He was one of Future Music Festival 2014’s most highly anticipated headliners, and the world’s number one DJ didn’t disappoint – delivering euphoric, mind-blowing sets that wowed fans across the country. Now, one of dance’s most exciting EDM producers, Hardwell, returns to Australia this spring for three enormous outdoor solo shows, bringing his ‘I AM Hardwell’ world tour to our shores.
DJ heavyweight Robbert van de Corput, also known as Hardwell, has been on a steady rise to the top ever since he was first signed to a major Dutch label as a teenager, playing in clubs across the country before he was even legally allowed in their doors. Now in his mid-twenties, Hardwell jumped five places from 2013’s poll position to take out the crown in DJ Mag’s recent Top 100, thanks to colossal hits such as ‘Show Me Love vs. Be’ and ‘Zero 76’ (with Tiësto). Hardwell’s remixes of Rihanna’s ‘Where Have You Been’ and Krewella’s ‘Alive’ have been stratospheric, whilst his remix of Example’s ‘Say Nothing’ (in collaboration with fellow countryman Dannic) reached the number one spot on charts throughout Europe.
With three special outdoor venues, these shows will easily be the biggest parties of the October long weekend! In Sydney, I AM Hardwell’s mega stage production will mark the very first time a stand-alone DJ has been invited to perform a huge headline set under the stars in the most iconic and historic outdoor venue in the city: The Domain. Melbourne and Brisbane performances will be equally as stratospheric, Hardwell’s state-of-the-art sound stretching into the sky at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl and The Riverstage respectively.
Hardwell’s no stranger to playing big shows, be it Creamfields, Tomorrowland, Electric Daisy Carnival, Amsterdam Music Festival, our own Future Music Festival and more. In 2013 he thrilled the crowd at Miami’s influential Ultra Music Festival, the YouTube broadcast viewed a whopping 23 million times – making his show the most viewed DJ set ever broadcast. Check it out here.
2014 is shaping up to be an ever bigger year for Hardwell. Here in Australia, back in January radio favourite ‘Dare You’ (featuring North American singer Matthew Koma) was added to Nova and Austereo networks, while in the UK it was championed by BBC1 and Capital FM. Released in April was current single ‘Everybody Is In The Place’ – a killer tune featuring a classic sample from The Prodigy, its film clip spinning on rage, MTV Dance and Club [V].
Joining the Dutch superstar as special guest on his I AM Hardwell tour is Breda-based producer Kill The Buzz. With a big-room sound and cutting-edge drop, since signing with publisher Cloud9 in 2012 Kill The Buzz has been on the rise, delivering surprises like ‘Party Hard’ – #1 on the EDM Buzz Chart, the song premiering during Hardwell’s 2012 Tomorrowland show. In 2013 Armada Music requested the emerging producer remix Stockholm duo Daleri, while fans can spin new track ‘Bounce Betty’ on Revealed Recordings presents Miami 2013.
Live, get ready to dive deep this October long weekend (2014): the I AM Hardwell show is one of the most ambitious EDM live phenomenons you’ll ever witness. Everything from artwork to visuals to mind-blowing sound systems will make these outdoor events something seriously special. Snap up a ticket and get ready to dance!Sydney Unleashed is one of Australia’s premier entertainment publications exploring the latest in lifestyle trends. From Sydney’s finest restaurants, cafes and bars to the hottest in gadgets, products, and home entertainment, Sydney Unleashed is your one-stop lifestyle platform.