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Tiësto performs incredible final show at Melbourne’s Festival Hall

After returning to Australia with his solo tour for the first time in 7 years, Tiësto took his Clublife tour down under and delivered an awe-inspiring show, just as Melbourne has had hoped for. Supported by local talents Rojdar and Generik, the trio put on a show for the ages.

With Melbourne’s iconic Festival Hall set to be demolished in the near future, the legendary Dutch DJ joined the long list of legendary acts to have graced the stage, including The BeatlesThe Rolling StonesFrank Sinatra, Kanye West and even Diplo, who played a set at the venue, supported by Post Malone early last year.

The show kicked off with Rojdar playing the ever-challenging opening set. Despite the difficult task at hand, he surpassed expectations and won the crowd over with classic House tracks such as Alex Gaudino and Crystal Waters‘ ‘Destination Calabria‘, Tchami‘s remix of Oliver $‘s ‘Pushing On‘ and Crookers‘ remix of Kid Cudi‘s ‘Day ‘N’ Nite‘. Up next was OMNIA Nightclub resident Generik. Despite being best known for uplifting summer anthems such as ‘The Weekend‘ and ‘Late At Night‘, his set was all but that. The Australian delivered a dark, House & Tech vibe, dropping hit tracks such as HI-LO and Sander Van Doorn‘s ‘WTF‘ and CamelPhat‘s ‘Hangin’ Out With Charlie and ‘Cola‘. Preparing the crowd for Tiësto immaculately, Generik proved exactly why he’s one of Australia’s most in-demand DJ’s!

After plenty of hype, waiting and a crowd-led rendition of DJ Otzi’s ‘Hey Baby’, Tiësto graced the stage for the first time since Stereosonic in 2013. While the venue’s well-known acoustic problems persisted, the lighting and effects team made up for the minor predicament, with a dazzling display of strobe lights, spotlights, pyrotechnics colourful & dizzying patterns and a spectacular confetti finale.

Starting his ‘Clublife Vol. 5 China‘ Australian tour with a bang, Tiësto & John Christian‘s ‘Scream‘ was the first song of the Dutchman’s 2-hour set. He adapted to the Australian crowd’s diverse taste exceptionally well, playing a vast array of new and old music, from Slushii‘s ‘Level Up‘ to his all-time classic ‘Adagio For Strings‘. Tiësto also played an abundance of more recent hits, including ‘Boom‘ ft. SevennGucci Mane, ‘Chemials‘ with Don Diablo, ‘Secrets‘ with KSHMR and Vassy and even left the crowd in tears with Axwell‘s timeless festival anthem, ‘In My Mind‘.

Tiësto gave Melbourne fans everything they wanted and more. Already a contender for the best show of 2018, every aspect of the show from the tracklist to the lights and pyrotechnics, was beautifully orchestrated.

Once again, Tiësto proved why he’s the godfather of EDM.

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