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Reported by Tristan Ingram on January 11, 2008

The 5th Annual Hard Dance Awards 2008

Welcome to the 5th Annual Hard Dance Awards powered by

The 5th Annual Hard Dance Awards powered by have got off to an unprecedented start. Thousands of Hard Dance fanatics from a staggering 42 countries have already cast their vote and with so many new names making their mark in the last year every single vote counts towards this poll of polls for the scene we all love!

The Hard Dance Awards is a celebration of the biggest and the best in the world of banging beats from the past 12 months. Featuring 14 categories voted for by the public via online portal , the 5th Annual Hard Dance Awards Powered by is yet again set to be the first massive event in the calendar for the industry and fans alike!

The main event and ceremony is happening on Friday 29th February @ Plug in Sheffield. It’s pay day weekend and the day in the leap year where girls are allowed to turn the tables and proposition the boys so there’s no better excuse to attend alongside all the movers and shakers from the world of hard dance.

In 2007, 4000 of the world’s most up for it party people descended on the world famous Brixton Academy and now it’s time to take the awards up the M1 motorway to the spiritual home of the scene in the North of England. This year the line-up includes superstar DJ/producers; Lisa Lashes, BK b2b Vinylgroover, Andy Whitby, Alex Kidd, Kutski, Organ Donors, Ed Real and over 25 other scene leaders on the decks!

The UK’s leading dance download store, has once again revamped the Hard Dance Awards website to create a fresh vibe in another storming year for the scene. Alongside the voting, the team have enlisted leading key figures from the worlds of production, performance and promotion to tell visitors their ‘Year In Hard Dance’

Vote closes on Monday 18th February at midnight so if you haven’t already – make yourself heard!

The Main Event

The 5th Annual Hard Dance Awards
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Friday 29th February 2008
@ Plug, 14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
3 rooms of the finest hard dance acts, djs & producers from the best labels & clubs across the nation!

Guests include:
Lisa Lashes (Lashed), Andy Whitby (AWsum), BK b2b Vinylgroover (Riot!), Alex Kidd (Kiddfectious), Lisa Pin-Up, Kutski (Radio 1) vs. Organ Donors – Audio Surgery Live, Nu Energy Collective Live, Ed Real (Riot!), Dark by Design b2b Phil York (Hardtimez), Andy Farley (Red), Cally Gage (Frantic), Kym Ayres (Slinky), JP & Jukesy (Deprivation), Ben Stevens (Vicious Circle), Garbo (Storm), Tidy DJs b2b Morgan (Tidy & Goodgreef), Avaline (Tranzaction), Vandall (Trancewarez), Jason Cortez (Nuclear Puppy), Rodi Styles (Storm), Mark H (Polysexual), Brian M & McBunn (Bionic), Steve O’Brady (Parlez-Vous), Jimmy Dean (Xstatic), Marc Johnston (Flashpoint Records & Tripoli Trax), Lucy Fur (Cyberkitten), Neal Thomas (Native), Steve NRG (Sundissential), Dr Duzzit (Extreme Euphoria), Andy Jackson (Mayhem)
Info 01925 241 320
Tickets: 08700 600 100

How to vote in the Hard Dance Awards

Voting couldn’t be easier.

Simply go to and make yourself heard.

After you’ve voted, check out the Top 10’s from scene leaders and read their interviews.

The website will be updated with news about the ceremony so keep visiting!