In a monumental event preceding his appearance at the UNTOLD festival’s Middle East debut in February 2024, Armin van Buuren etched his name into the annals of musical history. In June 2023, the Grammy-nominated Dutch DJ delivered a spectacular set atop the iconic Burj Khalifa in Dubai, not only captivating audiences but also smashing two world records.
The extraordinary performance marked the highest musical spectacle atop the planet’s tallest building and featured the largest LED screen ever employed for a show. For those who missed the live extravaganza, the set is now available for enthusiasts to relive on YouTube.
As UNTOLD Festival gears up for its inaugural Middle East venture in February 2024, the organisers have enlisted the unparalleled talents of Armin van Buuren and the majestic Burj Khalifa. This groundbreaking festival, a first of its kind in the Middle East, promises to transform Dubai’s Expo City into an immersive experience, setting its sights on breaking two world records – the highest performance atop the Burj Khalifa and the largest utilisation of an LED screen for a live show.
Armin van Buuren, already a celebrated figure at UNTOLD Festival, is renowned for his extended and enchanting sets, such as the memorable 8-hour performance in 2019. The Grammy-nominated artist has cultivated an unshakeable bond with UNTOLD fans, sharing the belief that music serves as a unifying force. The addition of the Burj Khalifa to this musical equation promises a groundbreaking experience for both artists and fans. The filmed special, available this summer, provides a tantalising glimpse into what awaits, with segments unfolding in the mesmerising desert backdrop.
Speaking about the forthcoming spectacle, Armin van Buuren expressed his excitement, stating, “There’s an unbelievably strong connection between myself, the UNTOLD festival, and its fans. I don’t think I’ve ever felt as alive as I do on stage at UNTOLD, and that makes this upcoming show at UNTOLD Dubai incredibly exciting. I’m thrilled to be playing atop the Burj Khalifa and look forward to breaking two world records by doing what I love the most: playing music to all the fans that are so precious to me.”
With a stellar lineup featuring international live acts and DJs, UNTOLD Dubai promises to captivate audiences with its unique fusion of music, culture, and awe-inspiring performances. As UNTOLD Dubai emerges as the newest symbol of Dubai’s splendor, fans worldwide can secure their places for early-bird tickets and exclusive offers by registering at untold.com/dubai. It’s an invitation to witness a historic convergence of music and architectural grandeur in the heart of Dubai.
Written by: HMR