125,000 fans battle it out to be on Hardwell’s Personal Guest List
It’s first-come, first-serve to be a part of history
On Sunday, Nov 8, bookings opened for the World’s Biggest Guest List, featuring DJ Hardwell. Over 125,000 fans had pre-registered to take part in the massive opening, knowing that only a limited number would secure a free spot on Hardwell’s personal guest list. Not wanting to miss their chance to be a part of one of the biggest dance music events to ever happen on the planet, fans around the world at theirs computers, fingers poised on the enter button. So many so, that the overwhelming demand crashed the BookMyShow servers.
BookMyShow is is India’s biggest online movie and events ticketing brand. As surprised as anyone, they worked through the night to rectify the system, while the fans eagerly awaited news. Ticketing re-opened the next day at noon, and the fans logged on in mass.
The World’s Biggest Guest List marks the first time that industry stalwarts across the globe are joining hands to make a positive social difference in the world. Together – Hardwell, the current World #2 DJ, Anna Knaup from one of Holland’s leading DJ and Management Agencies, and Shailendra Singh, India’s Entertainment Maverick and Philanthropist – have set a goal of pulling 3,000 children out of poverty by donating the proceeds of the event to the Magic Bus program.
“Through my music I want to make a social change,” says Hardwell. “To give young children a chance to gain an education and provide them with the tools to make their own social change as they become adults.”
Anna Agency CEO Anna Knaup echoed Hardwell’s words saying: “It’s time to give back and make a difference for the future generation and this initiative is our way of making that change.”
And the rest of the world is starting to unite with them. Recently, Mr. Amitabh Bachchan, India’s most beloved superstar and evergreen icon, tweeted in support of the event. Also throwing some muscle to the event is India’s #1 Comic, Vir Das. It’s a great source of pride for the country that such a game-changing event originated on Indian soil, and will be witnessed by the entire world.
“India has the largest youth population in the world,” says Sahilendra Singh.“The New India is passionate and restless. Ready to show the world how India parties, and how much they care. The World’s Biggest Guest List is empowering the fans to make a difference in the world around them, by uniting together through music. We are sparking a revolution in live entertainment.”
Ad testament to this fact, the World’s Biggest Guest List, featuring Hardwell, is the biggest dance music event page every created on Facebook. With a whopping 157k listed as ‘going’ to the event, and another 20k ‘interested’, this event is sure to go down in the history books.