Armin van Buuren, Martin Garrix, Tiësto, Afrojack and Nicky Romero (II=I) all took the stage for the legendary AMF event’s 10th anniversary at ADE this year and it was mind blowing!
A selection of the world’s biggest dance music stars took center stage last Saturday at the Johan Cruijff ArenA in Amsterdam for AMF. Armin van Buuren, Martin Garrix, Tiësto, Afrojack and Nicky Romero (II=I) were among those performing at the sold-out event in front of 40.000 fans. AMF streamed all performances live on their own AMF.tv channel in collaboration with TikTok, garnering over hundreds of thousands viewers across all platforms.
AMF has played host to the world’s leading artists for a decade now, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. From veteran acts like Armin van Buuren and Tiësto to the new generation of dance music mainstays Martin Garrix, Afrojack and Nicky Romero. To celebrate this milestone event organizers ALDA and Insomniac turned the ArenA into the biggest nightclub for one night, with a 360 degree stage design including a full motion roof. AMF had something on offer for a wide array of fans, music and show-wise.
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 out on November 4th – for the very first time on stage at AMF. Additionally the two come from the same generation of acts rising up out of the Netherlands, making this back-to-back set even more special.
Tiësto also performed in the buzzing Johan Cruijff ArenA. He’s at the top of his game, solidifying his title as one of the world’s most renowned DJ and producers of all time. It’s been a while since he performed in his home country, which resulted in a truly iconic moment during the night.
After Tiësto, Martin Garrix is perhaps the most heard name in dance. The young DJ and producer has been named the best DJ in the world three times since 2016, making him the youngest artist ever to top the list. He played the AMF stage for the last time back in 2015. For this year’s performance the expectations were high, but he delivered and took the crowd along with him on a ninety minute high-energy musical journey.
Just minutes before Armin van Buuren entered the stage, he hosted his very first radio show on Dutch radio station 538. Live from the ArenA he welcomed none other than Mau P, Martin Garrix and Alesso, Afrojack and Nicky Romero in the studio for interviews.
Rounding off the line-up of this year’s AMF are an eclectic bunch of acts, Australian party-starter Timmy Trumpet, German hit-maker Topic and Dutch hardstyle champion Brennan Heart. Topic loosened up the crowd with chart-topping originals Breaking Me and Your Love. After the slew of dance music mega stars Timmy Trumpet and Brennan Heart closed the ArenA in their signature highly energetic styles.
ALDA is one of Europe’s leading event promoters and producers, as well as a frontrunner in concept development in the scene. Over the years ALDA has diversified their portfolio from mainly dance music into new genres, including Latin with Pal Mundo Festival and hip-hop with OH MY! Festival. Aside from diversifying in musical genres, ALDA is also looking at new frontiers geographically, taking part in the growing festival scene in Eastern Europe with Romania’s biggest dance festival SAGA. Part of ALDA’s image is their partnership with Insomniac, one of the USA’s biggest players in the event scene. Together ALDA and Insomniac are catering to an enormous global audience, presenting top of the line events on multiple continents.
Insomniac produces some of the most innovative, immersive music festivals and events in the world. Enhanced by state-of-the-art lighting, pyrotechnics and sound design, large-scale art installations, theatrical performers and next-generation special effects, these events captivate the senses and inspire a unique level of fan interaction. The quality of the experience is the company’s top priority. For over 25 years, Insomniac has produced more than 2,000 festivals, concerts and club nights for nearly 5 million attendees across the globe. The company’s premier annual event, Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas, is the world’s largest dance music festival 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 it was formed in 1993. In 2013, Insomniac entered into a partnership with global entertainment company Live Nation.
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