Wouter de Vink
By Wouter de Vink

With less than 3 months to go until Defqon.1, it’s almost time to reveal all the biggest moments it has in store this year. During The Release, organisation Q-dance will unveil the full line-up, the world premiere of the new anthem provided by Sound Rush, who will provide The Opening Ceremony and The Spotlights and a number of big surprises.

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Last year, Defqon.1 Weekend Festival welcomed 250,000 visitors from around 100 different countries, who can again enjoy the largest harder styles festival in the world for 4 days this year. The program is presented annually during The Release – where hosts Audiofreq, E-Life and Stephanie Magic take you into the world we know best.

According to Q-dance, all Warriors have a lot to look forward to for the upcoming edition. So during the 1.5 hour show tomorrow (Thursday) you will be fully informed about what will happen at Defqon.1 2024: this is what you can expect during The Release.

Program of Defqon.1 2024 – The Release

1. The full line-up
Defqon.1 posted this cryptic video last week in which a glimpse of the veil was lifted with the first names from the line-up. By looking closely, the first fans managed to spot big names such as Rebelion, Sub Zero Project and Angerfist. Expect more artists than ever at Defqon.1: “The greatest discoveries are the ones in front of you.”

2. The premiere of the Defqon.1 2024 anthem
Also, ‘Power of the Tribe’ by Sound Rush has received a record number of pre-saves and this is the last day to put the anthem on your favorite streaming service. After the official world premiere during The Release, the track will be released this Friday on Defqon.1 Records.

3. The Opening Ceremony
The grand opening of the majestic RED on Fresh Friday: one of the biggest show moments of the weekend. Which artist will have the honor of providing The Opening Ceremony this summer on the largest stage in our scene?

4. The unveiling of The Spotlight during the RED and BLACK
An endshow experience that Q-dance develops in collaboration with an artist. The artists yet to be announced will have the honour to end of Fresh Friday on the RED and BLACK.

5. Even bigger highlights every year
Such as POWER HOUR, The Closing Ceremony, The Warrior Workout and so much more.

Defqon.1: “4 days of power”

Prepare for 4 days of Defqon.1 Festival and tune in during The Release on Thursday, the 28 of March at 20:00 PM CEST via Q-dance Network & YouTube. Defqon.1 – Power of the Tribe takes place from Thursday the 27th of June to Sunday the 30th of June 2024: weekend and Saturday tickets are already completely sold out, but there is still an option to visit Defqon.1 with a Fresh Friday and Sunday ticket.


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