Amsterdam Dance Event - International Conference & Festival for Electronic Music

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Country and Region NetherlandsNorth Holland
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Amsterdam, North Holland, The Netherlands
Festival Description

If electronic music is your thing then there’s no better place to round off the festival season in style than at the Amsterdam Dance Event. It’s no secret that Amsterdam is one of Europe’s favourite cities with visitors flocking to the city every weekend to get a taster of Amsterdam life but it’s really during the ADE when the city becomes alive. Music is at the forefront of everyone’s mind and the energy is beyond belief.

After selling out for the last five years, the ADE is without doubt the highlight of the international dance and electronic music calendar. A truly global event, which plays host to the worlds leading producers and DJs from all spheres of the electronic music world, the ADE festival lineup never fails to impress, reading like the who’s who of electronic music today. Taking place from 17th – 21st October, the 5-day strong event is expected to once again attract more than 140,000 festival-goers from all over the world. More than 800 DJs and acts will perform in over 220 events across the city, taking in the many of the Amsterdam’s best-known, unique and legendary venues. Last years acts included Radio Slave (GB), Richie Hawtin (CA), Soul Clap (US), Sven Väth (DE), Theo Parrish (US), Aeroplane (BE), Afrojack (NL), Caribou (CA), Carl Craig (US), Frankie Knuckles (US), Henrik Schwarz (DE), Maya JaneColes (UK), Modeselektor live (DE) and many, many more.

Festival Dates October 16 - 20, 2013
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Festival programming 2013:
  • The 18th edition of the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) will take place from October 16 - 20, 2013. ADE, the most important global conference for dance and electronic music and the biggest international club festival in the world, is expected to grow significantly again this year, in part through a planned expansion of ADE Playground, the daytime program of unique film screenings, exhibitions and retail promotions. The organizers expect over 200,000 festival visitors and 4,000 professional conference attendees.
  • Important numbers — With performances by 1,700 national and international artists, an array of acclaimed speakers from around the world, 350 events and 75 participating venues across Amsterdam, the 2012 edition of ADE broke all previous records, reflecting both the global success of dance music, and the importance of the Dutch electronic music industry.
  • History — The ADE festival program 2012, which included an extra day, 23 new venues, and a line-up featuring virtually all of the world’s top DJs and performers, attracted the largest number of clubbers in the history of the event. The ADE conference program was also extended with a new event focussing on visuals and stage design: ADE Beamlab. The most notable growth was however in ADE Playground. In 2012 Playground featured twenty locations spread throughout the city offering studio sessions, equipment demonstrations, film screenings, exhibitions and in-store performances by well-known DJs and artists. Most of these events were ADE exclusives and all were free to holders of the newly introduced ADE Card. “We intend to further expand ADE Playground this year in order to build a truly great creative platform that reflects the richness and diversity of both electronic music and global dance music culture.” ADE Director Richard Zijlma said.


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