Recap Of A Record-Setting ASOT 950

Trance lovers from across the globe gathered in Utrecht, Netherlands, at the fastest-selling A State Of Trance event in history over the weekend.

Armin van Buuren hosted the sold-out A State of Trance 950, a celebration of the genre’s finest stars and sounds, in honor of his universally acclaimed weekly ASOT radio show.

ASOT 950

Hosted by global dance giant ALDA, the ASOT 950 spectacular saw over 40,000 attendees gather across the weekend. A large portion met in Amsterdam on Valentine’s night for a special ASOT warm-up event that encountered some minor electrical problems and power outages before descending on Utrecht‘s Jaarbeurs venue through the course of Saturday evening and early Sunday morning.

The event was streamed and viewed by over a million people worldwide.

The festivities were electric with an atmosphere of magical moments.  A State of Trance 950 featured a variety of 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 of Anjunabeats golden boy Ilan Bluestone and German-American maestro Markus Schulz joining Armin on the main stage, there were also incredible performances from legendary acts such as Aly & Fila, Andrew Rayel, and live shows from both.

Filling the arena with a rapturous set packed with tremendous energy, Jorn van Deynhoven kicked things off over on the Who’s Afraid Of 138?! stage where Armin van Buuren played an hour-long set packed with an army of eclectic selections that offered a contrasting flavor to his festival-ready main stage style.

In addition, spectacular performances from Ben Gold, Solarstone, Skypatrol, Key4050, Richard Durand, and David Forbes filled the evening.

Giuseppe Ottaviani debuted his Live 3.0 setup and delivered one of the more emotional sets of the evening.

Giuseppe Ottaviani

The more Progressive side of Trance also catered to the bill. Sets by the Scottish selector Grum capped off a flurry of the genre’s finest names, including Rodg, Elevven, Estiva, Bluum, Proff, and Sound Quelle.

Since the inception of ASOT in 2001, the brand has enjoyed a rapid rise, growing meteorically to become the largest Trance network in the world. Each weekly radio episode airs to millions globally.

With this year’s ASOT centering around the theme of ‘Let The Music Guide You,’ all eyes will now turn to the hugely monumental landmark of ASOT 1000 where fans are sure to be treated to a special weekend packed with jaw-dropping surprises.

With the entire venue united by their mutual love of music, ASOT 950 marked another record-breaking event from ALDA, whose vast array of festivals also includes the gigantic AMF and the upcoming SAGA Festival in Romania this summer.

Cementing a reputation as the most hotly anticipated Trance event on the global dance calendar, A State Of Trance 950 lived up to every inch of its humongous reputation with the memories made during the weekend set to live a lifetime in the minds of ravers worldwide.

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