Global Hard Battle 2023


Representing Worldwide Hardstyle

TImetables 2023


The 2023 Global Hard Battle is back, and it’s gonna be epic! Mark your calendars for 23-26 November, 2023. 

At the Global Hard Battle, DJs and Producers can showcase their skills by creating an exciting 30-minute Hardstyle mix. It’s not just about demonstrating your talent; it’s also an opportunity to proudly represent your home country.

We’ve thrown some seriously awesome editions in the past – we’re talking about the years 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2020, 2021 and 2022. We’ve had some big-name artists, but we’ve also seen some incredible talents from all corners of the globe.

So, whether you’re a DJ or a Producer hailing from anywhere on this blue planet, this is your moment to shine and make some serious noise in the hardstyle universe. Join the Global Hard Battle, drop your mix, and together, we’ll rock the world with hardstyle beats! 

For more details and to sign up, Read further..


There are 20 spots for artists to join on 25 november 12:00 – 22:00 CET. We stream live from RH Studios in Waalwijk on Twitch and Real Hardstyle. Get your ticket now! Buy-in hereThis event is not public for guests, we consider this a networking event.

For all scheduled days the event running times will be 08:00 AM till 00:00 AM CET.

Of course, we will do our best to create an accessible timetable for everyone taking into account of time zone.

With past editions, we made sure that listeners would also be able to listen to the corresponding aired sets during daytime or evening. We promise that we take this into consideration when planning the timetable!

For special label mixes please contact us. Please provide us with all the necessary information you have and we will be happy to find a solution for you.

No. Firstly, your mix will go through a basic selection process. Since there are limited time slots available per day, we check all the submitted sets after the registration and discuss internally which sets will be aired. So, if you want to be part of the Global Hard Battle, make sure to full-focus on your mixing skills and track choice!

As soon as we have decided you will receive an e-mail. In this e-mail, we tell you that your set is chosen or not. Shortly after your set is chosen you will receive the timetable flyers, country flyers, and artist flyers with information such as when you may post it on your social media accounts. You are all free to share your social media accounts on time before the event takes place. Note: Don’t forget to tag us in your post!

No, you can only register once and with one mix per year. Not happy with the mix that you have sent in? Create a new mix, fill in the form and submit again. The set you have send in before will be deleted.

No. Unfortunately, we will not accept requests to register after the deadline date.

Unfortunately not. At this moment, we don’t have enough in-house capacity to create such a technical solution/application. However we will create flyers and artwork per day and per artist for promotional purposes.

There are 2 checks built-in.

1. 320 kbps is being verified.

2. The duration should be a minimal of 29 Minutes and maximum of 31 minutes.

There is a carrot on the upload progress bar which you can drop-down to see where your mix does not comply with.

Hell yes! A shout-out can be sent after you filled in the required information and joined the Global Hard Battle. Please reply to the confirmation e-mail with a shout-out. Please make sure there is no background noise. Otherwise, we have to decline it.

TIP: Record your shout-out on your phone. A simple example could be: Hi! I’m DJ X from <country> and you are listening to the Global Hard Battle 2021 on Real Hardstyle. Have fun with my mix!

Global Hard Battle 2023 deadline reached.. will you join next year? Timetables available soon

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Create a mix with the following requirements:

  • IMPORTANT: Filename of your mix should be: Dj Example Global Hard Battle 2023 @ REALHARDSTYLE.NL
  • Filename of your shoutout should be: Dj Example Shoutout Global Hard Battle 2023 @ REALHARDSTYLE.NL (optional)
  • Duration between 29-31 minutes
  • May contain only hardstyle (and subgenre) tracks
  • Export on 320 Kbps 44,1 Khz Stereo
  • Own music productions are welcome

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