Hard Bass first took place at a small club venue in Rotterdam in 2001. It quickly expanded and the event has been held in locations like the Statenhal in The Hague, the SilverDome in Zoetermeer,the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht and the Brabanthallen in Den Bosch. Nowadays Hard Bass is held once a year in a completely sold out GelreDome in Arnhem. And it sells out all 27.500 tickets in only 1 day. Hardstyle dominates the stadium for ten hours with music selected by sixteen DJ’s and acts, divided in four carefully selected formations.
The past few years a growing number of visitors from abroad have found their way to Hard Bass. Fans from Germany, France, Italy, Denmark, Sweden and Great-Britain travel many hours to experience that Hard Bass feeling making Hard Bass a perfect concept to go abroad. The look and feel of the stage is based around technical elements, combined with a lot of show elements, such as lasers, video shows, comet flames and fireworks.