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Armin van Buuren’s A State of Trance unveils 2024 daytime programme

After sharing details of the very first A State of Trance daytime programme Armin van Buuren flipped Rotterdam on its head with an unannounced performance, live from a moving tram driving right through Rotterdam’s city centre

  • Laura
  • 8 February 2024
Armin van Buuren’s A State of Trance unveils 2024 daytime programme

ROTTERDAM (6 February 2024) - With just about three weeks until Rotterdam’s inaugural A State of Trance festival, Armin van Buuren has shared all details of the daytime programme, completing the full weekend itinerary. Van Buuren did so in spectacular fashion, performing live from a tram driving through Rotterdam’s city centre. 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 programme 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 programme marks a first in A State of Trance history and an exciting extension for fans. The programme has four themes; mindfulness, talent, art and knowledge, each of which tied into the music industry in their own unique way.

During the A State of Trance day programme, 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 personal 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 programme

Room Mate by Bruno Hotel, Rotterdam

23 & 24 February 2024

11:00 - 18:00

A State of Trance festival

Ahoy, Rotterdam

23 & 24 February 2024

22:00 - 06:00


Tickets for A State of Trance DESTINATION in Rotterdam are available via with final phase weekend tickets starting at €145,00 (ex fee) and day tickets starting at €69,00 (ex fee).

A State of Trance Hotel

While official A State of Trance Hotel packages have sold out, there are still combi-packages available at several hotels in Rotterdam via this link.

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