HomeEditorialHardwell’s Top 5 Bangin Moments In India Pranav Gupta January 1, 2019 Editorial Hardwell might receive love and adulation from EDM fans all across the world, but there is something special in his relationship with India that keeps bringing him back to our shores every year. The ‘Spaceman‘ hitmaker toured the country for the first time in 2012, and ever since then he’s made sure to come down to the subcontinent annually, be it for a one off show, or a full blown tour. Here below, we take a look at some of Hardwell’s most memorable moments from India over the years. A Monumental India Debut in 2012 Hardwell made his India debut back in December 2012, during his “Apollo” Asia tour, in support of his newly released single ‘Apollo‘ featuring Amba Shepherd. The tour, which spanned New Delhi and Mumbai, coincided with the boom of EDM in the country, and thus sparked a long, whirlwind romance that would see the young Dutch prodigy develop a connection with Indian fans that no other international artist would come to match. The Arrival Of His I AM Hardwell Tour in 2013 Hardwell really wasn’t done with India in 2012, as the big room purveyor announced a return to India with his brand new show, I AM Hardwell, in partnership with Sunburn as part of their Sunburn Arena shows. Taking Mumbai and Bangalore by storm with some state of the art, never seen before production, and with Dannic on support duties, Hardwell was ready to make himself a household name with EDM fans in the country. We also caught up with him for a little tête-à-tête, which you can check out below. The Return Of I AM Hardwell Tour in 2014 Hardwell returned to India yet again, this time bringing his I AM Hardwell show to Delhi NCR, amidst much fanfare. The show was hosted at the renowned Buddh International Circuit, which had previously hosted acts such as Avicii, deadmau5 and many others. With his long time friend and label mate, Kill The Buzz, on support duties, the Delhi show went on to become one of the biggest shows in I AM Hardwell’s history, with nearly 26,000 people in attendance. Hardwell x World’s Biggest Guestlist In 2015 Hardwell’s next trip to India was for a noble cause, as the Dutch producer announced a charity show in Mumbai to support children’s education, as part of his charity project United We Are Foundation, in partnership with India’s United Welfare Trust. The show turned out to be a resounding success, with nearly 125,000 people registering to attend the event, while Hardwell also broke the record for the “World’s Biggest Guestlist“. Just another day of work for the Dutch big room maestro. Hardwell’s record label, Revealed Records, also hosted a stage at Sunburn Festival for the first time in the same year. Hardwell’s Unbreakable Bond With India And The Fans Hardwell has cultivated a bond like no other with his fans in India, endearing him to hundreds of thousands of EDM fans in the country. Apart from playing shows all across India every year, Hardwell has also made sure to put the spotlight on Indian artists with his radio show and label, while even playing their music in his live sets. It has genuinely been a wonderful ride for Hardwell in India ever since his first show, and we can’t wait to see what’s next in store for the big room supremo.