Afrojack stars at Golden Land festival
WORLD-FAMOUS DJs don’t often come to Myanmar. So naturally, when Dutch DJ Afrojack performed live in Yangon on October 1 at the Shwe Htut Tin Compound, people took notice.
An estimated 2000 electronic dance music fans attended the show, which headlined Myanmar’s Golden Land Music Festival, presented by Road Runnerz Entertainment. On a bill that also included DJs Andrew Ravel, Wolf Pack and Apster, Afrojack delivered a blistering 90-minute-long performance that featured advanced light displays and hits from his 2014 debut album Forget the World.
“He should have played more,” said Yu Yu, who attended the event with her 13-year old nephew. “Even if the weather was hot, and we were sweating a lot, we could not stop dancing.”
The DJ, who DJ Mag has ranked in the top 10 internationally for the last five years, has previously headlined massive international festivals such as Tomorrowland, Ultra and Coachella. Having co-produced with artists David Guetta and Madonna, Afrojack has also contributed to the work of pop superstar Beyonce.
The Golden Land Festival was not Road Runnerz Entertainment’s first major music event, as the group has made a name for itself in Myanmar with its annual God Theatre Water Festival shows, organised since 2009 in conjunction with the Buddhist new year celebration of Thingyan.
But this weekend’s festival marked the group’s biggest yet, with local artists Kendrick, Rush, M Invaders and Burmese Smash kicking off the music lineup at 4pm Saturday afternoon. Tickets for the event ranged from K40,000 to K1.5 million.
The DJ went on at 11pm, finishing his set at 12:30 early on the morning of October 2.
The stage at Shwe Htut Tin Compound hosted Dutch DJ Afrojack on October 1, part of the Golden Land Music Festival organised by Road Runnerz Entertainment.