As Tomorrowland Around The World single-handedly cemented the gold standard of virtual festival superiority at the end of July, pulling in more than a million digital attendees across their online island of Pāpiliōnem, they’re now letting fans in on the action by showing how the event came together.

After disclosing that it took a combination of four separate studios, 38 digital cameras, and over 300 terabytes of raw footage pieced together into its final cohesive production, the event brand drills down deeper to show the intricacies of its ultra-advanced virtual festival. Watch the original after movie here, before checking out the BTS film below.

The nearly 18-minute short film dives into how the festival’s virtual substitute came as close as possible to the physical in-person experience, all of which was conceived, designed, and implemented in record-setting fashion. More than 25 Tomorrowland Around the World headliners were tapped to give their first-hand accounts of the unparalleled two-day experience, with Martin Garrix, Armin van Buuren, Charlotte de Witte and others giving their personal takes on everything from the music to the festival’s use of special effects while performing in front of no crowds.

With Tomorrowland Winter’s 2021 dates recently cancelled, fans can only hope that the festival has plans to put something together virtually in lieu of its cancelled March edition.

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