Apparently not all is well in the festival space. It is being reported this evening that founder of entertainment company ID&T, Duncan Stutterheim, has left the company. ID&T is best known for its massive festivals that it holds around the globe, including Tomorrowland, TomorrowWorld and Sensation. Stutterheim leaving the company could likely be linked to the purchase of ID&T by SFX in 2013. It also seems that Stutterheim was not too happy with the current state of EDM. During an interview with dutch newspaper, “Volkskrant”, Stutterheim stated:
DJs should really go ask less, their fans deserve that. It’s stupid of those DJs to ask so much, for so you miss a large part of your audience.
It is unclear at this point in time how this will affect future productions of Tomorrowland and TomorrowWorld. This change could not come at a worse time since festival season is just now starting to ramp up. Duncan’s last festival will be Sensation Amsterdam. He explained to the Volkskrant why he was leaving and his “plans”:
We just felt that we grew out of it…People think that I immediately go do something else. Now I want to just take a year off.
Fear not, however, TomorrowWorld 2015 is still set to take place in Atlanta in September. Check out Duncan’s TED talk below: