Wildcard 2017

Do you want to play on the hottest harder styles festival? Join our residents Code Black, Da Tweekaz, Art of Fighters and Villain alongside with 50+ international DJs including Angerfist, Minus Militia, Noisecontrollers, Coone and many more on the stage of Hard Island Croatia 2017. All you have to do is create a kickass mix, apply to our Wildcard Competition and be selected.

The mixes

The finalists 2017
All mixes


How to apply

Before applying, make sure to read the instructions and the rules very carefully! To apply, click here or send us the following info to the email wildcard@hardisland.com.

Include the following details:

Full name (Name & Surname)
Artist name
Link to your mix (see instructions below)
Links to your social media pages
Why should you be our next Wildcard? (maximum 200 characters, NOT words)

The award

The competition will give awards for two separate winners:

Hardstyle wildcard prize: A slot to play on the Mainstage during one of our night parties, accommodation during the festival, cover of travel expenses up to 150 EUR, food & drinks at the festival.

Raw Hardstyle or Hardcore wildcard prize: A slot to play on the Jaws stage during one of our night parties, accommodation during the festival, cover of travel expenses up to 150 EUR, foods & drinks at the festival.

Notice: Travel expenses coverage remains up to 150 EUR regardless of the number of the people under the same artist name.



1. Upload your mix to your Soundcloud channel.
2. Include our official thumbnail picture: Download here.
3. Name the mix: Hard Island 2017 Wildcard competition by ‘Insert your artist name’.
4. In the description, include the tracklist and link to the page http://hardisland.com/wildcard.
5. Share the mix on our event page and your own social media pages. Likes and comments are important to us!


1. Follow the instructions or your mix will not be added to our SoundCloud playlist. Mixes not added on our playlist will also not be considered for the finals.
2. Maximum length is no more than 20 minutes (be creative). Everything longer will be rejected.
3. Use only the platform mentioned in the instructions. If you don’t have a channel on Soundcloud, create it.
4. While we strongly encourage the usage of your own productions, you are also allowed to only use officially released tracks. Mixes with unreleased tracks that are not your own will be rejected.
5. Number of people in the act is not limited, while the maximum travel expenses of 150 EUR will be split among all the members.

Choosing the winners

The process consists of three stages:

1. Application period: Application period takes place between May 7th and May 21st 11:59 pm 2017.

2. Judging process: Judging will take place between May 22nd and May 24th. Finalists will receive an email containing instructions on May 24th, followed by an announcement of the finalists on our social media on May 26th.

2a. Judging process in the first stage will be subjective decision made by the core members of Hard Island Team who will also strongly take into the consideration the answer to the question ‘Why should you be our next Wildcard?’.
2b. Finalists will need to send their high quality mix (.mp3, 320 kbps) in the next 24 hours following the email with instructions. The mixes of the finalists will be uploaded to our official SoundCloud channel
2c. Judging of the finalists will consider three main factors: i) The quality and creativity of the mix, own produced tracks are a big plus, ii) Social media exposure of your mix on our official Hard Island Soundcloud channel, iii) The feedback from the fans on all our social media channel and our official 2017 event page

3. Announcing the winner: Both Mainstage and Jaws stage wildcard winners will be announced on June 1st 2017.

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