Defqon.1 Weekend Festival is an annual music festival held in the Netherlands, Australia, and Chile. It was founded in 2003 by festival organizer Q-dance. The festival plays mostly hardstyle and related genres such as hardcore techno, hard house and hard trance. The 2017 Defqon.1 theme is "Victory Forever".
Many prominent hardstyle artists perform there annually. Acts perform across up to seven stages in Australia and 14 stages in the Netherlands. In 2015, Q-dance debuted a new stage to Defqon.1 Festival Australia, the Green stage. Unlike its parent festival in Netherlands, this was the first time that a psychedelic trance stage was introduced to the Festival. It features well established psychedelic trance artists such as Ranji, Coming Soon!!! and Skazi. Defqon.1 Festival not only invites well-established artists to come and perform, it also invites various up and coming artists to perform on a smaller scale stage namely the Up & Coming stage in the Netherlands and the Talent stage in Australia.
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