The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), one of the world’s largest club festival and business conference for electronic music, is starting tomorrow.
From 16th to 20th October more than 2,500 artists and 600 speakers will take part of the event in Amsterdam.
The organisers expect over 400,000 visitors from over 100 countries for the 24th edition.

In the latest years, ADE has become the most important festival and meeting place for the electronic music movement. In addition to the big program of conferences and festivals, ADE highlights the current technological and social trends of the electronic music movement, making Amsterdam the world’s meeting point.

ADE starts on Wednesday, October 16th with an opening concert – this year featuring the British artist SOHN and the Metropole Orkest – and ends on Sunday with the ADE Hangover, a free city festival at the NDSM wharf. In addition to the previously announced focus on France, which includes a special program in De Balie and numerous emerging and established artists, this year’s program also gives an homage to 100 years of electronic music instruments, including a specially arranged museum in De Brakke Grond displaying special instruments, and hosting talks and workshops with pioneers from all over the world.


As well, the program puts the spotlight on sustainability, social innovations and other important themes such as mental health. Education and talent development are also taking centre stage, with multi-day programs ADE Sound Lab and ADE Univerisity for starting artists and young professionals, a Writers Camp in Vondel CS. 2019 also sees the return of ADE LIVE, the two-day program that offers a platform to emerging live talent. After the focus on South Korea last year, the musical growth of Asia is again strongly represented in the day and night program. The country pavilions in De Balie are set to return with special attention for Japan and China, among others.

ADE Zen Space
Moreover, the organization is premiering the ADE Zen Space, a multi-day program in De Waalse Kerk in the center of Amsterdam where visitors can relax with a special sleeping concert, meditation and special audiovisual installations. The full cultural day program spreads over more than 40 locations with the Eye, Het Hem and Lab111 and as eye-catching locations.

Conference Speakers Update
The latest announced conference speakers include Armin van Buuren (NL), Carl Cox (GB), Charlotte de Witte (BE), Doris Chrysler (AT), Floating Points (UK), GAIA (NL), Joris Voorn (NL), Malcolm Cecil (GB), Miss Kittin’ (FR), Shelly Powell (US) and Suzy Ryoo (KR). They join the already announced Ukrainian artist and label owner Nastia (UA), DEAG’s Detlef Kornett (DE), ID&T founder Duncan Stutterheim (NL) producer/DJ Hannah Wants (GB), early AKAI MPC innovator Roger Linn (US), global music rights clearance expert Deborah Mannis-Gardner (US), Phase One Network Inc. CEO Frank Babar (US), award winning African hip hop Artist Gigi LaMayne (SA), artist and label owner Elena Colombi (IT), Elrow Family’s Jo Vidler (GB) and noted hardstyle artist William Rebergen aka Headhunterz (NL), Amazon Chief Technology Officer Dr. Werner Vogels (NL), Lisa Ellis (US), Soundcloud’s new global head of music and artist relations, Group Vice President of Tencent Music Entertainment Andy Ng (CN) and head of AEG Studios Raymond Roker (US) amongst others.

Artist Line Up
ADE organization has announced that Amelie Lens (BE), Carl Cox (UK), Carista (NL), Colin Benders (NL), DJ Nobu (JP), Helena Hauff (DE), Identified Patient (NL), Jeff Mills (US), Martin Garrix (NL), Nastia (UA), New Order (UK), Peggy Gou (KR), rRoxymore (FR), San Holo (NL), Sevn Alias (NL), SOPHIE (UK), Tchami (FR), The Black Madonna (US) and Tiësto (NL) are set to make an appearance for the conference.

Some of the latest announced main artists:
Adam Beyer (SE), Alex Kennon (IT), Alex Niggemann (DE), Anfisa Letyago (RU), Apollonia (FR), Archie Hamilton (UK), ARTBAT (UA), Axel Boman (SE), Bedouin (US), Black Sun Empire (NL), Blawan (UK), Bob Sinclar (FR), Chip E (USA), Claptone (DE), Daniel Avery (UK), Dennis Cruz (ES), DJ Pierre (US), DJ Q (UK), DJ Sneak (PR), Djedjotronic (FR), DVS1 (US), Eats Everything (UK), Einmusik (DE), Ellen Allien (DE), Erick Morillo (US), Fatima Hajji (ES), Fedde Le Grand (NL), Ferry Corsten (NL), Fort Romeau (UK), Frank Wiedermann (DE), Function (US), Gabriel Ananda (DE), Gary Beck (UK), Gregor Tresher (DE), Gui Boratto (BR), Guy Mantzur (IL), Heidi (CA), Henrik Schwarz (DE), Hot Since 82 (UK), Jaydee (NL), Jimpster (UK), Joey Negro (UK), KlangKuenstler (DE), Krystal Klear (IE), Laidback Luke (NL), Layton Giordani (US), Loco Dice (DE), Luke Slater (UK), Max Cooper (UK), Michael Mayer (DE), Nakadia (TH), Nicky Romero (NL), Ø [Phase] (UK), Oliver Heldens (NL), Oscar Mulero (ES), Paco Osuna (ES), Paul Johnson (US), Paul Van Dyk (DE), Phil Weeks (FR), Pig&Dan (ES), Purple Disco Machine (DE), Radio Slave (UK), Recondite (DE), Red Axes (IL), Roman Flügel (DE), Sébastien Léger (FR), Solee (DE), Speedy J (NL), Steve Bug (DE), The Martinez Brothers (US), The Shapeshifters (UK), Tijana T (HU), tINI (DE), Tom Trago (NL), Victor Ruiz (BR), Vril (DE), wAFF (UK), WhoMadeWho (DE), Zadig (FR), Zenker Brothers (DE) & more others.



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