In 2017 Hardwell released two killer EPs with some of the world’s best dance tracks. Hardwell and Friends EP Vols.1 & 2 made of a majority of noise during the 2017 festival season. But looking forward, 2018 is a year that Hardwell fans are excited for. It’s only the first 3 weeks into the New Year and Hardwell already has big news about upcoming festivals and tracks. Hardwell will be playing at Belgum’s midsummer classic –Tomorrowland Music Festival. Tomorrowland is the major festival in which the artists are (mostly likely, but not definitely) curated by countrymen and DJ duo, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike. Why do I bring this up? It was seen that a feud between Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike, and Hardwell (which started in 2015 over DM&LV beating Hardwell for the #1 DJ in the 2015 Poll). The feud kept Hardwell away from the festival (even after his breakout MainStage 2014 set). But Hardwell will again play at the midsummer festival and is also coming to the party with a “forgiveness” present. Hardwell, Dimitri Vegas, and Like Mike have been working in the studio on a colossal banger F.T.H. (which is currently unreleased but there are videos on Youtube).
Also on the festival scene, Hardwell is confirmed to play in Miami (Ultra Music Festival) and Croatia (Ultra Europe), but may have some more gigs in the pipeline. And in regards to his radio show Hardwell on Air, he reached episode 350 on January 19th of this year (that is 7 years of bringing the best in Electronic Dance Music each and every single week). Hardwell on HOA350 announced that he was going to release Volume 3 of the acclaimed Hardwell and Friends EPs. I have been waiting for this EP since he started playing the IDs at Ultra Europe last summer. The EP will be covered in greater detail in my next post.