Wouter de Vink
By Wouter de Vink

The festival season has finally started! The calendar is getting fuller, but even if you want to go a little faster, the offer is excellent. Like the first 100% hardcore festival of this year that will go all out: TITANIUM!

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Anyone who has ever been to an event within the harder styles (where no hardstyle is played), can confirm that this is a nice way to spice things up. Still the familiar kicks that fly around your ears, but just a little faster with a similarly unique atmosphere. This also applies to TITANIUM, which is ready for the first hardcore festival in a very long time with more than 100 artists (and no fewer than 4 anthem makers) on 8 different stages.

With a unique location where you can rave under a bridge, an extensive line-up and many other advantages, we’ll tell you why you definitely want to add this festival to your agenda.

TITANIUM Festival 2022 mainstage

The big names that normally close the mainstages, but are now on the line-up ALL day

TITANIUM Festival is a collaboration between organizations BKJN and Dance2Eden and is bigger than ever. With something for everyone, in a beautiful location that you will not see somewhere else in the harder styles. Recreation area Middelwaard is located right next to the highway (A2) in the middle of the country: it not only ensures that TITANIUM is easily accessible, but you step into a complete hardcore world at the water – with even a stage under the bridge (!) of this gigantic motorway.

The TITANIUM line-up is so large and diverse, that there are undoubtedly more than enough names that you have seen at a festival before. The only difference is that they will come into their own on May 14 with their sets at a 100% hardcore festival. Think of that huge mainstage, with Angerfist LIVE, the very first Medication Time Album Set by Dr. Peacock, Partyraiser vs. Paul Elstak and many others.

All big names that you have undoubtedly seen before on other mainstages, but are now all gathered on 1 stage all day long. And then there are 7 other areas you can go to: with an upgraded sound system and high BPM!

TITANIUM will be bigger than ever

Frenchcore and Uptempo have become indispensable at the major well-known Hardstyle festivals. In fact, we see more and more collabs between the different genres. There are more than enough similarities: hard kicks, an enormous drive and above all a wonderful atmosphere on the dancefloor.

If you like it fast, then the Steel, Liquid and Asphalt areas on TITANIUM are for you. With rock hard Uptempo solos from Cryogenic, Dimitri K and many others and also with the best of Frenchcore with again Dr. Peacock and The Sickest Squad. The program the brand new area with Uptempo Battles will undoubtedly generate a lot of excitement: Angernoizer vs. Spitnoise vs. Vandal!sm is only 1 of the 10 sets you will find here. Carnage guaranteed.

Exploring the grounds of TITANIUM, you will also find a Ti Ta Terror stage and a Diamond Upgrade area: a hidden stage with a secret line-up.

TITANIUM Festival 2022Hard, harder, hardest: TITANIUM has it all

‘Who does not honour Hardcore, is not worthy of Hardstyle’, you could say. Legends such as DJ The Prophet and Promo contributed to the eventual beginnings of Hardstyle with their enormous legacy. This hardcore from the past has its own place at the Concrete stage on TITANIUM and to be honest: this is one of the coolest stages we have ever encountered.

With a stage under the second national highway in the Netherlands (so there are thousands of cars and trucks driving above you), you can gabber to the music of big Early Hardcore names right here. How cool is that? If you want to go even further back in time, the Copper stage might be for you, including Bass-D and a 3-hour set by Rob & MC Joe.

In short, there is plenty to find and at the end of the day you can get ready for a hard-hitting final show. Are you going to broaden your horizons during the first 100% hardcore festival of the year?

TITANIUM Festival will take place on Saturday May 14, 2022 at the Recreatieterrein Middelwaard near Utrecht. For tickets and more information, visit the official website of the event.


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