ATLANTA - Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the TomorrowWorld music festival south of Atlanta this weekend.
The festival – which has been held for nearly a decade in Belgium under the name TomorrowLand – is centered around hundreds of electronic dance music acts.
Big names like David Guetta, Afrojack and Steve Aoki, along with more than 300 other DJs and EDM stars will perform on eight stages on 500 acres of the Bouckaert Farm in south Fulton County.
"With TomorrowWorld we make a conscious effort to have amazing set design with creative decor and really have an emersive experience. We're on 500 acres," spokeswoman Reggie Lyons said.
Promoters say 50,000 people are expected each day. NewsChopper 2 showed swarms of people at several stages on Friday evening.
"This is more than a festival, its like an experience. If you go in there it's like a real life CandyLand," attendee Sarah Davis said.
Channel 2's Steve Gelbach reported a few people sought medical help for dehydration. Organizers said they are taking safety seriously.
"A lot of it is behind the scenes but we do have surveillance cameras. We're doing bag checks. We have a very extensive medical staff," Lyons said. "Obviously personal responsibility is a big part of this."
The Georgia Department of Transportation is warning of heavy traffic this weekend as EDM fans pour into the area.
Work to prepare the property began at the beginning of September.