Long, scorching days dancing under the sun whilst chugging inappropriate amounts of alcohol have sadly come to a halt. Yes, the silly season is over but that doesn’t give you girls out there an excuse to lie on the couch crying, eating chocolate and watching The Fault In Our Stars. Boys, this goes for you too – you have no excuse to lock yourselves in your room and watch Russian porn for the entire winter, which is by no means healthy.
Before you plan to spend the cold months swiping through Tinder and wishing that the Earth would hurry the fuck up and rotate already, you should think again because you could be spending these cold nights getting #turnt at some of the most exquisite indoor productions. This year, as well as the annual classics, we’ve been delighted to see that there are also tons of fresh event concepts popping up which are definitely worth checking out!
Still lost on where you want to party this winter? Well, better get outta’ hibernation mode and check out our guide to the most anticipated events!
XXlerator Presents: Roughstate
Right around the corner springs a fresh, unique concept that’s set to be HUGE. Boasting a stellar line-up including the Roughstate A-Team, live-acts B-Freqz and the newly instigated Roughstate Closing Act as well as Hard Driver, Warface and Requiem will tear apart the decks on this fateful night. Hosted by XXlerator, you can rest assured that no stone will be unturned when it comes to throwing a fucking sick night! For those of you who attended XXlerator RAW earlier this year, you will definitely be familiar with the Honigcomplex, a killer industrial venue that will rock until the early hours this Sunday morning.
Tickets are still available so if you’re game enough for the madness then CLICK HERE
I Am Hardstyle
Next week, Amsterdam will transform from its renowned placid and ‘sleepy’ state to the vibrant hub of electronic dance music in light of this years’ Amsterdam Dance Event. As you know, hard dance plays a vital role in electronic dance music and what better way than to celebrate with a huge fucking party?! On the 17th of October, The Heineken Music Hall will be home to Brennan Heart’s new concept I Am Hardstyle, which will be a showcase of the man himself and the artists he supports.
Unlocked Indoor Festival
What a sweet new concept by b2s! In replacement of the annual concept ‘Thrillogy,’ Unlocked is a concept that involves five areas that are home to hardstyle, hardcore, raw hardstyle, freestyle and industrial/harder. Held on the 24th of October at the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht, Unlocked will be home to some huge names such as Frontliner, E-Force, Tha Playah, Crypsis, Warface, Paul Elstak, Ophidian and many more. In addition to the regular line-up, there will be a special show-case for each area including ’10 years of Noisecontrollers’ and the ‘B-Front Experience.’ This new concept is well worth checking out, so grab your tickets while you can!
Did somebody say Halloween?! As one of Germany’s most anticipated events of the year, Pumpkin avowals one of the most versatile line-ups this year including Da Tweekaz, Zatox, Brennan Heart, Mark With A K, LNY TNZ, Radical Redemption and many, many more. The event itself is one of those notorious nights that you’ll hear about for months afterwards, some serious shenanigans occur here… I mean, it’s in Germany which can only mean one thing – fuckloads of beer is guaranteed and shit’s going to get out of control!
To secure your spot at the spookiest gathering of the harder styles, CLICK HERE
As stated in our article earlier this week, Qlimax is THE event of the year. Thousands of hard dance fanatics from all over the world gather within the walls of the Gelredome, ready to embark on a sense-stimulating, life-changing experience. This year’s theme ‘Equilibrium’ has recently been revealed alongside the exhilarating trailer, getting all attendees in the mood and sparking discussions and rumours about this years’ anthem.
Unfortunately as always Qlimax sold out at lightning speed but keep an eye on the official marketplace to buy and sell tickets.
Held in the vast space of the Sportpaleis in Antwerp, Bassleader is another classic highlight of the indoor event season. The five elements (neon, oxygen, krypton, nitrogen and radium) resonates within the line-up, gathering a stellar line-up of artists including Noisecontrollers, Josh & Wesz, Frequencerz, Zatox, Maddog, Mark With A K and many more. Always adding something special to the mix, Belgian organisation Bass Events ensures that all boxes are ticked when it comes to stage design and putting on an incredible production!
One Man Army
On the 7th of November, the Heineken Music Hall will transform from an empty shell into the ultimate gathering of raw die-hards! With the ‘God’ of raw hardstyle, Radical Redemption being the headliner of the night, he has also brought along a few friends including Crypsis, Digital Punk, E-Force, Regain and Destructive Tendencies, as well as performing as a part of stellar live-act Minus Militia ! Hosted by standout organisation Art Of Dance, if you liked Supremacy then you will LOVE this fresh new concept.
Experience this unforgettably brutal night and secure your spot today!
Pussy Lounge Belgium
Hot chicks shaking their ass on stage, an alluring line-up of DJ’s and non-stop energetic tunes all night – this is what Pussy Lounge is all about! Taking it down south to Belgium, this groovin’ night will be home to the likes of Darkraver, The Viper, Paul Elstak, Ruthless, Deepack, Dark-E and many more! If you’re in for something different compared to the usual hardstyle event, then I highly recommend that you visit Pussy Lounge to experience a potpourri of hard dance!
Get your freestyle face on and grab your tickets today!
Notorious for hosting summer festivals including Fantasy Island, Freshtival and Wildness, Dutch organisation Absolutely Fresh also have your winter covered with Superbash! Celebrating its 10 year anniversary, this edition is set to be extra special as Gunz For Hire will present their brand new live-act concept ‘No Mercy.’ Other huge names on the line-up include Atmozfears, Audiotricz, Warface, Frontliner, Adaro and more.
Angerfist – Raise & Revolt
Hardcore heads – are you ready for a jamboree of all things rough and hard?! Whether you love uptempo hardcore, mainstream or even frenchcore, all spectrums are covered as the walls of the Brabanthallen will crumble by the early hours of Sunday morning. Dropping a solid line-up including Angerfist himself as well as Partyraiser, Tha Playah, Mad Dog, Neophyte, Dr Peacock, Miss K8 and many more, this night is definitely not for the faint hearted!
Grab your tickets here: http://www.artofdance.nl/events/angerfist-raise-revolt/
Newly announced event Penoze is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated this season. Hosted by fast-rising name Lose Your Mind, this event is solely based on celebrating what’s ‘big’ in the harder styles. Other than the fact that Gunz For Hire will be tearing a new one in the KDanz, we can’t say much else about this years’ line-up except that it’s going to be BIG. Tickets and line-up are TBA so keep your eyes on social media!
Line-up & Tickets TBA
Digital Punk Unleashed – Nothing Can Hold Us Back
After announcing a brand new line of shows in Poland, Spain, Germany, Italy, France and Chile, Digital Punk put the cherry on-top of his tour with an exclusive show in Time Out NXT, Gemert. Launching the new concept “Nothing Can Hold Us Back,” this night is promised to bring a huge line-up and a fresh addition to the hardstyle scene. Keep your eye on social media for more announcements regarding tickets and the line-up!
Line-up & Tickets TBA
DE FUCKING TIJDMACHINE! Oh boy, this has got to be the event that I’m looking forward to the most. Jumping in a time machine and covering the sounds of 2001-2011, De Tijdmachine is set to be among one of the most successful concepts yet again. There’s just something so special that comes with dancing to early beats in a sweaty venue alongside other veteran ravers and early hardstyle lovers. Last year’s edition saw legendary act Bioweapon putting on an unforgettable performance; I wonder tricks Lose Your Mind has up their sleeves for this year!
Line-up & Tickets TBA.
Send 2015 out with a bang and welcome 2016 in with hard beats at the ultimate New Year’s Eve celebration, Freaqshow. Held annually in the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, Freaqshow attracts thousands of visitors from around the globe and is one of the most anticipated productions in terms of design, lighting and more! With the trailer fresh off out of the oven and VIP tickets already sold out, we suggest you jump on it and secure an unforgettable New Year’s celebration!
Since its first edition in 2001, Hard Bass has grown exponentially to become one of the annual stand-out events. Held in the colossal GelreDome in Arnhem, Hard Bass is home to 25,000 die-hard fanatics who have gathered to party as hard as possible until the early hours of the morning! The concept itself involves four teams, consisting of deserving and stand-out names and also a live-act for each team.
Line-up & Tickets TBA
Reverze is renowned for being one of the greatest conceptual indoor events within the harder styles. Held over two colossal venues, (Sportpaleis and Lotto Arena) Reverze is a gathering that thrives on thematic elements that resonate through everything including stage designs, to lighting, production and the overall ‘vibe’ of the night itself. Hosted by Bass Events, you can only expect the best, including a versatile and entertaining line-up and of course, an immaculate production!
Line-up & Tickets TBA
Ditch your dates with the couch, get your dancing shoes on and don’t wish winter away! Aside from the exciting events we mentioned, there’s plenty more to choose from, so head to Harderstate and check out their events section to see if there’s a party near you! We hope to see you lot of crazy cunts on the dance-floor!