In this article you can discover all the most important indoor hardstyle festivals on the planet. We have noted as indoor festivals those that have all their stages indoors. In this article we will deal with festivals that dedicate almost all of their performances to any of the harder styles.

IMPORTANT. We have also made a guide about the most important outdoor hardstyle festivals in the world. You can check it out at the link below.

The ultimate outdoor hardstyle festivals in the world

The most important indoor hardstyle festivals in the world


Location: GelreDome, Arnhem, The Netherlands

Date: 16th of November of 2024

Ticket sales not available yet

If Defqon.1 is the most iconic outdoor hardstyle festival, Qlimax is undoubtedly the one that encapsulates all the magic of the genre indoors. The ultimate indoor hardstyle event takes place every November in Arnhem and brings together the biggest names on the international scene, as well as a pair of surprise acts. Appearing in the line-up of Qlimax is far from easy, in fact it represents a great achievement in the career of the artists who make it, and the sets are extremely well cared both in terms of sounds and visuals. As a curiosity, the timetable of the event is not known, although you can guess the order of the performances by the way they are presented.

Hard Driver shines as one of the stars of the evening at Qlimax

festivales de hardstyle indoor


Location: Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium

Date: 14th and 15th of February of 2025

Ticket sales not available yet

Belgium’s biggest indoor hardstyle event is Reverze, organised by Bass Events. This festival has switched to a weekend format for the first time this year on the occasion of its 20th anniversary: Friday at the Sportpaleis in Antwerp, and Saturday at both the Sportpaleis and the Lotto Arena. A lot of liveacts, special B2Bs and an incredible production is what define this event, which we had the opportunity to attend just a few weeks ago. The next edition is still almost a year away, but you can read our experience in the full Reverze 2024 report just below.

2024 report: The perfect celebration for a 20th anniversary


Location: GelreDome, Arnhem, The Netherlands

Date: 14th of September of 2024

Ticket sales not available yet

The other major hardstyle festival taking place at the GelreDome this year is Supremacy, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary and will be taking over the Arnhem venue for a very special edition. Organised by Art of Dance, Supremacy is the place to be for rawstyle lovers, as every year the best artists of the sub-genre gather at this festival to delight with new liveacts, premiere shows and lots of new music. The line-up for the next edition is not yet known.

Supremacy 2024: news, line-up and tickets

Masters of Hardcore

Location: Brabanthallen, ‘s Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

Date: End of March of 2025

Ticket sales not available yet

There is no doubt that fans of the hardest sounds are deeply familiar with the hardcore brand par excellence. We are, of course, talking about Masters of Hardcore. Year after year it has made us accustomed to celebrate and dance the best hardcore in an unparalleled way, making the experience an absolute madness. The line-up is always very complete, featuring the biggest names in the hardcore scene and other genres to give us no rest for a second!

MoH Spain 2023 report: Masters of Hardcore is once again a smashing success at FABRIK


Location: Jaarbeurs, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Date: 13th and 14th of December of 2024

Ticket sales not available yet

There are many important indoor events in the international hard dance scene and, without a doubt, there is one that is especially loved by the most passionate gabbers. In case there was any doubt, we are referring to Thunderdome. After its initial party back in 1992 and the announcement of what was to be its supposed end, the 2019 edition was a huge success and broke all records so that Thunderdome continued more present than ever. Last year, they celebrated 30 years of pure hard. It was clear that the hardcore culture is present!


Location: Autotron, Rosmalen, The Netherlands

Date: 14th of December of 2024

Ticket sales not available yet

The last big hard dance event of the year is Shockerz, held near Den Bosch. Aversion, Cryex, Vertile, Act of Rage and D-Sturb have been responsible for being the anthem makers of the festival in previous years in what is a great party for rawstyle lovers. If we look back to the 2023 edition we can find lives from Dual Damage, The Purge and Adjuzt, Anderex and DEEZL, Warface or Thyron. The guests at Shockerz this year are not yet known, but we are sure it will be a safe bet if your thing is rawstyle or xtra-raw.

REBELLiON Indoor Festival

Location: The Dome, Haaren, The Netherlands

Date: 23th of November of 2024

Ticket sales not available yet

Organised by REBiRTH Events, being the son of the brand dedicated to rawstyle, this year REBELLiON will have two dates and two very different contexts: an outdoor edition in August and the classic indoor version to be held in the 23rd of November. In addition, 2024 will mark the tenth anniversary of the festival so we expect a lot of news and surprises from the REBiRTH team. No further details about REBELLiON Indoor Festival 2024 are known at the moment.


Location: Bitec Bangna, Bangkok, Thailand

Date: 13th of October of 2024

Ticket sales not available yet

Unlike the other events in this article, which all usually have a fixed location and dates, Hardmission is a hardstyle indoor event promoter that moves around the globe to create unique parties, with a very remarkable production and theme. Last year, Melbourne, Bangkok and Prague have all seen Hardmission events with top artists reaching 3 different continents. The next edition will take place in October in the Thai capital and the full line-up is not yet known.


Location: Maimarkthalle, Mannheim, Germany

Date: TBA

Pre-register for 2025 available

Although it only has two editions behind it, APEX has already been confirmed as one of the indoor hardstyle events of reference for all lovers of the genre in the heart of Europe. Organised by Musical Madness, in these two years of life the best artists of the scene have already passed through the stage of the Maimarkthalle: Headhunterz, D-Block & S-te-Fan, Sub Zero Project, Vertile, Warface…. and many of them with their liveacts! The next edition of APEX is still a long way off, but for now you can pre-register for 2025 and read our experience in the report below.

2024 report: Apex 2024 delivers one of the best indoor hardstyle festivals in Europe


Location: Westfalenhallen, Dortmund, Germany

Date: 5th of October of 2024

Ticket sales not available yet

Syndicate is another indoor event that is very much loved by the followers of the hardest beats. Despite having had only 3 editions to date (2019, 2022 and 2023), it has clearly earned a place in the hearts of lovers of the highest BPMs. It is an event where two very important characteristics come together: a good atmosphere and a spectacular line-up with great figures of reference in the scene and high quality sets.


Location: Klokgebouw, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Date: 2th of November of 2024

Ticket sales not available yet

If you are looking for the best hardcore and uptempo, your indoor event is Snakepit. A smaller atmosphere, but not a lesser one. It usually has big names in its line-up (last year: Juliex, Bulletproof, N-Vitral, Barber…) and although the line-up for the next edition of 2024 is not yet known, we will soon have news about it.

X-Qlusive Holland

Location: TBA

Date: TBA

Ticket sales not available yet

X-Qlusive Holland, as the name says, is the hardstyle event dedicated to celebrating Dutch folklore and culture. Crazy and fun performances, special themes and a great production by the Q-dance team are the main ingredients of this party. Definitely, if you want to try something different in the world of the harder styles festivals, X-Qlusive Holland is the event for you! This festival is usually held in September at the GelreDome in Arnhem, but no details about the 2024 edition are known yet.

Vroeger Was Alles Beter Indoor

Location: Autotron, Rosmalen, The Netherlands

Date: 26th of October of 2024

Ticket sales not available yet

The best legends gather every year at Vroeger Was Alles Beter, the event dedicated to the classics of hardstyle organised by Shockerz Events. Like REBELLiON, this year there will be two versions of VWAB: an indoor one in July and an outdoor one in October. At both we expect a bunch of artists that will take us back in time with the greatest gems from the different sub-genres of hard dance music.


Location: Lotto Arena, Amberes, Belgium

Date: 4th of May of 2024

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Following the line of the classics, Flashback is another of the great festivals where the most legendary hardstyle tracks and artists have their place. This year, the event will once again be held in May at the Lotto Arena, as will Reverze, Bass Events‘ other major indoor festival. As every year, you can expect a roster of veteran DJs to bring out their repertoire of hardstyle classics to dazzle the thousands of spectators who will gather there. The line-up is not yet known but tickets are already on sale.


Location: Maimarkthalle, Mannheim, Germany

Date: 7th of December of 2024

Ticket pre-sales

We are moving to German territory, to Mannheim. Toxicator is the indoor festival where you can enjoy the best hardstyle and hardcore in the same location. Despite his short age in time, it has managed to gain a big amount of followers in the scene. This next edition in 2024 will be the 7th of December, at night, as last year 2023 and the line-up remains unknown. However, you can have access to the pre-sale tickets now and we are sure you won’t be disappointed!

Maniacs Festival

Location: La Nueva Cubierta de Leganés, Leganés, Spain

Date: 4th of May of 2024

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In a growing scene in the Spanish capital, new promoters are emerging with refreshing ideas and are shaking up Spain’s hardstyle fans with new events. One example of this is Maniacs, a brand that has come up with its festival format and other parties at different times of the year that expand the range of hardstyle events in Madrid. Its next edition will be in the iconic Nueva Cubierta in Leganés with an audiovisual production never before seen in our country. D-Sturb, Cybergore, DRS, Anime or Deadly Guns lead the line-up, which you can consult in the link below.

Maniacs Festival 2024: News, line-up and tickets

2023 report: Maniacs Festival debuts with a great success in Madrid’s hard dance scene

Origins of Raw

Location: Autotron, Rosmalen, The Netherlands

Date: 19th of October of 2024

Pre-register for 2024 available

One of the reference events for lovers of classic rawstyle is none other than Origins of Raw, which after the success of its last edition with artists like Phuture Noize, Crypsis, Unresolved or Warface it will return to the Autotron in Rosmalen in mid-October this year. The line-up is not yet known.

Fernando Juárez
Escucho electrónica desde que era pequeño, y con el tiempo mis gustos se fueron endureciendo. Hoy en día, amante del hardstyle y rawstyle. PD: También me encanta la Fórmula 1, mi otra gran pasión.