The Salzburg Ring witnessed an extraordinary transformation as it hosted the 10th-anniversary edition of the Electric Love Festival from July 5-8,2023. Over the course of four days, the festival featured an impressive lineup of over 160 artists across five stages, drawing in a packed house and establishing itself as Europe’s most prominent dance floor.
With fabulous weather gracing the occasion, EDM superstars such as Scooter, Timmy Trumpet, or Hardwell, but also Hardstyle legends Brennan Heart, Da Tweekaz, Headhunterz, Wildstylez and many more took center stage, fuelling euphoria and high spirits among music fans. The immense success of this year’s event has left attendees eagerly anticipating the eleventh edition, set to take place from July 4 to 6, 2024, once again at the Salzburg Ring.
Tickets for the anniversary edition are now available, with the first 5,000 being released at a special price. Get your tickets for ELF 2024 here.
Austria knows how it’s done
The Electric Love Festival, renowned for its electrifying atmosphere and top-class lineup, once again showcased its immense value as one of Europe’s largest electronic dance music festival. In fact, it was even recognized as one of the world’s top 25 festivals by the prestigious DJ Mag.
The festival kicked off in grand style with the traditional Opening Show, featuring a spectacular light show and a mesmerizing firework finale. ELF curated a breathtaking 15-minute performance that included appearances by the Hallein Citizen Corps Band, a student and gospel choir, an orchestra from the Salzburg Philharmonic, and even flying drummers. The show culminated in a theatrical piano performance by local DJ Felice, which ended in a burst of flames. Following the captivating Opening Show, the Salzburg Ring transformed into Austria’s largest party zone, with renowned international DJs taking the stage and keeping the energy alive until the early hours of the morning. The Closing Ceremony, helmed by Toby Romeo, provided a fitting finale to the anniversary edition, leaving thousands of fans awe-inspired with emotional statements from the DJ stars and a spectacular pyrotechnic display.
Hard Dance at Electric Love
The Hard Dance Factory stage at the Electric Love Festival 2023 was an epic showcase of hard-hitting beats and high-energy performances. The crowd was treated to an array of outstanding acts, leaving them in awe throughout the event. Rebelion took the stage by storm, premiering their electrifying anthem for the upcoming Shutdown Festival 2023. Vertile, Sefa, Sickmode, Miss K8, Ran-D and many more delivered jaw-dropping sets, captivating the audience with their powerful sounds and relentless energy. But it was the mind-blowing show by GPF that truly pushed the boundaries of insanity.
Meanwhile, over at the Shutdown Stage, The Purge, Adjuzt, Imperatorz, and more unleashed their raw talent and showcased their unique styles, leaving the crowd craving for more. Not to be outdone, the main stage also witnessed an infusion of hardstyle, with DJ mega stars like Hardwell, who amazed the audience with his mind-bending Power x Aversion – Activation mashup. Steve Aoki and the ever-energetic Timmy Trumpet also joined the ranks, ensuring that the festival-goers were treated to a hardstyle extravaganza like no other.
More than just a festival
While the Electric Love Festival is primarily known for its exceptional music, the event also offers a plethora of other experiences for attendees. The activity areas provide opportunities for music fans to engage in various activities, creating cherished memories with friends and enjoying exciting surprises. The ELF ORGANICS Beach, a favorite among visitors, offers a refreshing retreat where attendees can cool off in the beautiful Fuschl Lake while enjoying their favorite beats. Additionally, the premiere of the brand-new BlueBoXX Roller Disco on the first day of the festival attracted a large crowd, further enhancing the vibrant atmosphere.
Ready for ELF 2024
The positive conclusion of the Electric Love Festival 2023 speaks volumes about the meticulous planning and coordination required to execute an event of this magnitude. As the dust settles on the 2023 anniversary edition, preparations for the eleventh Electric Love Festival, scheduled for July 4 to 6, 2024, at the Salzburg Ring in the Fuschlsee region, are already underway. In a show of appreciation to loyal fans, the first 5,000 “Limited Loyalty” tickets are now available for purchase, ensuring an early opportunity to secure a spot at this highly anticipated event.
Next Up: Shutdown Festival 2023
Mark your calendars for August 5, 2023, as the decommissioned Zwentendorf nuclear power plant prepares to host the sixth edition of the Shutdown Festival. Showcasing five stages, over 50 artists, and spanning seven genres, this festival is a haven for fans of the Harder Styles scene. Top stars of the genre, including Ran-D, Rebelion, and Harris & Ford, will grace the already sold-out festival. Stay tuned for an unforgettable experience at www.shutdownfestival.at.
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