Wouter de Vink
By Wouter de Vink

Defqon.1 cannot take place again due to the coronavirus. This postpones the largest harder styles festival in the world, this time to the last weekend of June 2022. “We have done everything within our power to avoid this outcome.”

READ: 3.000 people are allowed to go to Biddinghuizen for ‘corona test festivals’

In an extensive post on social media, Q-dance says that it approached 2021 with good hope, but that this unfortunately came too early. Last year, the organization launched Defqon.1 at Home, an online alternative. It is not yet known whether it will also take place this year, although the organization says it is working hard behind the scenes. “We have something big in store for you, stay tuned.”

Next year, Defqon.1 2022 – Primal Energy will be ‘bigger, bolder and more powerful’ than ever. If you don’t want to keep your tickets for this edition, it is possible to request a voucher or refund. Check out Q-dance’s full statement below.

Defqon.1 postponed to the last weekend of June 2022

Normally about 80.000 enthusiasts from all over the world come to Biddinghuizen for Defqon.1. All Saturday & weekend tickets for 2020 were initially sold out in no time.


“Dear Weekend Warriors,

While it won’t come as a surprise, we announce with great regret that Defqon.1 Primal Energy has been postponed to the last weekend of June 2022.

We understand that this isn’t the news you were hoping for, and we share your disappointment. When we postponed Defqon.1 Primal Energy last year, we had hoped for a more positive update at the beginning of 2021. For the past six months, we have done everything within our power to avoid this outcome, but it simply proved to be an impossible endeavor. Nevertheless, we are confident that the long-awaited gathering of our tribe will take place next year. It’s a matter of time, and while we have to hold on a bit longer, we can already assure you that Defqon.1 Primal Energy will be bigger, bolder and more powerful than ever. A true test for Weekend Warriors, one that embodies the spirit of our tribe to the fullest.

We hope that you will keep your order, as it greatly supports us in these dire times. It’s also possible to request either a Q-dance voucher or a refund, but keep in mind that you’ll lose your well earned Defqon.1 Festival 2022 spot. All ticket buyers will be contacted personally by email before February 28th, 2021. For more information, please visit our FAQ.

We thank you for your unstoppable dedication and we hope to see you at Defqon.1 Primal Energy.
Forever as one tribe.


* Dates may be subject to change until we receive confirmation from the local authorities.”

Footage taken from Facebook page Defqon.1 / Q-dance


  • dovydas 19 February 2021 - 11:21

    fuck that


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