Defqon.1 Legends

Epicness overload with the Defqon.1 Legends of 2016. Headhunterz, Technoboy & The Prophet created a special moment we’ll never forget. Check out the full set of the Defqon.1 Legends now.

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Defqon.1 Live Sets

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Listen to the live sets of the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Defqon.1 on our Mixcloud channel. Enjoy!

Defqon.1 Weekend Festival 2017


Weekend Warriors, mark your calander for the next edition of Defqon.1. Are you ready for the ultimate harder styles weekend experiece? Join the Facebook event and stay updated.

Defqon.1 Dragonblood EP


The Defqon.1 Dragonblood EP featuring tracks from ANDY SVGE, Audiotricz, Bass Modulators, Cyber and Wildstylez is out now on Q-dance Records.
Download/stream the EP.

Defqon.1 App


Weekend Warriors, honor your call and download the Defqon.1 Weekend Festival app in the App Store or Play Store.

– Download the Defqon.1 Weekend Festival app for iPhone
– Download the Defqon.1 Weekend Festival app for Android

Of course you’ll find the floorplan and timetable in there, but we also added a few other cool features for you:

Personal timetable
Add artists to your favorites list by tapping the star at the line-up section. They will automatically appear in “My Timetable”. Open this section to see your personal timetable with your favorite artists.

Onsite DJ update
Want to know which artist is playing at the area you’re entering? Then turn on the bluetooth function in the app in order to receive updates. This function doesn’t require extra power, so it will not cost your phone extra battery.

Share your #Defqon1
Show all your friends what kind of Weekend Warrior you are and share your most memorable Defqon.1 moments on social media. Smile and press the button to take a picture, or select one from your library. Choose a frame and you’re ready to go!

Camping Ground
Inside the app you’ll find a second app! Yeah, we know, it’s an Inc-APP-tion. The camping app includes everything you need to know about the Defqon.1 Camping Ground. Take a look at all the available facilities, see what the Camping Store has to offer and make sure to check out the camping FAQ for an answer to all your questions.

Find my friends
Never lose your friends with the Friend Finder! When you connect to Facebook within the app, you can select the friends who joined you at Defqon.1. Open the floorplan and press the friends button. The app will show you where your friends were last seen online. Make sure all of your friends have downloaded the app and are logged onto Facebook as well.

Camping Ground checklist
The camping checklist helps you with your preparations for Defqon.1. At the camping checklist you can tick off items you’ve already packed, so you’re sure that you’ve everything with you!

Camping Ground floorplan (find my tent)
Make sure to open your app as soon as you have finished setting up your tent. Pin the location of your tent on the camping floorplan. You will always find your way back to your tent, no matter how wasted you are.

Merchandise Wishlist
In the app you can already take a look at the Defqon.1 Dragonblood collection. Create a wishlist of your favorite items, hand over your phone to an employee at one of the merchandise stand and they will take care of the rest. Check out were to find the stands on your floorplan!

If you have any questions about the app, please send a message to us on Facebook or tweet to @Q_dance.

Read the All You Need To Know


Weekend Warriors, make sure you’re ready for Defqon.1. Read the All You Need To Know and prepare for glory.

Defqon.1 CD


The Defqon.1 CD is now available in our merchandise store.

Want your CD signed by your favorite harder styles heroes? Go to merchandise stand M4 on Saturday & Sunday to transform your Defqon.1 CD into a collector’s item. Check the times here:

17:30 Bass Modulators
18:00 The Viper

15:30 Miss K8
16:00 Adaro

The Shrine


Do you dare to sacrifice your most out-raved pair of Nike Air Max and of course all other out-raved sneakers and make Defqon.1 history? This year there is a place where you can pay your tribute to the scene and our motherland of the harder styles. Leave the ultimate token of dedication by placing your worn-out festival ‘Maxies’ at the steps of the Defqon.1 Shrine, located on the back end of the GOLD.

If the Gods are pleased, your pair of loyal sneakers may even evolve into art and become part of next year’s Defqon.1 in an honorable form. Only for true Weekend Warriors!





















All weekend

Sunday Morning Sessions


On this last day we have a number of good reasons for you to rise and shine early. A Sunday at Defqon.1 takes place only once a year, so don’t miss out. But be advised, there is limited capacity for all. Check The Sunday Morning Sessions here. 

Special Areas


Saturday and Sunday are packed to the brim with harder styles epicness. Though, in case you want to channel your craziness (or laziness) into other activities than mere raving mania, try the special features that are spread across the festival. Get familiar with these experience-boosters and step up your game. Check here: Special Areas.

Silent Frenchcore


Not your average silent disco. Frenchcore’s finest Dr. Peacock brings his collection of devastating tunes, together with Hyrule War and Cyclon. Prepare for a unique frenchcore experience on Friday at the YELLOW from 21.00 till 01.00. Be advised, the capacity is very limited; getting in means coming early.  



21:00-01:00 at the YELLOW

The sound of the GOLD


The GOLD at Defqon.1 brings a tribute to the sound of the good old days. Curious what to expect from this area? Check

Defqon.1 DJ Contest


The Road to Glory
Is it your longtime dream to join the ranks of the biggest harder styles DJ’s alive? Then this is your ultimate chance! Participate in the Defqon.1 DJ contest and walk the Road to Glory. You won’t just get the chance to prove yourself at the PURPLE at Defqon.1, but you will also get a release on Q-dance Presents: NEXT!

Prepare for glory 
Q-dance offers you the opportunity of a lifetime. We invite you to enjoy the full Defqon.1 Weekend Festival experience, including a fully arranged trip to Defqon.1 and a pre-set up camping spot for you and three friends. You will get the honor to play at the amazing PURPLE stage at Defqon.1 on Saturday, and your track will be released on Q-dance Presents: NEXT. But before it gets released, Bass Modulators will provide you with studio tips and useful feedback for your track. To top it all, you’ll do an exclusive interview for the Defqon.1 newspaper and you’ll get the chance to prove yourself worthy of signing a contract at The Wishlist Agency.

How to participate?
Make a 30-minute video including an introduction of yourself and your live set. Your live set has to include at least one track that you produced by yourself. Finished your set? Upload it on YouTube and send the link alongside your own track to Keep in mind that we don’t just judge you by your DJ skills, but also on creativity. Make yourself stand out from the rest, and maybe we’ll see you at Defqon.1 this year.

Your 30-minute live set has to contain at least:
– One track which is produced by yourself;
– Your ultimate harder styles track;
– Your favorite Defqon.1 anthem;
– The ultimate track track to end your set with.

Are you up for the challenge? Then don’t hesitate and send us your entry. The contest closes on June 7th at 11:59 PM.

A look into the future at the PURPLE


Prepare to take a look into the future of hardstyle at the magnificent PURPLE stage. Only the biggest talents within the world of harder styles perform at this colorful stage, ranging from uplifting sounds to ultimate RAW power. Read more about the PURPLE.

Defqon.1 Weekend Festival is sold out


Saturday Tickets and Weekend Tickets are sold out.

Did you order a Saturday Ticket, but want to go for the whole weekend? No worries! Weekend upgrades are available here:


A limited amount of accommodations on the Comfort Camping are still available at All available Travel & Stay Packages do not include a Weekend Ticket.


Parking cards, shuttle bus tickets and train & shuttle bus combi tickets are available at

Prepare yourself properly for the BLACK


As the tradition dictates, the BLACK represents the status quo of the hardcore scene. And this year perhaps even more than ever before. Read more about the BLACK here.

The MAGENTA is your ultimate trip to the past

Defqon.1 Weekend Festival 2015

Enjoy the best oldschool sounds together with multiple living legends behind the decks. Read more about the MAGENTA here.

BLUE: The holy ground for all RAW fanatics at Defqon.1.


The BLUE is the holy ground for all RAW fanatics at Defqon.1. This area represents the ultimate RAW sound together with the biggest names and the best talents. DV8 supports the BLUE vocally with his rocking sound. Gunz for Hire show no mercy with one of the biggest live-acts within the hardstyle scene. They are ready to blow the roof off the BLUE with their new show ‘No Mercy’. Read more about the BLUE here

SILVER: hardcore with a twist.


The SILVER is all about hardcore with a twist. An industrial twist, to be more precise. The backbone of today’s scene reports for duty in the form of Mindustries, Dither and The Outside Agency. Also, Wavolizer returns to represent this unique sound. Read more about the SILVER here.

WHITE: the freestyle temple at Defqon.1


Insane, wacky and the ultimate party; there is no other way to describe the WHITE. The WHITE is the freestyle temple at Defqon.1, and not without a good reason. Read more about the WHITE here.

INDIGO: the roughest hardstyle

Defqon.1 Weekend Festival 2015

Is only the roughest hardstyle good enough for you? Go to the INDIGO! This is the place where only the most extreme hardstyle artists will perform. Read more about the INDIGO at here.

Last chance to order Saturday Tickets


Due to a payment system error, a limited amount of Defqon.1 Saturday Tickets has become available again. The remaining Saturday Tickets will go on sale on Saturday April 9th at 13:00 (CEST) on Make sure to be ready in time, as the amount of Saturday Tickets is limited.

Weekend Tickets are still available at

The euphoric UV

Defqon.1 Weekend Festival 2015

The UV is the place where talents and established names get together to serve the Defqon.1 audience the best euphoric tracks, while also being Defqon.1’s biggest open air stage till 20:00 on Sunday! Read more about the UV here.

Read more about The Gathering


The Gathering at Defqon.1 kicks off the festival weekend of your life. For more info, click here.

Defqon.1’s most extreme area: the YELLOW


The YELLOW is the most extreme area of Defqon.1 with the best uptempo, frenchcore and terror artists from every corner of the globe. Read what to expect here.

Get ready for the RED


The RED of Defqon.1 is the place where the entire spectrum of the harder styles will be offered. Check what you can expect of the RED here.

Check out the line-up


Prepare to be blown away by more than 200 of the best artists of the harder styles. Check the line-up here.



Weekend Warriors! From the 24th until the 26th of June, Defqon.1 Weekend Festival will once again be the Mecca of the harder styles. Do you have what it takes to be part of this tribe of 60.000 blood brothers and sisters? Face the challenges ahead and claim Defqon.1 as your home!

The anthem of this edition comes from the hands of Bass Modulators. Watch the anthem trailer here.

A full weekend at Defqon.1 – the ultimate experience

Every true Weekend Warrior considers it to be essential: experiencing Defqon.1 from the very start to the bitter end. On Friday afternoon, you and your fellow ravers enter the Camping Ground. Before you know it the first kicks hit you at “The Gathering” and the epic kick-off of Defqon.1 is a fact.

Next up are two full festival days where you can release all your energy to the sounds of the most defining names of the harder styles. On Saturday, “POWER HOUR” decides who’s got the longest breath and “The Endshow” shocks all your senses as the biggest spectacle known to the scene. Sunday you’ll find yourself shoulder to shoulder with your fellow warriors at the RED for “The Closing Ceremony” – there where the weekend sees its grand finale!

Travel & Stay Packages


Even a true Weekend Warrior needs a bit of rest at some point. Defqon.1 offers a variety of tastes when it comes to accommodation during the weekend. From simple camping options to luxury hotels, and everything in between. You can even bring your own tribe and book a spot on the Friends Camp.

Check out the Travel & Stay Packages for all the options and pricing.

The Q-dance Travel & Stay Packages, including spots for the Friends Camp, are now on sale via

Regular ticket sales start on Saturday March 26th at 13:00 (CET) via (this includes Weekend Tickets where you bring your own tent instead of one of the Travel & Stay Packages)

Please note: all previous editions of Defqon.1 sold out quickly. Make sure to be on time to avoid disappointment.