On September 7, 2018, Hardwell announced his indefinite hiatus from touring, stating that he wanted to focus more on his personal life. Since then he hasn’t had any big live or club performances. The last time seen was at the Revealed Night event at Amsterdam Dance Event 2021 together with Revealed Team where was recently teased the return.
Also Morten recently tweeted teasing that Hardwell would have a new alias and it is still being rumored that his liveset will focus on a different genre than what we are used to. Will it be Future Rave?
Ultra Music Festival Miami
Ultra have the reputation to bring back retired artists or dissolved group and no doubt this festival will have the big scoop.
Clues to the king’s imminent return are that his alphabetical place in the line up is blurred, he was previously tagged in a IG publication (later removing his tag) and lastly, he would close the mainstage.
The news comes after several artists, including Timmy Trumpet and KURA, announced the news in February: “Ultra Music Festival is incredibly honored to present the highly anticipated performance of one of the most iconic artists in electronic music history as Sunday’s closing act.”
Creamfields musical festival has dropped its full lineup for North edition taking place in the UK. The heavyweight lineups demonstrate that this year will be the biggest yet for the three-day. There’s Armin van Buuren, Alesso, Calvin Harris, Carl Cox, David Guetta and DVLM. Also, ‘HOLO’ an exclusive show presented by Eric Prydz, Martin Garrix and Tiësto.
An interesting detail, though, is that Creamfields first shared a lineup poster with a blurred name, this time not too blurred out name stands out and later took it down, replacing it with a version missing it. Slotted between Hanna Wants and Headhunterz and on the alphabetical lineup, that alludes to an act starting with H, easy to assume that artist is Hardwell.
Tomorrowland, who just announced its full Lineup, with multiple stage hosts for its 2022 Belgium edition.
In this huge list, we find 700+ world-class artists who will be performing at the festival. However reviewing the performances of the last scheduled week and locating the Mainstage, there still remains an ‘X’ referring to this that a ‘DJ’ is incognito or yet to be announced. It could perhaps refer to Hardwell, but unfortunately, it does not match the alphabetical order of the artists on the last day of the show.
The two-time winner of DJ MAG TOP 100, has been a resident of many clubs and always part of the hottest lineups of the most famous festivals in the world such as EDC, Sensation, Mysteryland and AMF. It is well known that he could not miss as a headliner at festivals in his native country, Netherlands and especially if he returns to the industry, it is inevitable to return to the festivals that were his home and gave us the best of the BigRoom. Pasqualle Rotella and ID&T can do everything possible for the huge event.
Watch one of Hardwell’s best performances at UMF Miami.