Armin van Buuren gives insight into ASOT 1000 status.
During today’s episode of A State Of Trance, Armin van Buuren unveiled a series of big announcements including a change in radio show format and welcoming Ferry Corsten as an official ASOT resident.
These exciting new concepts were implemented as part of the lead up to ASOT 1000, and it seems all future plans of celebrating the milestone in a festival-style setting have been changed due to the global pandemic. Instead, the celebrations will be focussed in the ASOT radio studio.
“We’ve been doing this for almost 20 years, and as you all know episode 1000 is coming up and everybody’s been asking us, “What are you guys going to do for episode 1000?”, well due to the situation in the world with this terrible virus, plans have changed, but we still have this radio show and we still have this studio,” Armin van Buuren unveiled on ASOT today.
Every 50th radio show of A State Of Trance is celebrated with several live events, usually kicking off around February in Utrecht, which unites thousands of Trance music lovers from all across the globe.
With large gatherings and travel restrictions still in place throughout the world, it seems highly unlikely for the flagship ASOT festival in Utrecht to go ahead in early 2021. Nevertheless, the music will continue to flow in the ASOT studio.
The road to ASOT 1000 celebrations have already kicked off today with Ferry Corsten’s official monthly residency, which sees the Trance legend take over hour 2 of the show with his take on the latest in Trance music.
Other Trance acts will also be invited every week to take over the second half of the show, with Factor B, Ben Gold and AVIRA already locked in.
These two new concepts are just the first of many more surprises that are yet to come as part of the road to ASOT 1000.