10 of the Best Photos from Dockyard Festival

Dockyard x Mystic Garden is one of the most exciting and invigorating parties of the ADE meet up each year.

It pairs off industrial vibes with fairytale and dream like production, a world class crowd who know their music and love to dance and also this year showcased some cool new names that had been talent picked all year long.

Surgeon and Lady Starlight live was a real highlight, while Radio Salve laid down some heavy techno, Maxtrixxmann and Ellen Allien went back to back with a dark and twisted set of techno and disco, Eats everything layered up the bumping bass, Latumn and Joey Daniel were some new school talents who impressed, techno from Oscar Mulero and Paco Osuna and many more also made this a standout year.

These are 10 photos that really show you what an essential event this is.

Essential ADE 2019 Party Guide

The biggest meet-up in the dance industry is just around the corner.

It’s a place to dance, do business and party in one of Europe’s best looking cities.

With so many parties to choose from, we round up the best of the best.

PIV Records ADE showcase

Thursday 17th October

Claire Amsterdam

On ADE’s Thursday the mighty PIV records claim their throne and will prove why they’ve been on everyone’s lips lately. After a mind-blowing year with shows all over the place and topping the Beatport charts with their infectious sound, tastemaker Prunk brings in his elite squad for demolition duties.

Line Up: Archie Hamilton, Chris Stussy, Prunk, Rossko, The Willers Brothers, DJOKO, Jesse Maas b2b Iris Menza, Ray Mono, Rossi – DJ

Dockyard Festival 2019 ADE

Saturday October 19th



Dockyard Festival is known for showcasing the world’s best house and techno acts since 2014. It is an integral part of the annual ADE and a real meeting place for young talent, prominent artists and established labels. Each event is a theatre for the creative arts with next level music, visuals and light shows. Much of the crowd is made up of people who have been at Dockyard since day one when it was just a 4.500 person event, but today it will welcome 20.000 people at it’s ADE event as well as superstars from the scene.

Line Up: Dubfire, Eats Everything, Nic Fanciulli, Nastia, Mind Against, Len Faki, Recondite, Benny Rodrigues, Paco Osuna, Matador, Dvs1, Patrice Bäumel, Dax J, Ellen Allien, Monika Kruse, Ben Sims, Secret Cinema, Dense & Pika, Oscar Mulero, Joey Daniel, DJ Bone, Surgeon, Radio Slave, Sandrien, Pig & Dan, Olivier Weiter, Joran Van Pol, Lady Starlight, Marcus Worgull, Roberto Capuano, SQL, Roman Poncet, Jeroen Search, Fer Br, Alienata, Matrixxmann, Mitch De Klein, Vntm, Cailín, The Reason Y, Sama

Verknipt at ADE 2019

October 17th – 19th

Amsterdam Studios

After another fine year of parties all round the Netherlands, Verknipt return to Amsterdam Dance Event for a sixth season, once again offering three days of next level events. Running from Thursday October 17 – 19th at the very special Amsterdam Studios featuring the likes of Fjaak, Perc & Ansome, Randomer, B.Traits, Deborah de Luca, Marco Bailey, Solardo, Matador, The Advent, Egbert, Ø [Phase], Benny Rodrigues, Dennis Cruz, Latmun, PAWSA, Franky Rizardo, wAFF.

VBX Returns at ADE 2019

BRET, Warehouse Elementenstraat

October 17th – 20th


With ADE 2019 just round the corner, the time has come for leading underground promoters VBX to announce their always much anticipated plans: this year collaborating with brands like Sunrise, Awakenings, FRRC and Meoko they host five standout parties – including two of their iconic afters – at venues like Warehouse Elementenstraat, Bret, Veronicaschip and Lofi with world class names such as Craig Richards, Ricardo Villalobos b2b Raresh, Ferro, Nicolas Lutz, DJ Masda, Voigtmann, Reiss amongst others.

Carl Cox’s Awesome Soundwaves Showcase

Warehouse Elementenstraat

October 17th


Undoubtedly one of the globe’s most popular DJs, this ADE Carl Cox will be bringing his Awesome Soundwaves label to Elementenstraat for a very special one-off show alongside some of his favourite established and emerging artists. Expect killer live shows from the likes of Christopher Coe, Hannes Bieger, Julien Chaptal, Mat Playford, Reinier Zonneveld and Quazar, while on a DJ set tip, the likes of Acid Mondays, Alex Kennon, Chelina Manuhutu and of course, Carl himself are sure to excite.

Line Up: Carl Cox (live DJ/hybrid set), Christopher Coe (live), Hannes Bieger (live), Julien Chaptal (live), Mat Playford (live), Reinier Zonneveld (live), Quazar (live), Acid Mondays (DJ), Alex Kennon (DJ), Chelina Manuhutu (DJ)

Maceo Plex’s Lone Romantic

Warehouse Elementenstraat

October 19th


Following another summer of high-profile gigs, Maceo Plex is set to bring his Lone Romantic show to Elementenstraat this October with an expectedly impressive line-up in tow. Expect killer electro from the likes of I-F, The Hacker and Anthony Rother, Detroit business from the minimal mastermind Robert Hood, eclectic goodness from Young Marco, Ben UFO and Joy Orbison, house cuts from Irish party starters Brame & Hamo and special appearances by Maceo Plex under his Mariel Ito guide. This one should be special!

Line Up: Anthony Rother, Ben UFO, Brame & Hamo, I-F, Joy Orbison, Legowelt, Maceo Plex, Mariel Ito, Robert Hood, The Hacker, Young Marco

Sound-Fleet 2019 ADE Boat Party Programme

October 16th – 20th


One of the most intimate and capturing experiences of ADE, Sound-Fleet allows you to cruise below the Amsterdam skyline immersed in a variety of electronic sounds. The 2019 programme features showcases from Rejected, The Bliss Office, Shadows by Magdalena, Olivier Weiter & Friends, Muse by Lehar & Musumeci and more.

Acts include Steve Bug, Marcel Fengler, Josh Butler, Michael Mayer, Michel de Hey, Franky Rizardo, Dennis Quin, Edwin Oosterwal, Magdalena, HOSH, Tone Depth, GROJ (Live), SIMAO, 1979, Lehar b2b Musumeci, Agents Of Time (DJ Set), Phunkadelica (live)

Maceo Plex Takes Lone Romantic Show to ADE

Following another summer of high-profile gigs, Maceo Plex is set to bring his Lone Romantic showcase to Elementenstraat on October, 19th with an expectedly impressive line-up.

The provocative night will feature myriad of exquisite underground talent from the likes of Anthony Rother, Ben UFO, Brame & Hamo, I-F, Joy Orbison, Legowelt, Robert Hood, The Hacker, Young Marco, Maceo Plex (and his electro alias Mariel Ito) all playing across two electrifying rooms.

This unique party starts at 9am running until the late evening and boasts a standout line-up that is as forward-thinking as we would expect from the Miami-born tastemaker.

Tickets on sale now on the Awakenings website.


Carl Cox Returns to ADE with Massive Awesome Soundwaves showcase

Undoubtedly one of the globe’s most popular DJs, this ADE Carl Cox will be bringing his Awesome Soundwaves label to Elementenstraat for a very special one-off show alongside some of his favourite established and emerging artists.

It happens at Warehouse Elementenstraat on October 17th in tandem with ADE.

Playing will be the likes of Christopher Coe, Hannes Bieger, Julien Chaptal, Mat Playford, Reinier Zonneveld and Quazar, while on a DJ set tip, the likes of Acid Mondays, Alex Kennon, Chelina Manuhutu and of course, Carl himself are sure to excite.

Head to the Awakenings website for more.


Amsterdam Dance Events announce a massive first lineup for 2015

The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), the world's biggest club festival and conference for electronic music, today reveals the first selection of artists that will perform from 14 to 18 October. The ADE is preparing for its 20th annual edition with 2,200 performing artists at one hundred of the most diverse venues in Amsterdam. Over 365,000 visitors from all over the world are expected to visit the event this year.

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 leading acts from the mainstream and the underground dance scenes, across every genre of electronic music. In addition to the extensive live line-up of the ADE Festival, the daytime program, ADE Playground, offers music enthusiasts a large and varied program including exhibitions, in-store showcases, tech workshops, pop-up stores and film screenings all over the city centre. 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, new talent and the education of students.

Biggest club festival in the world
The ADE is the biggest club festival in the world with performances by 2,200 artists at 300 events spread over 100 venues. The five-day music program covers all things electronic music. Currently over 500 artists are confirmed. Among the first selection of artists announced today are:

&Me (DE), Adam Beyer (SE), Adriatique (CH), Agoria (FR), Alan Fitzpatrick (GB), Alesso (SE), Andhim (DE), Antal (NL), Anthony Parasole (US), Apollonia (FR), Armin van Buuren (NL), Art Department (CA), Axwell Λ Ingrosso (SE), Black Coffee (ZA), Bonobo (GB), Boris Werner (NL), Carl Cox (GB), Cassy (AT), Cleavage (NL), Chris Liebing (DE), Cristian Varela (ES), Damian Lazarus (GB), Dauwd (GB), Dave Clarke (GB), David Guetta (FR), De Sluwe Vos (NL), Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike (BE), DJ Rush (US), DJ Sneak (CA), DJ Qu (US), Donato Dozzy (IT), Dubfire (US), Fernanda Martins (BR), Fort Romeau (GB), GE-OLOGY (US), George FitzGerald (GB), Green Velvet (US), Guti (AR), Happa (GB), Hardwell (NL), Henrik Schwarz (DE), Horse Meat Disco (gb), Hot Since 82 (UK), Hunee (DE), I-F (NL), Ici Sans Merci (NL), Ida Engberg (SE), Jeff Mills (US), Joran van Pol (NL), Joris Voorn (NL), Joseph Capriati (IT), Julian Jeweil (FR), Karmon (NL), Kate Boy (SE), Kollektiv Turmstrasse (DE), Kolombo (BE), Kraak & Smaak (NL), Len Faki (DE), Leon Vynehall (US), Levon Vincent (US), Maceo Plex (US), Machinedrum (US), Malawi (NL), Marcel Fengler (DE), Markus Schulz (US), Martin Garrix (NL), Matador (IE), Matthias Tanzmann (DE), Menno de Jong (NL), Midland (GB), Monika Kruse (DE), Moodymann (US), Nicky Romero (NL), Nicole Moudaber (GB), Nina Kraviz (RU), Noisia (NL), Nuno dos Santos (NL), Octave One (US), Odesza (US), Oliver Heldens (NL), Osunlade (US), Pan-Pot (DE), Paul Oakenfold (GB), Perc (GB), Petar Dundov (HR), PETDuo (BR), Petre Inspirescu (RO), Posij (NL), Raresh (RO), Rebekah (GB), Rebolledo (MX), Ricardo Villalobos (CL), Richie Hawtin (CA), Robert Hood (US), Robin Schulz (DE), ROD (NL), Romare (GB), Ron Morelli (US),Ron Trent (US), Rødhåd (DE), Sandrien (NL), Santé (DE), Scuba (UK), Seth Troxler (US), Showtek (NL), Sidney Charles (DE), Solomun (DE), Speedy J (NL), Stanislav Tolkachev (UA), Stefano Noferini (IT), Surgeon (GB), The Gaslamp Killer (US), The Hacker (FR), The Martinez Brothers (US), Tiësto (NL), Truss (GB), Tsepo (NL), Tyree Cooper (US), Vicetone (NL), Yellow Claw (NL) and many more.


ADE completes its lineup for 2014

Amsterdam becomes the centre of the global dance music scene for five days showcasing over 2000 international artists

With just three weeks to go, the preparations are in full swing for the nineteenth edition of the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), the world's biggest club festival and leading conference for electronic music. Today the organization has finalized the already impressive festival line-up with the addition of new names. The five-day ADE Festival, which takes place from 15 to 19 October, will showcase a record number of 2,224 national and international artists from 57 countries.

More than 400 journalists, 5000 conference delegates and an expected 350,000 festival visitors are set to travel from all over the world to the city of Amsterdam, as the ADE, an initiative of Buma, puts the international spotlight on Amsterdam for five full days.

Unique locations across every part of the city
The ADE Festival offers a hugely varied program, taking place across 85 of the cities most diverse locations. From traditional clubs and music venues like Melkweg, Studio 80, Paradiso, Trouw and Escape, to post-industrial sheds in the NDSM shipyard and the Westergasterrein, as well as rather more unusual venues like the Concertgebouw, the Compagnietheater and the Amsterdam Arena, alongside newly incorporated venues like the Volkshotel and the Tolhuistuin, the ADE Festival is truly the biggest club festival in world.

New acts revealed today:
Anja Schneider (DE), Antal (NL), Armin van Buuren (NL), Bassjackers (NL), Ben Klock (DE), Ben UFO (GB), Black Coffee (ZA), Buraka Som Sistema (PT), Carl Craig (US), Chuckie (NL), Dash Berlin (NL), Detroit Swindle (NL), DJ Harvey (GB), DJ Jazzy Jeff (US), DVS1 (US), Falco Benz (NL), FKA Twigs (GB), Floating Points (GB), Four Tet (GB), François K (FR), GAIA (NL), Goldfish (ZA), Heidi (DE), Hieroglyphic Being (US), Hunee (DE), Interstellar Funk (NL), Jackmaster (GB), Jamie Jones (GB), Job Jobse (NL), John Dahlbäck (US), Jon Hopkins (GB), Joy Orbison (GB), Julio Bashmore (GB), Kevin Saunderson (US), Knarsetand (NL), Legowelt (NL), Magda (Poland), Mano Le Tough (IE), Marcel Dettmann (DE), Martin Garrix (NL), Martyn (NL), Mathew Jonson (CA), Matthew Dear (US), Max Cooper (GB), Michel de Hey (NL), Mike Mago (NL), Mind Against (IT), MR Probz (NL), Osunlade (US), Outbreak (AU), Paul Oakenfold (GB), Pete Tong (GB), Prosumer (GB), Robert Hood (US), Ron Morelli (US), Ron Trent (US), Secret Cinema (NL), Seth Troxler (US), Seven Davis Jr (US), Skream (GB), Soul Clap (US), Steve Rachmad (NL), Subp Yao (NL), Surgeon (GB), Talaboman (ES & SE), Tale Of Us (IT), Tama Sumo (DE), The Prophet (NL), tINI (DE), Tommie Sunshine (US), Tommy, Four Seven (DE), Traxx (US), Tripeo (NL), Voices From The Lake (IT), Wildstylez (NL), William Kouam Djoko (NL), Young Marco (NL)

These acts join a total of 2,224 acts performing at this years event, including: 
A Made Up Sound (NL), Adam Beyer (SE), Adana Twins (DE), Afrojack (NL), Alan Fitzpatrick (GB), Alex Bau (DE), Andy Moor (GB), Axel Boman (SE), Ben Sims (GB), Benny Rodrigues (NL), Black Asteroid (US), Black Sun Empire (NL), Blacknecks (GB), Blawan (GB), Bugge Wesseltoft (NO), Butch (DE), Camo & Krooked (AT), Catz 'N Dogz (PL), Chase & Status (GB), Chris Liebing (DE), Christian Smith (SE), Danny Daze (US), Dave Clarke (GB), David August (DE), Davide Squillace (IT), De Sluwe Vos (NL), Deep Dish (US), Derrick May (US), DJ Koze (DE), DJ Pierre (US), DJ Rush (US), DJ Stingray 313 (US), DJ W!LD (FR), Dollkraut (NL), Dominik Eulberg (DE), Dubfire (US), DVS1 (US), Eats Everything (GB), Extrawelt (DE), Funkinevil (Kyle Hall & Funkineven) (US & GB), Gaiser (US), Gary Beck (GB), Green Velvet (US), Gregor Tresher (DE), Gui Boratto (BR), Guti (AR), Guy Gerber (IL), H.O.S.H. (DE), Hardwell (NL), Henrik Schwarz (DE), Hot Since 82 (GB), Joey Beltram (US), John Digweed (GB), Joris Voorn (NL), Joseph Capriati (IT), Julian Jeweil (FR), Karenn (GB), Karotte (DE), KiNK (BG), Kollektiv Turmstrasse (DE), Kölsch (DK), Kryder (GB), Laurent Garnier (FR), Loco Dice (DE), Lunice (CA), Maceo Plex (US), Maetrik (US), Marcel Vogel (NL), Marcellus Pittman (US), Martin Buttrich (DE), Matador (IE), Max Graef (AU), Maya Jane Coles (GB), Michael Mayer (DE), Monika Kruse (DE), Mount Kimbie (GB), Nic Fanciulli (GB), Nicky Romero (NL), Nicole Moudaber (GB), Nina Kraviz (RU), Noisia (NL), Nuno dos Santos (NL), Oscar Mulero (ES), Pan-Pot (DE), Pleasurekraft (US), Popof (FR), Rebekah (GB), Recondite (DE), Ricardo Villalobos (CL), Robag Wruhme (DE), Rødhåd (DE), Rustie (GB), Sasha (GB), Scuba (GB), Shadow Child (GB), Solomun (DE), Speedy J (NL), Stefano Noferini (IT), Stephan Bodzin (DE), Super8 & Tab (FI), Ten Walls (LT), The Magician (BE), Tom Trago (NL), Truss (GB), Zoot Woman (GB) and many more.

The full list of confirmed acts can be found at www.a-d-e.nl

Buy festival tickets here: http://www.amsterdam-dance-event.nl/tickets/festival/
Read the new ADE Magazine here: http://issuu.com/amsterdamdanceevent/docs/djb64_ade_special_issuu
More information here: http://www.amsterdam-dance-event.nl

ADE Playground: From Day To Night at ADE

The 18th Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) will feature significant expansion of daytime programADE Playground. ADE Playground transforms Amsterdam into the biggest pop-up store on the planet and offers a platform for studio sessions, hardware workshops, movie screenings, art exhibitions, in-store performances by top record labels and more exclusive events related to dance music. DJs and artists turn the centre of the city of Amsterdam into a veritable playground for electronic music fans, offering once-in-a-lifetime experiences, and the chance to get up close and personal with top performers in unusual venues.

This year’s ADE Playground has more panels, technology partners, exhibitions, locations, workshops and showcases then ever before. There has never been a better opportunity for man to engage, learn and liaise with like-minded individuals. The ADE Card that grants access to the entire Playground program is available for only 10 euros. Highlights of the 2013 ADE Playground program include:

ADE MusicTalks

Get up close to your favorite DJs and artists at ADE MusicTalks. These new Q&A sessions with leading DJs and artists take place at Konings & Keune.  The sessions will give music fans the chance to chat and engage with artists in live Q&A’s as DJ’s share their experience, passion and music! First confirmed speakers are Joris Voorn (NL), Chuckie (NL), Headhunterz (NL) and DJ Black Coffee (SA). More announced soon.

Melkweg Cinema

In the heart of the city Melkweg will be playing host to a selection of new musical documentaries and films as part of the ADE Playground program: Ruud Pelgrum’s ‘In Extase’ (In Ecstasy), a deep insightful look into how producers control the crowd and induce trance-like sensations, Farid Slimani’s ‘Back in the House’, a film that will take you back, way back, to a time when house music ruled New York City with one-off interviews featuring legends Francois K, Danny Tenaglia, Joe Claussell and many more. And finally, to get your bpm really racing ‘Old School Renegades’, a film that highlights the development of the rave scene in the early ‘90s, featuring Joey Beltram, SL2, 808 State, Lenny Dee. Find out more.

Native, Ableton and Pioneer showcase at ADE Playground

Calling all gearheads and software junkies: this years ADE’s Playground brings you some of the most prestigious names in music technology including Native Instruments, Ableton andPioneer. At ADE Playground you’ll be able to see all the latest gear and developments from the world’s biggest producers in music hardware and software, showcased by the tech company’s leading specialists. Drop in during the day and you might even get the chance to see one of your favourite ADE performing DJs flaunt their talent on their respective appliances, offering a unique insight into how the big names are cutting it nowadays. So whether you’re the budding, young, bedroom-producer, DJ type or you have an extensive career in delivering to your audience, this is a once in a year opportunity to meet the team behind everyone’s favourite machines, whilst giving you a hands-on opportunity to sample some of the best gear available.Find out more.

Kompakt goes all out

Cologne based label Kompakt will celebrate their 20 year anniversary with a series of events throughout the conference. Directly in the middle of Amsterdam’s Red Light District at the Oz. Project Space, you’ll be able to find the team behind Germany’s leading electronic imprint behind the counter at their very own pop-up store. Having taken the project all across Europe, the label has teamed up with Electronic Beats to provide a face-to-face front where you can meet the label’s key founders, purchase exclusive content and watch intimate, in-store performances. Find out more.

The initial ADE Playground program is already online, with more information to be added as we get imminently closer to the festival. Remember these events are only open to those with anADE Card, which are available from ADE outlets or online for EUR 10,-.

Get your ADE Card here: http://www.amsterdam-dance-event.nl/tickets/ade-card/

ADE 5 day tickets SOLD OUT and more acts added!

The 2012 edition will welcome more than 3,500 conference and 180,000 festival visitors from around the world, in addition to 800 international artists, who will perform at more than 350 events across 80 venues in the city.

New additions to the festival program

The ADE is traditionally the time of the year at which the internationally vibrant dance scene alights in every corner of Amsterdam. At night, the capital of the Netherlands becomes the scene of the biggest club festival in the world, where at 80 locations and at least 350 different club nights visitors can dance to the most diverse electronic music of all the major names in the genre. New acts added to the ever-growing bill include 2000 and One (NL), Ben Klock (DE), Benga (GB), Christian Smith (SE), David Morales (US), Dennis Ferrer (US), Guerilla Speakers (NL), Jackmaster (GB),  John Dahlbeck (SE), Kabale und Liebe (NL), Laidback Luke (NL), Mathew Jonson (CA),  Oliver Hunteman (DE), Prins Thomas (NO), San Proper (NL) and many others. Here’s just a a small selection of the many festival highlights:

On Wednesday 17th October Josh Wink's Ovum Recordings returns to Chicago Social Club with guests including Steve Bug and Shlomi Aber.  Over at Gashouder there's an Awakenings ADE special with Carl Cox, Fatboy Slim and guests, whilst the MC Theater plays host to Paramount Artists Nina Kraviz, Carl Craig, Agoria and more. Thursday 18th October sees Dutchman Joris Voorn join forces with Derrick May, Deetron and Edwin Oosterwal as Rejected take over Studio 80. Meanwhile it's the Flying Circus 5th Year Anniversary Party at WesterUnie, Ferry Corsten, Chicane and Bassjackers at Undercurrent and over at AIR, It's All Gone Pete Tong with Pete Tong, Damian Lazarus, Shawn Reeves, Ryan Crosson ad Justin Martin. It's awards night on Friday 19th October as the DJ Mag Top 100 Awards Show takes place at Amsterdam Convention Factory. And at venues across the city…Richie Hawtin presents ENTER. at Gashouder, Melkweg welcomes Dave Clarke, Green Velvet, Octave One and friends, it's a Dirty Dutch Exodus at the Ziggo Dome and label showcases by Mobilee, Rush Hour and Defected ensure Friday night is jumpin'.

Saturday 20th October also offers up a wide-range of musical treats, including Cocoon at Convention Factory with a special 4-hour set from Ricardo Villalobos. Meanwhile at Trouw, two musical heroes meet as DJ Harvey and Andrew Weatherall step up at the RA Vs ADE Special and over at Hotel Arena Germany meets France as Tresor and Deeply Rooted House welcome guests including Juan Atkins, Patrice Scott and Mike Huckaby. And this year the party officially continues into Sunday as Soul Clap and Wolf + Lamb present Crew Love at Melkweg, secretsundaze and The Secret Agency take over Studio 80, Roger Sanchez presents Strealth at Escape and Dekmantel presents A Night With Jeff Mills. In total, over 800 artists will perform at the 5-day event.

ADE Pro 5-day passes sell out in record time

In seventeen years, the ADE has grown into an extensive and leading platform in which all facets of electronic music culture are discussed. The business part of the event is widely regarded as the most important of its kind and offers a day program at six different locations on a wide range of conferences and networking opportunities that focus on music and technology, VJs & visuals, harder dance styles, new talent and education of students. ADE 5-day conference tickets have sold out in record time once again but there are a limited number of 1-day tickets still available for Friday (19/10) and Saturday (20/10). You can find highlights of the conference program so far on this link.

Music and Bits

We are happy to present a new edition of Music and Bits at this year's Amsterdam Dance Event. Music and Bits is a dedicated conference program within ADE that focuses on trends, business opportunities and the latest developments in the world of online music. The program features some of the most upfront creative and original minds in the entertainment industry. Amongst the conference delegates you will find people from the music industry, entrepreneurs, bloggers, press, developers, hackers and music enthusiasts. Music and Bits takes place on Wednesday 17, Thursday 18 and Friday 19 October at De Balie. Guest speakers so far include CASH Music (Maggie Vail, US), Whosampled? (Nadav Poraz, GB), Tastemakerx (Sandro Pugliese, US), Topspin (Ranasighne, US), Shuffler.fm (Tim Heineke, NL), Songpop (Mathieu Nouzareth, FreshPlanet Inc., US), This is my Jam (Matthew Ogle, US), We Make Awesome Sh.it (Syd Lawrence, GB) and reps from TurntableFM and Last.fm.

ADE Next

ADE Next, the conference platform for new talent, also returns for 2012, offering a broad program featuring producers and DJs at the top of their game in addition to many of the key managers, agents and industry professionals from around the globe, all eager to share their knowledge and experience. Don't miss the opportunity to see Sander van Doorn and Objekt telling you personally how they produce as both of these (very different) producers will bring their home studio to the conference. There’s also a remix workshop with Marc JB, who’s been on remix duties for the likes of Lady Gaga, Rihanna, P!nk, Ke$ha, Kelis and Katy Perry. Dutch house guy Vato Gonzalez will conduct a masterclass dissecting one of his club hits. And if you feel comfortable enough to face Dave Clarke, the much feared and brutally honest Demolitian Panel is were you should go. Drop your demo in the demo box that’s set up at the registration desk during the conference, and top DJ and producer Dave Clarke will be the judge of it: ‘Although the title of the panel suggests explosive commentary,’ Clarke says, ‘you should see this as an opportunity to get support and great insight into your unsigned music by some of the top professionals in this field.’

ADE Playground

ADE Playground is ADE’s new day program that will spread the ADE vibe to a range of locations in Amsterdam and aims to become the largest pop-up shop in the world! Take part in a range of special events at all kinds of creative hotspots dotted around the city. Roof top terraces, clothing shops, hotels, pubs or even a container building right in the middle of the town…The extensive program includes masterclasses by Akai Professional,Numark, Pioneer and Native Instruments, an SAE Meets BEAT M UP beatmaker session at SAE Studios and an exclusive workshop by Detroit house legend Mike Huckaby, who will explain the possibilities of Native Instruments’ mighty Maschine. For more info on Playground and the ADE Card, follow this link.

The ADE will take place from 17 to 21 October and is organized by Amsterdam Dance Event Foundation, an initiative of Buma

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Over 800 artists will perform at ADE this year. Here’s some of the names announced so far:

2000 and One (NL), 2562 (NL), Adam Beyer (SE), Adana Twins (DE), Afrojack (NL), Agoria (FR), Âme (DE), Anja Schneider (DE), Angger Dimas (ID), Bassjackers (NL), Blawan (GB), Boris Werner (NL), Brodinski (FR), Bart Skils (NL), Ben Klock (DE), Ben UFO (GB), Benga (GB), Boemklatsch (NL), Carl Cox (GB), Carl Craig (US), Catz 'N Dogz (PL), Christian Smith (SE), Conforce (NL), Ceephax Acid Crew (GB), Chris Liebing (DE), Christian Varela (ES), Cinnaman (NL), Crookers (IT), Danny Krivit (US), Danny Daze (US), Danny Howells (GB), David Morales (US), Dennis Ferrer (US), Dismantle (GB), Dave Clarke (GB), Deetron (CH), Derrick May (US), DJ Deep (FR), DJ Harvey (US), DJ Sneak (US), DJ T. (DE), DJ+ (NL), Dosem (ES), DVS1 (US), Drumcell (US), Dubfire (US), DVS1 (US), Eats Everything (GB), Ellen Allien (DE), Eric de Man (NL), Fatboy Slim (GB), Ferry Corsten (NL), François K (US), Frankie Knuckles (US), Full Crate (NL), FS Green (NL), Gesaffelstein (FR), Giles Smith (GB), Green Velvet (US), Gui Boratto (BR), Guti (AR), Guy Gerber (IL), Gabriel Ananda (DE), Gomes (NL), Gregor Salto (NL), Guerilla Speakers (NL), Hardwell (NL), Henzel & Disco Nova (NL), Jackmaster (GB), Jameszoo (NL), JazzSteppa (DE), John Dahlbeck (SE), Josh Wink (US), James Priestley (GB), Joe Claussell (US), John Digweed (GB), Joost van Bellen (NL), Joris Voorn (NL), Joseph Capriati (IT), Josh Wink (US), Junkie XL (NL), Kabale und Liebe (NL), Kubus (NL), Kypski (NL),, Karotte (DE), Kevin Saunderson (US), Kölsch (DK), Laidback Luke (NL), Layo & Buschwaka (GB), Legowelt & Xosar (NL), M.A.N.D.Y. (DE), Maarten Mittendorff (NL), Maceo Plex (US), Makam (NL), Marc Romboy (DE), Martin Buttrich (DE), Mauro Picotto (IT), Max Cooper (GB) live, Mathew Jonson (CA), Mathias Kaden (DE), Mauro Picotto, Merdan Taplak (BE), Minilogue (SE), Michel de Hey (NL), Mightyfools (NL), Miss Kittin (FR), Miss Nine (NL), Nervo (AU), Nina Kraviz (RU), Nobody Beats The Drum 333" (NL), Noir (DK), Objekt (DE), Oliver Koletzki (DE), Oliver Huntemann (DE), Pearson Sound (GB), Portico Quartet (GB), Prins Thomas (NO), Palmbomen (NL), Paul van Dyk (DE), Petar Dundov (HR), Pete Tong (GB), Planetary Assault Systems (GB), Presk (NL), Ricardo Villalobos (CL), Richie Hawtin (CA), Rodriguez Jr. (FR), Sander Kleinenberg (NL), Sander van Doorn (NL), Sandwell District (DE), San Proper (NL), Sandrien (NL), Stephan Bodzin (DE), Steve Bug (DE), Seth Troxler (GB), Simian Mobile Disco (GB), Simon Dunmore (US), Sinjin Hawke (ES), Steve Bug (DE), Steve Rachmad (NL), Subb-an, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano (NL), Surgeon (GB), Tale of Us (DE), The Advent (GB), The Flexican & Sef (NL), The Magician (BE), Tom Trago (NL), The Glimmers (BE), Yolanda Be Cool (AU), Todd Terry (US), Tommie Sunshine (US).

Amsterdam Dance Event adds fifth day!


After selling out for the last five years, the ADE is regarded as one of the highlights of the annual international dance and electronic music calendar. Thanks to the fact of being both a major festival of electronic music as well as a business platform for the international music industry, the event is widely considered to be an important indicator of the health of the electronic music scene.

Event organiser the Amsterdam Dance Event Foundation expects that the five day event will once again attract more than 140,000 festival-goers and 3,000 conference delegates from 62 countries. “Two years ago we included the Wednesday in order to accommodate a growing list of conferences and parties, and in 2012 – because there are now so many events throughout the whole of the weekend – Sunday is now officially included in the ADE dates,” Richard Zijlma, ADE Director, said. The 2011 Sunday schedule included amongst others Visionquest at Trouw, Moon Harbour & secretsundaze, Wicked Jazz Sounds and the Melkweg After Party.

ADE 2012 will also feature expanded versions of the ADE University (aimed at inspiring and educating students and young music industry professionals) and ADE Playground (showcasing technology and technological innovation), both of which were introduced in 2011 to widespread acclaim, as well as improvements and new developments for the Hard Dance Event (HDE), Music and Bits and ADE Next.

Each year 3,000+ artists, A&R managers, journalists, label representatives, booking agents, producers and music publishers from around the world gather in Amsterdam to do business, network, discover new talent and keep up to date on the latest technological and legislative developments. The 140,000+ festival visitors – including approximately 30,000 tourists – fill the city's venues for a wide range of shows and events featuring the very best national and international artists.

The 2011 edition of the ADE staged a record 220 events in 52 venues across the city, with a total of over 800 DJs and acts performing. The Amsterdam Dance Event 2012 will take place on October 17 to 21. More information is available atwww.amsterdam-dance-event.nl The Amsterdam Dance Event is organized by the Amsterdam Dance Event Foundation, an initiative of Buma 

Amsterdam Dance Event gets bigger!


Day program

By day, the crème de la crème of the international music industry gathers at the conference venues Felix Meritis, The Dylan Amsterdam and De Balie to do business, network and participate in discussions on the ins and outs of the electronic music industry. Speakers include; Carl Cox (US), Sven Väth (DE), Armin van Buuren (NL), David Guetta (FR) and Boy George (GB) amongst others. The panels will cover topics such as; the international success of the Dutch DJs and producers, international copyright, new media, new business models and overall developments in this rapidly growing industry.

A number of interesting sub-programs will also take place at tis years ADE;

Music and Bits: Music & Technology
The ADE program Music and Bits, which focuses on trends and developments in the online music world, has expanded to three days (October 19 to 21) and now takes place in De Balie. Speakers include Dave Haynes (Sound Cloud), Chris Kaskie (Pitchfork), Scott Snibbe, Alex White (The Next Big Sound) and representatives of radio Boiler Room. More information is available at: www.amsterdam-dance-event.nl/music-and-bits 

ADE University: the music professionals of tomorrow 
New for this year is ADE University: a program specifically designed for students, to inspire the ‘music professionals of tomorrow’. From 19 to October 21 Afrojack, Simon Dunmore and Nalden amongst others share their knowledge with the younger generations at the Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange Area on the Leidseplein.

Hard Dance Event: a conference for the harder styles
The Hard Dance Event (October 20) is a conference that focuses specifically on the harder styles of dance music. Topics that are addressed include crossovers between musical genres, the progressive way in which communities within this scene develop and how this scene is developing within America. During the previous edition over 600 participants from 19 countries came together. More information can be found at: www.amsterdam-dance-event.nl/hde 

ADE Next: platform for new talent
Celebrating its seventh edition ADE Next (October 22) brings upcoming DJs and producers in contact with media, artists and other persons relevant to them from the music industry. With a broad program full of workshops, demo sessions and various Q&A’s, ADE Next offers them a helping hand to kick start their careers. More information is available at: www.amsterdam-dance-event.nl/ade-next

To find out what to expect from the day program take a look at these snapshot videos from ADE 2010.

ADE = Business

ADE 2010 industry insights: technology & new business models

Evening program

The ADE festival counts as the world biggest club festival. During this years edition over 200 events take place at a record breaking 52 locations around the city of Amsterdam.

Over 700 artists will perform during ADE and here is  a brief snapshot to whet your appetite;

2000 and One (NL), Aeroplane (BE), Afrojack (NL), Alex Flatner (DE), Ambush (US), Âme (DE), Andrew Weatherall (GB), Annie Mac (GB), Anton Pieete (NL), Apparat (DE), Applescal (NL), Armin van Buuren (NL), Bart Skils (NL), Baskerville (NL), Ben Klock (DE), Boemklatsch (NL), Boris Werner & William Kouam Djoko (NL), Brodinski (FR), BT (US), Caribou (CA), Carl Cox (GB), Carl Craig (US), Chocolate Puma (NL), Chris Liebing (DE), Cristian Varela (ES), Crookers (IT), Culoe De Song (SA), Daniel Miller (GB), Dave Clarke (GB), David Guetta (FR), David Morales (US), Dennis Ferrer (US), Derrick May (US), Detroit Grand Pubahs (US), Dimitri Kneppers (NL), Dixon (Innervisions, DE), DJ Judge Jules (GB), DJ Kypski (NL), DJ Simon Patterson (GB), Dr. Lektroluv (BE), Dubfire (IR), Ellen Allien (DE), Eric Prydz (SE), Eskmo (US), Fake Blood (GB), Fedde le Grand (NL), Ferry Corsten (NL), Flowing (DE), Frankie Knuckles (US), Funkerman (NL), Goldfish (SA), Goldie (GB), Gregor Tresher (DE), Groove Armada presents 'Red Light' (GB), Guy J (IL), Heiko Laux (DE), Henrik Schwarz (DE), Hudson Mohawke (GB), Industrialyzer LIVE (PT), James Holden (GB), Jaxx da Fishworks (JP), John Acquaviva (CA), John Dahlback (SE), John Digweed (GB), Jon Rundell (GB), Joost van Bellen (NL), Joris Voorn (NL), Kaiserdisco (DE), Karotte (DE), Kate Wax (CH), Kenny Dope (US), Kenny Larkin (US), Kettel (NL), Kyle Hall (US), Lone live (GB), Magda (DE), M.A.N.D.Y. (DE), Makam (NL), Marcel Dettmann (DE), Mark Knight (GB), Martyn (US) live, Mason (NL), Matthias Tanzmann (DE), Mauro Picotto (IT), Melon (NL), Michael Mayer (DE), Michel Cleis (CH) , Miss Nine (NL), Modeselektor live (DE), Monika Kruse (DE), Mousse T. (DE), Nervo (AU), Nick Fiurucci (CA), Nobody Beats The Drum (NL), Özgur Can (SE), Palmbomen (NL), Pional (live) (ES), Radioslave (GB), Real el Canario (ES), Richie Hawtin (CA), Rimer London & Cata.Pirata (NL), RipTide (NL), Riva Starr (GB), Robbie Rivera (PR), Robert Owens (US), Roger Sanchez (US), Ron Carroll (US), Sander Kleinenberg (NL), Sander van Doorn (NL), SebastiAn (FR), Sébastien Léger (FR), Shinedoe (NL), Soul Clap (US), Stephan Bodzin (DE), Steve Bug (DE), Steve Lawler (GB), Steve Mac (GB), Steve Rachmad (NL), Stonebridge (SE), Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano (NL), Sven Väth (DE), The Advent LIVE (GB), The Glitch Mob (US), The Martinez Brothers (US), The Partysquad (NL), The Shapeshifters (GB), Theo Parrish (US), Tocadisco (DE), Tom Novy (DE), Tommie Sunshine (US), Tommy Four Seven (GB), Umek vs Beltek (SI), Warren Fellow (NL), WhoMadeWho live (DK) and many others.

Top 100 DJ Awards

For the first time in its history, the Top 100 DJs Awards ceremony will take place during the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) on 20 October, at the Passenger Terminal Amsterdam. Current world’s No.1 DJ, Armin van Buuren will perform alongside David Guetta, Fedde Le Grand and Markus Schulz during a spectacular show, in which the No.1 DJ of 2011 will be revealed.

For an overall look at what to expect from ADE check out the VIDEO ROUND UP from last years event. And for more info visit http://www.amsterdam-dance-event.nl/