Every year, the buzz among Harder Styles is which three acts will be chosen to host their own specific area at Thrillogy. The event’s fifth edition will be special for a number of reasons, one being a farewell to the event’s former venue at the Brabanthallen and its relocation to the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht. But who will be taking the stage in each of the three halls to represent their harder style vision? This year, the answer to this question is Headhunterz, B-Front and Promo!
In previous years, Thrillogy has grown to become an event at the top of many artists’ wish lists. The opportunity to stage your own ideas and favourite artists for an entire evening is particularly appealing among the harder styles. Following the highly successful 2010 edition, it’s up to the faces at Scantraxx, Fusion and The Third Movement to program their ideal evening.
Willem Rebergen is currently without doubt the biggest act among harder styles. As his Twitter page testifies… this man is either in the studio or en route to one of his numerous gigs. In 2010, Headhunterz was the most highly ranked harder style artist in the leading DJ Mag ‘Top 100′ reaching an amazing thirty-sixth position. Headhunterz’ success is growing by the day. With over 300,000 Facebook fans and almost 20,000 Twitter followers, Willem is the undisputed online champion. And rightly so! Worldwide, his tracks and gigs are a guarantee for blazing energy on the dance floor and from behind his turntables. If anyone deserves Thrillogy, it’s Headhunterz!
Thrillogy will be staging a Raw Hardstyle zone for the first time this year and in this arena, there’s only one man to host such an evening. Bob van der Palen has introduced his raw sounds to a wide public and has succeeded in developing his genre into one of the most powerful hardstyle undercurrents in a short space of time. He is also one of the people who played a prominent roll at b2s’ Loudness event where he presented his first live act earlier this year. B-Front is more complete than ever before and one of the most influential acts among harder styles. He has never been part of Thrillogy, but will nonetheless be hosting his own stage this year. If there’s anyone able to represent Raw Hardstyle, then it’s this new hero from Fusion Records.
Promo has been leaving its mark on the development of Hardcore since the second half of the 1990s. He grew to become a living legend with the introduction of his Promo Files. Less than two years later, he started up his own label, The Third Movement, that rapidly grew to become one of the most influential platforms in hardcore history. Sebastian Hoff paved the way in 2004 for a hardcore revival with his unforgettable set at Sensation Black, closing sets at mega-events such as Decibel and Qlimax and even two appearances at Lowlands. Promo is currently working hard on a lot of new material and hopes to be able to play a lot of it at Thrillogy. It goes without saying that Promo feels particularly honoured to be able to host his own stage!
As already stated, they have full freedom to program their evening as they see fit. Each artist has carefully put together a list of support acts.
Gunz for Hire
Sequence & Ominous
Meccano Twins [IT]
The DJ Producer [UK]
Ticket presales start on Saturday, 06 August 2011 at 1 p.m. Tickets cost €50 (ex. fee) and are available via http://thrillogy.tickets.b2s.nl. Once again, there are only a limited number of VIP tickets available this year. If you’d like to include your bus ticket as part of the booking, then you can purchase combo-tickets via www.eventtravel.nl.
Overseas visitors can also book package deals through bus companies in their own countries. Please refer to FAQs on the www.b2s.nl website for more information.