We’re all craving a proper Harder Styles Festival like nothing else. While in the Netherlands that’s still unthinkable, other countries are slowly getting back to normal. This weekend, my FOMO has undoubtedly been through the roof when I saw Shutdown Festival 2021 happening at the Nuclear Powerplant Zwentendorf in Austria. Let’s have a look at what happened there last weekend and recap one of this season’s only Harder Styles festivals.


Shutdown’s location sure is one-of-a-kind. Zwentendorf was the first commercial nuclear power plant built in Austria and was entirely constructed but never went into operation due to a referendum. Located right next to the Danube in Lower Austria, only a short trip away from Vienna, the venue couldn’t be better for an unforgettable Hard Dance experience.


With over 40 acts on four stages, Shutdown’s line-up had something to offer for every Harder Styles lover. On the Mainstage, huge acts like D-Block & S-te-Fan, Brennan Heart, KELTEK, Sub Zero Project, or Warface made the crowd go wild. Also, anthem maker Aftershock rocked the stage together with LCXPR. The Hardcore & Uptempo fanatics were found at Stage 2, where artists like Deadly Guns, N-Vitral, D-Fence, Dither, or GPF pumped up the tempo. Unfortunately, Miss K8 couldn’t make it, but the organization found a proper replacement – Angerfist! Bass-D, Dr Phunk, Ransom, Dr Rude, and many more played for the Freestyle fanatics. Stage 4 was a paradise for RAW fans with huge names like Rebelion, Act Of Rage, E-Force, Riot Shift, and more. With that line-up, I wouldn’t even know what to check out first.


Shutdown only took place on one day, and no camping was allowed. The event’s capacity was 15.000 people, and every visitor had to follow the 2G rule, meaning that everyone had to either be vaccinated or PCR tested. With that concept in place, visitors didn’t have to keep their distance or wear masks and could party without restrictions. How amazing is that?


From what I saw on Instagram & co, Shutdown sure was one of a kind. Not was the sun shining over the festival grounds, but just seeing everyone reunite again while partying to our favorite music really made me wish I was there. The unique location and the huge line-up make Shutdown a must for every Harder Styles fan. I’m definitely adding Shutdown 2022 to my calendar already!

Psst: until August 10, 23:59 CEST there’s a special loyalty sale for Shutdown Festival 2022. Tickets are now available for only 69€ so better get them now HERE!

If you went to Shutdown 2021, let us know in the comments how you experienced it!

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