Armin van Buuren‘s A State of Trance radio show has finally hit Episode 1000, a monumental moment worth celebrating with a 5-hour special episode. But it’s just not the same as gathering together in Utrecht, like we’ve done every year, is it? No fear, because Armin has just announced an ASOT 1000 Festival, a two-day event set to take place in September!

This one-time only ASOT 1000 Celebration Weekend will start on Friday September 3 with a show that pays tribute to twenty years of A State of Trance with special guest appearances. The following night, on September 4, will feature a more familiar celebration with previous milestone events embodying the theme ‘Turn the World Into a Dancefloor’.

Demand for the event is expected to skyrocket as ravers around the world continue to dream of once again dancing together at Jaarbeurs in Utrecht. So here’s how to get access to the pre-sale: An exclusive fan pre-sale will begin in a week’s time on January 28 at 1pm CET (7am New York, 4am LA). To gain access, fans need to register before midnight CET of January 27 via this link. Meanwhile, the regular ticket sale will begin on January 30 at 1pm CET.

It goes without saying that Armin and the team will continue to monitor the global health situation and make decisions accordingly to keep fans safe. But we definitely like the idea of having something to look forward to, so we’ll keep you posted on any further updates.

For now, enjoy the ASOT1000 celebrations from the comfort of your homes with the special episode below!