A journey through the history of Qlimax

20 years ago Q-dance added a new event to its list, with dimensions never seen before, under the name of Qlimax.

On November 30, 2000, the event space Beursgebouw opened its doors to start hosting one of the biggest festivals indoor from the Hard scene. With the name of Qlimax, Q-dance thus premiered its first edition. That first edition featured 4 different DJs: Dana, Pavo, Captain Tinrib and Nick sentinence. Today, its editions are made up of a greater staging and more varied and complete line-ups. "The Source", 20 years later, will be held on November 28.

In 2002, Qlimax began to develop themes in its editions. The first theme was "Cosmos". During its first years, the location of the festival was different, from Silverdome until Heineken Music Hall. On the other hand, in 2003, Qlimax settled in the stadium Gelredome. All other editions have been carried out in this location.

Themes and Anthems

From its first theme under the name of «Cosmos«, Until this year's edition«The Source«, By the stadium Gelredome many editions have passed. Without a doubt, several of the most spectacular and famous themes and anthems have been:

The Power of the Mind: Who does not remember this Qlimax? Headhunterz, in 2007He made a wonderful hymn, part of his greatest hits. In this edition, part of their line-up was made up of: Showtek, Zany and Fausto, among others.

No Way Back: The Italian producer, Zatox put the finishing touch to this edition with his set and his anthem «No way back». As a curiosity of this edition, held in 2011, we were able to enjoy a great set of Adaro y Rand-D, which at that time debuted as Gunz For Hire.

Fate or Fortune: «A symbolic ritual, a journey of self discovery ...». It was 2012 when a young duo named Psyko Punkz put this edition of Qlimax on top with its anthem "Fate or Fortune". We leave you right here the link to this artwork of PsykoPunkz.

The Source Code of Creation: We jump 2 years later, 2014, to get to "The Source Code of Creation." That edition where his anthem began with more force than usual. The one in charge of creating this anthem was Noisecontrollers, who just a year before began his solo career.

Temple of Light: After so many edits, it was his turn. Wildstylez He left us speechless with the hymn “Temple of light. On the other hand, the large luminous sphere, the protagonist of the great visual spectacle, for the edition of 2017.

Symphony of Shadows: The last edition that we could enjoy live. "Symphony of Shadows" created by B-Front. In this edition we could see one of the best staging. We leave you the aftermovie of the edition.

This year we will once again feel, in different circumstances, and hear the strength of Qlimax with The Source. An edition that will not leave anyone indifferent, full of surprises and new songs to discover. We are more than sure that Q-Dance it will give a visual spectacle as if we could all be there physically.

During the same week of the event Q-Dance has announced Qlimax Week. From the 23 al 28 de November the best Sets of Qlimax en Q-Dance Radio presented by E-LIFE. On November 28, the same day of the event, a free Show will be held for 4 hours with the best moments of the event.

Experience "The Source" It will only be lived during the night of 28 de November de 2020, just like a live event. The Qreator and its priests will guide you on this journey into the unknown after completing the ritual. You will live an audiovisual experience with Sub Zero Project, Phuture Noize, Headhunterz & JDX, B-Front, Keltek and Sefa.