Aairport Festival marks powerful debut with Q-dance take over
Aairport Festival joined forces with Q-dance to launch the very first, solely EDM-focused festival of Denmark.
2020 could not have started better for Denmark than with the premiere of Aairport Festival, bringing light to the long and gloomy winter sky of Scandinavia and passion for the heart & soul of EDM lovers.
According to the founder of the festival, Kresten Thomsen, their goal was to “set new standards for EDM in Scandinavia and create an extraordinary experience” for all the guests. And what better way to kick- start this vision than with a Q-dance takeover.
It is not every day that Q-dance shows up at the very first edition of a festival, and on top of that there were no events exclusively dedicated to EDM in Denmark until now. But Aairport Festival proved to us that the impossible is just an excuse for the weak.
The two days of madness started with the more mainstage-friendly Friday, showcasing artists like world-renowned R3HAB, the always energetic Swede, Salvatore Ganacci, and Danish EDM heroes like Martin Jensen, SNAVS, TooManyLeftHands who were more than happy to play in their motherland.
On Saturday, it was time to bring out the harder styles to the field. The line-up was absolutely stunning, bringing satisfaction to the euphoric hardstyle fans while letting Evil Activities closing the scene played in favor of those who prefer hardcore.
The Danish Adrenalizer opened the second day, followed by the also Scandinavian Wasted Penguinz, Code Black (who saved the day with jumping in the last minute to replace Noisecontrollers as they were not able to make it to the show) and Bass Modulators. The Q-dance takeover started with the hardstyle-twins: Sound Rush; the brilliant Norwegian duo, Da Tweekaz, who will be playing at the mainstage of Tomorrowland for the second year in a row and hosting the Tweekamania stage on W1. The night continued with all-time favorites like Ran-D, Zatox, Frequencerz, Sub Zero Project (who will also host their own, Rave Into Space stage during W2 Tomorrowland). And to put the cherry on the cake, Q-dance brought their massive “20 Years of Hardstyle” Show to celebrate their two-decade anniversary together with the crowd. But the night would have not been the same without MC Villain, the sound of Q-dance, who lifted the spirit of hard-stylers even higher throughout the entire night.
The stadium of Gigantium gave home for the indoor event in the city of Aalborg, Denmark, welcoming over 9.000 people, mostly from Scandinavia. After the huge success of the debut, the organizers already announced the second edition of Aairport Festival, taking the attendees to Egypt in 2021. The partnership with Q-dance is also promised for the next years.
One thing is for sure: 2020 brought something new and amazing to the lives of the EDM lovers of Denmark and we can only hope that it will stay for good! Check out a snippet of Saturday in the video below: