Hardstyle festival Defqon.1 has been cancelled “indefinitely”, it has been announced.
The Sydney, Australia edition of the festival, organised by Q-Dance, released a statement on 30th May, revealing that the Sydney International Regatta Centre had pulled its support for the festival, making it impossible to go ahead.
DefQon.1, the hardstyle-focused festival organised by promoters Q-Dance, has revealed its line-up for 2019.
A number of the scene's biggest names will converge at the Dutch festival which will run from June 28th to 30th. Amongst those set to play are Angerfist, Bass Modulators, Villain, Da Mouth of Madness, Headhunterz, Noisecontrollers, Soundrush, Sub Sonik, Digital Punk and Wildstylez.
An Australian politician has put forward a proposal to relocate the Defqon 1 festival to Canberra from its current Sydney base.
The move comes in the wake of this year’s event which left two people dead, three more in critical condition, and many others seeking medical attention.
Hardwell's fascination with hardstyle seems to be growing as he's recently been spotted in the studio with legendary hardstyle producer Wildstylez.
Well, it would seem that the former Top 100 DJs winner is continuing to experiment with the genre alongside one of hardstyle's most celebrated producers Wildstylez.
Headhunterz has won the highest hard award in DJ Mag Top 100 DJs 2017 poll, marking his return to the genre by landing 33rd overall in the rankings.
Walking a fine line between creative freedom and success, the Dutch DJ and producer (real name: Willem Rebergen) has struggled to find the right balance in recent years.
Defqon.1 headed to down under for its annual Sydney-based event earlier this year, with sets from Brennan Heart, Gammer and Evil Activities topping the stacked bill.
The festival has now uploaded the event’s insane 18-minute aftermovie — that you can watch in full below — which features stadium-style production, eyeball-burning banks of pyrotechnics and an impressive assortment of hardstyle anthems.
Hardwell recently debuted a new hardstyle track, entitled ‘Make The World Ours’, during the end show of Dutch festival Defqon.1. The single is featured on the Defqon.1 EP ‘Victory Forever’.
Tracks from Bass Modulators, Clockartz, and Frequencerz are also set to appear on the EP.
Hardwell confirmed the name of the single Friday morning via Twitter. Watch that below.
Now in its eighth year, Holland's WiSH Outdoor festival has come on leaps and bounds since its humble 1500-capacity beginnings. Situated on the outskirts of Eindhoven, the festival currently caters for around 20 times that number and boasts an impressive eight acts from the DJ Mag Top 100 list.
Noiscecontrollers has been on a mission to bring hardstyle to new levels since 2005. With the emergence of hard dance in North America, Bas Oskam (Noisecontrollers) has been at the forefront with the increasingly popular movement, and is now releasing his first solo album All Around, March 14 on Q-Dance.
Get to know Noisecontrollers with Oskam’s self-curated top 5 tracks from his own catalog.
Willem Rebergen is breaking out of his shell. Not that the Harstyle linchpin, better known as Headhunterz, was ever a containable force.