Armin van Buuren, Martin Garrix, Tiësto, Afrojack and Nicky Romero (II=I) all took the stage for the 10th anniversary of the legendary AMF event at ADE this year and it was breathtaking!
A selection of the world’s biggest dance music stars took center stage last Saturday at the Johan Cruijff ArenA in Amsterdam for the AMF. Armin van Buuren, Martin Garrix, Tiësto, Afrojack and Nicky Romero (II=I) were among those who performed at the sold-out event in front of 40,000 fans. AMF streamed all performances live on its own channel AMF.tv in collaboration with TikTok, garnering over hundreds of thousands of viewers across all platforms.
The AMF has been welcoming the world’s greatest artists for a decade now, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. From veteran artists like Armin van Buuren and Tiësto to the new generation of dance music stalwarts Martin Garrix, Afrojack and Nicky Romero. To celebrate this milestone, organizers ALDA and Insomniac transformed the ArenA into the world’s largest one-night club, featuring a 360-degree stage design including a fully movable roof. AMF had something to offer a wide range of fans, music and shows.
As part of AMF’s special II=I concept, Afrojack and Nicky Romero teamed up for an energetic performance. The two performed their new collaborative track – which will be released on November 4 – for the very first time on stage at the AMF. Plus, both come from the same generation of artists from the Netherlands, which makes this set even more special.
Tiësto also performed in the lively Johan Cruijff ArenA. He is at the top of his game, cementing his title as one of the world’s most renowned DJs and producers of all time. It’s been a while since he played in his home country, which resulted in a truly iconic moment overnight.
After Tiësto, Martin Garrix is perhaps the most heard name in dance. The young DJ and producer has been named the World’s Best DJ three times since 2016, making him the youngest artist to top the list. He last played the AMF stage in 2015. For this year’s performance, expectations were high, but he delivered and took the crowd with him on a high-energy 90-minute musical journey.
Minutes before Armin van Buuren took the stage, he hosted his very first radio show on Dutch radio station 538. Live from the ArenA, he hosted none other than Mau P, Martin Garrix and Alesso, Afrojack and Nicky Romero in the studio for interviews.
Rounding out this year’s AMF lineup are an eclectic group of artists, Australian initiator Timmy Trumpet, German hitmaker Topic and Dutch hardstyle champion Brennan Heart. Topic relaxed the crowd with chart-topping originals Breaking Me and Your Love. After the slew of dance music megastars, Timmy Trumpet and Brennan Heart closed the ArenA in their high energy styles.
ALDA is one of the leading promoters and producers of events in Europe, as well as a pioneer in the development of concepts on the stage. Over the years, ALDA has diversified its portfolio, moving mainly from dance music to new genres, including Latin with the Pal Mundo festival and hip-hop with OH MY! Festival. In addition to diversifying into musical genres, ALDA is also looking at new geographical frontiers, taking part in the growing festival scene in Eastern Europe with Romania’s largest dance festival, SAGA. Part of ALDA’s image is its partnership with Insomniac, one of America’s biggest players in the event scene. Together, ALDA and Insomniac cater to a huge global audience, presenting premium events across multiple continents.
About the insomniac
Insomniac produces some of the most innovative and immersive music festivals and events in the world. Enhanced by state-of-the-art lighting, pyrotechnics and sound design, large-scale art installations, next-generation theatrical artists and special effects, these events captivate the senses and inspire a unique level of fan interaction. Quality of experience is the company’s top priority. For more than 25 years, Insomniac has produced more than 2,000 festivals, concerts and club nights for nearly 5 million spectators around the world. The company’s first annual event, Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas, is the largest dance music festival in the world and attracts more than 465,000 fans over three days. The company was founded by Pasquale Rotella and has been based in Los Angeles since its inception in 1993. In 2013, Insomniac entered into a partnership with global entertainment company Live Nation.
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