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40,000 people attended Alda and Armin van Buuren’s celebration of 950 episodes of A State of Trance, with millions more watching online
By Jon Chapple on 17 Feb 2020
Trance lovers from across the world gathered in the Netherlands over the weekend for the fastest-selling A State of Trance (ASOT) event in the brand’s history.
Hosted by Armin van Buuren, the ASOT festival debuted at Ultra in Miami in 2011 as a spin-off of the Dutch DJ’s A State of Trance radio show, which recently celebrated its 950th episode.
For the sold-out A State of Trance 950, promoter Alda welcomed more than 40,000 partygoers to the Jaarbeurs exhibition centre in Utrecht on Saturday 15 February – while millions of viewers around the world watched the live broadcast.
In addition van Buuren, ASOT 950 performers included Ilan Bluestone, Ben Gold, Markus Schulz, Grum, Aly and Fila, Andrew Rayel, Giuseppe Ottaviani, Jorn van Deynhoven and Rank1.
Alda’s other festivals include Amsterdam Music Festival in the Netherlands and the upcoming Saga event in Bucharest.
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