Hardwell is formally again.
The Dutch dance music icon, whose abrupt 2018 retirement shook the EDM group to its core, has been confirmed because the secretive closing artist of Extremely Music Pageant 2022. Previous to the announcement, organizers had been closely teasing a Sunday efficiency from “one of the iconic artists in digital music historical past.”
Billboard experiences that Hardwell will debut new music at Extremely’s 2022 version, describing his revamped sound as “a departure—or evolution—from his earlier, commercially targeted work.” The story additionally alludes to an album within the works, which Laidback Luke—a chart-topping dance music veteran and considered one of Hardwell’s many collaborators—reportedly stated “goes to be unimaginable.”
Hardwell carried out at Extremely yearly from 2012 to 2018, when he shockingly stepped away from the digital music business on the age of 30. Earlier this 12 months, the storied DJ celebrated the 10-year anniversary of “Spaceman,” the generational dance anthem he launched simply two months previous to his Extremely debut in 2012.
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Hardwell is about to shut the Foremost Stage on March twenty seventh after David Guetta and Armin van Buuren, amongst others. Whether or not or not his efficiency will herald a comeback tour stays to be seen.
Extremely Music Pageant will return to its longtime dwelling of Bayfront Park March 25-27. You possibly can try the competition’s set instances and schedule right here.