World Club Dome is set to return to the Commerzbank Arena for its 2016 edition, and after last year saw record attendance, the event’s organizers have pulled out all the stops to ensure that this year’s festivities follow suit. The event is hosted by German radio station and promoter Big City Beats, whom have unveiled the star-studded lineup this week.
While the thought of German electronic music might call to mind images of shadowy underground nightclubs where obscure deep house and techno DJs slave over vinyl records, World Club Dome features a lineup fit for the Tomorrowland main stage. Martin Garrix, Armin Van Buuren and David Guetta are but a few of the names on the roster, in addition to the return of Hardwell.
The rest of the artists on the lineup don’t deviate far from the progressive house genre, save for Robin Schulz and Sam Feldt – both of whom play the radio-friendly style of deep house that I like to call “department store house.” Altogether this isn’t a lineup that I would be crazy about, but maybe if I lived in Germany I’d be so fed up with techno that these artists would be a welcome counterculture.
World Club Dome will take place from June 3rd-June 5th at the Commerzbank Arena in Frankfurt, Germany.