Haute Music: Armin van Buuren Brings the ASOT 500 tour to Miami, USA

Armin Van Buuren, the worlds #1 DJ is bringing his globally proclaimed radio show, A State of Trance to the United States for a 500th episode celebration, and what better way to celebrate than Miami’s Ultra Music Festival? Celebrating ten years, a series of five weeks, five continents, five separately aired live broadcasts, one electronic music pioneer. While there may be one man behind the decks, delivering his take on trance and progressive, van Buuren has invited many of his colleagues and fellow DJs along to play alongside himself throughout the course of the five events. Joining Armin Van Buuren in Miami this Sunday are Ferry Corsten, ATB, Gareth Emery, Sander Van Doorn, Alex M.O.R.P.H, Cosmic Gate and Marcus Schossow.

Buuren who is also scheduled to headline Ultra Music Festival’s main stage on Saturday night, will have an entire ASOT 500 tent, fully equipped with a light show, worldwide trance family and a live broadcast by Digitally Imported Radio. Miami being the second stop on Armin’s A State of Trance 500 tour, following last weekend’s spectacle in Johannesburg, South Africa, the tour will continue in Buenos Aires Argentina on 4/2 and Den Bosch Netherlands on 4/9, wrapping up in Sydney Australia on 4/16.

When the 26th annual Winter Music Conference also held in Miami announced it would be held two weeks earlier for the first time since the start of Ultra Music Festival, many party-goers and festival attendees were forced to make a decision as to whether or not they would attend the traditional WMC or be one of the festivals some odd 100,000 attendees. For the first time in the history of the festival, an extra day was added in 2011 making the festival span Friday-Sunday. One thing is for certain, if Ultra Music Festival was concerned with ticket sales due to the absence of the music conference this year, the now sold out 3-day bonanza is proof that nothing comes between the love of the music.

 

Among Armin Van Buuren, Ultra Music Festival 2011 headlines also include The Chemical Brothers, Tiesto, Deadmau5, David Guetta, Moby, Kaskade, Underworld, Duran Duran, Avicii, Will.I.Am, Carl Cox, Fedde Le Grand, Sasha, Benny Benassi, Steve Aoki, BT and Trentemoller – just to name a few. Winning the International Dance Music Award (IDMA) for Best Music Event 2011, Ultra Music Festival is sure to be one of the years hottest electronic dance music festival.

 

For more photos & info, check out www.ultramusicfestival.com

Article By: Mark Mancino

HAUTE NYC © 2011

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Haute Music: The Love Festival 2011

The Love Festival will embark on its fourth annual Memorial Day Weekend celebration hosted by the Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Returning this Memorial Day Weekend, The Love Festival which also visits Hawaii and Los Angeles is sure to turn up the heat just in time for summer. Tickets have already gone on sale although a full official line-up has yet to be announced. VIP Packages have also been arranged including a full three day spread, inclusive entry to the four hotel nightclubs, Palms Pool & Bungalows, as well as hosted bar featuring  Ketel One Vodka, Don Julio Tequila, Harlem Kruiden Liqueur, Red Bull, and Fiji Water. Upon entry to Rain Nightclub, VIP entry also grants access to a personal seating area surrounded amongst the nightclubs main floor. If the pyrotechnics found in Rain Nightclub aren’t enough, visit the hotels famous Playboy Club or Moon Nightclub. Ghostbar, located atop of the Palms Hotel and Casino overlooking the entire Las Vegas strip makes a perfect beginning or end to any wild night in Vegas.

Palms Pool & Bungalow Parties for The Love Festival slated for MDW 2011 are as follows. Friday 5/28, consists of Grammy Award nominee Morgan Page known for his remixes of Nadia Ali’s Fantasy” and the 2010 hit “Sweet Disposition” by Temper Trap. Saturday 5/29 includes a performance by Chromeo. A-Trak & Justin Martin will be providing the beats at the Palms Pool Party on Sunday 5/30. Palms’ Rain Nightclub lists an anticipated Friday with Felix Da Housecat, Green Velvet and Dave Fogg, which is sure to deliver a night of familiar classics. Saturday’s Perfecto Party with Paul Oakenfold hosted at Rain, has not yet listed any special guests and the Sunday lineup still to be announced.

In 2010, Go Ventures in conjunction with Nine Entertainment Group were responsible for a highly successful event weekend consisting of both indoor and outdoor events. Last years festivities within Rain nightclub included the likes of the worlds #1 DJ according to the prestigious DJ Mag Poll, Armin Van Buuren joined by fellow top 10 DJ Gareth Emery. Paul Oakenfold with Markus Schulz and JES on vocals, along with local resident DJs. The Palms Pool pumped the sounds of New York House Music Legend Danny Tenaglia, MTV’s own DJ Pauly D, as well live performances from Jason Derulo. The vibe felt from last years event was like no other, making it clear dance music has reached its long awaited steady incline. With the presence of dance music felt so strongly over sin city last year, this years Memorial Day celebration should not be overlooked. Get your tickets for the Love Festival 2011 Las Vegas today!

-Armin van Buuren at Love Festival 2010-

 

Check out more at : www.thelovefestival.com

Article by: Mark Mancino

HAUTE NYC 2011