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Defqon.1 Weekend Festival

Surprises fans with a 5 - hour 'Closing Ceremony' and a strong line - up featuring icons from the harder styles scene

  • Laura Liendo
  • 28 March 2024
Defqon.1 Weekend Festival

The world's biggest harder styles festival Defqon.1, known for its unparalleled closingshows, celebrates its 20th edition with Ran-D, Angerfist, Showtek, Brennan Heart,Sound Rush, and Sefa

Defqon.1 Weekend Festival will take place from June 27th to June30th in Biddinghuizen,The Netherlands

Defqon.1 Weekend Festival, the world's leading harder styles dance festival is proud topresent its impressive line-up for their 2024 edition. From June 27th to June 30th, the festivalsite in Biddinghuizen willonce again be filled with four days of the best sounds andentertainment from the hard dance scene. After welcoming over 250,000 visitors from 110different nationalities last year, fans of the harder styles will come together again for theglobally renowned four-day weekend festival during the last weekend of June.

On Thursday, camping visitors kick off Defqon.1 during The Gathering, where the famouswords "Weekend Warriors, Welcome Home" echo throughout the holy grounds. Attendees areprimed by anthem makers Sound Rush at the BLUE stage, while hardcore legend Mad Dogopens the BLACK stage. The first day reaches its crescendo with The Tribute, the first of four closing shows, where a legendary hardstyle track will be honored at the UV stage, setting thetone for a weekend filled with unforgettable experiences

Friday marks the first official festival day of Defqon.1, opening its door to all festival-goers for a day filled with festivities. The RED mainstage is officially unveiled in a spectacular fashion during The Opening Ceremony by Ran-D. Making a highly anticipated return, Showtek graces the RED stage delivering a melodious set. For hardcore enthusiasts, the BLACK stage is the epicenter, with uptempo sensation Spitnoise taking on the hardcore variant of 'The Spotlight.' Meanwhile, the GREEN stage welcomes back hard techno lovers with acts like Luciid and Cynthia Spiering. Closing out the first day, fan-favorite Sefa dazzles with 'The Spotlight with Sefa' at the RED stage, ending Friday with an abundance of pyrotechnics and visual effects. Last year, Sefa curated his own Defqon.1 Theatre experience, and this year he brings that intimate experience to the biggest stage of all.

Saturday once again sold out within a few minutes. This year, it becomes even more impressive with the return of the renowned 'Warrior Workout,' but with a special premiere as it will take place on the RED mainstage for the first time, making it the largest festival workout ever. Raw-hardstyle artist Rooler also makes his debut on the RED stage, while Dual Damage make their first appearance at the Holy Grounds with a performance at the BLUE stage. Also the beloved POWER HOUR, one of Defqon.1's most famous concepts, is an absolutely unmissable highlight. For an hour, energy levels soar to unprecedented heights, with fireworks, pyrotechnics, dancers, and the famous 'left-right' moment that is eagerly anticipated, and spread, by fans worldwide. Hardcore legend Angerfist has the honor of closing the RED stage on Saturday, becoming the first hardcore act ever to do so. The day reaches its fever pitch with 'The Endshow', a classic feature of Defqon.1 known far and wide for being an incredible experience.

Sunday Funday adds an extra dose of entertainment to the final day of the four-day festival. Visitors come fully dressed up and are encouraged to express themselves in their own unique way. As night descends, the festival converges at the RED stage for the grand finale, 'The Closing Ceremony.' 2024 brings change to this with the show extending to a five-hour affair, moving far beyond its three-hour duration in previous years. The show culminates during 'The Closing Ritual' with a breathtaking fireworks display. The line-up for The Closing Ceremony remains a secret, promising one Defqon.1 Legend after another to close this edition in spectacular fashion.

In addition to all this, Defqon.1 offers a night program featuring after-parties, fantastic activities, including fire shows and entertainment areas, along with a wellness area for those who seek relaxation. Details of these fringe events, alongside the complete timetable, will be unveiled during 'The Warming-Up' on May 23rd.


About Q-dance

Q-dance is the world's largest organizer of the harder styles events. The Dutch company welcomes over half a million fans annually to their events both locally and internationally. Since its inception in 1999, Q-dance has remained a market leader, successfully launching some of the most recognizable festival brands ever, including Defqon.1 Weekend Festival, Qlimax, X-Qlusive, Dominator, and QAPITAL. With impressive stage designs, immersive shows, quality line-ups, and the ability to build massive fan communities, they rightfully belong among the pioneers of the dance music industry. Q-dance is part of the widely known ID&T Group, which brings together seventy iconic festivals and events from the nightlife scene under one roof.

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