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Last year’s TomorrowWorld brought music, fur, and $85 million

Last year’s TomorrowWorld festival created more than just a massive influx neon spandex and fur-covered, well, everything—it also brought an estimated economic impact of about $85 million, $70 million of which benefited the Atlanta area, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports

The three-day electronic music festival drew an estimated 50,000 people a day (we estimate 49,999 of them in crazy costumes) to Bouckaert Farm, a 500-acre farmland located in south Fulton’s Chattahoochee Hills. The event also drew a global crowd—with an estimated 12 percent of attendees coming from outside the U.S., over 75 countries were represented at the sold-out event, according to the AJC.

TomorrowWorld is the first international expansion of Belgium’s long-running Tomorrowland festival. The EDM extravaganza returns Sept. 26-28, and tickets are on sale through the festival’s website. 

Check out our gallery of the creative costumes we found during last year’s event.


Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill set to star in film about Richard Jewell

Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill are teaming up once again, but this time they are trading their comedy chops for something more serious. According to Deadline Hollywood, DiCaprio and Hill have signed on to bring the story of Richard Jewell, the security guard who discovered the knapsack bomb at the 1996 Summer Olympics and subsequently was wrongly accused of the crime, to the big screen.

The Fox film will be based on Vanity Fair’s 1997 article “The Ballad of Richard Jewell.” Hill is set to play Jewell, and DiCaprio will portray Jewell’s lawyer. The pair, who recently garnered big buzz starring in “The Wolf of Wall Street,” will produce the movie, along with Jennifer Killoran (Ides of March and Out of the Furnace) and Kevin Misher (Public Enemies and The Scorpion King). No release date has been set.

Read more: Our oral history of the bombing from July 2011.

Photo by Siebbi, Wikimedia Commons

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