After Tiesto and David Guetta, another nightclub star is headed to Israel: Hardwell, who will perform at Tel Aviv's Exhibition Grounds on December 19 as part of the XL Nightlife Festival.
The Israeli audience will get a chance to see (and hear) why Hardwell, born Robbert van de Corput, is considered one of the world's leading DJs in recent years, and was even crowned No. 1 in the world by British magazine DJ Mag.
Robbert van de Corput, 25, grew up in Breda, Holland. At the age of 13 he already signed a contract with a major Dutch label and began playing in clubs in Holland. He made his breakthrough outside Holland about four years ago.
In 2011, he launched his own radio show and podcast, "Hardwell On Air," which received airtime on 25 international radio stations.
In recent years he has been part of many collaborations which created a huge buzz, like the "Zero 76" mix with Dutch musician and DJ Tiesto or the remix for Rihanna's huge hit, "Where Have You Been." Twenty of his singles have reached the top of Europe's most important charts.
Hardwell said recently that he did not feel stressed over his ranking. "As long as the fans know that I do the music I love and appreciate it, I'm fine. That's what's important to me."