3 Hardstylefestivaler du måste besöka

1. Defqon.1 (Doh!)

Ja vi vet. Det är nästan barnsligt att skriva Defqon.1 för vem har ej hört talas om Defqon.1 eller velat besöka festivalen? Men för dig som totalt missat det så är Defqon.1 ett måste att besöka minst en gång under tiden du befinner dig på jorden.

Festivalen benämns ofta som Hardstylensmoder. Här spelar över 200 artister och ett flertal genrer och subgenrer inom HDM finns representerade. Här finns alltså något för alla och en bra möjlighet att få upp ögonen (eller öronen) för nya HDM genrer. Mainstage hyser givetvis hardstyle mixat med lite rawstyle och hardcore. Men förutom det så finns det fler än 10 scener som man kan besöka. Har du dessutom köpt premiumbiljett så får du tillgång till premiumläktare och massa andra förmåner.

För många så är det inte bara själva festivalen som ger Defqon.1 ett gott namn utan även själva campingen. Vi som arrangörer av resor till festivalen märker att själva campingen och gemenskapen är en stor del av vistelsen. Bli ej förvånad om du märker dig själv ha spenderat 50% av festivalvistelsen enbart på Coretours campingområde. Om du vill spetsa din upplevelse på Coretours egna område på Defqon.1 så kan boka Coretours Gang Camp som extra tillval när du bokar din resa.

Priset för Defqon.1 är som du kan förstår högre än andra festivaler med tanke på dess storlek och produktion. Du kan läsa mer om vad det kostar att besöka Defqon.1 här.

Vill du läsa mer om Defqon.1 så kan du besöka Defqon1.se och läsa mer om själva festivalen och flertalet artiklar som handlar specifikt om Defqon.1. Glöm ej att pre-register Then you get the priority of the ticket release.

Defqon1 2019 Mainstage

2. Intents Festival

En annan välkänd festival som växt till sig de senaste åren. Intents Festival har gått från en liten festival till en av de populäraste hardstylefestivalerna på bara några få är. Tillväxten har med andra ord varit enorm.

Det som gör att Intents Festival sticker ut är att själva festivalen och campingen är relativt liten och mysigt ihoppackad. Detta skaparen speciell atmosfär och gemenskap. Jämfört med större festivaler som Defqon1 så tar det endast ca 5min att gå från campingen till mainstage eller andra scener.

Intents satsar mycket på en bra helhetsupplevelse och därför har campingen även flertalet aktiviteter. Där ibland beerpong, sumobrottning, pingisbord, bio och massa andra trevligt som man kan göra i väntan på sin favoritartist.

Tvivlar du ändå varför du bör besöka Intents Festival? Läs då vår artikel om 8 anledningar varför du måste besöka Intents.

Intents Festival 2019 Mainstage

3. Owl Festival

Sveriges största och i särklass bästa hardstylefestival!

Efter att föreningen F2D anordnat Hardbeach 4 gånger så valde organisationen att ta nästa steg. Owl Festival är en 2-dagarsfestival med camping i Skåne. För dig som vill stötta den svenska scenen och se mer event på hemmaplan så är denna festivalen ett måste. Owl Festival försöker efterlikna Holländskafestivaler men sätta en svensk touch på det hela.

Festivalen och camping ligger mitt ute i den svenska naturen och skogen. På campingen finns även en efterfest scen där schliret och festen pågår till småtimmarna.

Genom åren så har artister som Noize Suppressor, Da Tweekaz, Wasted Penguinz, Sefa, Paul Elstak, Audiofreq och många fler spelat på Hardbeach och Owl Festival.

Owl Festival 2019 Mainstage

Defqon1 Power Hour flag

The world's largest Defqon.1 flag

At Coretours, we want to, together with your travelers, create a common flag that shows Sweden's dedication to Q-dance and the harder dance styles. Without Q-dance, the scene had been considerably narrower and perhaps hardly existed. Together with you, we were to print the largest Defqon.1 flag ever and go to the RED mainstage squad and show our love and honor for HDM and Q-dance.

What does the layout look like?

Everyone may of course be present at RED mainstage at Defqon.1 and stand under or next to the flag. But in order for it to be possible to produce, it is necessary for everyone to chip in with a money. You are welcome to swish what amount you want. In order to encourage donations, everyone like swishes will be $ 200 and up to get their name or a shorter message (20 characters) that you specify when you swish at the edge of the flag. Then you know exactly where to stand then when we fold out the flag.

How will the design look?

Together we help year in our Facebook group Swedes to Defqon.1 to come up with a design with text that fits well. Together we help to make suggestions in the comment field for the post. We then try to arrange a vote so that it becomes democratic.

Coretours helped Swedes to Tomorrowland to produce one tribute flag to Avicii. Coretours will provide the Defqon.1 flag with design and production so the flag will be of well-designed and of high quality. We will hire our designer from the Netherlands who has developed the Avicii flag design.

The Avicii flag in the Tomorrowland 2018 crowd

How big will the flag be?

Depending on how large donations come in, we have different ladders.

5 x 8m - 9600kr
10 x 16m - 20 100kr
12.5 x 20m - 26 640kr
15 x 24m - 35 000 kr

Where do I swish?

Coretours SWISH is 123 105 23 80.
All donations are welcome but those who swish 200 SEK or more get their name or message engraved (up to 20 characters). Of course you get to donate several times and have several messages / names on the flag. To make it easier for us to administratively donate in batches of SEK 200 :)

What happens to any surplus?

Any excess is donated My Great Day. The organization works to create activities for children who have serious illnesses and diagnoses :)

Defqon1 chile big flag

How much does Defqon1 cost

How much does Defqon.1 cost?

A festival visit can, as we all know, become very expensive. Once you are inside party mode then it is easy to spend the money to the right. With so-called tokens used as currency at most festivals in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium, it is easy to consume even more.

What does the entrance ticket cost?

First of all we can start with the cost of the entrance tickets. Without an entrance ticket you will of course not enter the festival. For Defqon.1 Weekend Festival 2019, the price picture looks as follows.

  • Weekend ticket 1800SEK (1300DKK)
  • Saturday ticket 980SEK (700DKK)
  • Sunday ticket 830SEK (600DKK)

Date of currency calculation: March 15, 2019.

What does the drinks cost?

We Swedes are already accustomed to high alcohol prices so the prices of Defqon.1 are no major shock. It's festival prices that apply so it's nothing new there either. Of course it is not as cheap at a festival as at Systembolaget or in another shop. The cost of running such a big festival for a few days is quite huge towards a store.

  • Beer 250ml - 30kr
  • Grogg - 120kr
  • Soft drinks - $ 30
  • Water - 0 to 45 SEK
  • Wine - 75kr

What does the food cost?

Food prices vary just as the drinks are huge. The cheapest you can buy is French with mayonnaise while the most expensive is the Defqon.1 restaurant where it can be 4-digit. The food costs between SEK 45 and SEK 140, depending on whether you are satisfied with French or Thai food / kebab.

What does merchandise cost?

There are very nice merchandise to buy at Defqon.1 and this spring shop. Merchandise usually starts at around 249kr and up when it comes to clothing. At Defqon.1 there are besides shirts also caps, jewelry and a lot of other merchandise.

The merchandise usually sells out very quickly via the website and at the festival. Then there is something special garment you like so make sure to seize it fast.

What is the least you will spend?

You can spend anywhere from a few dollars to several thousand. The undersigned has managed about 500 SEK on Defqon.1 a few years ago. However, it should be added that then you live extremely hard. The year I spent about SEK 500 I had with me food and drink (nutella ftw) and that I did not drink anything from the bars. Of course, it is possible to live on the subsistence minimum even on Defqon.1, but it is not an elevator.

Okay, but if I want to live a little?

After all, you go to Defqon.1 as a party / holiday trip. It can be very nice to treat yourself a bit when you are traveling and not to play bank in the head all the time. Nowadays I spend enough 1500 - 3000 SEK for a weekend. In that it is included that I do not bring any food nowadays and buy very much drinking from the bars. I have therefore not included any alcohol or other drink into the campsite.

3000kr? Suffice it. What is the record someone spent? I want to beat it.

During my years as a shrubber (2010 - today) I know two real kings. Arshdeep who spent NOK 11,000 on Flugel alone and Fredrik who spent SEK 12 - 13,000 on Defqon.1 2014.

Interview with Arshdeep

Arshdeep interview Defqon1

What have you spent the most on a festival?

Decibel 2014 I spent NOK 11,000 on flugel.

How come you chose to spend NOK 11,000 on Flugel?

Was young oh stupid but good fuck what good times it was.

Interview with Oliver

How much did you spend on Defqon.1?

Spent SEK 1300 on tokens last year, should have spent a little more when I drank too little (alcohol-free and liquid overall), but did not feel that I was stalking that budget. Used to count 50-70 € per day in just food and drink and has worked well so far ?

Merch can be worth budgeting at least € 100 for.

Interview with Michael

How much did you spend on your latest Defqon.1?

Tested from SEK 2500 to SEK 4000 (merch to everything included). This year there will probably be 5000 SEK with down. Very nice not to have to go to count how much you can spend.

But would probably say that 3500 is a good budget if you can keep a little eye on the jacks and still live well down there ?

Coretours GANG camp

Coretours GANG camp

Do you want to reserve a space for you and your friends at Coretours camp, which is located in one of the best places on the campsite? Then reserve an area at Coretours camping in connection with your booking.

What does Coretours GANG camp mean?

Coretours reserves and encloses an area that only you and your friends can pitch their tent on at Coretours camp. You can then design this fenced area how you want your camping equipment such as tents, party tents, chairs etc. You get 4 square meters per person booking (minimum 4 people).

How do I book an area?

You need to be at least 4 travelers to book the Coretours GANG camp. When booking Defqon.1 or any other weekend trip for you and your friends, this is optional.

Can I book a tent via you and get it set up there?

Yes, you have booked one family tents then it will be pre-assembled and ready when you arrive at your reserved area. Have you booked one picnic table so it will also be deployed here in connection with your arrival.

What does Coretours GANG camp cost?

The cost of Coretours GANG camp is SEK 295 - 395 per person. Minimum number for booking is 4 people.

What is included?

  • Reserved and extra dry space for your party
  • Secure
  • Sign (send your design or name in A4 format)
  • Best place at Coretours camp

Top your gang camp with tents from Coretours

Coretours always strives to offer as many different options as possible to make your festival trip just as you wish. The tents are selected in conjunction with the order. Of course, you can also bring your own tent if you wish.

Coretours GANG camp

picnic tables

picnic tables

If you want to enhance your festival experience then at selected festivals you can book one or more picnic tables for your reserved camping area. The table will then be available on your reserved grass area when you arrive ?

How do I book a picnic table?

When booking your travel package you can choose one or more tables as an option.

What does a picnic table cost?

Prices vary from festival to festival but as pricing examples for Defqon.1 Festival 2019 it is SEK 1195 per table.

Do you offer other facilities?

Coretours always strives to be able to offer as many different options as possible for your festival trip to be exactly as you wish.

Premium Ticket Defqon1 Weekend Festival

What does Premium ticket at Defqon.1 mean?

Defqon.1 has previously offered editions only Friday, Saturday and weekend tickets to the festival. But in 2018, Q-dance introduced a new ticket type called Premium.

One Premium ticket gives some extra nice benefits. For those who want luxury for your stay at Defqon.1 we can strongly recommend upgrading your ticket. It is possible to buy Premium for all three variants, ie Friday, Saturday or the whole weekend.

What is included in the upgrade?

  • Premium tires @ RED, BLACK and BLUE scene
  • Premium toilets
  • Premium bar
  • Excellent views below POWER HOUR, The Endshow and The Closing Ceremony
  • Free locker (lockable cabinet)
  • Quick entrance to the festival area
  • Premium bracelet

Why should I get Premium?

Premium tires are a specially built raised deck with the best view of the RED, BLACK or BLUE scene. The deck houses 1 - 3 bars depending on which scene you are. Here the queues are much shorter than the standard bars on the dance floor, which means that you can focus on dancing and partying ?

The deck is also nice for anyone who wants to fall back from the congestion. Here is plenty of space and roof over your head so it rains so you can stand and enjoy without rain poncho.

Then you must of course not forget the Premium toilets. For another (signed writer) who have problems with their stomachs, it is incredibly nice to have toilets close. The toilets are within a reach of 50m and are clean and fresh and without queues.

A locker is convenient to have during your festival stay. Here you can lock in and store your things safely and securely. For those of you who want to bring a camera camera, for example, but do not carry it around 24/7, a locker is handy.

We must also not forget that you get a fancy Premium bracelet as well. This bracelet is an artifact that you can then save to your collection at home;)

Last but not least, we all know how fun it is and queue. Swede loves to queue right? Well, we do it enough at home so when we want to treat ourselves to the holiday, we can't get away with it? Just like Premium, you get access to the Premium Bars with hardly any queues so the same applies to the entrance to the festival. Here is a so-called Fast Lane which is only for Premium visitors.

Is it easy to get hold of Premium?

Defqon.1 regular tickets sell out every year. Premium tickets sells out even faster as they only exist in a very limited edition. We as a travel partner may also only buy in a very limited number. Therefore, it is first come, first-served every year when the travel packages are released.

Coretours Family Tent

Inflatable family tent

Do you want a really good accommodation but do not leave Coretours unbeatable camping?

In such cases, choose Coretours family tent. Our family tents accommodate up to 14 people! In addition to having room for the whole family, the tent is also high, which means that you don't even have to play beer-pong inside the tent;)

How waterproof is the tent?

Our family tent has a water resistance of 5000mm, which thus can handle a really horrible rain. In other words, your valuables and exchanges will still be completely dry if you live in this tent.

Coretours family tent

How about the space?

As we mentioned earlier, this tent is perfect if you have the whole friendship with you. You can seat up to 12 - 14 people in this tent but be aware that depending on how much luggage you bring, this can affect the space, simple mathematics in other words;)

The dimensions of the tent are 730 × 315 × 210 / 165cm.

How long does it take to travel the tent?

The tent does not take much longer to travel than the time you are able to have sex. That is, about only 3 minutes if you and three friends help. The tent has four air ducts, each pumped up in less than a minute.

Is there a lot to drag?

You can make the mat yourself. If every policeman had taken his own tent or three four-tent tent or whatever you bring, then this tent will fit in only one bag. You can easily pick up the tent when we reach the festival's parking.

If you want to be even more comfortable then we can carry the tent and travel the tent so everything is ready when you arrive - it will not be easier. Select this option when booking.

Coretours Family TentWhat are the disadvantages of renting a family tent?

You are welcome to tell us this because we can honestly not come up with anything :) 2019 all our family tents were rented out during the Defqon.1 Weekend Festival so the demand speaks for itself.

How do I book this nice tent?

When you book any trip below menu bar travel Then there will be an option in the booking called family tent. Just select this and add the extra cost to your booking

Are there any minimum numbers for booking the tent?

You need to be at least 6 people to book the tent. Sometimes we make exceptions. Send an email to and listen to :)

Coretours family tent

When the Defqon1 is released, the tickets are released

When will Defqon.1 be released?

Defqon.1 tickets will be released on March 16th. We often get questions at our support about when a festival tickets are released. We want to emphasize that we always prints on our event page for each event when the tickets are released when we ourselves know it. So there is nothing we hold on to

As soon as Q-dance or other organizers announce a date, we publish it. Until then, we cannot give any specific answers about when it is released. What we can tell you, however, is how it has looked earlier years ?

What dates has it been before?

Previous ticket release of Defqon.1 tickets has been in February, March and April. In recent years it has been during these three months that the tickets were released by us and Q-dance.

This is of course no guarantee for this year or coming editions, but it gives a tip. Our recommendation is that you should have saved a few thousand kronor together and be prepared around these months.

How fast does Defqon.1 sell the tickets end?

Defqon.1 tickets sell out faster each year. Both with us and with Q-dance. In order for you not to miss the tickets or the travel packages, we recommend that you pre-register Defqon1.se.

By pre-registering you will receive SMS or email directly when we have new information such as ticket release, prices and more. Because you pre-registered you will also get priority on our ticket release, which increases your chances. You do not agree to purchase a trip when you pre-register.

I didn't book before it sold out, what do I do?

If the accident has occurred and all Defqon.1 tickets and travel packages have sold out, you can register in our mailing list. The queue list is available inside the event page and you only fill in your information there as usual.

Of course, this is also not binding

What does a travel package usually cost to Defqon.1?

In previous years, a standard travel package for Defqon.1 has been priced between 3495: - - 3995: - depending on the package and when booking. The earlier you book the better the price. You do books this page. ?

I have questions about Defqon.1, where do I turn?

Look in spring FAQ and on our info page about Defqon.1 among ours Tours. We also have one dedicated wiki where you can read everything about Defqon.1.

Coretours Midsummer's Saturday

Midsummer dance at Defqon.1 2018

As you know, it became problematic with time on Friday to organize the Midsummer dance so we thought we were trying to recover it on Saturday instead of a hearty sleeping morning.
We have therefore planned the following :)

Midsummer Dance | Saturday 13:15 - 14:15

Midsummer dance is organized on Saturday instead of the following venue https://www.google.com/maps?q=52.4347499,5.7545105&z=17&hl=sv together with the events below. The location is close to the entrance directly after the bus parking outside Q-dance travel.
Share the place with your friends who have come here otherwise. Don't forget to bring your biggest speaker :)

Coretours merchandise sales | Saturday 13:15 - 14:15

Where we organize the Midsummer dance, we again offer the opportunity to buy Coretour's merchandise. Here are caps, flags and sunsets for sale. Payment is made with Swish.

Degos & Re-done signing | Saturday 13:15 - 14:15

When we do not have autographs at the break stop because of the bus drivers' driving time, Degos & Re-done tries to attend our midsummer event. Don't miss their set BLUE 12:00 – 13:00.

Group photo - again | Saturday 13:15 - 14:15

Yes we don't get enough of your beautiful faces :)
Bring your best smile and outfit so the group photo will be magical!

Coretours Midsummer's Saturday