Grammy-nominated DJ and renowned record producer Armin Van Buuren has announced the release of “THIS IS ME” – an original film that tells his incredible story as one of the world’s top DJs.
Created in collaboration with digital theater and film producer HYMN, a premiere is set to take place in Amsterdam’s Royal Theater Tuschinski on 27 June, and a global one-time-only streaming event is scheduled for 30 June. Tickets cost 11 euros and are available now.
“THIS IS ME” is a blend of a concert film and a documentary, combining highlights from Armin’s show-stopping performance at Amsterdam’s Ziggo Dome alongside intimate interviews with the DJ and his family.
Over the last few years, Armin has undergone a radical transformation, coming to realise the importance of staying true to himself and close with his friends and family. Meditation and mindfulness have played an important part in this journey.
Armin van Buuren said: “This film shows the transformation that I’ve experienced over the past three years, finding a way back to a place of balance by allowing myself to feel again. It’s called ‘THIS IS ME’ because you’re inside my head, joining me on this journey. I hope you enjoy it. This HYMN is a piece of art.”
This high-energy yet intimate film will tell his story, interlacing the concert with an exploration of the creative process behind it, the immense pressures and struggles of being a DJ, and Armin’s journey of self-discovery to connect with himself and others again.
Fans can tune in to view the film on 30 June as part of a global live streaming event on HYMN, with different timings catering to various time zones. Tickets cost 11 euros and each one includes a free plus one (ticket holders can also invite a friend to watch the stream), as well as a chance to win entry to the premiere on 27 June with Armin himself (when a ticket is bought before 20 June).
“THIS IS ME” was co-directed by Sander Reneman, Nicolas Caeyers and James Barnes – experienced show and film directors that have worked with stars including Dua Lipa, David Guetta, and Ellie Goulding. The film was produced using 4k and HDR equipment, ensuring a high-quality, cinematic experience for viewers, wherever they are.
Tickets available now.