On August 20th, EDM’s youngest superstar, Martin Garrix, will headline the Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival in Long Island, NY.
Although Garrix turned 20 in May, Garrix already started producing at 15, and was signed at Spinnin’ Records and winning the SLAM! FM DJ Talent of the Year Award at the age of 16. It only went up from there. Garrix scored a platinum hit with “Animals” in the USA, and collaborated with artists like Usher, Third Party, Avicii, and Bebe Rexha, as well as fellow Dutch dance heroes like Tiësto, Sander van Doorn and Afrojack.
The Dutch DJ will be joined at the two-day festival by Ariana Grande and Fetty Wap, while Calvin Harris and J. Cole will take the stage the next day.
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Part of the explosion of Dutch EDM DJs who emerged during the 2012-2013 season, Martin Garrix kicked off his career in a high-profile way, first landing on the dance charts with his 2012 remix of Christina Aguilera’s “Your Body.” Born Martijn Garritsen, the then-16-year-old DJ spent 2012 remixing Aguilera, signing with Spinnin’ Records, and releasing the “BFAM” single in collaboration with Julian Jordan. In 2013 he released his solo single “Animals,” which hit number one in the U.K. and reached the Top Ten in eight other countries. His Gold Skies EP rounded up those tracks, adding two more charting songs: “Tremor” and the title track. Garrix also found time to perform and mix the world over, climbing as high as number three in DJ Magazine’s Top 100 list in 2016.
Billboard Hot 100 festival is back! The two-day Fest returns to Jones Beach this August. Last year the festival attracted over 40,000 fans with headliners that included Skrillex, The Weeknd, Nicki Minaj and Justin Bieber. This year, Dutch DJ Martin Garrix will be headlining the festival alongside Calvin Harris, Ariane Grande, J. Cole and Fetty Wrap.