Hardwell honored as honorary citizen of Breda: A proud homecoming for the Dutch DJ

In a heartfelt announcement, Hardwell, the renowned Dutch DJ and producer, expressed his deep gratitude and honor at being named an honorary citizen of his hometown, Breda.

The news comes as a significant recognition for Hardwell, whose roots in Breda have played an integral role in shaping his career and musical journey. Hardwell shared his sentiments, stating, “I’m beyond grateful and deeply honored to be named an honorary citizen of my hometown, Breda. This recognition means everything to me.” He further emphasized the importance of Breda as his source of inspiration and the place where his dreams began to take flight.

As an internationally acclaimed DJ, Hardwell has always proudly represented his hometown wherever he goes. Despite Breda being a small city in the southern part of the Netherlands, it holds a special place in the world of electronic music, thanks to its contributions and global impact.

Throughout his career, Hardwell has strived to give back to his community, supporting local talent through his label, Revealed Recordings. Being a positive force in the community and promoting cultural richness have been essential aspects of his mission. Hardwell aims to continue his work as an ambassador for Breda and its inhabitants, inspiring young people and talents not just within the city but across the nation and the world.

Expressing his gratitude, Hardwell extended thanks to Mayor Depla, the Executive Board of B&W, and the City Council for the prestigious title. He also expressed his immense appreciation for the unwavering support he has received from the entire Breda community throughout his career.

This recognition solidifies the deep bond between Hardwell and his hometown, further strengthening his commitment to uplifting and spreading the love of music. As a proud honorary citizen, he will continue to inspire and make a positive impact, carrying the spirit of Breda wherever his musical journey takes him.



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