Hardwell plays surprise hip-hop and moombahton set at EDC Las Vegas
Before EDC kicked off, rumors spread that Hardwell would be playing an unannounced hip-hop set at this year’s festival. No time and date had been revealed until festival-goers received a push notification announcing the set would take place at 10 pm at one of the festival’s art car stages ahead of his main stage set later in the night. News spread like wild fire and just minutes before Hardwell’s set, a swarm of excited fans filled up the space in front of the Mayan Art Car to see his exclusive performance.
Opening the set with Lady Bee’s “Bring the Trumpets,” he soon grabbed the mic to say, “Check, check. What’s up EDC? My name is Hardwell. Are you guys ready for something different?” Over the next hour, the Dutch mega-star took the crowd back to the place where he began his career DJing and showed off his knowledge in genres outside of the big room space.