Defqon.1 Weekend Festival
Photo Credit: Q-dance

Defqon.1 Weekend Festival, one of the biggest gatherings of the “harder tribes”, is taking place in the Netherlands on June 23 – 25!


Defqon.1 is the ultimate destination for fans of the harder styles of electronic music.From June 23-25 fans of hardstyle and hardcore will gather ad be mesmerized by legends in the genre. In actuality, there are many hardstyle and hardcore festivals in Europe, however, Defqon.1 is considered by many to be the reigning champion. The event will be taking place in Biddinghuizen, Netherlands which is about an hour outside of Amsterdam.

The inaugural festival took place in 2003 with a mere 43 performers and 14 years later it is stronger than ever with 250 acts on 11 color-themed stages. Some of the headliners include Angerfist, DJ Isaac, Darren Styles, Psyko Punkz, and many more. Any fan of the harder styles should definitely try to make it to Defqon.1 at some time. It’s certain that U.S. based hardstyle fans would especially appreciate this event as we, unfortunately, do not have the same wide array of hardstyle and hardcore events as Europe.

Why do I want to attend? Well, in 2013, I become absolutely obsessed with the harder styles. The following year, I was fortunate enough to attend the inaugural Sound of Q-Dance event in Los Angeles. Though I have not kept up with the genre, a festival bucket list of mine is to attend Defqon.1. As I watched the YouTube after movies and trailers, I was mesmerized by the energy that exuded from the attendees that was clearly palpable in each video. This coupled with the amazing production and laser display was enough for me to hold onto the goal of attending even as I drifted from the genre.

Earlier this year, I learned that Darren Styles and Gammer were coming to town and this lead me to binge on their sounds and reminded me of my love of Happy Hardcore which predated my love of Hardstyle. I reminisced about how much I enjoyed the harder styles and decided that this would be the year to attend this massive event!

3-Day GA Weekend Passes, Single Day Passes and Travel Packages are now available HERE!

Check out the Defqon.1 Weekend Festival 2017 Official Q-dance Anthem:


Defqon.1 Weekend Festival 2017 Event Information:

When: Friday, June 23, Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25, 2017
Where: Biddinghuizen, Netherlands
Ages: 18+
RSVP on Facebook: HERE
Price: € 69 EUR Sunday Ticket; all other tickets sold-out
Tickets: HERE


Defqon.1 Weekend Festival 2017 Lineup:
  • Access One
  • Act of Rage
  • Activator
  • Adrenalize
  • Airtunes
  • Alpha²
  • Amnesys
  • Andy Svge
  • Andy The Core
  • Angerfist
  • Anime
  • Apexx
  • Art Of Fighters
  • Artifact
  • Atmozfears
  • Audiofreq
  • Audiotricz
  • B-Front
  • Balistic
  • Bass Chaserz
  • Bass Modulators
  • Bass-D (NL)
  • Beastarius
  • BeastyBoy
  • BIT REACTORS
  • Blamenoise
  • Bloodcage
  • Bloodpeak
  • Bouncing Ball
  • Brennan Heart
  • Bryan Fury
  • Buzz Fuzz
  • Caine (SCO)
  • Catscan (NL)
  • Chaotic Hostility
  • Charly Lownoise And Mental Theo
  • Clockartz
  • Code Black
  • Coone
  • Counterstrike (NL)
  • Crypsis
  • Cyber (CH)
  • D-Attack
  • D-block & S-Te-Fan
  • D-fence
  • D-Sturb
  • Da Tweekaz
  • Dailucia
  • Dano
  • Darren Styles
  • Deadly Guns
  • Death by Design
  • Deathmachine
  • Decipher
  • Deepack
  • Deetox
  • Defqon.1 Legends
  • Degos & Re-done
  • Delete (AU)
  • Demi Kanon
  • Denekamps Gespuis
  • Destructive Tendencies
  • Detest
  • Devin Wild
  • Digital Punk
  • Dione
  • Dirtcaps
  • Dither
  • DJ Adaro
  • Dj Isaac
  • DJ Luna
  • Dj Panic
  • DJ Paul Elstak
  • DJ Ruthless
  • DJ Sunny D
  • DJ Thera
  • Dolphin (UK)
  • Donkey Rollers
  • Dr Rude (NL)
  • Dr. Peacock
  • Dr. Phunk
  • Drokz
  • Dutch Movement
  • E-Force
  • Ecstatic (NL)
  • Endymion
  • Evil Activities
  • F Noize
  • Francois (NL)
  • Frantic Freak
  • Frequencerz
  • Galactixx
  • Geck-o (NL)
  • Genius (NL)
  • Ghost In The Machine
  • Gizmo
  • Goetia
  • Gunz for Hire
  • Hard Driver
  • Haze & Abyss
  • HKV
  • iGnition (NL)
  • Insidiouz
  • Jason Payne
  • Jay Reeve
  • JNXD
  • Josh&Wesz
  • Kevin Hucker
  • Korsakoff
  • Kuzak
  • Lady Dammage
  • Mad Dog (IT)
  • Malice (IT)
  • Malúa
  • Manu Le Malin
  • Mark With a K
  • Mashup Jack
  • Max Enforcer
  • MC Da Mouth of Madness
  • MC Da Syndrome
  • MC Dart
  • MC Dash
  • MC Diesel
  • MC DL!
  • MC DV8
  • MC Livid
  • MC No-iD
  • MC Nolz
  • MC Ruffian
  • MC Tellem
  • MC The Russian
  • MC Villain
  • Meander
  • MickeyG
  • Mind Dimension
  • Mindustries
  • Miss K8
  • MYST (NL)
  • N-Vitral (NL)
  • NCBM
  • Ncrypta
  • Neophyte
  • Noisecontrollers
  • Noisekick
  • Noize Suppressor
  • Nosferatu
  • NSCLT
  • NSD
  • Outsiders (NL)
  • Partyraiser
  • Pat B
  • Pavo
  • Phuture Noize
  • Pila
  • Plug ‘n Play (NL)
  • Prefix & Density
  • Promo
  • Psyko Punkz
  • Public Enemies (NL)
  • Puinhoop Kollektiv
  • PYRA.
  • Radical Redemption
  • Ran-D (NL)
  • Ransom (NL)
  • Re-Mind (DE)
  • Re-Style
  • Rebelion
  • Rebourne
  • Regain (PL)
  • Retrospect (NL)
  • Roberto DaVinci
  • Rocky Wellstack
  • Rooler
  • Ruffneck
  • Sawtooth (NL)
  • Sefa
  • Sei2ure
  • Sephyx
  • Shag Ü
  • Sickddellz
  • Sjammienators
  • Skoften Sloopservice
  • Somniac One
  • SOUND RUSH
  • Spitnoise
  • SRB
  • Stephanie (IT)
  • Sub Sonik
  • Sub Zero Project
  • SUPER MARCO MAY
  • switch technique
  • Synaptic Memories
  • Tartaros
  • Tatanka
  • Tears Of Fury
  • Tha Playah
  • THE BRAINDRILLERZ
  • The Darkraver
  • The Destroyer (IT)
  • The Dj Producer
  • The Melodyst
  • The Outside Agency
  • The Prophet (NL)
  • The Scientist (NL)
  • The Sickest Squad
  • The Speed Freak
  • The Stunned Guys
  • The Viper (NL)
  • The Wishmaster
  • Theo Gobensen
  • Titan
  • TNT aka Technoboy ‘n Tuneboy
  • Toneshifterz
  • Tripped
  • Tuneboy
  • Tymon
  • Udex
  • Unchained (NL)
  • Unexist
  • Unishock
  • Unresolved
  • War Force
  • WARFACE
  • Wasted Penguinz
  • Weapon X
  • Wildstylez
  • X-Pander (FR)
  • Zany
  • Zatox
  • Zaza-Front

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Abisola has been listening to electronic music since middle school. Though she enjoys a variety of sub-genres she currently mainly listens to trance and hardcore. Abisola has attended multiple events in the Southern California region and is beginning to expand to out-of-area and international festivals. She is a full-time school psychologist and also enjoys eating, traveling and video games.

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