Wouter de Vink
By Wouter de Vink

Last weekend, Defqon.1 at Home has left a deep impression with a huge online experience. Organization Q-dance spent no less than 7 months working on the digital replacement for the largest festival in the world, which was watched from no fewer than 115 countries.

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In total, Defqon.1 at Home 2021 broadcasted more than 72 hours of footage. In other words, the program was more extensive than ever. With not only the premiere of Power Hour The Movie, but also 100 artists from all harder styles who played a lot of new music – and by a lot we really mean a whole lot.

The responses from fans are overwhelming. Gunz for Hire might have played ‘their best set ever’ with the new Seek & Destroy act, Sound Rush excelled with 4 completely different sets in 4 days and Dr. Peacock & Sefa masterfully portray the beauty of frenchcore from a boat in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. Q-dance once again raised the bar this past weekend – something that several music styles could learn from. “What other genres give you an experience like this?”, is what Atmozfears also shared on his Instagram story last night.

In addition, the new Q-dance Network platform was launched around Defqon.1 at Home, with exclusive content for fans worldwide. “Apart from the fact that we have successfully established Defqon.1 as an online event for the second year in a row and reached loads of fans from all over the world, we have taken a big step with the Q-dance Network and DEDIQATED Membership”, says Sander Bijlstra (Managing Director of Q-dance). “After 20 years of organizing events and festivals, so many fans have shown their trust in us by signing up for a DEDIQATED Membership. We are excited for what the future has in store and we look forward to building a new relationship with them in the coming year with great content on our own platform.”

Defqon.1 at Home gives fans something huge to look forward to: “Next year, we will finally meet again on the holy grounds we call home during four days of madness”

Hopefully, Defqon.1 at Home was the last replacement for the largest physical harder styles festival in the world. But as we are used to, there is still plenty to talk about and look ahead for when it’s really allowed again. Fortunately, the gates of the holy grounds in Biddinghuizen will open again from June 23, 2022 to June 26, 2022, with for the first time a fourth festival day. For tickets and more information, visit the event’s official website.


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