Each year Amsterdam Dance Event gathers the electronic music community together from across the globe to share five days and nights of music, networking, and events. For many artists it offers an opportunity to showcase special events. This year, Armin van Buuren elevated the event to new heights with a unique performance 60 metres above the ground. Here he announced the theme for A STATE OF TRANCE 900 (ASOT900), ‘Lifting You Higher’. The landmark edition of ASOT 900 will return to Utrecht in The Netherlands on Saturday 23rd February 2019.
ASOT 900 anthem
The iconic DJ took time out of his mammoth nine-hour ADE radio show to make his way to a secret location. Here, he was joined by a small group of media and fans in a specially created DJ booth suspended high in the sky where he also performed the anthem for ASOT 900, also entitled “Lifting You Higher”. The track is Armin at his best and has all the hallmarks of a trance classic. “Lifting You Higher” is available to stream/download now.
First act announced
The event, in celebration of his ASOT 900 theme also saw Armin announce the first act to join him in Utrecht. For A State of Trance 900, a landmark edition Armin van Buuren will be joined by one of the world’s leading electronic acts, Above & Beyond. The trio makes a much-anticipated return to ASOT as it’s been seven years since they last performed live.
ASOT Word Tour
Furthermore, ASOT will also head on a world tour in 2019. Currently, Madrid, Spain and Kiev, Ukraine have been announced but it is certain that many more dates will be announced shortly.