We had to wait way too long for it, but last weekend REBiRTH Festival was finally able to kick off the most beloved season again. We spoke…
Rebirth Festival 2014
Made by: Stan Klein Gunnewiek
The season has begun!
We’ve kicked off the festival season with two days of madness. This year’s edition was planned at the 12th & 13th of April, one of the first festivals in the Netherlands. Rebirth has presented us a promising line-up with not only two days this year but also multiple stages!
(Public) Transport and entrance
The festival terrain is easy to get to, Rebirth had organized their own bus service from the train station of Den Bosch towards the festival terrain. Local visitors were able to park their bikes just outside the festival terrain, right next to the parking space for cars.
The entrance was built out of the material used for the (main)stage last year, amazing re-use of this enormous piece of stage.
The mainstage was built with huge LED panels, these panels were set up through the entire backside of the tent which, together with the catwalk, fireballs, lasers and fireworks created an amazing show! The show was bright and happy during the more euphoric acts on Saturday, which eventually turned in to a dark and spooky theme for the harder edge in the spectrum of Hardstyle.
Rebirth has also been keeping an eye out for the raw hardstyle fanatics, after the first edition of Rebellion last year they’ve decided to continue with this concept on Rebirth Festival. The Rebellion tent was decorated with huge boxes, filled with led lights forming the letters “R E B E L L I O N”. These gigantic lights, combined with names like Outbreak, Phuture Noize and Warface made sure there was nothing to worry about for the rawheads among us!
Coins & Drinks
Rebirth keeps the normal price, which they already have for 3 years, of 2,50EUR a coin. You can buy one beer with a coin and stronger alcoholic drinks are 2.5 coins, the food on Rebirth was mainly two coins which is what I am used to. That combined with the ticket price for this weekend full of headliners makes this definitely worth your money!
Day 1 – Mission: Evolution
Starting the day off with the little though energetic Australian; Audiofreq. He was supported by the beautiful voice of Teddy, which he has been collaborating with a lot. He was flying around behind the turntables like always, it almost seems like a work-out!
Atmozfears & Adrenalize picked up where Audiofreq had left off, playing the new remix for Tritonal & Paris Blohm feat Sterling Fox their track ‘Colors’, the knock-out edit of F#CKING JUMP and the vocal edit of the ‘Sparks’ remix by Atmozfears & Audiotricz.
Noisecontrollers and Wildstylez are amongst the top names within hardstyle at the moment, playing at almost every big party and releasing one epic track after another. It was not more than natural for these guys to play against each other on Rebirth, they did an awesome job and played a lot of the tracks from ‘All Around’. Which made this set one of the best of the Saturday.
Once Crypsis started his liveset we knew what the rest of the night was going to be; Raw, loud and destructive. All the lights went dark and the tent immediately turned into an entirely different atmosphere, enhancing the sound of Crypsis’ amazing liveset!
Frequencerz had been placed on the line-up as surprise act, just before the last set by Ran-D and B-Front. With both of the Frequencerz stage diving, one after another they entertained not only themselves but the crowd as well. Playing their hits like ‘Hollow’ and ‘Raw & Uncut’ made the crowd go crazy!
Due to problems with his ears Adaro is not performing at the moment, therefore Gunz for Hire was replaced by Ran-D vs. B-Front. These man have some experience when it comes to closing down Rebirth, and they did an amazing job this time! It’s still amazing to hear everyone scream along with ‘Rebel To The Grave’ and their Rebirth anthem for the edition in 2011, which they opened with.
Day 2 – Mission: Evolution
The duo that was responsible for this year’s anthem, D-Block & S-te-Fan did not only play on the Saturday but also on the Sunday of the weekend festival. So they had the opportunity to show what they’re worth, which they did by playing not only their latest hits but also good old tracks like Shiverz.
Deepack, one of the pioneers within the hardstyle scene, signed to Dirty Workz Anarchy took on the fight against one of the most refreshing and unique Hardstyle acts at the moment; Phuture Noize. These men represented the raw edge of the Dirty Workz, dropping bombs like “LOUDER” and Phuture Noize their brand new anthem for Wasted Festival made this set definitely one of the best!
E-Force was another name that appeared twice on the line-up for this huge weekend, on the Saturday he played solo but on the Sunday he teamed up with his A2 Records buddy’s the Alpha Twins for a liveset. They honored Adaro, who could not play at Rebirth due to problems with his ears, by playing ‘Open The Gates’ which made the crowd go crazy!
Titan and Digital Punk had the honor of closing down this amazing weekend festival, which they did in style. They did an amazing job with their raw set which made everyone give their last bit of energy before going home. It’s allowed to state that it’s sad that day 2 didn’t sell out, this day was as day 1 if not better. We will definitely be visiting Rebirth again next year after the huge success of this year’s edition. Rebirth definitely kicked off the festival season!