Arie Westgeest, also known as MC Barricade, is a 24 years old Master of Ceremony from Tilburg. His powerful voice is well-known within the Harddance scene as he demonstrated multiple times that he is a top-notch performer for hosting both talent- and major festival stages. His voice can best be described as a blend of ‘rough’ with a controlled tone of emotion which makes him the perfect entertainer for Raw Hardstyle acts.
MC Barricade is a returning name on the biggest Hardstyle festivals throughout The Netherlands with hostings on major festivals such as Decibel Outdoor Festival, Intents Festival and Supersized Kingsday Festival. Not only is MC Barricade known for his explosive stage appearances in Holland, he also had the honor to host the Great Wall Run Festival in China. Besides his appearances on multiple events, MC Barricade also did several collaborations with Hardstyle producers. His professional voice meant the base for various well-received tracks such as “Identity“ (with Vazard & D-Verze), the Kickaddict anthem, Deel van de Zotheid and the Planet Raw anthem with The Shade, Soulles and Re-Vamp.
MC Barricade hosted several major events such as QAPITAL, Decibel, Intents Festival, Karnaval Festival, Supersized Kingsday Festival, Fairytale festival and the Great Wall Run Festival located in China.