. Next we discuss his New World Punx project with Markus Schulz, and he describe his experience of the New World Punx DJ set on the main stage of Tomorrowland during the first weekend, which was extremely hot with high temperature with some showers. He reveals the forthcoming releases for New World Punx that may develop into an album project in the near future. Of course we talk about his current single 'Festival Crash' and forthcoming singles that he admits will be more radio friendly but with festival appeal as well.
Next issue Ferry talks about is his record label Flashover Recordings, and the kind of tracks he decides to release and he gives his advice to young producers about the kind of tracks they are searching for to pick up and release on his labels. Lastly, I asked him about his radio show Corsten's Countdown and he confesses his key to happiness according to the motto of this year's Tomorrowland! Once again Ferry Corsten proves how professional, talkative and gifted an artist he is, and he always has that wonderful friendly smile! Must watch without doubt.
Thanks to Ferry Corsten for his time to record this interview.
Thanks to Celwin Frenzen at Flashover recordings offices for his assistance in organising this interview.
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