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Brian Coney
17 April 2024, 13:45

ADE announces first speakers for 2024: Martin Garrix, Timbaland, Laurent Garnier, Grace Ladoja, more

The world's largest club-based festival and conference and electronic music festival returns in October

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Martin Garrix, Timbaland, Laurent Garnier and Grace Ladoja and among the first speakers to be confirmed for this year’s Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE).

Having welcomed 500,000 global visitors in 2023, the world's largest club-focused conference and electronic music festival returns to the Dutch capital from 16th to 20th October this year.  

Among the first wave of ADE Pro speakers to share the stage for this year's edition include Timbaland, who will appear in conversation with four-time winner of DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs poll, Martin Garrix. Talks will also come from Laurent Garnier as part of London club fabric's 25th anniversary celebrations, and HOMECOMING founder Grace Ladoja, as well as agents and festivals including Armada Music, WME, CAA, UTA, and Awakenings.

With more to be revealed in the coming weeks, check out the current list of featured speakers & keynotes here.

In other ADE-related news, organisers have announced additional first details of this year’s festival. Tomorrowland celebrate its 20th anniversary with Our Story and a secret lineup at Ziggo Dome, while AMF returns to the ArenA on ADE Saturday.

With more announcements to be revealed, Awakenings, DGTL, Intercell, Loveland, Shelter, Thuishaven and Zeezout are also set to host events this year.

Featuring dedicated programming covering subjects from marketing, publishing and bookings to sustainability, social change and mental health, tickets for ADE Pro are available at an Early Bird rate here.