WATCH: Incredible moment Savage performs 'Freaks' to crowd of 70,000 at Tomorrowland

Headlines 18/07/2022

If you didn’t know, right now Tomorrowland music festival is going off, and a couple of boys from Aotearoa have been doing us proud. 

Taking place in Belgium over three weekends, Tomorrowland is expected to have over 600,000 in attendance.

The legend that is Savage and Montell2099, a DJ from Katikati, both hit the stage yesterday and killed it. 

Savage was a guest performer for Timmy Trumpet, who brought him out on the ‘Mainstage’ to perform their classic hype song ‘Freaks’.

The stage holds around 70,000 people - Mount Smart holds 40,000 when sold out, and Eden Park holds 50,000 - so you don't get crowds like that in NZ, but Savage was unfazed.

Have a look at the sick footage below and watch Savage get 70,000 people turnt up. 

P-Money posted a story on his gram to recognise the performance that Savage “smashed”. 

“With his lengthy career Savage is still one of the most underrated NZ success stories,” he said on the story.

"His accomplishments are rarely matched. Always inspired by his work rate and consistency. Over 20 years in the game. From S.A to the world. IYKYK.”

Too true. Savage is a South Auckland legend and to see him kill it on one of the biggest stages in the world is incredible. 

Another Kiwi going off at the biggest EDM festival in the world is DJ Montell 2099. 

He had an hour-long set on the ‘NetSky & Friends’ stage during the day and it looked like an absolute ball of a time. Sharing heaps of fan-filmed footage to his Insta story, and a TikTok, it looks like he had the crowd in the palm of his hands.

Montell also took to his story to share his thoughts on the set, which he called “one of the best sets of [his] life.” He also showed love to all his fellow New Zealanders in the crowd. 

“Huuuuge shout out to all the kiwis that came out and showed love,” he said.
“Was amazing to look out there and see a see of New Zealand flags. 

Made me very proud to be up there representing our lil old island at the bottom of the world at a place like Tomorrowland.


Ka Pai to both Savage and Montell for working hard and getting international recognition for their work - it doesn’t get much bigger than a festival with 600,000 in the crowd on the other side of the world. 

Another couple of Kiwi DJs, Sachi, are set to take the stage next week and we’re sure they’ll make us proud doing what they do best.