Nina van Zelst
By Nina van Zelst

Do you love partying and sharing your experiences with others? Then stop looking, this the job for you! Hard News is currently searching for party reports who know how to handle pen and paper, or of course a screen and keyboard, and want to visit the biggest festivals for free.  

As Hard News we update our readers about the latest news in the world of hardstyle. This means we also write about the biggest events, about which party reports cannot be missed. Who better to report these events, than the true hardstyle lovers visiting parties every weekend?

As a Hard News reporter you work on a voluntary basis to further professionalize our international platform. But luckily you don’t do this for nothing! We provide a free ticket and a platform with thousands of readers, to which you can show your writing skills.

Are you interested?

Good to know! In this case we would like to ask you to send us a ‘trial’ report to It can be a report you’ve written in the past, or a new report about an event you’ve recently visited. We would also like to know who you are and why you would be the perfect reporter for Hard News. Lastly we would like to know which events you visited last year in order to determine your preferences.

What does a report look like?

That’s a good question, because it can be difficult to write a report for the first time. Furthermore there are some requirements to our reports, which may differ from things you’ve written in the past. So, have a look at our requirements down below before sending an email.

• There’s no maximum amount of words to a report, but we do ask a minimum of 1000 words.

• The report has to be handed in before Monday evening (two days) after the event, in order to keep it as relevant as possible. If the event takes place on a Sunday, the deadline moves to Tuesday.

• Don’t only write about the artists and which tracks they played, but also write about the atmosphere, the facilities, the show, the transport, other areas and anything else that stood out to you.

• Because we want to keep the Hard News content of the highest possible quality, we expect you master the English language on paper. So definitely no spelling mistakes, and use proper sentence structure.

• To keep a report easy to read we make use of subtitles. So, create fictive chapters within your report and provide each of them with a subtitle. This makes it not only easier to write but also much easier to read.  

• Photos and videos say more than 1000 words, so that’s why we very much like to use them. For every 1000 words we would like to receive three photos of the event, with maximum measurements of 850×450 pixels. To save room on our server we also ask to work exclusively with .JPG photos.

• Start your report with a fitting intro and end it with a conclusion. In our reports it’s possible to score events, so give a grade between 1 and 100 for the following aspects: Line-up, Location, Sound, Show & Atmosphere.

We like criticism, but make sure you support it with proper arguments.

• And lastly, don’t forget to have fun! 

Looking for some examples? You’ll find them down below: 

Footage via Facebook-page Defqon.1 

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