Skip to main content

Hardwell's long-awaited return to Ultra Music Festival was an EDM comeback for the books. 

A new highlight real shared by the Dutch icon on his YouTube channel highlights the road to Ultra 2022. The video begins with audio clips from press stating that Hardwell is the "youngest number one DJ in the world." It then cuts to clips of him hugging and visiting with friends who are sharing in their excitement for his landmark return.

"Now I'm going to show you who I truly am," Hardwell says in an overdub in the highlight video.

Scroll to Continue

Recommended Articles

NGHTMRE and KLAXX

Listen to NGHTMRE and KLAXX's Reunion on Their Anthemic Track "The One"

"The One" is the second single from NGHTMRE's forthcoming album.

Nostalgix

Nostalgix Returns to Night Bass with Bold and Sassy Single "My Type"

“My Type” is an amalgam of everything we love about the Nostalgix: confident vocals, excellent production, and high energy.

idris elba

Idris Elba Joins Hï Ibiza's Lineup of Summer Residencies Alongside David Guetta & MORTEN

Elba's residency in the White Isle is slated to take place from June through September.

The fabled DJ and producer had been on a four-year hiatus, and his 2022 Ultra performance was in front of an estimated 150,000 attendees. It also broke the record for the festival's livestreaming viewership.

Following his set, Hardwell announced a brand new world tour and upcoming album, REBELS NEVER DIE. The reveal was partnered with two singles from the LP: "BROKEN MIRROR" and "INTO THE UNKNOWN." His revamped sound is rooted in techno and future rave music, but shades of the old Hardwell are still very much intact—and he seems poised for the next chapter of his illustrious career.

FOLLOW HARDWELL:

Facebook: facebook.com/djhardwell
Twitter: twitter.com/HARDWELL
Instagram: instagram.com/hardwell
Spotify: spoti.fi/3DgtvpH

Related

A photo of Dutch DJ/producer and Revealed Recordings label boss Hardwell courtesy of Rukes.

Hardwell's Revealed Recordings to Take Over Ultra Music Festival Stage in 2020

Revealed Recordings will be highlighted on Ultra's UMF Radio Stage in 2020.

hardwell ultra

Watch the 2022 Ultra Music Festival Live Stream

Hardwell's historic comeback set is scheduled for 9PM ET (6PM PT).

hardwell ultra

The Ghost of Ultra Past: Here's Why Everyone Thinks Hardwell Is Returning In 2022

Thanks to a few serendipitous tweets—and some common sense—all signs point to Hardwell coming out of retirement for the 2022 edition of Miami's Ultra Music Festival.

ultra music festival

Ultra Music Festival Announces First Artists for 2022: See the Phase 1 Lineup

DJ Snake, Martin Garrix, Alison Wonderland, Kygo, and many more have been revealed.

A photo of Swedish DJ/producer Eric Prydz facing upward during a performance.

Eric Prydz Cancels Miami Music Week and Ultra Music Festival 2019 Shows

"I am truly gutted to miss any shows but especially Miami as this is one of my favourite times of the year."

ultra music festival

Ultra Music Festival Announces 2022 Daily Stage Programming, Closing Sets

Kygo, ILLENIUM and more are set for massive closing performances.