Gigi Lamayne

Gigi Lamayne ADE 2019

At just 24, hip-hop artist Gigi Lamayne has topped the charts in Nigeria, Botswana and Namibia with her rap, singing, and poetic skills and sensibilities. She’s also won multiple awards and entered the history books with her colossal one-woman show in Africa. She’ll be sharing her wisdom as part of a Q&A at ADE Beats that will shed light on how she made her way to the top and highlight trends on the African scene as well as sharing her creative ambitions and collaborative visions for the global hip-hop scene.

18 October // Melkweg

Innofest: Six innovations that will change the industry 

ADE Innovate

ADE Green gathers together a crew of hard-hitters keen on sharing their knowledge and visions for greener festivals as part of this annual programme. This year it’s focussed on smarter and cleaner initiatives as six of the most promising Dutch startups present their ideas for much-needed change in the industry. Learn about developments in circular water solutions, how mobile sun power stations can boost sustainability and how waste separation can be enhanced through gaming. Dance your way to a brighter future!

18 October // DeLaMar Theater

Insights at ADE Live

Jeugd van Tegenwoordig 2019

If you’re looking for new electronic acts or aural adventures that tend toward the avant-garde, then ADE Live should be on your radar. This year you can catch Belgian-Caribbean Charlotte Adigéry discuss her brand of brash and unpredictable pop, Catching Flies (who happens to be an avid the glow-worm collector) with his bass-heavy and broody electronica or Amsterdam-based Dutch hip-hop act Jeugd van Tegenwoordig (which translates as The Youth of Today). No matter what you choose to take in, these edgy artists will inform and inspire.

17-20 October // Various locations

Switch up the pace

Glitterbox ADE 2019

From London to Ibiza, Glitterbox has a devoted following thanks to its inclusive policy and reputation for fun. To our delight, Glitterbox is coming to Amsterdam for its debut at ADE this year. Along with top DJs including Purple Disco Machine, The Shapeshifters and Simon Dunmore, drag performers Raven Mandella, Lucy Fizz, Tete Bang and Kalypso Bang will bring a touch of drama to the dancefloor where pulsating punters will be shaking their booty to uplifting disco and house music. 

18 October // The Loft

ADE University


ADE University is an outreach program designed to inspire and educate budding students who have their sights set on being the musical superstars of the future. It’s a great opportunity for lively discussions, with keynotes and Q&A sessions, workshops and networking covering the gamut of expertise in the industry. Open to both Dutch and international students alike, the program includes an array of experienced professionals keen to share their insights. Topics this year include the changing landscape of brand integration, the pros and cons of data vs. instinct, and how to build an empire. Fascinating stuff! Check the ADE University for a full round up of what's on.

16-18 October // Generator Hostel

ADE Hangover

ADE Hangover

While the programme is yet to be announced, ADE Hangover is all about chilling out! You’ll find a menu of tasty treats complete with a selection of refreshing craft beers, hot tubs, market stalls for vinyl lovers, art installations, and even a fire to gather round. Live bands and DJs will play and spin mellow tunes, but as day shifts into night expect things to move up a notch with upbeat grooves to celebrate another awesome ADE. What’s more, it’s completely free and the perfect cure for throbbing heads everywhere. 

20 October // NDSM

Looking for more ADE parties and events? Check out the 2019 lineup.