The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) is the gateway to the international electronic music scene. As the world’s biggest club festival and Europe’s leading electronic music conference, it’s a true dance lovers’ Mecca. The 19th edition of the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) will take place from Wednesday 15th to Sunday 19th of October, 2014. Over the last three years this event for electronic music has almost doubled in size. At the 2014 edition, the organization expects 350,000 visitors from around the world.
ADE’s multiple conference streams connect the worldwide music industry, offering the ultimate annual business and inspiration platform in the field of electronic music. Divided into seven themed programs, ADE’s comprehensive conference covers every aspect of the modern music industry, featuring dedicated programming for business professionals, start-ups, aspiring producers and musicians, international students, VJs, visual artists and stage designers. The programs also feature in-depth expertise and insight into the harder music genres, the relationship between music and technology, and sustainable, ecologically responsible practices for the global dance music industry.
ADE Playground can be found anywhere and everywhere in the city centre during the ADE. It is a unique, dance-related lifestyle program offering five days of film screenings, music hardware presentations, art shows and exhibitions, exclusive fashion offers, interactive talk shows, promotional activities and pop-up musical performances at 25 creative hotspots around the city, including roof-top terraces, clothing shops, and art galleries, as well as outdoor exhibitions and cinemas.
The ADE Festival features 300 events and 2,000 DJ’s over five days in 80 clubs and venues. The line-up will include A Made Up Sound, Adam Beyer, Adana Twins, Afrojack, Alan Fitzpatrick, Alex Bau, Andy Moor, Axel Boman, Ben Sims, Benny Rodrigues, Black Asteroid, Black Sun Empire, Blacknecks, Blawan, Bugge Wesseltoft, Butch, Camo & Krooked, Catz ‘N Dogz, Chase & Status, Chris Liebing, Christian Smith, Danny Daze, Dave Clarke, David August, Davide Squillace, De Sluwe Vos, Deep Dish, Derrick May, DJ Koze, DJ Pierre, DJ Rush, DJ Stingray 313, Dollkraut, Dominik Eulberg, Dubfire, DVS1, Eats Everything, Extrawelt, Funkinevil (Kyle Hall & Funkineven), Gaiser, Gary Beck, Green Velvet, Gregor Tresher, Gui Boratto, Guti, Guy Gerber, H.O.S.H., Hardwell, Henrik Schwarz, Hot Since 82, Joey Beltram, John Digweed, Joris Voorn, Joseph Capriati, Julian Jeweil, Karenn, Karotte, KiNK, Kollektiv Turmstrasse, Kölsch, Kryder, Laurent Garnier, Loco Dice, Lunice, Maceo Plex, Maetrik, Marcel Vogel, Marcellus Pittman, Martin Buttrich, Matador, Max Graef, Maya Jane Coles, Michael Mayer, Monika Kruse, Mount Kimbie, Nic Fanciulli, Nicky Romero, Nicole Moudaber, Nina Kraviz (RU), Noisia, Nuno dos Santos, Oscar Mulero, Pan-Pot, Pleasurekraft, Popof, Rebekah, Recondite, Ricardo Villalobos, Robag Wruhme, Rødhåd, Rustie, Sasha, Scuba, Shadow Child, Solomun, Speedy J, Stefano Noferini, Stephan Bodzin, Super8 & Tab, Ten Walls, The Magician, Tom Trago, Truss, and Zoot Woman.
Head to the Amsterdam Dance Event website for more information, tickets and the full line-up.
Dragana Kostica is the Belgrade-based editor in chief and founder of Still in Belgrade art, culture and club scene magazine. She holds a Master of Arts in Cultural Policy and Management in Arts (MA of Arts) and a Bachelor degree in Archaeology.