Tomorrowland 2018: 5 Unexpected Acts On This Year's Lineup

Tomorrowland 2018: 5 Unexpected Acts On This Year's Lineup

Tomorrowland 2020

Tomorrowland 2020

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We all know that the lineup for Tomorrowland is absolutely enormous. And with the overwhelming amount of dance music royalty populating the programme, you'd be forgiven for missing some of the slightly more unexpected names thrown in the mix.

We're not talking the stars of underground techno or the drum & bass veterans. By this point we'd like to think that people are aware that Tomorrowland is not the reserve of EDM and big-room megastars (although we can see why you might think that, given their abundance).

Instead, here are a handful of acts that raised eyebrows slightly when we pored over the lineup for this summer.

Idris Elba

Potion Stage – 16:30-19:00, 29 July

DCI John Luther himself. Or maybe Stringer Bell. The next James Bond? Either way, you can catch Big Driis spinning his favourite house tunes at Tomorrowland this year. And he's no stranger to a big stage, having played everywhere from Glastonbury to Pacha. 

Kristian Nairn

Smash The House – 15:00-16:00, 29 July

Another actor who knows his way round a set of decks. The man best known as Hodor from Game of Thrones actually started DJing long before the name Winterfell meant anything to the vast majority of us.

Virgil Abloh

Smash The House – 16:00-17:00, 29 July

Recently named the artistic director of Louis Vuitton's menswear collection, the Ghanaian-American fashion designer's links to the music industry are well-documented. Having met Kanye West back in 2009, he went on to work closely with the rapper on Jay-Z collab album Watch The Throne. More recently, he has taken on Radio 1's Benji B as a mentor to hone his skills behind the decks.

DJ Jazzy Jeff

The Organ of Harmony – 22:45-23:45, 20 July

Grammy Award winner. Hip-hop veteran. Block party specialist. Fresh Prince of Bel-Air actor. Friend of Will Smith. Now Tomorrowland performer.

Lil Pump

The Organ of Harmony – 20:00-20:45, 20 July

Ready to feel old? Florida rapper Gazzy Garcia - aka Lil Pump – was born in the year 2000. And as divisive as his music may be, there's no denying this guy has got something that people really go for. Just look at those viewing figures.

Tomorrowland 2018 takes place 20-22 & 27-29 July. Book the last remaining packages here

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