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[07/09/2019] IMPAQT - Festival Of Titans [NL]

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Postby Amperial » 08 Sep 2019, 20:45

Honestly out of everything i've seen online the festival was quite a disappointment.
They had to deliver due to killing the night time concept.

But i might be wrong as wasn't attending IMPAQT.

Tekk:Pretty much a (bit) smaller Q-Base with different times...
Mainstage was ugly, but still looked good at night.

Enough space to move and dance.
I had to go to my car 2 hours earlier to get atleast some sleep for my „safe trip home“ and couldn’t drink anything. Parking is 20€ now (ffs Q Dance)
Acts like Malice need more space, Phuture Noize played a great set.


Good Festival but still not sure i will go again.


Feels like a "yeah it's a Hardstyle festival but nothing special" statement.
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Postby M3dia » 08 Sep 2019, 20:56

Event felt like a slim-qbase. I really liked that there was an outdoor hardcore stage and the mainstage design was great aswell IMO.

Decoration etc fitted but I kinda feel like Q-Base had way more. A looooot of Defqon stage stuff. Also I'm not sure, but while there were two big chill/food areas, at Q-Base there were more spots to sit iirc (which is a must for me at 1. an outdoor event and 2. an event going on for 12 hours).
The food was nice but also as the whole event just felt slim - not much of choice (noodles, asian food, snacks, turkish pizza, fruits and chicken thingys - I missed eating my Frikandl :( :D

What I also kinda missed were the VIP stages at the main and hangar. While it was not needed (not as crowded) I liked the different view and easier time there :)

Music-wise event was fine, but the timetable was rather meh and the set-times weird.

Soundsystem - I dunno, I am not sure but the main and hangar felt way quieter (with earplugs) than last year, I might be wrong tho!



Soooo all in all I had a nice time, but it really was nothing too special and I have the bitter feeling like they needed to cut costs and for that just re-themed Q-Base to have a reason to scale it down (although outdoor hardcore stage, so there's that :) ).

I personally do not dislike the time 14:00-02:00. While it was what made Q-Base special, I did not really miss the "outdoor event at night" vibe (mostly because of the rather cold weather and because I was mainly at the inside stages I guess :D )
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Postby ceero » 08 Sep 2019, 21:05

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ceero:^ you wanna tell me free tap water isnt a standard on Q festivals? :?


I'm sorry if I said anything wrong, but like I told you, I can't compare with a lot of others festivals, but I haven't seen a way to get free Tap Water at the Qontinent (excepted at the toilet maybe) :)

Haha no you didnt, i was just genuinly curious as ive never been to a Q dance fest before. Free tap water should be an essential thing at summer festivals imo
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Postby DjVero » 08 Sep 2019, 22:33

They have it at Defqon too, so I assume there are more festivals with free tap water :)
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Postby Double-T » 08 Sep 2019, 23:07

So, finally got the time to write about this very first edition of Impaqt.
What can I say, I had a wonderful time, really. I think I almost prefer this format to Q-Base's, to which I have been two times.

I did the Titan experience, and I have to say it was quite original and enjoyable. We were welcomed by Villain on a moving sound truck that made us follow it to three of the main stages, first the outdoor hardstyle where we got to listen to the anthem for the first time of the day and which gave my friend and I instant goosebumps, then to the Hangar, where Rejecta waited for us and played a 15 or so minute set of his hits and then to the hardcore outdoor where we were welcome by an Angerfist and I:Gor song. As a final surprise, Villain showed us the way to the to-be hardstyle indoor stage where Sefa was waiting with an Orchestra. The idea of following the truck through stages was very fun and reminded me of parades in big cities. I only would have expected to have DJs on all three of the stages and not just Rejecta in the hangar.

After that I got to listen to a lot of different sets from Keltek, 2//\\1, Chris One, Malice, Phuture Noize, DBSTF, Clockartz, Da Tweekaz, SZP, Peacock and some Miss K8. I really enjoyed all of those, and I really come to think the 12h00 -> 2h00 was better than the 17h00 -> 07h00. I've never been able to stay awake until the end at Q-Base while I managed to dance my feet off all day long at Impaqt, and that was quite a ride already. We had some luck with the weather as it only rained for an hour, but it was a lot of fun dancing in the rain. Thumbs up to Q-Dance for handing over ponchos to everyone, they were available at bars but were also given directly in the crowd by security, which was super cool.

Overall, Impaqt was smaller than Q-Base and I would have appreciated more of decorations and atmosphere around impacts and titans but eh, it's Q-Dance's new bet, I can imagine they couldn't take the risk of getting all in at the first round. I also really missed an end-show with a dedicated scenery. Fireworks and stuff have become one of Q-Dance's marks and there was nothing else to compensate here.

It also was my first time going with Q Travel & Stay. Thumbs of for that, the hotel we picked was super cool, you were welcomed by a Q-Dance roll-up and the people at the reception had answers to all of our questions regarding the accommodation of course but also the transport and other festival related stuff, so that was really nice.

About tap water question, it's getting quite common nowadays at outdoor festivals, I'm more surprised when there are no stations.

In a nutshell, I've really enjoyed it, one of the highlights of my festival seasons to be honest.
Bravo, Q-Dance, in my honest opinion, the stakes were high but you've won your hand with this one, please make sure to place some more chips for the next editions though, people have a lot of expectations ;)
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Postby Drommedhar » 09 Sep 2019, 09:07

We (group of 3) really enjoyed the festival.
We were at the Mainstage most of the time and had an awesome time. We switched to "The Dome" and the open air Hardcore stage (was called "The Invader" I think) later in the night.
The times were perfect for us so. Ending at 2 was the perfect choice, as we had enough time to sleep at the hotel we picked and drive back home.

So concerning Travel & Stay:
This was the 3rd time we used it (did it with the last 2 Qlimax Events too). The last 2 times at Qlimax everything was perfect.
But this time, we missed almost the whole Titan Showcase, because (as Q-Dance told the person on the phone, who called them) the bus company fucked up and instead of arriving at 11o'clock, our bus finally arrived at 12:30. Put the time to drive over into account, we arrived shortly after 13 o'clock. So yeah. Not a great start. But we will write Q-Dance a mail about that.

But after that we had an awesome time at Impaqt. Free Tapwater was awesome, but they should make these plastic bottles/bags a bit more stable. A friend of me had to replace his 3 or 4 times (so they replaced it without him needing to pay again) because the part were the metal thingy was connected ripped apart.

So all in all. Great experience (so we never went to Q-Base, so I can't compare them).
Qlimax '17 '18 ### Impaqt '19 ### I Am Hardstyle '17 '18 '19 '20
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Postby jacktorrance » 10 Sep 2019, 14:08

I really enjoyed the event.

It felt a bit smaller and less crowded than last year Q-Base, but I didn't mind. I love when you have a lot of space to move around and dance.

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+ Outdoor large hardcore stage with good lineup
+ Massive and large main stage with a nice mashup of artists and styles
+ General feel of the festival (not too mainstream, not too "die hard")
+ Happy crowd
+ Surprise fireworks at the end of the event (wasn't expecting them)
+ The new 14pm-02am time feels better. For me it is perfect and better than say 11am-11pm or 17pm to 07am. That being said, they stole two hours compared with last year. It would be great if they could do a 12am-2am festival next year.
+ This year anthem

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- Mainstage decoration wasn't as good as last year. I missed the crazy light concepts on the deco eyes of last years.
- Couldn't really feel the titan theme beside the huge spider / lezard faces behind the stages
- Slimed down fireworks (or so it seemed)
- 20 euros parking.. wtf

But overall I had a really good time! You Netherlanders are lucky to have such event within hours of your homes!
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Postby M3dia » 10 Sep 2019, 16:12

jacktorrance:That being said, they stole two hours compared with last year. It would be great if they could do a 12am-2am festival next year.


Duuuh they did, just pay the extra euros :+ :+
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Postby freddy g » 13 Sep 2019, 07:44

reading this, I am glad I didn't bother, I would have been difficult for me to make it this year and although I'm sure it was a great party, after 8 years of q-base I don't think I would have been happy putting so much effort in to get there this year, will see what they come up with next year.....
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Postby Double-T » 13 Sep 2019, 16:37

freddy g:reading this, I am glad I didn't bother, I would have been difficult for me to make it this year and although I'm sure it was a great party, after 8 years of q-base I don't think I would have been happy putting so much effort in to get there this year, will see what they come up with next year.....


If it can make you hesitate, for me Impaqt was better than any of the three Q-Base I've attended :sick:
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Postby freddy g » 15 Sep 2019, 11:06

think one of my favourite things about q-base was watching the sun come up in the morning with the hardcore blasting, getting rid of the night concept and scaling everything else back was probs never gonna make me happy lol
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Postby M3dia » 15 Sep 2019, 20:54

Impaqt survey asks how likely it is that I'd stay at a campingsite - so that might come
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Postby KiLLu12258 » 16 Sep 2019, 10:18

M3dia:Impaqt survey asks how likely it is that I'd stay at a campingsite - so that might come

they asked the same question for qbase 2-3 years ago. But i dont know who wanna camp if its 5 degrees. lol
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Postby Forthehardest » 16 Sep 2019, 10:35

Does anyone have a HQ recording of the Clockartz set?
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