In 2013 Q-dance, the world’s premier Hardstyle brand and event series, will make its stand-alone debut in the US with The Sound Of Q-dance at the Los Angeles Shrine October 5th.
The Sound Of Q-dance event will follow Q-dance hosting its own dedicated stage at TomorrowWorld in September.
Rebellious, antagonistic, authentic, counter-culture; Sounds like electronic music before EDM came along. But for some spectrums of dance culture these are still the abiding principles. This Fall, America will welcome back the misfits and beat junkies as Q-dance, the world’s premier hard dance brand, returns.
Last year Q-dance was the biggest story at EDC Vegas, it’s stage caught people by surprise with its insane production and fan’s passion. As Billboard noted ‘the festival’s most ornate structure’ was packed by, “kids who had acquired more than a taste, but a hunger…this was the only space at EDC where you could feel the presence of an actual subculture.”
In 2013 Q-dance returns to the US, first with a dedicated stage at TomorrowWorld in September, then with The Sound Of Q-dance North American debut, October 5th at the Shrine Auditorium in LA.
Since its inception in 2001 Q-dance has set the standard for Hardstyle events around the world, playing a vital role in creating the Hardstyle genre and breaking hard-style icons like Headhunterz, Psyko Punkz and Wildstylez. Q-dance is synonymous with groundbreaking production, constructing gigantic structures (frequently from locally-sourced scrap metal) that dwarf other festival stages in size, scope and imagination.
Creating a fervor in its fans that other dance music events don’t inspire, Q-dance refutes EDM VIP culture, instead focusing on delivering an unmatched experience for everyone and anyone who attends. Through its Ambassador Programs for fans, which offer travel opportunities and artist access, and its original content programs, Q-dance has built a cultural eco-system, not simply an event series.
Q-dance was founded in 2001 in Holland and has become the world’s top Hardstyle event series, throwing events in more than ten countries. Q-dance’s flagship event Defqon.1 has taken place in both the Netherlands and Australia. In 2012 over 55,000 people attended the Dutch edition, making it the world’s largest hard dance festival. Q-dance is credited with developing Hardstyle as a genre and breaking acts like Headhunterz, Psyko Punkz and Wildstylez. Q-dance hosts stages at MysteryLand, Tomorrowland and TomorrowWorld and produces over 15 events every year, drawing more than 250,000 attendees annually.