The ultimate harder styles dance festival, Defqon.1, has announced its colossal lineup for this year’s Weekend Festival. Taking place from June 22 to 25, 2023, in Biddinghuizen, The Netherlands, attendees can look forward to four days of non-stop hard-edged sounds and entertainment. After the tickets sold out in record time last October, Defqon.1 has made an additional batch of weekend and day tickets available from 25 February, 13:00 CET.
The highly anticipated lineup was revealed during their ‘The Release’ broadcast, with thousands of ravers tuning in to catch an evening of entertainment and footage of previous Defqon.1 events. The RED main stage will feature genre pioneers such as Act of Rage, D Sturb, and Sub Zero Project, alongside Devin Wild, Ran D, and Rebelion with a special Spotlight showcase. Meanwhile, the BLUE stage will showcase some of the most prominent raw hardstyle artists, including Gunz For Hire, Cryex, Rejecta, Sickmode, Rooler, and The Purge. The BLACK stage will shine the spotlight on legendary acts like Angerfist, Dr. Peacock, Mad Dog, Miss K8, and a special freestyle hardcore set by Outsiders & Korsakoff.
In addition to the outstanding lineup, attendees can also look forward to a variety of exciting shows and activities. The Gathering, an incredible opening show on Thursday, will be exclusively available for weekend pass holders, ending with The Tribute at the UV. On Friday afternoon, Phuture Noize will perform The Opening Ceremony, a stunning combination of live elements and DJ set. On Saturday, the crowd will become part of a massive choreographed movement, known as The POWER HOUR, which will result in breathtaking content. Additionally, the Warrior Workout at 11:00 on Saturday at the UV Stage will be led by pro trainers, creating the world’s biggest ‘harder styles workout.’
On Sunday, the festival will host a colourful celebration of self-expression known as Sunday Funday, inviting attendees to dress up to their fullest. Moreover, at The Altar, people can sacrifice their trainers to the Defqon.1 gods to create an unusual work of art. The innovative Open Air Bed Concert at the BLACK Stage will let people relax on air beds while a pianist plays renditions of harder styles classics before turning into a massive air bed rave. The Closing Ceremony on Sunday, The Prophet, the ‘Godfather of Hardstyle,’ will perform his last set ever, uniting the whole festival at the RED Stage for an explosive finale.
As if all of this wasn’t enough, The Wasted Lands in the Defqon.1 Camping area will host after-parties and a plethora of wild activities, including fire shows and a gaming area. For those who want to take things down a notch, a wellness area is also available.
Defqon.1 Weekend Festival 2023 promises to be a truly unique experience. With its incredible lineup, jaw-dropping shows, and exciting activities, it’s no wonder that tickets sold out in a flash last October. So, grab your tickets on 25 February, 13:00 CET, and join the ultimate celebration of harder styles dance music!