2014 Indy 500 Snake Pit Lineup
Named the world’s No. 1 DJ in the 2013 DJ Mag Top 100 poll, Hardwell will headline the party in the Snake Pit presented by Miller Lite during the 98th Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 25 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Rising star DJs NERVO and Dillon Francis also will perform creating a lineup of world-class DJs expanding on the past success of electronic dance music in the increasingly popular Snake Pit.
Snake Pit music and festivities will begin at 7 a.m. and will continue through the end of the race. The Snake Pit, located inside Turn 3 of the massive IMS infield, will also feature the world’s largest inflatable slide, volleyball, corn hole, body painting, food trucks, hula hoops, break dancing and more.
“This will mark the fourth consecutive year that we’ve played host to the Snake Pit presented by Miller Lite, which has become one of our most anticipated and appreciated entertainment offerings during Indianapolis 500 Race Day,” said J. Douglas Boles, Indianapolis Motor Speedway president. “Hardwell, NERVO and Dillon Francis are among the finest electronic music DJs in the world, and they’ll have the energized Snake Pit party crowd rocking throughout “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”
Robbert van de Corput, known worldwide as Hardwell, is the youngest DJ ever to secure the coveted Top 100 DJs award.
A native of Breda, Netherlands, Hardwell has dominated recent charts with a stretch of six consecutive No. 1 hits on the Beatport Top 100. Worldwide hits include “Spaceman,” “Three Triangles (Losing My Religion),” “Countdown,” “Jumper,” “Apollo” and his highly-acclaimed collaboration with Dyro and Bright Lights “Never Say Goodbye.”
Hardwell’s impressive live shows have made him a global headliner at an endless array of sold-out concerts including his legendary performance at the 2013 Ultra Music Festival in Miami, Fla., where armed with a cache of fresh and unheard music, Hardwell put on an amazing show that has garnered more than 20 million YouTube views.
Hardwell’s 2012 Tomorrowland performance in Boom, Belgium, has been seen more than 20 million times on YouTube, while his 2013 Tomorrowland set on YouTube has been viewed more than 18 million times. The rate at which Hardwell’s DJ sets are viewed by fans around the world has made him the single most in demand live set artist on today’s electronic music scene.
Hardwell launched his own radio show and podcast in March of 2011, “Hardwell On Air,” that’s heard on more than 35 international radio stations, including Sirius XM in the U.S. and Radio FG in France and Belgium. His podcast has a solid spot in the iTunes Top 10 Podcasts in more than 40 countries.
Top ranked female DJs and native Australian sisters Mim and Liv Nervo, known worldwide by their stage name NERVO, began their own musical careers as songwriters and first hit it big in 2009 after co-writing the global hit “When Love Takes Over” for David Guetta and Kelly Rowland. The sisters also wrote songs for Ke$ha, Kylie Minogue and Armin Van Buuren before pursuing their own aspirations as performance artists.
NERVO climbed the charts quickly with mega hits “We’re All No One” with Afrojack and Steve Aoki, rising to No. 8 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart, and with “The Way We See The World” with Afrojack, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, which became the official anthem of Tomorrowland 2011 and has received more than 68 million views on YouTube. Additional hits include “Reason” with Hook N Sling, “Something to Believe In” with Norman Doray and “Like Home” with Nicky Romero, which stood atop the Beatport chart for three weeks.
NERVO is also recognized for their style and positivity, featured regularly in fashion and pop culture magazines including Vogue, Elle, Cosmopolitan, In Style and People.
Dillon Francis is a Los Angeles-based electronic music producer and D.J., who has broken through the throng of young music producers.
A pioneer in the moombahton genre, Francis first signed with Mad Decent, releasing his first official EP, “Westside,” in early 2011. His dancehall “Westside” and “Masta Blasta” became an underground sensation amongst the electronic dance community.
Francis has continued to collaborate and remix with other well-known artists including Steve Aoki, Calvin Harris, Diplo, A-Trak, Zedd, Madeon, Flux Pavilion, Jack Beats, Digitalism, Chuckie and Kill The Noise among other electronic music standouts.