Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) is one of dance music's most important annual events. In addition to an industry conference, ADE is a fully-fledged city festival that seems to get bigger each year. As Europe's answer to Miami Music Week, the event attracts the biggest DJs from all genres of electronic music, who converge on the Dutch city for 5 days of parties ranging from the intimate to the vast. Here we focus on the latter – the huge shows that should be on your ADE calendar.
PAN-POT PRESENTS SECOND STATE
Pan-Pot’s Second State returns to ADE on Wednesday 18th October. The German techno duo will be joined by Amelie Lens, Nick Curly, Joey Daniel and Michael Klein for the party at De Marktkantine.
REAKTOR ADE - DVS1 PRESENTS: A WALL OF SOUND
Hush honcho, DVS1, invites friends including Helena Hauff, Karenn (live), Umwelt and Tsuzing to Warehouse Elementenstraat on Thursday 19th October.
AUDIO OBSCURA X MOSAIC
Fresh from an incredible residency in Ibiza, Maceo Plex brings Mosaic back to the ‘Dam in association with Audio Obscura on Friday 20th October. Maceo will be joined by Paranoid London, The Drifter and Levon Vincent at Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, a venue traditionally associated with classical music.
DEFECTED IN THE HOUSE
Defected bring Sam Divine, Sonny Fodera, DJ Haus, Low Steppa and Ninetoes to Air on Friday 20th October. Expect a night of the finest house music, from one of the best labels in the business.
TOP 100 DJS AWARDS SHOW AT AMF
Our annual Top 100 DJs poll results will be announced live on stage at the Amsterdam ArenA as the climactic moment of Amsterdam Music Festival. AMF, which takes place inside the Ajax football stadium on Saturday 21st October, also features performances from David Guetta, Marshmello and Hardwell & Armin Van Buuren (back2back exclusive).
AWAKENINGS BY DAY
Taking over the stunning Gashouder – a converted gasometer – Awakenings are running four days of events, and all are worthy of this list. But our pick is the daytime session on Saturday 21st October with Nicole Moudaber and Danny Tenaglia.
ELROW ADE - SAMBODROMO DO BRASIL
Elrow bring a taste of Carnival to De Kromhouthal on Sunday 22nd October. Eats Everything, wAFF, Pack Osuna and Michel de Hey provide the soundtrack, while Elrow's notorious production will bring a visual spectacle that's worth waiting until Sunday for.
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