Did Hardwell make a secret appearance at ADE 2019?

Rumour has it, Revealed Recordings head-honcho Hardwell made a sneaky guest appearance at ADE 2019. Maintaining a low-key approach, reports say the Dutchman played a warm-up set for Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano as Mr. X, last Friday. While a number of indicators suggest this is true, these indicators are merely false, according to Hardwell’s manager, Anna Knaup.

Knaup, who manages Hardwell through her Amsterdam-based Anna Agency, recently took to Instagram to shut down rumours surrounding Mr. X’s identity;

“I would like to officially confirm that that whilst Robbert did make an appearance at SJRM’s ADE party, he was not there to perform but merely there to support his friends’ event and to enjoy the night. However, we are very appreciative of the amazing love and interest shown by the fans, promoters and media writers around the rumour of what so many of you felt was his return to the DJ booth.”

Much to the dismay of his fans, Knaup went on to explain that Robbert’s hiatus from touring is in fact, still in place, and failed to comment on whether or not a return is within the foreseeable future. Despite this, a photo posted on Sunnery James’ Instagram story has fueled rumours about a Hardwell return during ADE 2019 and as expected, fans will dare to dream.


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