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10 reasons why you should go to Atlantis this weekend

Atlantis is one of the greatest music gatherings Australia has ever seen, that’s a fact. It’s an event not to be missed and here are 10 reasons why…

#1 Orjan Nilsen premieres new DJ Governor

Aussie trance addicts, if you are not attending Atlantis 2016 this year you should highly reconsider, Orjan Nislen will premiere brand new material under his ‘DJ Governor’ alias.

With his ‘DJ Governor’ moniker, Orjan brings euphoric and deep energetic feels to his productions – Australia, you better prepare for the moment the music hero drops the stunning new track.

Have a listen to the classic “Pale Memories” above.

#2 An emotional experience with ‘Anahera’

Experience it first at Atlantis, the moment when the legendary Ferry Corsten drops “Anahera” for the very first time under his ‘Gouryella’ alias.

When the moment occurs, we highly recommend you put your phone down and experience the euphoric moment with the thousands of trance lovers around you – it will be a moment you’ll never forget.

Watch Ferry Corsten drop “Anahera” to a crowd of 55,000 above.

#3 Giuseppe Ottaviani will bring his live 2.0 concept to Australia for the first time ever

The Live 2.0 concept is an evolution of his previous ‘Live 1.0’ performance concept wherein he recreated his original productions using live instruments onstage.

With the Live 2.0 setup, Ottaviani is now able to incorporate layers of sound so that he is actually creating new music in real-time. The resulting symphony consists of dancefloor-shaking original Ottaviani productions with live elements – strings, keys, percussion or effects, played spontaneously – so that no two shows are identical.

In the middle of a test run of his new tech set-up Live 2.0, the trance maestro created an incredible piece that turned into ‘Musica’ – out on March 14th, 2016 via Black Hole Recordings.

Giuseppe Ottaviani fans unite!

#4 Homegrown hero and Atlantis ambassador takes the stage fresh from ASOT Festival Utrecht

Of course we’re talking about MaRLo! The Aussie trance hero recently took fans on an incredible journey on the main stage at ASOT Festival in Utrecht and even dropped ‘Titans’, the official anthem for Atlantis 2016, which is out now on all digital stores.

‘Titans’ is an absolute beast of a tune, comprised of anthemic energy destined for huge venues across the globe. The Australian high-flyer exhibits how hulking synths, pounding drums, and catchy melodies can spellbind just about anyone through sheer force of impact and tremor-like surges of brilliance.

MaRLo delivers once again, with the mighty ‘Titans’ and we’re absolutely thrilled to see him back at Atlantis this weekend.

#5 Aly & Feels…

What a ride it’s been for the Egyptian masterminds by the name of Aly & Fila, from gracing BBC Radio 1 with their incredible Essential Mix to performing at The Great Pyramid of Giza.

Throughout the years, the Egyptian Trance champions took their highly energetic performances to the most illustrious venues and events in the world, have churned out a legion of Trance classics, and have given the brightest of talents a chance to shine on their own imprints: Future Sound Of Egypt and Future Sound Of Egypt Excelsior.

Be prepared to be taken on an incredible journey and don’t hesitate to hold tears back, we know there’ll be plenty when Aly & Fila hit the stage at Atlantis this weekend.

#6 This year’s stage design will put ‘Atlantis on the world map’

Matt Chromatic, the creative mastermind behind the Dragon and King of the Castle stage at Defqon.1 and several large scale art works and stages all over the world, has worked hard to create a mind-blowing design for this year’s stage at Atlantis.

We’re unbelievably excited to see the reaction of the crowd, when they see the entire show come together this weekend!

#7 Dutch hotshot David Gravell will warm up the crowd

Still buzzing from A State Of Trance Festival in Utrecht, Dutch hotshot David Gravell will be opening the highly anticipated event at 9pm in Sydney and Melbourne, taking fans on a musical adventure to warm up the night.

Busting out one solid production after another, the global crowds have embraced his unique sound and we’re thrilled to experience another monstrous set from the musical hero, it will surely leave the amassed Trance crowd at Atlantis in awe!

#8 Rail travel integrated into your Sydney Atlantis 2016 ticket at no extra cost

Atlanteans attending the Sydney event, Totem OneLove have paid for the trains so you don’t have to!

Patrons are required to present their event tickets on their way in and way home, in physical format to enable travel on the Sydney Trains and NSW TrainLink network.

Public Transport is the quickest and easiest way to get to and from the event at Allphones Arena.

Click here for the timetable and info for rail travel.

#9 Be part of global trance history

This weekend, Australia will make trance history as the legendary Ferry Corsten hits the stage at Atlantis, performing under his alias ‘Gouryella’ for the first time ever.

We’ve already mentioned how euphoric it will be when he drops “Anahera”, but the entire performance will be an incredible journey, as he takes us down memory lane with the classic Gouryella sound. 

Ferry Corsten has reproduced all the old Gouryella tracks, they sound exactly the same, but only just a lot tighter!

Read our interview with the legend here.

#10 Unity

Atlantis will unite thousands of people from across Australia and the world to share their love of trance music. Thousands of Aussie clubbers and trance lovers will enjoy hours of music bliss this weekend, explore deep into the sea, to the forgotten land and celebrate the genre that we all love, Trance.

See you there Australia!

Atlantis 2016 complete lineup:
Aly & Fila
David Gravell
Ferry Corsten presents Gouryella (World Premiere)
Giuseppe Ottaviani Live 2.0

Orjan NIlsen

Atlantis 2016 tour dates & cities:
Sydney: Friday March 11 – All Phones Arena

Perth (Club Atlantis): Saturday March 12 – Metro City
Melbourne: Sunday March 13 – Hisense Arena

Click here for Atlantis 2016 tickets.

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Written by Miguel Ramirez

My name is Miguel, and i'm a trance addict.

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