With 40 DJ’s, artists and acts coming together at one massive party – you know the atmosphere’s got to be right! A State of Trance 500 brought the more than 20.000 visitors 5 areas of new talent and renowned artists, all feeling right at home at the celebration of the 500th episode of Armin van Buuren’s radioshow.

Next to the Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange and Red areas, the backstage and artists lounges were one big party as well, as all artists felt part of one big family. Both Dancefoundation and Armin interviewed some of the world’s most known and promising DJ names of today, from Arty and Signum to Max Graham, Ørjan Nilsen and Above & Beyond. Here’s an exclusive behind-the-scenes, backstage and interview report, for you to enjoy or relive the night!