There’s not long left until the biggest dance music event of it’s kind, the Amsterdam Dance Event.
Leading the way, ADE is the biggest gathering of electronic music industry heads in the world. From artists to ravers and all those in between, the five day event turns Amsterdam into a huge meeting point; hosting a variety of meetings, conference, seminars and of course parties.
In the day you can get stuck in at one of the many ADE Playground events. It’s mostly free and features a wealth of electronic music related exhibitions, films, DJ showcases and gear master classes. For the more serious types, dive deep in the ADE Conference. A number of talks and seminars will be held with the aim to inspire and lead discusses on a range of topics including start-ups, aspiring producers and VJs.
Now when you gathering most of the world’s figureheads in electronic music you can expect there to be a few parties, and you wouldn’t be wrong. ADE’s festival program welcomes over 2,200 artists into the cities clubs and venues. Last year saw 375,000 people head to the city making ADE the biggest club festival.
We’ve compiled some of our favourite parties taking place for the ADE below. If you’re in the Dutch capital be sure to head down to at least one of these, cos it’ll be huge!
Fri, Oct 20th 06.15 - 14.00
Project Sugar X Dailycid ‘Happily Ever After’ @ Sugarfactory
Main: DJ W!ld, Chris Carrier, Nima Gorji, Leiris
Upstairs: Cesan Buček, Thara Bergen, Stefan Kuipers
Following Project Sugar’s sell out last year, they’re back with another stellar Friday morning after-hours party. They've teamed up with London based Dailycid Music to take over Sugarfactory’s main room. This will be the biggest after party in the city, hands down.
Wednesday 18th - Sunday 22nd October
Awakenings @ Gashouder
Takeovers: Len Faki presents Figure Nacht, Paul Kalkbrenner presents Back to the Future, Adam Beyer presents Drumcode, Joris Voorn & Friends, Joseph Capriati invites, Klockworks presents Photon
Dutch techno masters are hosting a different every night of ADE at their beloved home, Gashoulden. Across the week they host the who’s who in techno, bringing probably all over the biggest techno artists in the game to their decks.
Wed, Oct 18th 23.00 - 07.00
Play It, Say It @ Shelter
Line up: Seth Troxler, Harry Romero, Heartthrob, The Mekanism
Wed, Oct 18th 22.00 - 06.00
DJ Kicks Tour *Kerri Chandler* @ Claire
Claire 1: Kerri Chandler - all night long
Claire 2: Orpheu The Wizard, Tenzers, Aurelius
Thu, Oct 19th 23.00 - 06.00
Suara Night @ Theater
Line up: Coyu, Super Flu, Reinier Zonneveld, D-Nox & Beckers
Thu, Oct 19th 23.00 - 07.00
Hospitality @ Paradiso
Room one: Wilkinson, Fred V & Grafix (live), S.P.Y presents ‘Alone In The Dark’, Nu:Logic, Makoto, Hugh Hardie hosted by Dynamite MC & Inja
Room two: Etherwood, Keeno, Royalston, Whiney, Bop, Kimyan Law (live), Mullett
Fri, Oct 20th 22.00 - 07.00
DGTL X Paradise @ NDSM Scheepsbouwloods
Line up: Jamie Jones, Dubfire, Apollonia, Matador (live), Richy Ahmed b2b Andrea Oliva, Patrick Toping, Peggy Gou, Detlef, Lauren Lane
Fri, Oct 20th 23.30 - 07.30
Dave Clarke presents @ Melkweg
Line up: Dave Clarke, Boys Noize, British Murder Boys, Gary Beck, James Ruskin, Charlotte de Witte, Lady Starlight, Mirella Kroes, Estroe, Mr. Jones
Sat, Oct 21st 23.00 - 07.00
Straf_Werk X Knee Deep In Sound @ De Overkant
Line up: Hot Since 82, Kerri Chandler, Nic Fanciulli, Butch, Dinky, Joey Daniel, Prunk b2b Chris Stussy, Luuk van Dijk, Romano Alferi
Sun, Oct 22nd 22.00 - 08.00
HYTE ADE @ Warehouse Elementenstraat
Line up: Loce Dice, Andrea Oliva b2b wAFF, Guti (live), Kenny Dope, Peggy Gou, William Djoko & more
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