The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), the world’s largest club festival and the most important business conference for electronic music, has completed its program. Between the 18th and the 22nd of October a record-breaking 2,500 artists and 550 speakers will perform at 450 + events over 5 days in Amsterdam. The organisers expect to welcome over 375,000 visitors for the 22nd edition.
ADE, an initiative of Buma, has grown rapidly in recent years. In 2016, the event played host to over 2,200 artists and 550 speakers in 140 locations. In addition to the growth of the extensive night program, the organisation is also focused on the further expansion of its daytime and early evening activities. The day program this year has added technology conference ADE Tech and the ADE Hangover to its growing array of daytime activities.
The latest additions to the festival program include a special concert by Philip Glass and the ADE Hangover plus Dekmantel Soundsystem (NL), Ellen Alien (DE), Kriss Kross Amsterdam (NL), Lefto (BE), Philip Glass (US), Shanti Celeste (CL) and Sterac aka Steve Rachmand (NL).
As well as being an event to see the best DJ’s from all over the world in some of the coolest venues the ADE day program covers everything from music, art, gear, tech, film, talks, pop-up and conference and networking program. Speakers include; Boys Noize, Gary Numan, Hardwell, Irvine Welsh, Jorsi Voorn, Kenny Dope, Kiasmos, Modeselektor, Nadya Tolokonnikova, NIna Kraviz, Oliver Heldens, Philip Glass, Shelly Finkel, Soullwax, Riga and many more. See below the lineup for this year and if you want to know more, go here!