Amsterdam Dance Event is gearing up for what might just be its biggest year ever. I was lucky enough to attend last year and I can attest, this is a conference/festival you must attend. During the day you can experience panels and conferences from the whole dance music industry. From DJs to managers to social media mavens to promoters, there is something to learn here for everyone. At night, the beautiful city of Amsterdam turns into one big party with every venue featuring a world-class artist.
We decided to make it easy for you and list our favorite events this year that you must attend. Get ready to dance every day and night for 5 straight days from October 18th – 22nd.
Wednesday, October 18
ADE kicks off in style with event after event running late into the morning. The official opening concert is brought by Tinlinker & Metropole Orkest at Melkweg. At night Insomniac Records will present one of the hottest names in dance music Mau P at Thuishaven.
Diplo will present Higher Ground at Het Sieraad and Bootshaus X Dillon Francis will team up at Club Prime. Parallel will host a few big names including Islandman and Chocolate City x RECESS. Todd Terry will also host a welcome to ADE.
From a conference view, Tomorrowland will be hosting a special Expo celebrating 20 years. Discover the journey of Tomorrowland from its humble beginnings to a global phenomenon, and take a trip down memory lane. Enjoy some networking with a free entrance for all.
Also on Wednesday is HBO’s The White Lotus Composer, The Evolution of Afrojack, and Signature Soundbuilding for Artists with Dylan van Dael. A great event for producers is The Power of Personal Branding in Artist Representation.
Thursday, October 19
Thursday has some of my favorite events of the week. STMPD RCRDS will take over AIR, you can expect Martin Garrix to be there. Fedde le Grand will be at Panama. Spinnin Sessions will present at Hotel Arena.
Conference-wise, Dillon Francis presents Amplifying Digital Momentum. Canadian producer Nostalgix will host vocal writing & producing. TeamMBL will take over Boom Chicago in the daytime with demo drops and more.
Claptone will have his first-ever live interview and experience
Friday, October 20
The start of the weekend kicks off with a bang. Claptone will present The Masquerade at AFAS Live.
Armada will host a variety of big events during the day for the conference. Armada University will host a live remix competition, Armin van Buuren at ADE Lab, and how they stayed relevant for 20 years.
Also during the day TikTok insider knowledge, Unlock Your Creative Process & Upgrade Mental Health, and Spotify – Essential Insider Knowledge.
Saturday, October 21
Hopefully, you still have some energy for the jam-packed Saturday. The massive AMF is the crown jewel of the night at Johan Cruijff Arena.
Intercell X Partiboi69 Presents AREA 69 at AMAZE Amsterdam (Warehouse Elementenstraat).
Sunday, October 22
To cap off the wild 5 days is a semi-chill Sunday (depending on how hard you go of course). DGTL ADE presents Gou Talk with Peggy Gou at NDSM Warehouse. Reinier Zonneveld Live Awakenings Special at the Ziggo Dome.
Indo Warehouse will be at Melkweg presenting the beauty of South Asian culture, music, and rhythm within house and techno.
Free entrance ADE hangover at NDSM. With food trucks, craft beers, a bunch of art and creativity, a vintage market, cozy tubs and campfires, and, best of all, loads of live music and DJs, we provide you with the perfect soil to burn up the dancefloor one last time.
Which events are you planning to attend at ADE this year?