We very much understand putting the Main Stage next to the LAN area @ Austin in 2017 wasn't the best idea, so we are definitely NOT doing that again. We heard you loud and clear

Live Music

DreamHack is a gaming party and we expect you to bring that same esports hype to the dance floor. We've featured exciting artists at each event and look forward to giving you our Austin lineup soon, right here on this page.


Hailing from Chicago, the Pakistani electronic sister duo Krewella are active vocal inspirations through their music and editorials. Jahan and Yasmine Yousaf represent empowerment: personified work ethic that transcended racial and gender stigmas to achieve their dreams. From heavy rock and dance influences, the girls burst onto the scene as female pioneers of a male-dominated industry. Their bold fashion and rebellious swag inspired their obsessed following, affectionately self-named as the #KREW.

With almost 10M in social following, they have inspired millions of current youth to chase their dreams. With a platinum hit ‘Alive’, their evolution into a live rock / dance hybrid act spotlights Krewella’s rare ability to play both acoustic live sets and raucous Las Vegas club residencies. They are one of the more unique music performances and experiences, and are primed to break new ground that no South Asian act ever has.

Electronic duo Pegboard Nerds concocted exuberant future bass fit for dancefloors, bright anime, or kinetic video games (a major influence on their visual aesthetic). Their sound — a little future bass, a little dubstep, a lot of chiptune — was the inspired amalgam of Alexander Odden (Norway) and Michael Parsberg-Hansen (Denmark), a pair of producers whose stage name is an anagram of their last names. 

Starting in 2005, they released a string of EPs and remixes, including a pair of collaborations with Splitbreed. A decade into their pairing, they started a campaign in 2015 called Operation Pink Cloud, aimed at ending breast cancer. The Pink Cloud EP featured guest turns from Max Collins, Johnny Graves, and Jonny Rose. Their fourth EP, Nerds by Nature, arrived in early 2017 and debuted in the Top 15 of Billboard’s Electronic Albums chart.



A moniker with a unique brand of EDM, Tokyo Machine combines endearing Japan-infused, 8-bit sounds with vicious, heavy basslines. His music has earned millions of plays, featurings in video games and TV, thousands of die hard fans all over the world and the support from the likes of Martin Garrix, David Guetta, Dillon Francis, Afrojack, Slushii, Herobust and dozens more.

 Since his debut show at EDC Las Vegas in 2017, Tokyo Machine has established himself as a chiptune stage-beast, who, alongside his little Tokimon friends, steals the show on every continent. 

Misc. Activities

The main stage plays host to fun new events at every festival, such as the cosplay competition, collegiate esports, BYOC tournament finals, game shows, midnight anime marathons and more. Keep an eye out for the full schedule, released a few weeks before DreamHack Austin opens. 

Questions, suggestions, want to say hi... 👉 activities@dreamhack.com