Middle of October marks the transformation of Amsterdam into the world’s top clubbing capital with the impressive Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE). This 5-day electronic music festival and conference takes over the city, occupying 385 venues with 2,200+ international artists and turning Amsterdam into a clubbing mecca. The program includes performances of professional artists and producers of all electronic styles, covers all other aspects of electronic culture like art, talks, films and offers a conference with 450 speakers and 9 multiple program streams.
If you’re still not persuaded by the size of the ADE, then you will once you decide to join 375,000+ visitors of the festival and start choosing from 450+ events on 19th-23rd of October. But how do you decide on the events to attend when the line-up is full with world-famous names during these 5 unbelievable days and nights? Of course, you can personalize your experience by checking the program and selecting your favorite artists, or you can just follow our highlights’ recommendations.
Are you on a hunt for big names? Then AMF Arena proudly presents the Chainsmokers, David Guetta, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano,Axwell ˄Ingrosso and Hardwell- all in one day! This will be the largest show within the Amsterdam Dance Event with the most spectacular special effects, amazing sound and immense music by legends. You can’t miss out this huge Saturday in Amsterdam!
Have a different electronic music experience with a 4-day spectacle at floating Undercurrent- unique venue in the north of Amsterdam. This year some of the most impressive names are Hunee, Ben UFO, Hashman Deejay, Daan Donk and many more.
How about a combination of electronic dance music and contemporary opera at a hip industrial NDSM Shipyard wharf? DJ-producer and beat maker Sjamsoedin collaborates with classical composer and vocalist Anat Spiegel for this performance, creating an attractive mix of voices and instruments flowing into a vibrant opera.
Another marvelous combination of the classical giant and avant-garde composer that come together to amuse you with interdisciplinary music. Phillip Glass uses traditional diatonic harmonies, while Laurie Anderson is a known pioneer in electronic music.
Detroit’s king Theo Parrish will be sharing his unique and dynamic music with you all night long at Radion. The performance of this legendary DJ and producer will be accompanied by fresh house music by successful beatmaker Byron the Aquarius and intimate sounds by Wendel Sield.
When tired after days and nights of partying, stop by for a free talk by famous DJs with discussions and time for questions at the new Iamsterdam Store. And sure, it’s not only about talking, but also some danceable DJ sets afterwards to get into the right mood for the next party. You can get your festival tickets and official Amsterdam Dance Event souvenirs here too.
All the fans of Global Underground music will have a blast at the 20th anniversary celebration at Q-Factory in Amsterdam. The most famous headliners of the label will be presented by Darren Emerson, James Lavelle, Habischman and Eelke Kleijn. Lots of great sound, photo exhibition and birthday party.
By now you probably know that the best place to stay at during the Amsterdam Dance Event is Amsterdam Teleport Hotel, as we’ve prepared a special treatment for you for the period of the festival. Get ready for the ADE party with our creative DJ playing those electronic tunes for you and our talented bartender making free fresh Mojitos for all of the guests. Feel the dance vibe upon arrival and throughout the stay! Join us for a 5-day party at Teleport on 19th-23rd of October!
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