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On Saturday the 15th of September, the pointers of the clock on the Klokgebouw spin backwards. We honor a genre and return to the big bang. The moment where a new sound found its origin. Energetic, daring, reversed basslines and a heavy kick. During this very first daytime event by b2s, we tell the phenomenal story of the birth and development of hardstyle. This is Genesis.

These are the chapters of Genesis 2018

Start this musical trip with Chapter 1, The Beginning. It was 2001 when acts like Deepack, Dana and Pavo created a new sound after a decade of hardcore. A surprising and fearless sound that attracted more people. You couldn’t find hardstyle in every dictionary yet but was destined to take over the world.

Chapter 2, The Rise. Hardstyle grew and developed into something no one ever expected. The reversed bass came out of every speaker and was supported by acts like Brennan Heart, Psyko Punkz and D-Block & S-te-Pack. Noisecontrollers was there from the start as well and takes you back to those classic sounds in his special Attack Again-set. Thousands of people came together to rave. A feeling you can’t describe in words.

Then came Chapter 3, The Evolution. A time when the sounds became rougher, the kicks became darker. Raw hardstyle was born and started to grow in popularity. Musical heroes like Adaro, Frequencerz and Crypsis brought along a sound which was harder and created a sub-genre no one can ignore today.

An indoor festival that takes place during the day and tells the extraordinary story of hardstyle. And all of this in the distinctive and underground venue: the Klokgebouw in Eindhoven. Check which protagonists will join you on this musical journey.

This is the line-up for the first edition of Genesis

Chapter 1, The Beginning [Early Hardstyle: 2001-2006]
Super Marco May

Chapter 2, The Rise [Hardstyle Classics: 2006-2012]
Attack Again
Brennan Heart
D-Block & S-te-Fan
Max Enforcer
Psyko Punkz
Scope DJ
The Nasty Boyz ft. Bruno Power & Ivan Carsten
The Pitcher & Slim Shore

Chapter 3, The Evolution [Raw Classics: 2009-2013]
Alpha Twins
Chain Reaction
Chris One & The Machine
High Voltage vs Titan
Prefix & Density
Thera vs Degos & Re-Done

So far, Hardstyle has a rich history, but this doesn’t mean it’s the end of a journey. It’s only the beginning. Genesis takes place on Saturday the 15th of September in the Klokgebouw, Eindhoven. You can order your tickets from the 16th of June at 12:00 CEST at the ticketshop. For more information be sure to visit the official website of b2s.  

Footage taken from b2s

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