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Netherlands, Belgium


2000 - present


Hard-Trance, Hardstyle, Early Hardstyle, Jumpstyle & Hardcore

Qlimax is one of the most important events that hardstyle has, it takes place once per year in the Netherlands and is organized by Q-Dance. Since 2003 Qlimax is located at the Gelredome, before there were various locations for the event.

There were a few Belgian editions until 2008, where it became solely a Dutch event.


Qlimax has about 35000 visitors each year (2009-present), many of them from various countries, travelling to the Netherlands from far away for this unique night.

The lineup generally contains a hard trance DJ, a jumpstyle/early hardstyle DJ, five or more hardstyle DJs and a hardcore DJ for the closing set.

Tickets for Qlimax definitely got more popular in the past few years, in 2006 it took about a week to get the event sold out, in 2012 it was sold out in way less than one hour.



Year Date Location Theme Anthem MC Lineup
2000 3 June Beursgebouw, Eindhoven N/A N/A Ruffian

Captain Tinrib, Dana, Nick Sentience, Pavo

2001 2 June Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam N/A N/A Ruffian Acid Junkies, Alpha², Bas & Ram, Dana, Gary D, Jon The Baptist, Kai Tracid, Lisa Loud, Marco V, Michel de Hey, Mauro Picotto
2002 6 April Thialf Stadion, Heerenveen Cosmos N/A Ruffian

Captain Tinrib (Live), Cosmic Spoils, Dana, Gary D, Kai Tracid, Pavo, Technoboy, Warmduscher

2002 21 September SilverDome, Zoetermeer Infection N/A Ruffian Alpha²,Bas & Ram, Charly Lownoise, Dana, The Darkman, Gizmo, Haze & Abyss, DJ Isaac, Luna, Melanie de Tria, Pavo, Pila, Sunny D, Technoboy, Zenith
2003 12 April Thialf Stadion, Heerenveen Follow The Leader The Prophet - Follow The Leader Ruffian Dana, Gary D, Isaac, Luna, Pavo, Pila, Super Marco May, Technoboy, The Prophet, Zenith
2003 22 November GelreDome, Arnhem The Prophecy Deepack - The Prophecy Ruffian Bas & Ram, Daniele Mondello, Deepack, Kai Tracid, Luna, Max B Grant, Pavo, The Prophet, Technoboy, Bass D & King Matthew
2004 27 November GelreDome, Arnhem Destiny's Path Future Tribes - Deadlock Mouth Of Madness Charly Lownoise, Crushed, Dana, Luna, Igor S, Outblast, Pavo , Technoboy & The Prophet , Zany
2005 19 November GelreDome, Arnhem Science & Religion DJ Zany - Science & Religion Ruffian Alpha², Bas & Ram, The Beholder & Ballistic, Crushed, Pila, Isaac, Luna, The Prophet, Technoboy, Vince, Zany
2006 25 November GelreDome, Arnhem The Darkside Alpha² - The Darkside Ruffian Alpha², Dana, Luna, The Prophet Feat. Headhunterz, Promo, DJ Ruthless, Showtek, Tatanka, Zany & Donkey Rollers (Live), Yves de Ruyter
2007 17 November GelreDome, Arnhem The Power Of The Mind Headhunterz - The Power Of The Mind Ruffian Fausto, DJ Ghost, Brennan Heart, Showtek Feat. MC DV8, Headhunterz (Live), Technoboy, The Prophet & Zany, DJ Neophyte
2008 22 November GelreDome, Arnhem Next Dimensional World Technoboy - Next Dimensional World Ruffian Mark Sherry, Showtek, Headhunterz (Live), Project One, D-Block & S-Te-Fan, Technoboy, Tatanka, Zany & Vince
2009 21 November GelreDome, Arnhem The Nature Of Our Mind D-Block & S-Te-Fan - The Nature Of Our Mind Ruffian Isaac, A-Lusion, Davide Sonar (Live), Brennan Heart, Technoboy, D-Block & S-Te-Fan, Headhunterz, Noisecontrollers, Deepack, Noize Suppressor (Live)
2010 27 November GelreDome, Arnhem Alternate Reality Brennan Heart - Alternate Reality Ruffian Pavelow, DJ Stephanie, Wildstylez, Wildstylez & Noisecontrollers, TNT (Live), Brennan Heart, D-Block & S-Te-Fan, Psyko Punkz (Live), Zatox, Endymion vs. Evil Activities
2011 26 November GelreDome, Arnhem No Way Back Zatox - No Way Back Ruffian Stana, Coone, Headhunterz, Zany & The Pitcher Feat. MC DV8, Noisecontrollers, Zatox, Ran-D, Gunz For Hire, The Prophet
2012 24 November GelreDome, Arnhem Fate Or Fortune Psyko Punkz

 - Fate Or Fortune

Ruffian, Villain ASYS

WildstylezFrontlinerIsaacTechnoboyZatoxPsyko PunkzB-FrontBrennan HeartAdaroEvil Activities

2013 23 November GelreDome, Arnhem Immortal Essence Gunz For Hire Feat. Ruffian - Immortal


Acti, Wildstylez & Max Enforcer, Code Black, Coone, Gunz For Hire, Noisecontrollers, Zatox, Alpha², Mad Dog & Art Of Fighters

2014 22 November GelreDome, Arnhem The Source Code of Creation Noisecontrollers Ruffian AudioFreq & Technoboy, Headhunterz,  Atmozfears, Frontliner, Noisecontrollers, Crypsis, Ran-D, Endymion, The Viper, Partyraiser
2015 21 November GelreDome, Arnhem Equilibrium Atmozfears Villain DJ Isaac, Bass Modulators, Atmozfears, Noisecontrollers & Wildstylez, Brennan Heart & Ran-D, Zatox & Adaro, Frequencerz, Deetox, Tha Playah
2016 19 November GelreDome, Arnhem Rise of the Celestials Coone Villain Tuneboy, Audiotricz, Brennan Heart, Coone, Project One, Bass Modulators, Frequencerz, B-Front, Ran-D, Angerfist
2017 18 November GelreDome, Arnhem Temple of Light Wildstylez Villain Technoboy & Tuneboy, D-Block & S-te-Fan, Wildstylez, Da Tweekaz, Noisecontrollers & Atmozfears, Frequencerz, Sub Zero Project, Gunz for Hire, N-Vitral