The world’s biggest electronic music gathering returns to the Dutch capital in October
Martin Garrix and David Guetta lead Amsterdam Dance Event line up
Super-star DJs Martin Garrix and David Guetta and the legendary electronic crew Orbital are some of the names announced to perform at Amsterdam Dance Event beginning from October 17.
Running since 1995 in the Dutch capital, the five-day conference and festival remains the biggest and most influential event on the EDM calendar with more than 2,500 artists descending on the city for a packed programme of concerts, workshops and 'In-Conversation' sessions held across 160 locations.
If you are a dance music fan, ADE is a great place to sample some of the latest sounds emerging from the EDM scene with a number of Amsterdam clubs hosting gigs, album launches and special musical showcases. This is all happening on the side of mammoth arena gigs featuring popular DJs and the awards ceremony of the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs Poll.
If you are an aspiring music producer or DJ, then the ADE is an essential visit with plenty of networking events with record label representatives and intimate discussion sessions with key players discussing the latest trend in the EDM industry.
However, you don’t have be solely a dance music aficionado to attend the event; the festival has been gradually branching out to explore other beat driven genres such as hip-hop and base music with artists from the genre invited to perform and discuss their craft.
“We’re almost at the point of reaching the magical 400,000 visitors mark, and we still see lots of opportunities to grow,” said event director Richard Zijlma.
“ADE aims to be a world stage for musical talent and the music industry. With visitors from more than 100 countries now you can confidently claim that Amsterdam is truly the beating heart of the worldwide music industry during ADE, while being at the same time a breeding ground for cultural and technological innovation for five days and nights.
With the humongous number of artists performing in this year’s event, dedicate some time to check out who is attending on the festival website www.amsterdam-dance-event.nl