For five days and nights Amsterdam is the dance music centre of the world
The nighttime program of the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) is now finalised. Between the 14th to 18th of October more than 2000 artists will be appearing at over 340 events across the 100 clubs and spaces that are participating with ADE. During the upcoming anniversary year, Amsterdam will be in the international spotlight with over 400 visiting journalists and media, more than 5.000 professionals and an expected 365.000 festival-goers who flock to the city from around the world.
Over the last 20 years, the Amsterdam Dance Event, an initiative of Buma, has developed into the world’s largest club-based festival. The five-day long ADE Festival features a unique range of the most diverse styles of electronic music. And, in addition to an extensive night program, ADE offers music lovers a wide range of daytime activities in the form of lectures, masterclasses, workshops, film screenings and art ex-hibitions spread across various locations in the city. Artists also participating in the day program include Afrojack (NL), Antal (NL), Camo & Crooked (AT), De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig (NL), Detroit Swindle (NL), DJ Pierre (US), Dubfire (US), Gui Boratto (BR), Henrik Schwarz (DE), Jeff Mills (US), Joris Voorn (NL), Kölsch (DK), Machinedrum (US), Martin Garrix (NL), Noisia (NL), Ron Trent (US) and Serge (NL).
The 2000 artists visiting Amsterdam to participate in the ADE Festival include:
Adam Beyer (SE), Agoria (FR), Âme (DE), Andrew Weatherall (GB), Andy C (GB), Apollonia (FR), Armin van Buuren (NL), Axwell Λ Ingrosso (SE), Ben Klock (DE), Ben UFO (GB), Bicep (GB), Bingo Players (NL), Black Coffee (ZA), Bondax (GB), Boris Brejcha (DE), Boys Noize (DE), Carl Cox (GB), Chris Liebing (DE), Dâm-FunK (US), Dannic (NL), Dave Clarke (GB), David Guetta (FR), De Sluwe Vos (NL), Derrick May (US), Detroit Swindle (NL), Dixon (DE), DJ Snake (FR), DJ Tennis (IT), Dubfire (US), Dyro (NL), Eats Everything (GB), Fedde Le Grand (NL), Felix Da Housecat (US), Floorplan (US), Four Tet (GB), GANZ (NL), George FitzGerald (GB), Gerd Janson (DE), Goldfish (ZA), Green Velvet (US), Gui Boratto (BR), Guti (AR), Hardwell (NL), Headhunterz (NL), Heidi (DE), Henrik Schwarz (DE), Hernan Cattaneo (AR), Howling (DE), I-F (NL), Ida Engberg (SE), Interstellar Funk (NL), James Zabiela (GB), Jamie Jones (GB), Jeff Mills (US), Jennifer Car-dini (FR), Job Jobse (NL), John Digweed (GB), John Talabot (ES), Joris Voorn (NL), Joseph Capriati (IT), Josh Wink (US), Joy Orbison (GB), Juan Atkins (US), Karenn (GB), Kerri Chandler (US), KiNK (BG), Knife Party (GB), Kölsch (DK), Kraak & Smaak (NL), Laidback Luke (NL), Levon Vincent (US), Loco Dice (DE), Ma-ceo Plex (US), Machinedrum (US), Magda (Poland), Mano Le Tough (IE), Marcel Dettmann (DE), Mark Knight (GB), Martin Garrix (NL), Max Cooper (GB), Maya Jane Coles (GB), Miss Nine (DE), Monika Kruse (DE), Moodymann (US), Motor City Drum Ensemble (DE), Mount Kimbie (GB), Move D (DE), Nervo (Australia), Nicky Romero (NL), Nicole Moudaber (GB), Nina Kraviz (RU), Noisia (NL), Oliver Heldens (NL), Paco Osuna (ES), Palms Trax (DE), Paul Oakenfold (GB), Ricardo Villalobos (CL), Richie Hawtin (CA), ROD (NL), Roger Sanchez (US), Romare (GB), Rødhåd (DE), Sandrien (NL), Secret Cinema (NL), Seth Troxler (US), Showtek (NL), Sjamsoedin (NL), Solomun (DE), Soul Clap (US), Squarepusher (GB), Stimming (DE), Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano (NL), Surgeon (GB), The Black Madonna (US), The Gaslamp Killer (US), The Martinez Broth-ers (US), Todd Terry (US), Tom Trago (NL), Torus (NL), Weval (NL), Yellow Claw (NL)
For the full program click here: a-d-e.nl/artists/
In the past twenty years ADE has grown into a globally renowned platform for the international dance and electronic music scene. The festival is the perfect place to spot the latest musical trends and emerging talents, as well as hearing the most recent work of both electronic music pioneers and current superstar acts. In addition to the extensive live line-up of the ADE Festival, the ADE Playground offers music enthusiasts a large and varied daytime program including exhibitions, in-store promotions, pop-up stores and film screenings all over the city center. The business aspect of the event (ADE Conference) is recognized as the most important of its kind, presenting a broad range of conferences and networking opportunities that focus on music and technology, VJs & visuals, sustainability, dance & brands, harder dance styles, new talent and the education of students.
The Amsterdam Dance Event takes place October 14-18, 2015. For more information about ADE and to purchase tickets: http://www.amsterdam-dance-event.nl
The Amsterdam Dance Event is organized by the Amsterdam Dance Event Foundation, an initiative of Buma. Official Partners ADE: KPN | Samsung
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.