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Your updates will be shown at Live.com/Qdance Q-dance gadget when ordering. Soundcloud.com/Qdance. upcoMing eVents The Final Qountdown 31 december 2011 heineken Music hall. all the Qlimax artists and you! Please use #QL11 if you tweet about Qlimax or upload your pictures to twitter.com/Qdancebackstage Store.Q-dance.com! this website contains pictures. Q-dance Merchandise End of thE YEar SalE Store. dVd and Cd will be released of the event.com/Q_dance radio this night.com/Official.Qdance all the sets broadcast at Q-dance Twitter. a digipack including a Blu-ray.Blu-ray dVd . you will be given an exclusive Soundcloud.com to secure yourself a copy. amsterdam cd the Qlimax Cd. mixed by Zatox. register at Q-dance. the bonus-Cd will contain the liveset from headhunterz. Get it at Store. movies and updates of Q-dance. is now available in the Q-dance Merchandise Store.com/Qdance only via the Q-dance Merchandise available as podcast at itunes and Youtube. and be the first one to be informed about any news about this year’s Qlimax digipack.Q-dance.cd also this year.com.Q-dance. Q-dance online here you’ll find an overview of the Q-dance social media: Facebook. amsterdam by rEd cameras in a multicam setup. are now also Youtube.nl QliMax liVe do you also want to stay part of Qlimax. online? don’t forget to check: Live. Enjoy! podcasts (SoCial MEdia) #QL11 .com Use coupon code: Q2011YEAREND X-Qlusive Noisecontrollers Qlimax will be the first event in the 21 January 2012 netherlands which will only be filmed heineken Music hall.Q-dance.

and you can see why the crowd was on fire all night. and others. headhunterz and Psyko Punkz. Zatox. amsterdam. A3 XQ Noisecontrollers. or so we thought. the hMh went off.DATE: 22 January 2011 LOCATION: heineken Music hall. there was a Beatbox with… more mayhem – by alphaverb. the heineken Music hall’s sturdy construction would be a tough challenge for these guys’ ability to tear the roof off of any venue. a special dee-Block & S-te-Pack liveset and a closing round of hardcore with the Viper topped off a party that won’t be forgotten easily. Josh & Wesz.indd 1 21-11-11 15:28 . d-Block & S-te-fan got the honour of hosting 2011’s first X-Qlusive. nl x-QlusiVe d-Block & s-te-Fan treading into the footsteps of hardstyle legends like dana. Surely. Showtek and headhunterz. add to their own arsenal of smash hits some help from the likes of Wildstylez. But they pulled it off again: from the very moment they went on stage. for those wanting out of the main room mayhem.

if that industrial violence got a bit too much. Endymion presented their new album amidst a formidable army of hardcore artists. bIDDINghuIzEN SILENCED mOST OF ITS CRITICS. one ran into the most fantastic scrap creatures – the epitome of which was the SilVEr area. which offered relaxed music and comfortable sofas to enjoy. he was satisfied by what he saw: there were people losing their minds to the music in every corner of his empire. Walking from stage to stage. whereas the MaGEnta area served as a showcase of the toughest dubstep and drum ‘n bass. the King was satisfied… and showed everyone what he was about once more. nl deFQon. buT muCh bIggER ThAN ThE OLD SpOT. with a fireworks display unlike any other. uNFORTuNATELY NOT AS SuNNY A bEACh AS ALmERE STRAND.1 FESTIvAL’S NEw LOCATION wASN’T EXTENSIvELY DISCuSSED. there was always the chillout area. at the trusty old BlaCK stage.1 FestiVal FORumS. even flying in a helicopter for the hell of it: ultimately. as much as there was to do all over the terrain. . Ultra ViolEt added some more hardstyle beats to what BlUE and PUrPlE had to offer. the mighty Scrap King overlooked the festival grounds. buT whEN 25 JuNE CAmE AROuND. FACEbOOk: ThERE wASN’T A SINgLE pLATFORm whERE DEFQON. from his throne at the immense rEd stage. his loyal party people weren’t about to let a little rain deter them and danced to their heart’s desire.DATE: 25 June 2011 LOCATION: Evenemententerrein Biddinghuizen. IT ALLOwED FOR A hOST OF NEw STAgES AND EXpANSION OF SOmE FAmILIAR AREAS. letting the best harder styles artists voice his musical taste. metal insect. of course. TwITTER. Unlike the King. although the drizzle annoyed him a bit. the Scrap King was not about to let the public forget his own rEd stage.1 festival though. enveloped by an outlandish. human visitors were not alone at defqon.

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defqon. they brought out their camping chairs.1 festival space-wise. sensing that this might just be the first night in a long tradition. made sure there wasn’t any sleep to be had just yet. not at all wet tent. after a long day of partying.1 Extended came into full effect.DATE: 24 25 June 2011 LOCATION: Evenemententerrein Biddinghuizen. and so. a camping was set up by the festival grounds and at friday evening 8 o’clock sharp. a varied team of djs. there was still more dancing to be done at the Extended afterparty. Crowd and dJs alike clearly shared a feeling of belonging. the event also expanded in time. nl deFQon. great moods and beers and made for a magical atmosphere all evening . ranging from the nightstalkers to the Prophet & Mental theo. But that wasn’t the end of it: Saturday night. .after which it was time for everyone to return to their comfortable.1 extended not only did the new location allow for a bigger defqon.

DATE: 22. from the Belgian Beats/tek artists starting off each day. nosferatu & Promo providing a hardcore ending to each day. and of course these things could be found all over tomorrowland. the day’s artists would go on stage together to cheer the crowd up even more. that wasn’t all they did – there was music to play as well. Comfortably tucked away in a forested corner of the terrain. to Kasparov. the Crazy Clown unleashed his beats on an enthusiastic crowd. and what’s a clown without a bit of humour? he handed out inflatable hammers and clown’s noses all weekend. Boom. 24 July 2011 LOCATION: de Schorre. of course. 23. another idea of his was the so-called ‘parade des artistes’: every day. Q-dance again had the honour of hosting its own stage all weekend long.Q-dance at toMorroWland as tomorrowland expanded to a 3-day festival this year. through the hardstyle afternoons. they made sure the Q-dance stage was the hardest of all at the festival. BE .

including ophidian & d-Passion and negative a’s industrial influences. the mainstage catered to a wide range in hardcore tastes. turned Eersel’s E3 Strand into a true “nirvana of noise” for a day. among others. they were the chosen ones to create dominator 2011’s anthem. a taste of italy by Mad dog. nl as far as italian hardcore and industrial go. both had their own areas for the true fans as well. which seamlessly merged into its hardcore surroundings. noize Suppressor & art of fighters. the italian art of fighters have proven over the last years to be among the top of the hardcore scene. the nirvana of noise once again showed that hardcore is as alive as ever! . 2011 saw Q-dance team up with art of dance to present dominator: the hardcore festival. Eersel. this edition of dominator also featured a larger raw hardstyle stage. five areas of hardcore from early to terror and from mainstream to industrial. all in all.DATE: 30 July 2011 doMinator for the sixth time in history. LOCATION: E3 Strand. and the dutch sound represented by neophyte. supplemented with a raw hardstyle stage. Kasparov & the Viper.

Smaller. liberty White. and once again they made this year’s edition a success. that is. . a jumpstyle tent. the Qontinent has been one of Q-dance’s smaller festivals since its 2008 inception.DATE: 13 & 14 august 2011 LOCATION: recreation area Puyenbroeck. into the mud. like any festival. and still had a great Sunday at the festival grounds! Ultimately. Club r_aW. PrSPCt… You name it. but certainly not less enjoyable! from the usual suspects at the mainstage to thunderdome. BE Uniquely situated on an island in a beautiful Belgian national Park. if the weather is cooperative – we have nothing but respect for the brave camping dwellers who rolled out of their tents. Wachtebeke. the Qontinent is made by its visitors. this year’s the Qontinent had it! add to that the vibe the surrounding lake gives to the location and you know you have a winner.

the crowd playing inflatable guitars. Q-dance again had its usual spot reserved to build one of the festival’s biggest – and certainly hardest – stages. now if that isn’t partying like a rockstar. the weather was not very forgiving to Mysteryland either. then there was Brennan heart. Buffeted by a wall of green lasers towards the end of the night.DATE: 27 august 2011 LOCATION: floriade haarlemmermeer. who decided one companion wasn’t enough and brought a whole rock band: left. this year. Unfortunately. . Slim Shore and Promo all brought along singers or rappers. they drenched themselves in mud and beer. but some creative souls managed to turn part of the dance floor into a mud slide. nl Q-dance at Mysteryland at the bottom of the notorious Mysteryland pyramid. and a lot of special performances! Wildstylez. headhunterz. the huge engine block podium was accompanied by somewhat of a new theme: ‘rock on!’ Meaning? dV8 playing the (real) guitar. we don’t know what is.

the two drop Your own area contest winners. everyone who was there knew: this was one raVEolUtion. hardcore. industrial. in the middle of all that. hangars and airstrips at airport Weeze. finally. there was the mainstage: a huge barricade. . 2011’s edition of Q-BaSE was something else. they’ll have little trouble conquering the world. and if Q-BaSE is any indication. hardstyle. Germany. drum ‘n bass: the bunkers offered little for the faint of heart. the former being techno and the latter moving from ambient to very fast industrial. this year. lit by flamethrowers and fireworks. andere Koek and hit ‘n run Soundsytem. welcoming Korsakoff as she came in skydiving. rebel leaders from all subgenres of the harder styles banded together to start something new: the raVEolUtion. dE Q-Base from the military bunkers. perfectly enveloped the festival’s range of styles.DATE: 10 September 2011 LOCATION: airport Weeze. at the break of dawn. but the crowd ate it all up like some hungry beast.

1 FestiVal australia no one knows exactly why. Sydney. the ozzies were able to enjoy eight areas. including the new MaGEnta and their own drop Your own area winner at the WhitE. this time. and not to mention the magical endshow. a blend of international and local artists ensured a true defqon. Known mainly for silly clichés in Europe.1 australia. but if there’s one country outside of Europe where the harder styles are popular. it has been an unforgettable party. natives showed the several hundred dutch visitors another side of their culture: they really know how to party! With the sun shining. the incredible atmosphere at each of the stages and camping. it’s australia. in fact.DATE: 17 September 2011 LOCATION: international regatta Centre. the land down under likes ‘our’ music so much that they’ve already earned their third edition of defqon.1 experience with an australian twist. . aU deFQon.

the atmosphere ranged between Endymion’s pop-influenced live performance to Switch technique’s somewhat clanky. the traditional anthem was ditched in favour of an oSt that better represented what the night was about. X-Qlusive returned to its roots with a comepletely italian edition. during the night. the tempo ranged between 140 and 280 BPM. very long way. the weight shifted from reverse bass to italian rawstyle by the likes of tatanka and Zatox. the crowd got into it and before you knew it. then back into the underground… But it has learned its lesson. it has evolved into a host of subgenres. nl DATE: 5 november 2011 LOCATION: heineken Music hall. See you next year! . in preparation.0 was a showcase of all the faces of hardcore. Slowly. amsterdam. the italian hardstyle and hardcore sounds are still as strong as ever. in the meantime. there was something for everyone at pretty much any given moment. both uplifting and dark.DATE: 01 october 2011 LOCATION: heineken Music hall. the X-Qlusivo italia Brigata – all the dJs who had performed at the Blackbox – took the stage there for a final hour of pounding and above all. the essence of the night: fun! in its 20 years of existence. the Beatbox had already shifted gears into hardcore. over-popularized subculture. amsterdam. as the night finally drew to a close. the first edition of QorE 3. and a sold out heineken Music hall proved the dutch don’t find it too shabby either. baked fresh by Chef noize Suppressor. from underground house to single-faced. the Blackbox was turned into a beautiful Venetian vista. nl x-QlusiVe italy after almost nine years and 19 editions. dnb- influenced sound – but between the Blackbox and the Beatbox. where activator kicked off the night with his new Subground sound. gloomy. both fast and slow. Experiment succeeded. hardcore has come a very. among others. after all those years.

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