Throughout his expansive career as a successful DJ, producer, remixer, label boss, filmmaker, and philanthropist, former 2 x World No.1 DJ, Hardwell has carved out a long-lasting legacy within the electronic music world.
Hailing proudly from Breda, a city tucked deep within the Netherlands, Hardwell’s journey began at 14, becoming a much sought-after artist on the Dutch dance scene before international attention began to pour in. Fast forward some ten years, and Hardwell, aged 25, capped off a perennial journey when he was first crowned World’s #1 DJ in 2013. Already on his way to helping shape the EDM explosion at that time, Hardwell emerged as one of the most acclaimed stars of the modern era of electronic music.
His acclaimed 2015 album ‘United We Are’ proved to be a ground-breaking moment for Hardwell. A rich and diverse debut release, the album would secure the #2 position in the iTunes worldwide album chart.
As well as the hits, Hardwell’s presence as a headline attraction on the biggest main stages in music placed him on every significant festival that included Lollapalooza, Coachella, EDC Las Vegas, Creamfields, Untold Festival, EXIT festival, Ultra Music Festival and Tomorrowland. His draw on the stadium and arena circuit saw Hardwell complete two world tours with ‘I Am Hardwell’ in 2014/15 and then ‘I Am Hardwell – United We Are’ in 2015/16. Concluding in 62 shows across 21 countries with 897,617 fans in attendance. Official documentaries supported the culmination of both tours highlighting Hardwell’s career journey and life on the road with sold-out shows at venues like London’s Brixton Academy and New York’s Madison Square Garden.