On Saturday 19 October, fans from all across the globe travelled to AMF to witness a truly stunning sold-out 2019 edition of the massive Dutch event; a showpiece party in the annual dance music calendar. Bringing a frenetic energy to a record-breaking capacity crowd at the iconic Johan Cruijff ArenA in Amsterdam, more than 40,000 fans were in attendance at the event to witness the crowning of the winners of this year’s edition of DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs poll. Belgian pair Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike scooped the hugely sought-after award, dethroning 3 x consecutive winner Martin Garrix in the process.
Packing the legendary stadium with the biggest audience in AMF history, the evening’s celebrations were kicked off by the sounds of fast-rising Dutch superstar Mike Williams. With pop-dance producer and hit-making machine Jonas Blue taking to the decks soon after, the ArenA was quickly filled to capacity. French dance legend David Guetta was then in attendance to fill the arena with a rapturous set filled with high-energy hits, and massive electronic music classics. With the packed crowd left stunned by the incredible design of the iconic venue, multi-platinum selling icon and Grammy winner Tiësto performed his first set at AMF since 2015.
With the atmospheric cauldron of noise now reaching fever-pitch levels of excitement, it was time for Armin van Buuren to send his crowd into a state of trance with a hypnotic 60-minute set. His performance preceded the explosive sounds of Timmy Trumpet and big room legends W&W; the first time these hugely popular acts had combined for a joint live performance as part of AMF’s revolutionary 2=1 show concept.
With the glittering cast of AMF also heralding a rapturous set from Swedish progressive prince Alesso, and the pioneer of the future house movement – Hexagonian leader Don Diablo – AMF 2019 was rounded off by the high-energy of hardstyle maestro Coone, who had the tireless crowd bouncing until AMF’s final moments. You can sign up now for AMF 2020 here!