House-fiends, brace yourselves. Robbert van den Corput – the 26-year-old Dutchman who won last year’s DJ Mag Top 100 list – has just confirmed the location for his Melbourne show: the Sidney Myer Music Bowl. We’ve known for a while now that the mega-producer was coming to Australia, and finally, it’s all falling into place.
Of course his show is going to be huge. We would’ve expected no less from the guy who’s headlined the world’s biggest EDM festivals and sold out stadium tours all over the world. In April this year, he released his Prodigy-sampling ‘Everybody is in the Place’ – a hard-hitting, bass-heavy banger that you just know will get even more intense when combined with lasers, pyrotechnics and thousands of bouncing ravers.
Yep, big room house is his game – but in fact, the DJ likes to refer to his sound as ‘Hardwell music’. If you’re wondering what could possibly set his music apart so much so that it requires its own name (at least, in his opinion) – then we suggest you read our interview with him from earlier this year, then watch his set at Miami’s Ultra Music Festival in 2013 (below).
Tickets on sale from noon, Thursday July 19. Presale from Tuesday July 17.