Originating as a small club event in The Netherlands in 2001, Hard Bass has grown to sell out stadium sized shows each year. Over 27,000 people attend the b2s hosted event, making it their largest and most successful indoor festival in history. The lineup consists of 16 of the best names in the scene, carefully selected and placed into four teams. 2019 marks the final edition of Hard Bass and will no doubt be one to remember. Alongside the signature blue, green, yellow and red teams, a specially formed grey team featuring the ‘heroes of hard bass’ will showcase 10 years of history in one show.
Unlike your average music festival, the lineup is broken down into four teams that will play exclusive back to back sets that will not be seen anywhere else in the world. Rather than seeing 16 individual performances, Hard Bass brings together all your favourite artists under the one roof and places groups of artists on stage at any given time. At the end of each team’s performance, a special live act will close out their show.
‘It’s an event of the greatest magnitude for lovers of the harder styles’
Hard Bass annually creates unforgettable musical moments with the heroes of the harder styles. Popular names such as Brennan Heart, Noisecontrollers and Radical Redemption make up the star studded lineup for the final edition of Hard Bass.
Hard Bass takes place at popular festival venue GelreDome in the Dutch city of Arnhem (Batavierenweg 25, 6841 HN Arnhem, Netherlands)
The city of Arnhem is located just over an hour south east of the Dutch capital, Amsterdam. The most popular form of intercity travel is train with coaches such as FlixBus also available as a cheaper alternative.
Located less than ten minutes from the city centre, Hard Bass can be easily accessed in a number of ways. The quickest and easiest way to get to and from the event is via the official shuttles from Arnhem Centraal Station. Return tickets can be purchased from official staff prior to boarding the shuttles. A number of parking options are also available in and around GelreDome. If you are travelling from outside The Netherlands, a number of tour companies offer festival travel packages. These packages depart from various major cities around Europe and transport you directly to and from the event.
A number of hotel options ranging from budget to upscale are available in the city centre of Arnhem. Alternatively, a range of affordable Airbnb options can be found below if you are looking for an authentic, local experience.
If you are on a tight budget or residing elsewhere, many travellers overlook accomodation altogether as the event runs overnight. Ravers typically travel directly to and from the event via train and shuttle, carrying only the necessities If you are passing through the city, lockers are available at most major train stations to store your belongings.
There are a number of stunning locations to occupy your time in Arnhem and unwind before and after the event. Park Sonsbeek is one of Arnhem’s most popular destinations, with breathtaking scenery and taste of Dutch history and culture. The Netherlands Open-Air Museum and National Heritage Museum located in Arnhem is also one of the country’s most popular attractions. If you are travelling with a family, Burgers’ Zoo and Safaripark is a must!
The final edition of Hard Bass will take place on February 9, 2019.
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