Defqon.1 2015

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BLACK at Defqon.1: it’s a life necessity for the seasoned hardcore head and the perfect escape for ravers who like to turn it up a notch. This year, BLACK cuts right to the core by covering all three days of the festival, including The Gathering on Friday evening and The Afterparty on Saturday night. Click on the heading to find out what not to miss during a weekend of BLACK mayhem.


The scene’s most notorious live-act returns for destruction. Gunz For Hire invades Defqon.1 as their first appearance in The Netherlands for 2015. Loaded with new tracks, they set out to close The Gathering at the BLUE on Friday. Whoever recalls their performance during The Closing Ceremony of Defqon.1 2013, knows that heavy shots will be fired. Join at the battlefront on day one!


The worlds’ largest harder styles festival is approaching… and it’s coming in with a bang! 60.000 Weekend Warriors are preparing for their yearly pilgrimage to the mecca of the harder styles. Over the course of three days, more than 250 acts will set the mood for the ultimate party holiday. From 19 till 22 June, Defqon.1 will be the burning epicentre of the hard dance scene. Read on to find all about the extra areas on Sunday, 3 days of madness at the BLACK and the introduction of the Friends Camp. Brace yourself for this unrivalled rave adventure! 

Tickets sales for Defqon.1 start on 28 March at 13:00 (CET) at


There is one thing all Weekend Warriors will agree on: the Defqon.1 weekend experience kicks ass. It’s ON from Friday 14:00 until Monday 12:00. Nothing can beat the vibe at ‘The Gathering’ on Friday – the official opening of the festival. The 2 days that follow are fully packed with leading hard acts, topped off with Q-dance’s signature shows. Go crazy on POWER HOUR at the RED on Saturday, and let “The Endshow” knock you off your feet. And don’t forget to seek the adventure: there is a lot to discover on the festival grounds! We close the weekend in style with “The Closing Ceremony” at the RED on Sunday evening, which is known to be a magical experience. Three days of partying with likeminded ravers. Can it get any better?


Every year the popularity of the Defqon.1 weekend increases. We are doing everything necessary to keep the quality of the festival and the facilities at the highest possible level. Here you find an overview of this year’s upgrades:

  • The Gathering will take place in both the BLUE & BLACK, to ensure that everyone has more space to dance. 
  • Yes, Defqon.1 can be a tough ride. Therefore, we added a large chill-out. All this raving sometimes calls for a moment to catch your breath. 
  • The ORANGE is being transformed into The 24hrs Q-Café: you could call it the festival’s living room. Whether you’re looking to play a game, need a moment of reflection or just a drink with friends, this is the place to be for 72 hours straight. Don’t be surprised if you encounter some crazy scenes here. 
  • The Q-dance Playground grows bigger. Expect more madness and activities spread across the festival site.


New this year: the Friends Camp. Does your group exist of 20 party people or more? That’s awesome, because then you can claim a section at the campsite for your entire group. There is limited space available, so don’t wait too long to make your booking at Q-dance Travel. 

You can make your stay at the Defqon.1 Campsite as laid-back as you want. Bring your own tent or arrange your accommodation through Q-dance Travel. The possibilities are endless: a set-up defqon.1 branded tent, fully furnished tipi tents for your entire party crew or a relaxed hotel room right on the campsite. Is camping not your thing? We’ve got you covered with hotels and cottages near the festival site. Transfer included!

Defqon.1 2015