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Top Techno Act Preakness Infield Headliner

3/5/2015

Armin van Buuren, the world's most popular electronic music DJ and producer, will headline the 2015 Preakness InfieldFest Concert.

Known as a progressive trance DJ, van Buuren has beenrecognized as the world's best five times by DJ Mag. He'll play an extended set on the main stage on Preakness day at Pimlico.

Joining the lineup on the main stage will be special guest Childish Gambino, nominated at the recent Grammy Awards for Best Rap Album (Because the Internet) and Best Rap Performance (3005).

Van Buuren's Grammy-nominated radio show, A State of Trance radio show, is said to have 30 million weekly listeners around the world. It was awarded "Best Podcast" by the International Dance Music Award. His music video In and Out of Love is one of the most watched music videos ever on YouTube with more than 152 million views. Digital World calls van Buuren's shows an "amazing and unforgettable EDM experience."

Childish Gambino has performed to sold-out audiences at Coachella, Hangout Fest and The iHeartRadio Festival. Because the Internet was No. 1 on Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart.

"We're extremely excited and honored to welcome critically acclaimed artists Armin van Buuren and Childish Gambino to InfieldFest at this year's Preakness Stakes," said Pimlico Race Course's General Manager Sal Sinatra. "Both Armin van Buuren and Childish Gambino are global stars who have embraced emerging technologies while altering the way we hear, see and feel music. They are unique artists with fan appeal that cut across different generations and demographics. This is the kind of extraordinary talent our fans expect at the Preakness Concert Series' InfieldFest.”


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