Armin van Buuren presents ASOT 400: line-ups and locations have been announced!

Armin van Buuren presents ASOT 400: line-ups and locations have been announced!

February 13th, 2009

On April 16, 17 and 18, the worldwide trance community will be treated on a 72-hour trip into A State of Trance. Armin touches down in Germany, UK and Holland to celebrate the 400th episode of his beloved radioshow!

Within eight years , the radioshow has grown out to be an understanding in today’s Dance scene and now has over 30 million listeners worldwide. This 400th edition will definitely be celebrated on a large scale. Listeners and fans will be able to experience the show for 72 hours, live from 3 different countries. The first broadcast will air live from Club Butan in Germany on Thursday April 16th, the second on Friday April 17th from Club Air in Birmingham, U.K., and the third and last one will be closed down in style on Saturday April 18th in one of Holland’s most refined clubs; The Maassilo in Rotterdam! Armin will personally appear at all locations thanks to the SEAT VIP service.

These three events perfectly represent the international character of the radioshow. During these nights, of course Armin himself will be dj’ing, but he also invited some of his colleagues to play there. For this special occasion, he asked the listeners of the show to vote for their favourite DJ’s, by opening an internet poll on his personal forum. Last week Armin revealed the confirmed names:

Thursday, April 16th // Club Butan, Wuppertal (DE)
// 20.00 – 06.00 hrs

Armin van Buuren
Gareth Emery
Roger Shah
Daniel Kandi
Myon & Shane 54
Sied van Riel
Super8 & Tab
Duderstadt
Arnej

Friday, April 17th // Club Air, Birmingham (UK)
// 21:30 – 06:00 hrs

Armin van Buuren
Markus Schulz
Gareth Emery
Daniel Kandi
Simon Patterson
Sied van Riel
Arnej

Saturday, April 18th // Maassilo, Rotterdam (NL)
// 22:00 – 06:00 hrs

A STATE OF TRANCE AREA
Armin van Buuren
Gareth Emery
Aly & Fila
Daniel Kandi
Simon Patterson
Sied van Riel
Mr. Sam

A STATE OF TRANCE AREA 2
Richard Durand
Roger Shah
Cosmic gate
Nitrous Oxide
Ronski Speed

The 400th show, during all three events, will be live broadcasted through 40 worldwide FM radiostations. For this special occasion, you can tune in to a free listening stream on www.astateoftrance.com .

Armin van Buuren: ‘In the meantime, it’s become a tradition to yearly celebrate this with a big party and broadcast it across the globe. The 400th episode and 8th birthday of A State of Trance will be bigger and more spectacular than ever before. The party starts in Germany on April 16th, where the radioshow has just been picked up by Sunshine Live, then moves on to UK on April 17th and will eventually see the great final in the Netherlands on April 18th. Trance is something which is greatly sought after and has just as big a status and fan base as any other style within today’s music. To celebrate this, I asked the listeners about their DJ heroes, of which most of them are able to spin a set at one of the three locations. Of course, all the sets will be broadcasted as much as possible through the radio and internet stations. Since radio is still for free, the entrance fee will again be kept as low as possible to give as many people as possible the opportunity to be a part of this.’

Tickets are available here and in all Primera shops. The Ticket price is € 15,- (ex fee). The pre-sale for Saturday April 18th starts Friday February 13th, 12:00h.