The Qlimax (derivation of climax, engl. " Climax ") is an annual event organized by the Hardstyle scene in Belgium and the Netherlands. The Dutch Qlimax is held every year on a weekend of November in the Gelredome in Arnhem, shortly thereafter followed until 2007, the Belgian version. The event will also be marketed on DVD, Blu -ray Disc and audio CD.


Qlimax is organized by Q- Dance, which mainly aligns major events in the Netherlands. There were annual 25000-30000 visitors. Since 2009, there are 35,000.

Generally, there is the line-up from a hard trance DJ who opened the event, a Jumpstyle-DJ/Early Hardstyle Dj, five or more hardstyle DJ's and a hardcore techno DJ, which ends the show. The sequence of the shows is always the same with minor differences, but always with a different theme. These topics are processed within the meaning of Hardcore Techno and Hard styles in dark styles and tell it a story that is divided into several chapters, each introduced by an intro. The intros also serve to introduce the DJs. The DJs reside on a raised stage in front of the spectators. The stage set is different every year designed and set by multiple lasers, projectors, scanners, Clipper and fireworks scene.

Qlimax is the meeting place of many cultures and nationalities and not rare to come across guests who are more than 20 hours to go Qlimax, or even traveling by plane. The event duration is usually 9 hours (22 clock - clock 7 ).

Tickets for the event have become increasingly in demand over the years. It took another week until 2006 to sell out all the cards in 2008 were sold out within two hours. In 2009, about 35,000 tickets were sold out after only one and a half hours. In 2010 it took an hour were sold until all the cards. 2013 were the tickets sold out in one hour and 29 minutes.

Line -ups of the years 2000-2013

Captain Tinrib Jon the Dentist The Advent CJ Bolland Armin van Buuren Ferry Corsten Ian M Rank 1 Remy

Pavo Dana Captain Tinrib Nick Sentience

Dana Gary D Pila The Scientist Pavo Sunny D Acid junkies DJ Astrid Jon the Dentist Nick Sentience K90 Billy Daniel Bunter Rubec Steve Hill Spider Laidback Luke Marusha Remy

Gary D Mauro Picotto Kai Tracid Dana Alpha ² ( Alpha Twins ) Bas & Ram Marco V Lisa Loud Michel de Hey Acid junkies Jon the Dentist

Melanie Di Tria Pavo Sunny D Technoboy Dana Alpha ² ( Alpha Twins ) Bas & Ram Pila Russenmaffia Warpbrothers Don Diablo

Captain Tinrib (Live) Cosmic Gate Dana Gary D Kai Tracid Pavo Technoboy wimps

Charly Lownoise Dana Igor S Luna Outblast Pavo Pila Technoboy & The Prophet Zany

Alpha Twins Dana DJ Ruthless Donkey Rollers ( live ) Luna MC Ruffian Promo Showtek Tatanka The Prophet & Headhunterz (Live) Yves de Ruyter

Brennan Heart DJ Ghost Fausto Headhunterz MC Ruffian Neophyte Showtek feat. MC DV8 Technoboy Zany & The Prophet

Scotland Mark Sherry Netherlands Showtek Netherlands Headhunterz Netherlands Project One The Netherlands D - Block & S- Te - Fan Italy Technoboy Italy Tatanka Netherlands Zany & Vince Hosted by: Ruffian Netherlands

Netherlands DJ Isaac Netherlands A- Lusion Italy Davide Sonar (Live) Netherlands Brennan Heart Italy Technoboy The Netherlands D - Block & S- Te - Fan Netherlands Headhunterz Netherlands Noisecontrollers (Live) Netherlands Deepack Italy Noize Suppressor (Live) Hosted by: Ruffian Netherlands

Netherlands Pavelow Italy Stephanie Netherlands Wildstylez Netherlands Wildstylez & Noisecontrollers Italy TNT ( Technoboy & Tuneboy ) Netherlands Brennan Heart The Netherlands D - Block & S- Te - Fan Psyko Punkz Netherlands (Live) Italy Zatox Netherlands Endymion & Evil Activities hosted by: MC Ruffian Netherlands

Sweden Stana Belgium Coone Netherlands Headhunterz Netherlands Zany & The Pitcher feat. DV8 Netherlands Noisecontrollers Italy Zatox Netherlands Ran -D Netherlands Gunz for Hire Netherlands The Prophet Hosted by: Ruffian Netherlands

Germany A * S * Y * S Netherlands Wildstylez Netherlands ( Frontliner ) Isaac Netherlands Italy Technoboy Italy Zatox Psyko Punkz Netherlands Netherlands ( Brennan Heart ) Netherlands B - Front Netherlands ( Adaro ) Netherlands Evil Activities & E -Life Hosted by: Ruffian & Villain Netherlands

Italy ACTI Netherlands Wildstylez & Max Enforcer Australia Code Black Belgium Coone Netherlands Gunz For Hire Netherlands Noisecontrollers Italy Zatox Netherlands Alpha ² Italy Mad Dog & Art of Fighters Hosted by: Ruffian Netherlands


Since 2003, each edition of Qlimax has its own anthem:

  • 2003 ( Netherlands) The Prophet - Follow The Leader
  • 2003 ( Netherlands) Deepack - The Prophecy
  • 2004 ( Netherlands) Future Tribes - Deadlock
  • 2005 ( Netherlands) Zany - Science & Religion
  • 2006 ( Belgium) Zany - Science & Religion
  • 2006 ( Netherlands ) Alpha ² - The Darkside
  • 2007 (Netherlands) Headhunterz - The Power Of The Mind
  • 2007 (Belgium ) Headhunterz - The Power Of The Mind
  • 2008 ( Netherlands) Technoboy - Next Dimensional World
  • 2009 (Netherlands ) D- Block & S- Te - Fan - The Nature Of Our Mind
  • 2010 (Netherlands) Brennan Heart - Alternate Reality
  • 2011 (Netherlands) Zatox - No Way Back
  • 2012 ( Netherlands) Psyko Punkz - Fate Or Fortune
  • 2013 ( Netherlands) Gunz For Hire ft. Ruffian - Immortal Essence


The first Qlimax took place on Saturday, June 3, 2000 in the Beursgebouw stadium in Eindhoven instead. In the following years the venue changed.

  • October 21, 2000, De Boelelaan USC, Amsterdam
  • February 3, 2001, De Boelelaan USC, Amsterdam
  • June 2, 2001, Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam
  • December 8, 2001, Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam
  • April 6, 2002, Thialf Stadium, Heerenveen
  • September 21, 2002, the Silverdome, Zoetermeer
  • April 12, 2003, Thialf Stadium, Heerenveen
  • November 22, 2003, Gelredome, Arnhem
  • November 27, 2004, Gelredome, Arnhem
  • November 19, 2005, Gelredome, Arnhem
  • February 4, 2006, Ethias Arena, Hasselt, Belgium
  • November 25, 2006, Gelredome, Arnhem
  • November 17, 2007, Gelredome, Arnhem
  • December 1, 2007, Ethias Arena, Hasselt, Belgium
  • November 22, 2008, Gelredome, Arnhem
  • November 21, 2009, Gelredome, Arnhem
  • November 27, 2010, Gelredome, Arnhem
  • November 26, 2011, Gelredome, Arnhem
  • November 24, 2012, Gelredome, Arnhem
  • November 23, 2013, Gelredome, Arnhem