After sharing details of the very first A State of Trance daytime program, Armin van Buuren flipped Rotterdam on its head with an unannounced performance, live from a moving tram driving right through Rotterdam’s city center.
With just about three weeks until Rotterdam’s inaugural A State of Trance festival, Armin van Buuren has shared all the details of the daytime program, completing the full weekend itinerary. Van Buuren did so in spectacular fashion, performing live from a tram driving through Rotterdam’s city center. The world-renowned DJ was joined by long-time A State of Trance collaborator Ferry Corsten as well as Maddix and Ruben de Ronde to name a few. Most notably, Armin van Buuren was joined on stage by Joris Voorn, the two iconic DJs performed back-to-back for 30 minutes.
The A State of Trance daytime program will be hosted on Friday 23 and Saturday 24 February at the official A State of Trance Hotel in Rotterdam’s bustling Kop van Zuid district. The addition of a daytime program marks a first in A State of Trance history and an exciting extension for fans. The program has four themes; mindfulness, talent, art and knowledge, each of which is tied into the music industry in their own unique way.
During the A State of Trance day program, Armin van Buuren, industry insiders, and fellow DJs will provide a behind-the-scenes look and extensively discuss the four themes. Additionally, the day program at the A State of Trance Hotel will feature photo exhibitions, yoga sessions, and pre-parties. Van Buuren himself will contribute to the mindfulness segment of the program. Recently, he highlighted this theme on his new album “Breathe In,” where he allowed the positive developments in his mental well-being to shine.
A State of Trance, the world’s biggest trance festival for over two decades, is hosted in Rotterdam for the very first time in 2024. With a brand-new theme, DESTINATION, A State of Trance will welcome close to 60 acts over two days in the iconic Ahoy. Aside from Armin van Buuren the festival will see performances by Ben Hemsley, Benwal, Colyn, Cosmic Gate, HI-LO, Innellea, John O’Callaghan, Maddix, Miss Monique, MORTEN, nilsix and NWYR to name a few. At A State of Trance 2024, Armin van Buuren will also perform back-to-back sets in various surprising combinations, including one with HI-LO, a b2b2b2b with the entire A State of Trance Radio ensemble (Armin van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, Ruben de Ronde, and Nina de Koning), and a surprise act yet to be announced.
A State of Trance daytime program
Room Mate by Bruno Hotel, Rotterdam
23 & 24 February 2024
11:00 – 18:00
A State of Trance festival
23 & 24 February 2024
22:00 – 06:00