Trance lovers from all across the world gathered in the Netherlands at the fastest-selling ASOT in history over the weekend, as Armin van Buuren hosted a fully sold-out A State Trance 950.
Hosted by global dance giant ALDA, the ASOT950 spectacular saw over 40,000 party goers gather across the weekend. A large proportion met in Amsterdam on Valentines night for a special ASOT warm-up event, before descending on Utrecht’s Jaarbeurs venue through the course Saturday evening and early Sunday morning, where the event was streamed on a special live broadcast to millions viewers around the world.
Filling the party with an electric atmosphere and a flurry magical moments, A State Trance 950 saw a variety acts join Armin van Buuren as ravers danced the night away, across five stages, each packed with their own uniquely thunderous tones. With the likes Ilan Bluestone and Markus Schulz joining Armin on the mainstage, there were also incredible performances from legendary acts such as Aly & Fila, Andrew Rayel, and live shows from both Rank1 and Giuseppe Ottani.
Filling the arena with a rapturous set packed with unrivalled energy, Jorn van Deynhoven kicked things f over on the Who’s Afraid Of 138?! Stage, where Armin van Buuren himself also played an hour-long set packed with an army eclectic selections – fering a contrasting flavor to his festival-ready mainstage style – in addition to performances from Ben Gold, Solarstone, Skypatrol, Key4050, Richard Durand and David Forbes. With the more progressive side trance also catered for by all-star billing which included Scottish selector Grum, a flurry the genre’s finest names, including Rodg, Elevven, Estiva, Bluum, Prf, and Sound Quelle catered for the deeper sounds the trance world.