The esteemed trance legend, Armin Van Buuren, is gearing up to make his mark on Indian soil with a four-city tour alongside Sunburn Arena in October 2023. Hailing from the Netherlands, Armin has been an integral part of the electronic dance music scene since 2001. Known for his fervent promotion of the Trance genre through his tracks, he has crafted numerous chart-topping tunes in his illustrious career.
Sunburn Festival, acknowledged as Asia’s grandest Music Festival, is poised to bring the Trance maestro to India for the very first time in an exclusive solo tour, covering four major cities. It’s worth noting that Armin Van Buuren had previously taken to the Indian stage at Sunburn Goa in 2021, where he shared the limelight with illustrious artists like Vini Vici and Deborah De Luca.
Armin Van Buuren: The Trance Music Icon
Dubbed the “King Of Trance” by devoted fans across the globe, Armin Van Buuren’s resounding influence has played a pivotal role in propelling the trance genre into the spotlight. His distinctive music style, characterized by the integration of captivating vocals, has resonated exceptionally well with his dedicated fan base. Armin’s global journey includes performances at prestigious music festivals like “Tomorrowland” and “Ultra Music Festival.” Notably, he is revered for his extended sets, with his annual appearances at Untold Festival spanning an impressive six hours.
Armin’s most noteworthy feat remains his marathon 12-hour production set, aptly named “Armin Only.” Acknowledged by DJ Mag, Armin held the coveted top one position for nearly four consecutive years, from 2007 to 2010. His globally renowned radio show, ‘A State of Trance,’ has garnered a staggering 80 million plays across various streaming platforms such as YouTube and Spotify. Furthermore, his shows grace the airwaves of 108 radio stations.
Sunburn Festival: India’s Premier EDM Extravaganza
Sunburn Festival is a celebrated annual event renowned for its grandeur and widespread popularity. Set in Goa, the festival spans an impressive three to four days towards the end of December. This year, Sunburn even played host to the world-famous Ultra Music Festival stage through the “Road to Ultra” initiative. Throughout the year, the festival hosts individual artist tours under the banner of Sunburn Arena, providing artists with a unique platform to showcase their prowess.
The Sunburn Arena format offers ample space for individual artists to deliver standout performances, each spanning approximately two hours. Noteworthy artists including Hardwell, Martin Garrix, Boris Brejcha, and Alan Walker have already captivated audiences this year. The unexpected inclusion of Armin Van Buuren has ignited a fervor among trance enthusiasts, as his addition to the lineup took everyone by surprise. This excitement can hardly be overstated, especially considering the colossal success of Martin Garrix’s extensive eight-city India Tour, facilitated by Sunburn Festival. The tour even accommodated a repeat show in one city due to overwhelming demand.
Tour Dates and Locations
As Armin Van Buuren prepares for his four-city India tour in October, Sunburn Festival has taken to their social media platforms to make the official announcement. The tour dates and cities are as follows:
- October 5th: Bengaluru
- October 6th: Mumbai
- October 7th: Kolkata
- October 8th: Delhi NCR
For further event details, refer to the Sunburn Festival’s official tweet.
The Immersive Experience
The festival experience promises to be monumental, thanks to the Sunburn Arena’s format that affords individual artists ample stage time. Following the standard format, artists perform sets spanning approximately two hours. With this framework in mind, fans can anticipate a similarly captivating performance from Armin Van Buuren. Notably, Armin’s recent six-hour set at Untold Festival, showcased on his official YouTube channel, adds to the excitement. While replicating the exact same set may be a tall order, there’s an optimistic hope that Armin might deliver a performance reminiscent of his Untold Festival appearance.
The supporting acts for the tour have yet to be announced by Sunburn, so stay tuned for updates in our forthcoming blog posts.
Ticket Information and Booking
Tickets for Armin Van Buuren’s tour are now available for purchase on BookMyShow. Secure your spot today by clicking here.
Anticipated Experience and Conclusion
Armin Van Buuren’s imminent arrival promises an extraordinary experience for every trance aficionado in India. The tour’s potential for success is high, drawing parallels with the previous triumphant Martin Garrix tour.
Furthermore, we’re excited to share an exclusive interview video with one of Armin Van Buuren’s fervent fans. In this interview, we delve into the history of Trance music and explore the current Trance music scene in India. The fan also extends a special request for Armin to present a “Pure Trance Set.” For more insights, watch the exclusive interview right here:
As we eagerly await Armin Van Buuren’s electrifying performance in Bangalore, we look forward to sharing in the anticipation. Until then, stay tuned for more updates. See you at the event!