A State of Trance 500: Sydney

After rocking tens of thousands of screaming fans at Melbourne’s massive Etihad stadium on New Years Eve, Future Entertainment is proud to announce that the planet’s reining #1 DJ and international Trance superstar, Armin Van Buuren, is on his way back to Australian shores for another exclusive, one night only affair that’s simply not to be missed …

To celebrate Armin’s coveted worldwide radio show A State of Trance (ASOT) notching up its milestone 500th show, on Saturday April 16, 2011, Sydney’s iconic Acer Arena will be transformed into a dance event of epic proportions as the Dutch maestro hosts one of just five very special global ASOT parties in the harbour city,  broadcasted 100% LIVE.

Following on from last year’s infamous tour to celebrate the 450th ASOT show, 2011’s ASOT500 anniversary will see Armin raise the bar yet again in typical fashion. To mark this momentous occasion in suitable style, the biggest name in electronic music will travel to five continents (Africa, America, South America, Europe and Australia) over five weeks to play … you guessed it … five cities (Johannesburg, Miami, Buenos Aires, Den Bosch and *drumroll* Sydney!). It doesn’t get any bigger than this, folks …

Crowned the ‘Best DJ’ for the last four years running, there’s little doubt that Holland’s Armin Van Buuren is the BIGGEST DJ in the world today. A consummate master of Trance who has risen to superstardom via his sublime DJ skills and studio musical wizardry, Armin’s forward thinking Armada label group houses some of the world’s finest electronic dance music talent and is a veritable force to be reckoned with. Adored by a legion of loyal fans in every corner of the globe, he’s a bona fide dance music icon.

Yet all of this speaks nothing of the sheer phenomenon that is Armin’s ASOT radio show. Renowned for showcasing the next big tunes, acts and sounds, every week for the last ten years ASOT has helped millions of dance fans keep their finger firmly on the pulse of world’s finest beats, breakdowns and build-ups. Boasting over 15 million listeners in over 26 countries, this prodigious broadcast is without doubt one of the largest and most successful dance shows in history.

Now, in 2011, as the countdown to the auspicious 500th edition of ASOT reaches fever pitch, despite his notorious humility, Armin himself couldn’t be more proud of the show’s achievements. “I am very proud and happy with the 500th edition of the show. The way Trance sounds today differs from ten years ago, but it has preserved the same feeling. Trance has evolved over the years. Nowadays Trance is influenced by other styles like Techno, Minimal and Tech House. It is nice to have experienced this development and we will celebrate Trance in the biggest way possible!” he says.

“Since we make ASOT for the fans, we felt they should be able to give their input on the line-up. For a period of one month, our listeners were given the opportunity to suggest DJs for the five events of ASOT. The result is a program with a wide range in variety of artists, not only specialized in pure Trance but also Progressive, Tech-Trance and uplifting Trance. And off course the classic sound will not be left out!”

So, Australia, brace yourselves for the biggest birthday party of the decade, because Armin’s history-making ASOT500 spectacular is headed to our shores and promises to be an event, party and experience the likes of which we’ve never witnessed before … full stop!

Those who are not able to travel the world do not have to miss out on anything, as all five of the shows will be broadcast live on air.

Time table:

21:00 – 22:00    Shogun
22:00 – 23:15    tyDi
23:15 – 00:30    Menno de Jong
00:30 – 01:45    Aly & Fila
01:45 – 03:00    Alex M.O.R.P.H.
03:00 – 06:00    Armin van Buuren


Broadcasting radio stations:

argentina- sonic fm

australia – energy fm
austalia – metro fm
Australia – kik fm
australia – kiss fm
brazil – dance paradise
bulgaria – alpha radio
cyprus =- mix fm
cz republic – dance radio
estroania – dfm
greece 0 rg rhodes
grece 0 traffic fm
ireland – rte pulse
israel – click 2 dance
poland – eska
spain – sonic fm
sweden – radio seven
hawaii – my 959
usa / mexico/ – sirius xm
online  difm
Online ASOT.com