January 18, 2018 Old School Magazine 0Comment


Back in 1995, based in De Balie at night special shows in three venues: Club Escape, Paradiso, and Melkweg, ADE was started as a three-day conference. As a matter of fact, ADE was attended by 300 delegates with thirty DJs performing.

Different from back then, Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) today is a five-day electronic music festival and conference in mid-October. And, Amsterdam Dance Event Foundation has organized the event. In fact, Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) is the world’s leading event for electronic music.

2018 DATES

Must be remembered that Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) has announced the dates of the 23rd edition. It will be from the 17th to 21st of October, 2018. Also, on the 23rd edition will be expected around 400,000 international and national visitors.

2018 will be a year where will be many activities focused on South Korea during ADE. Director Richard Zijlma made a statement: “The South Korean electronic music scene is growing rapidly, thanks to technological innovation and smart crossovers. During ADE we will focus on the very best the country has to offer across a wide range of festival and conference events.”

In general, Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) is the largest club-based festival and conference for electronic music in the world. Significantly, the event is growing every year. And, last year’s edition performed over 2,500 artists and there were 550 speakers in a record-breaking 160 venues. Also, the event had visitors from over 90 countries worldwide.

On the positive side, the organizers will grow the day and nighttime activities once again in 2018 edition. That will be by adding new pavilions focused on countries and through established partnerships with cultural institutions.

The complete program for the day and night shows will be announced over the next months. For more information about ADE, check the official link to the festival above: https://www.amsterdam-dance-event.nl/