Armin van Buuren pleads for more female dance artists

Armin van Buuren pleads for more female dance artists

We’re only a few weeks into 2012, but Armin van Buuren is already busy working out his new plans and ambitions. Next to the grand A State of Trance 550 world tour kicking off in March, Armin has made it one of his personal goals to get more women to work in the dance industry. The Dutch DJ believes that the future of dance will involve a much bigger female influence. The biggest edition of the A State of Trance tour, taking place on March 31st in the Brabanthallen of Den Bosch, will include a female-only stage. Not just the DJ’s and singers, but also the entire tech crew are female.

Armin explains why he feels that the dance scene of today could really use a more female touch:
”Women have a great taste in music and some can DJ pretty good. I’m still surprised that most of today’s dance music scene is ruled by men only and I’m not the only one sharing that opinion. It’s been a long time frustration that out of the 100 most popular DJ’s, only a few are female. And we all know there’s no atmosphere without women in the crowd! If you scare away the women, you can be pretty sure you’ll scare away the men as well. So I’ve decided to dedicate a whole stage to female DJ’s and artists only. Even the VJ, MC and stage-manager have to be female. You will see this will bring a special atmosphere.  It would be a great thing if at least 15% of the DJ MAG top 100 in 2013 are female!”

On March 31st, the premier of the first all female stage will take place at the Brabanthallen, Den Bosch during the A State of Trance 550 world tour 2012.

FEMALE STATE:

DJ’S
Claudia Cazacu
Kristina Sky
Lisa Lashes
Miss Nine
Nifra
Sophie Sugar
Vicky Devine

SINGERS
Ana Criado
Aruna
Betsie Larkin
Emma Hewitt
Jaren
Jwaydan

Check www.astateoftrance.com for more info on Armin and all female artists.

In the meantime the ticketsales of this event are going very rapidly! Don’t hesitate to get your ticket at: www.astateoftrance.com/550/denbosch/tickets

Recent news

Armin van Buuren on CNN’s ‘Ones To Watch’

Armin van Buuren on CNN’s ‘Ones To Watch’

CNN'S "Ones To Watch' program did a special feature on world-class DJs, picking Armin van Buuren as the ceremonial "master' of the show. The show features not only Armin, but also Andrew Rayel and Heatbeat — 2 producers selected by Armin as the next generation of superstar talent. Full details...
Armin van Buuren Will Play in Ostrava This Friday

Armin van Buuren Will Play in Ostrava This Friday

It was with great regret that we've announced the cancellation of the ARMIN ONLY INTENSE show that was set to take place on Friday October the 31st in Ostrava, Czech Republic. The cancellation has everything to do with malfunctioning and bad financial management by the local promotor Bonus Vision/ Celebration Sk. Today we have...
Armin van Buuren October Beatport Chart

Armin van Buuren October Beatport Chart

Armin's top picks on Beatport for the month of October are now here -- expect a few originals, a few new ASOT releases, and general all-around goodness from the man who knows a thing or two about what works on the dance floor.
Trance Top 1000 Spotify Playlist Breaks 60k Followers!

Trance Top 1000 Spotify Playlist Breaks 60k Followers!

The industry standard guide for all things trance, the Trance Top 1000 Spotify Playlist is a constantly evolving showcase of the finest trance tunes the world has ever known. All the greats both young and old are in here, and only the absolute best records earn a spot. To hear what all the fuss is about, head over there now!
Out Now on Armind: Armin van Buuren – ‘Save My Night (Mark Sixma Remix)’

Out Now on Armind: Armin van Buuren – ‘Save My Night (Mark Sixma Remix)’

Mark Sixma turns each track he touches into something extraordinary. This time he set his sights on the great Armin van Buuren, bringing his unique, energy-infused creation to the anthemic "Save My Night'. Listen on Spotify. Download on iTunes. Download on Beatport.