ADE in Amsterdam

The Amsterdam Dance Event never fails to bring in the crowds with world-famous established names on the line-up alongside an enormous list of rising stars. The playlist is always suitably diverse, featuring electro, acid, techno, trance, house, hip-hop, drum 'n' bass and other beat-filled sounds to make you move. With a huge number of events and parties taking place, this annual festival sees more than 2,500 artists descend on 140 locations across the city to provide 5 days of guaranteed partying for in the region of 395,000 clubbers.

Big acts, big stages

Every year the biggest names in dance music headline the Amsterdam Dance Event and 2018 will be no different. While the line up has not been completely confirmed, by the time it gets to mid-October, every space in the city is banging with music talents, from the AFAS Live, Paradiso and the Melkweg, to the clubs on the Rembrandtplein and all the smaller venues in between.

ADE conference

Not just a festival, each year, the Amsterdam Dance Event presents the ADE conference, with various streams and sessions covering every aspect of the music industry. The conference provides a platform for critical dialogue and debate while allowing delegates the chance to network, exchange expertise and keep on top of all the latest developments in the electronic music field.

ADE Playground

Another popular element of the festival is the ADE Playground: a daytime programme that transforms Amsterdam into the largest pop-up shop on the planet with a host of studio sessions, hardware workshops, movie screenings, exhibitions and special offers, topped off with in-store and outdoor performances by top record labels, DJs and artists.

Find out more about ADE, and head to the Amsterdam Dance Event website for more information, tickets and the full line-up.