Superstar DJ and record producer Martin Garrix will be performing live on the Friday (March 29) of the Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2019 weekend.
Martin Garrix has risen to global stardom in pop as well as electronic dance music (EDM) circles. EDM’s freshest talent has headlined festivals around the globe, founded a label, mentored other artists and won the number one spot in DJ Mag’s Top 100 three times in a row.
His hit ‘Animals’, released in June 2013 was a breakout success and a game changer for the music industry. Reaching the top of the charts in the UK and many other territories, it proved that a hard-hitting, dancefloor-oriented track could reach pop status, ultimately generating over a billion streams across several platforms.
His other hits include “Don’t Look Down”, “There for You”, “So Far Away”, “Like I Do”, “In the Name of Love” and “Scared to be Lonely” and he has collaborated with other megastars such as Tiesto, Usher, the late Avicii and Dua Lipa.
All this success has brought numerous awards including two MTV EMAs in 2016, a ‘Man of Today’ accolade from GQ, a spot among Forbes’ ’30 Under 30’ and another at Billboard’s ‘EDM Power Players’.
Garrix is only the first of a number of A-list artists who will be performing at BIC at next year’s Grand Prix.
Birth Name: Martijn Gerard Garritsen
Birth Place: Amstelveen, Netherlands
Genres: Progressive house, Big room house, Dutch house, Electro house, Future bass
Awards: MTV Europe Music Award for Best World Stage Performance (2016), MTV Europe Music Award for Best Electronic (2015, 2016), YouTube Music Award (2015)
Top Hits: "Animals", “Don’t Look Down”, “There for You”, “So Far Away”, “Like I Do”, “In the Name of Love” and “Scared to be Lonely”