ADE, now in its 13th year, is part dance music mecca, part conference and part networking event for the industry. DJs, artists, record labels and promoters descend on the event every year to do business, attend seminars and sign up the best tracks from the summer.
ADE offers music industry professionals the opportunity to meet international business partners, introduce their business to an international audience and get in touch with new people, new music and new trends.
With four networking lounges and a broad program of panels, keynote speakers and meetings, ADE provides a platform and gateway for anyone who's working in the electronic music business, from seasoned professionals to those just starting out.
"It's really good for young artists, DJs and producers because they get to meet their peers, lots of new people and learn a bit which I think is really important." Says Arthur Baker.
Held in the centre of Amsterdam at the historic canal-side Felix Meritis building and the luxurious neighboring Dylan Hotel, the ADE conference gives you the opportunity to be heard, be seen and experience the best of what the dance and electronic music scene has to offer.
If you want to attend the conference you will need to act quickly. There are a limited number of passes available for €275, or you can buy a daypass for €190 by clicking here.
If you have more of a hedonistic head on, fear not. ADE is has as much to offer the seasoned raver as it does the industry professional. Check out the full line up below and prepare to salivate as the famously liberal city hosts the cream of international DJ talent.
The best thing about the festival is that you can do as much or as little as you like. Check out the Festival Program, choose the parties that you want to attend and book your tickets online - but hurry - the best parties are selling out fast!
Armin van Buuren (NL) / Audio Bullys (GB) / Dave Clarke (GB) / David Guetta (FR) / DJ Hell (DE) / DJ Pierre (US) / Fedde le Grand (NL) / François K. (US) / Funk d'Void (GB) / Josh Wink (US) / Juan Atkins (US) / Junior Jack & Kid Creme (BE) / Laidback Luke (NL) / Layo & Bushwacka! (GB) / Magda (PL) / Michel de Hey (NL) / Monika Kruse (DE) / Noisia (NL) / Paul van Dyk (DE) / Richie Hawtin (CA) / Robert Owens (US) / Ron Carroll (US) / Sander Kleinenberg (NL) / Seamus Haji (GB) / Sebastien Tellier live (FR) / Shapeshifters (GB) / Sven Väth (DE) / The Hacker (FR) / Tocadisco (DE) / Tom de Neef (BE) / Tom Novy (DE) / Trentemøller (DK) / Troy Pierce (US)
Plus 650 more DJs and artists confirmed!
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