25.000 Hardstyle lovers finally reunited this weekend for the first large indoor event in almost 2 years. Euphoria, tears of happiness, goosebumps non-stop – this was Reverze 2021. I traveled to Antwerp last weekend and attended the event, so keep on reading to see how it was!
We went to Reverze by car. After a 2h ride from The Netherlands, we finally arrived at the Sportpaleis Antwerp but ended up in a huge traffic jam outside the arena. It took us 1h to make it to the parking lot, which was mainly due to roadworks around the venue. I can definitely recommend using public transport to get to Reverze. The entrance also counts as a ticket for the public transport in Antwerp which saves you from traffic!
Once we parked, we made our way to the entrance at Lotto Arena. We arrived at around 9.30 pm so the majority of people were already inside and we only had to wait in line for 10-15 minutes.
PAYING & PRICES
A regular Reverze ticket was 69,50€ and a VIP ticket was 99,50€. We had VIP tickets and it was absolutely worth it! With VIP decks in both the Lotto Arena as well as the Spotpaleis, we could dance with a bit more room and had the best view from the back.
To buy drinks, you had to get tickets. 6 tickets were 10€, a large beer was 4 tickets and water or soft drinks were 2 – cheaper than Dutch festivals! The food selection was great too and offered anything from pita to pizza, nachos, and even waffles – only in Belgium 😛.
Even though Reverze was a 16+ event, I feel like the average age was somewhere around 25. There were some younger attendees but also some older ones. Most people came from Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, and France so it was a great mix! For me personally, it was a bit too crowded though. You could barely move it was extremely hot. Some entrances even had to be closed off by the security guards because too many people wanted to go inside – I definitely did not miss that about going to events 😅.
MUSIC & SHOW
Now let’s get to the interesting part. The show that Bass Events pulled off was out of this world! Both areas had insane sound systems and especially the show elements were sick. The lasers at Spotpaleis were something different – at times I just stood there and watched the lights being absolutely speechless, wow! Also the visuals at Lotto Arena were insane. Light elements on the ceiling made it seem like you’re in an exclusive club. The sound was also crisp & clear – damn I missed hearing all the new music at a proper sound system!
My favorite set of the night was D-Block & S-te-Fan. They played their huge hits which I haven’t heard properly in forever and also new tracks that will be on their upcoming Enter Your Mind album – I really can’t wait for that one to drop 🔥. Other highlights for me were Rejectofrage, Sub Zero Project, Devin Wild (who literally made the ground shake at Lotto Arena), Vertile, and B-Front. Dr. Peacock ended the night with a banging Frenchcore set that gave you that last bit of energy at 6 am.
I was especially blown away by the production and show elements. With insane visuals, pyro, and even dancers, Bass Events really outdid themselves. The line-up was top notch and the sound was great too. I think that there were a few too many people, which made it super hot and hard to get from one area to the other. Overall, my first large indoor event since Dediqated was fantastic and I can recommend everyone going to Reverze! Check out the Facebook event for the 2022 edition HERE.
Did you go to Reverze? Let us know in the comments how you experienced it!