IMPAQT Lineup Lists Big Names in Hard Dance Music

IMPAQT lineup is complete

The IMPAQT lineup is announced by Q-Dance. IMPAQT, the Festival of Titans, will host big name artists from among the harder styles, raw hardstyle (also called “rawstyle”), and hardcore. In the lineup are many familiar artists as displayed in the video above. Q-Dance expresses their enthusiasm for the artists with much enthusiasm:

Face the titans: D-Block & S-te-Fan, Sefa & Rooler, Warface, Angerfist, Wildstylez, Ran-D, Rejecta, Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo, Gunz for Hire, Rebelion and many more will stand their ground at IMPAQT | Festival of Titans.


Facing these Titans are a large following of loyal Q-dancers. As such, this crowd will be entertained at the inaugural edition of IMPAQT which is replacing the retired festival concept, Q-BASE. The energy and emotion behind this change from a legendary concept to a new one has been building for just under a year. The spirit of the Titans is a great motion for the inspiring the Q-Dance community for this new festival. IMPAQT will be a new beginning. There is much to look forward to including the lineup and stages detailed below.

IMPAQT Lineup Highlights

D-Block & S-te-Fan

This hardstyle duo brings classic hardstyle melodies with euphoric vibes. A recent release of their collaboration with Wildstylez titled “Wolves Cry” is a best in show quality track. Expect D-Block & S-te-Fan to go big at IMPAQT.

Sefa & Rooler

Sefa is an emerging talent in the frenchcore scene. Earning recognition for “set of the week” for his DJ set at Hardcore at Sea 2016 and performing at other events like Ibiza Goes Hard, and the upcoming Q-Dance event Alles Hier is Tempo. He is a devoted Q-Dance artist. As such, he has the honor of creating one of the festival anthems for this summers edition of Defqon.1 Weekend Festival. Have a listen to the anthem, “One Tribe”, below. This is an absolute banger with ecstatic party vibes.

Rooler, a rawstyle and hardcore influenced producer, is teaming up with many artists in the hard dance scene, now with Sefa, and previously with Regain at QAPITAL. These two bring a fresh take on hard dance music. This is an epic DJ pairing.


Well established within the raw hardstyle scene. With frequent releases on End of Line Recordings and appearances at big festivals, this artist knows how to entertain the crowd. Have a listen to his latest track “I Need You” from the official video below.


Angerfist has long been an icon in the hardcore scene. Appearing at many of Q-Dance events before, this artist is sure to get the party going at IMPAQT. See how he does it with the crowds of China in the video below. The track therein features his refix of “Make it Bun Dem” by Skrillex & Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley.

IMPAQT: Six Stages, Complete Lineup

These names in the lineup are featured across three territories. Each representing artists from electronic dance music genres of the harder styles, rawstyle, and hardcore. Each territory is to host two stages of hard, raging, and pounding sounds. Much music will be enjoyed across the total of six stages at IMPAQT.

The Colossus

From the euphoric hardstyle sound to the rawer interpretations of the genre, “The Colossus” stage will feature a lineup tailored to play music that spans the entire spectrum of the harder styles.

  • Atmozfears & Sound Rush present: 2//\\ 1
  • D-Block & S-te-Fan
  • Miss K8
  • Noisecontrollers & Devin Wild
  • Phuture Noize
  • Primeshock
  • Ran-D
  • Rebelion
  • Sefa & Rooler
  • Warface
  • Wildstylez
  • Zatox
  • Hosted by Villain

The Dome

Another blend of melodic hardstyle and rawstyle sounds to be expected from the artists in the lineup at “The Dome” stage. Rawstyle acts like Frequencerz and Sub Zero Project are planning to showcase special sets: the former’s new project called “Get Wack!” and a live act by the latter. A lot of old-school sounds from longtime hardstyle artists will go down, too, with Charley Lownoise & Mental Theo. This stage will be a proper blend of old with the new.

  • 25 Years Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo
  • Da Tweekaz
  • Deepack
  • Frequencerz presents Get Wack!
  • Gunz for Hire presents Blood Brothers
  • Korsakoff “Millennium set”
  • Psyko Punkz
  • Ransom
  • Sub Zero Project [LIVE]
  • V
  • ZazaFront
  • Hosted by DV8

The Octagon

Relatively raw in comparison to the sounds of the previous two stages, “The Octagon” will be an extreme rawstyle area. Veterans B-Front, and Adaro will no doubt impress the crowds. Furthermore, the remaining artists are going big too: special sets from Delete, Hard Driver, Rejecta and Requiem. Lots of musical creativity in the works here. Exciting.

  • Act of Rage
  • Adaro
  • B-Front & MYST
  • D-Attack
  • D-Sturb
  • Deetox & Bass Chaserz
  • Delete VIP
  • End of Line showcase
  • Hard Driver [LIVE]
  • Killshot
  • Rejecta presents The Rise of Rejecta
  • Requiem presents The Reckoning
  • Hosted by Livid

The Nest

Even more raw than rawstyle, the sounds coming from the lineup at “The Nest” will be raw, rude, and menacing.

  • Bloodlust
  • Chris One
  • Jason Payne & Apexx
  • Malice
  • Mind Dimension
  • Ncrypta
  • Neroz
  • Riot Shift
  • Unresolved
  • Vertile
  • Hosted by Focus

The Invader

Hardcore, frenchcore, and uptempo come to mind reading the artists names in this lineup, especially, Angerfist, Dr. Peacock and I:GOR. This will be the place to get your BPMs.

  • Angerfist
  • D-Fence
  • Deadly Guns
  • Destructive Tendencies
  • Dither
  • Dr. Peacock
  • I:GOR
  • Mad Dog
  • N-Vitral
  • Rude Awakening
  • Tha Playah
  • Wasted Mind
  • Hosted by Alee

The Armoury

Hard, dark, and savage beats are staple sounds of these artists sounds. Expect a creative take on some of the underground hard electronic genres. Surely, Omkara and The Satan will be in their costumes, too.

  • Basspunkz
  • Blaster
  • Crypton & Mr. Ivex
  • DRS [LIVE]
  • Deathroar
  • Gabba Front Berlin
  • Hatred
  • Lady Dammage
  • Omkara
  • Para Italia
  • Spitnoise & Vandal!sm & Chaotic Hostility
  • Streiks & Kratchs
  • The Satan [LIVE]
  • Unproven
  • Hosted by RG

Tickets for IMPAQT

That is quite a long list, and the tickets to see each of them go on sale Saturday, May 25, 2019. Visit the Q-Dance website for ticket sale details. Mark your calendar for September 7, 2019 and head to Weeze, Germany for IMPAQT “Festival of Titans” to witness this lineup perform.

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Eric Niebergall

Eric Niebergall enjoys telling the stories behind the music.

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