A State of Trance 550 – Kiev – About Ukraine

ASOT 550. Landing in Kyiv (Kiev) on March 10th

On March 10th, Kyiv’s International Exhibition Center will welcome the celebration of A State of Trance 550 with Armin van Buuren as a headliner of the show. This event will become the first ASOT celebration in Ukraine. And for sure Ukraine warmly welcomes all the international visitors of this unforgettable event!

Why choose Kyiv among 6 places to celebrate ASOT 550?

The very first reason is you should check by yourself the statement that Ukrainians are the craziest and the most dancing nation in the world. Who told this? Every dance artist and deejay, including world’s top talents, who have ever had a chance to perform here for Ukrainian party people! So you really should come to Ukraine and feel the unbelievable atmosphere that reigns on local dance floors.

Here’s important information for men. The most beautiful girls in the whole world live in Kyiv. And it’s another statement you should check by yourself ;)

The second reason is that you most probably won’t need a visa to visit Kiev. Citizens of many countries can enter Ukraine without a visa with a passport only, for period of up to 90 (14 or 30) days: EU nations, USA, Canada, Andorra, Argentina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei Darussalam, Georgia, Hong Kong, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Korea, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Norway, Paraguay, San Marino, Serbia, Switzerland, Vatican, and the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (except Turkmenistan).

And one more thing you should know. Kyiv is a wonderful city to visit and explore. It’s an important cultural and religious European city with its rich history and beautiful architecture, especially churches and old buildings in its historical centers. By the way, at the moment Kyiv is preparing to welcome Euro 2012 in June.


Where to buy ASOT 550 tickets or tour packages?

You can buy tickets online right now at V-Ticket.com.ua

If you come from abroad you should also pay attention to the tour packages, including 1 night in a hotel 3* or 4*, 2 Fan-Zone or VIP-tickets and ASOT 550 goodie bag.

The venue plan can be seen here:


If you are having trouble with your payment please feel free to contact local promoter VIRUS Music support service by e-mail: info@virus.ua, or by phone: +38 044 538 08 27 (working hours: Mon-Fri, 10:00-19:00, GMT+2)


What should you know while staying in Kyiv?

General info and tips for travelers:

  • Use your common sense to make your visit to Ukraine enjoyable and safe.
  • The population of Kyiv is up to 3 million people.
  • The national currency is Hryvnia (UAH) and its one hundredth part, kopiyka. Money can be exchanged: at banks, exchange desks at hotels and licensed exchange booths in the streets.
  • Currency exchange rates: approximately 1 USD = 8 UAH; 1 EUR = 10,6 UAH.
  • ATM machines are all over the place and almost always within easy walking distance. They typically give out money in Ukrainian Hryvnias only.
  • Kyiv Boryspil International Airport is located 15 km southeast of Kyiv.


At the airport

Walk up to the taxi desk INSIDE the terminal (30 m from ‘Arrivals’ doors) and talk to a receptionist. Average fee these days is 250UAH ($31 USD), depending on where exactly you will go to within Kyiv. Normally taxi drivers do not speak good English. Unless you speak the language, show a note with the destination written in Ukrainian or Russian (or the name of your hotel), and ask the fee before you sit in a taxi. Keep in mind taxis may accept dollars and euros. However it is not a bad idea to exchange about $50 at the airport. Don’t change more. Exchange rates are better in the city center. Don’t exchange money with strangers in the street. Illegal currency exchange in Ukraine is a criminal offense.


Where is the venue situated?

The address of Kyiv International Exhibition Center is 15 Brovarskyy Ave., UA-02660 Kyiv, Ukraine

The map can be seen here: http://g.co/maps/bm8kw


Useful links:





Taxi (English speaking call center):


(+38044) 227 71 11

(+38044) 535 71 54

(+38067) 233 63 65

(+38093) 406 67 67


For more information please feel free to contact local promoter VIRUS Music support service by:

e-mail: info@virus.ua

phone: +38 044 538 08 27 (working hours: Mon-Fri, 10:00-19:00, GMT+2)