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Armin van Buuren unveils first acts of A State Of Trance inaugural in Rotterdam

A State of Trance, the legendary musical phenomenon envisioned by Armin van Buuren, has unwrapped the initial lineup of performers for its eagerly anticipated 2024 edition in their newly embraced hometown of Rotterdam. Among the illustrious names gracing the stage are Armin van Buuren himself, joined by luminaries of the trance music world such as Cosmic Gate, Ferry Corsten, HI-LO, John O’Callaghan, Laura van Dam, Maddix, and MORTEN. An especially noteworthy comeback is that of NWYR, marking their return after a five-year hiatus. The inaugural Rotterdam event promises Armin van Buuren‘s electrifying performances on both days, each filled with unique surprises.

The release of Phase 1 of the lineup signifies a joyful reunion with fan-favorite acts that have left an indelible mark on the event over the years. Enthusiasts can keep a vigilant eye on the A State of Trance platforms in the upcoming weeks, as the remainder of the program unfolds gradually. Expect to see debutants, exclusive back-to-back sets, and a host of innovative daytime experiences.

In a groundbreaking move announced back in June, A State of Trance disclosed its shift from its long-standing base in Utrecht to the vibrant city of Rotterdam in 2024. This transition also heralds the event’s expansion into a two-day extravaganza, accompanied by extensive daytime activities complementing the two nocturnal festival segments. Attendees will be treated to masterclasses, engaging panels, artist meet-and-greets, pre-parties, and a myriad of other daytime events both in and around the A State of Trance Hotel, serving as the central epicenter for the weekend.

Introducing the A State of Trance Hotel, an essential element of the unparalleled experience. The Room Mate Bruno Hotel will be transformed into an exclusive haven for the entire weekend, housing many of the daytime activities and thus becoming the official focal point for the event. After a night of trance-infused euphoria, event-goers can retreat to the A State of Trance Hotel, forging the perfect harmony between music and relaxation. Limited packages for the A State of Trance Hotel remain available. For additional details and booking options, please visit

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Acting as the CEO and founder of the site, the highly successful entrepreneur soon saw his team grow meteorically under his stewardship, amassing more than 1 million followers across the brand’s platforms. In addition, working with esteemed global entities such as Tomorrowland, AMF, EXIT Festival, Ushuaïa, Hï Ibiza, Parookaville and many others festivals and clubs aswell as some of the world’s most reputable record labels, artists and agencies.