Dutch Techno sensation Reinier Zonneveld has etched his name in history by shattering the Guinness World Record for the longest electronic music live set. The extraordinary feat took place on August 5, 2023, during the Karren Maar festival, where Zonneveld delivered an electrifying 11-hour and 11-minute performance.
Arnhem’s Stadsblokken rave attendees were in for a monumental treat as Reinier Zonneveld graced the stage on August 5th. Taking a departure from the usual festival lineup, Zonneveld claimed the festival’s main stage for himself, delivering an uninterrupted performance that spanned an astonishing 11 hours and 11 minutes. Playing from 12:49 PM until exactly midnight, the master of Techno live performance triumphed over the previous record holder by a mere 11 minutes. But Zonneveld’s contribution to the Karren Maar festival extended beyond his marathon set. A second stage, hosted by Zonneveld’s label Filth on Acid, featured performances by Gordo, Space 92, Zeltak, and other notable acts.
Reflecting on this historic achievement, Zonneveld conveyed his sentiments to MusicTech:
“Karren Maar festival was an extraordinary journey of sound and connection. Playing for 11 hours and 11 minutes allowed me to deep dive into the essence of my music, exploring uncharted territories of emotion and energy,” Zonneveld said. “It was a humbling experience to witness the support and energy from the crowd, creating a one-of-a-kind atmosphere. I am grateful for the opportunity to have shared this unforgettable experience with everyone present, as we pushed the boundaries of what’s possible in the world of electronic music.”
Afterward, celebrating his 1,500th Instagram post, Zonneveld proudly posed with his new record alongside the adjudicator who verified the achievement at the festival. His caption read:
“I BROKE THE GUINNESS WORLD RECORD FOR THE LONGEST ELECTRONIC MUSIC LIVE PERFORMANCE 🚀🚀 11 hours and 11 minutes at my own KARREN MAAR festival and I can’t really believe that this is true now ❤️ We had 2 massive stages and although the weather was very bad, everyone came early and stayed till the end with a ridiculous amount of energy – THANK YOU SO MUCH for this support, that kept me going 😘 Live performance means that I play only my own music and make it live on stage with synthesizers and drumcomputers (a DJ mainly plays finished tracks by other artists). This is how I always perform since I started doing techno live at little illegal raves 15 years ago. And about the record: As a kid, I always read the @guinnessworldrecords books and dreamed of being a world record holder myself. And now it became truth and it’s even more crazy that this all worked out so good next to finishing my next album, which will come soon and mirrors my development as an artist and musician as well as all the memories and experiences I made since my last album. Thank you all so much for making this possible with me ❤️😘 Thank you @freeyourmindfestival, @josewoldring and the @filthonacid team. Thank you @kikisolvej – without your help and support I couldn’t do it, and thank you for always being there ❤️❤️❤️
Also a big thank you to the wonderful artists @speedyj @kikisolvej @joyhauser @space92 @zeltak and @humanrias for banging beats on the @filthonacid stage and last but not least @joelbeukers & TEAM GOUD for the chill area and the support. WORLD RECORD AND ❤️😘 KARREN MAAR! 🚀🚀🚀 #techno #electronicmusicfestival #karrenmaar #reinierzonneveld.”
For those looking to commemorate this remarkable accomplishment alongside Zonneveld, a visit to the Filth on Acid web shop may be of interest. As for experiencing the Filth on Acid magic in person, the Escape Halloween lineup featuring Space 92, one of Filth on Acid’s notable artists, might pique your curiosity. Reinier Zonneveld’s upcoming performance can be witnessed at Metamorfosi’s closing party on August 18th.
Written by: Artificial Intelligence Technology