„Prepare yourself for the most dangerous mission in the unknown depths of space. Are you ready to conquer the universe?“ These are the words used to advertise the Masters of Hardcore, which this year bears the epithet „Cosmic Conquest“. All the information you need about the Masters of Hardcore 2023 can be found here.
The Masters of Hardcore Theme: „Cosmic Conquest“
Each Masters of Hardcore (MoH) has its own theme. We have already had editions with a wide variety of themes, such as „Raiders of Rampage“, which was about marauding Vikings, or „Skull Dynasty“, which was more of an East-Asian theme with samurai, etc. This year’s MoH takes place under the name „Cosmic Conquest“. The thematic background here is a future/sci-fi setting where humanity has colonized space and a non-named enemy appears. In order to eliminate the threat, the galactic confederations form a „musical squadron“ – so to speak an alliance. Now they embark on their dangerous mission into the unknown expanses of space. And it is precisely this mission that you will experience in „Masters of Hardcore: Cosmic Conquest“.
Of course, the „Cosmic Conquest“ also has its own anthem. It was produced for this year’s edition by Nosferatu and MC Nolz. I have the matching music video for you here:
Line-up and Location der Masters of Hardcore 2023
As usual, the Masters of Hardcore takes place in the Brabanthallen in `s-Hertogenbosch and offers space for almost 30,000 visitors. In contrast to Supremacy, which also takes place in the Brabanthallen, MoH has not just one, but eight floors. Apart from the main stage „Cosmic Conquest“, which will host the biggest acts of the scene like Angerfist, N-Vitral, Sefa, and Deadly Guns, there will also be stages for all other hardcore genres. Whether uptempo, Frenchcore, early hardcore, or millennium – all styles will be represented as usual. In addition, the „Masters of Raw“, the raw hardstyle stage of the MoH, will be there again. New this year is the „Masters of Rave“ stage, where Mad Dog with his downtempo set and Miss K8 will perform a hard techno special. The new floor will be rounded off by DJs like Ghost in the Machine from the Dutch techno scene.
I have the complete line-up with the matching timetable for you here:
The special event time – MoH becomes a day event
This year’s Masters of Hardcore will take place during the day for the first time. Instead of from 10 pm to 07 am, as usual, the event will take place from 02 pm to 11 pm. At the same time, however, the organizer Art of Dance has also introduced an official afterparty. This will take place directly after the official event and will allow you to enjoy three additional hours of the finest hardcore music. And the official afterparty has it all! It will feature some of the best DJs in the scene. Dr. Peacock, N-Vitral presents: Bombsquad, D-Fence Live, Dimitri K, Furyan, Dither, and Major Conspiracy will be there. The afterparty will be hosted by none other than MC Tha Watcher.
Hard Facts about the Masters of Hardcore 2023
Here are the hard facts for you in a nutshell:
Where? Brabanthallen, `s-Hertogenbosch (Address: Diezekade 1, 5222 AK ’s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands)
When? 25. March 2023
What time? 02 pm-11 pm Uhr für die main event. 11 pm -02 am (after the time change to 03 am) for the afterparty
What is there to experience? All the popular hardcore styles will be presented by the best DJs in the scene on eight different floors with a top sound system.
If you don’t have a ticket yet and would like to go to the Masters of Hardcore: Cosmic Conquest on the spur of the moment, you can get your tickets here.
Besides Hardcore you also like Rawstyle? No problem, we were at REBELLiON and you can read the review here.