In the past weekend we went to Leiria to another edition of Dancefloor – Jump to the drop. This year, the organization placed many of its bets in hardstyle.
Despite the two headliners not being from that genre in specific – Nicky Romero and Blasterjaxx – names such as Noisecontrollers, Zatox, Audiotricz, Borgore and Carnage attracted many hard sonorities lovers to the city of the Lis river. Will Sparks, Tujamo, New_ID, Vinai and Portuguese acts Vendark and Kevu completed the joint of artists performing at Dr. Magalhães Pessoa stadium.
Just like last year’s edition, we witnessed an event deserver of a bigger affluence, given the quality displayed infrastructurally, organizationally, and artistically speaking. However, we noticed significant improvements when comparing this edition with last year’s, that can surely upgrade the festival to new heights in the future. The stage was placed midfield, making the crowd less disperse around the “dancefloor”, the Food & Beverage department were well-positioned, and the VIP area, same from last year, was greatly achieved by the organization as well.
About the show itself, comprising visual and sonorous aspects, in our opinion, the stage, despite relatively small, fulfilled the expectations. Although the size of the stage was significant smaller than last year’s edition, the quality got better, once the sound was very clean, and the pyro and other effects were also on point.
We also attribute a positive note to the merchandising spots located in the stadium, where Wide Future was present as well. We had promised our followers that our hardstyle-themed t-shirt was going to be available at Dancefloor’s stand, but unfortunately we had a production problem and called it off. For that, we’re sorry. Nevertheless, it will be possible for you to get them at our online shop very soon.
From the festival, we recall several good moments, such as the progressive and emotional Nicky Romero set, Carnage’s huge mosh pit when playing his new song “El Diablo”, and the and the premiere in Portugal of Zatox, Noisecontrollers and Audiotricz, living proof of hardstyle’s growth in Portugal as well.
We had the opportunity to interview and shoot various artists, interviews and pictures which will be revealed soon. For now, we just leave a small gift for our followers, namely a message from the one and only Noisecontrollers to the Portuguese hardstyle community.
Briefly, Dancefloor was a very well-organized event, to which we give a very positive note. In our point of view, the organization must promote the festival better to give the festival the crowd that it truly deserves.
From us, a special thanks to it for the partnership we made, and see you next year, Leiria.