ADE 2017

03 October 2017
/ Events

For 5 days and nights the city of Amsterdam is all about electronic music. From dawn to dawn, there are LOTS of things you can do at the city, so you better have it prepared! If you have never been in ADE we give you some highlights of the festival so you can move around easier.

ADE 2017

Amsterdam Dance Event is the home of electronic music, but it's much more than that. The anual festival gathers professionals, amateurs and lovers of everything related to electronics. It offers events focused on all the different faces of the electronic world, from tech innovation to environment protection in festivals.

During the whole festival there are three big categories: conference, playground and festival.


ADE Conference

ADE 2016 had 550 speakers and 7000 delegates invited to all 5 days of conferences. Music industry professionals, artists, producers, entrepreneurs, students and followers of the new technologies joined different activities all over the city.

ADE Playground

Besides all the conferences, ADE daylights are full of exhibitions, movie screenings, documentaries, artist's showcases and master classes —and most of them for free! The streets of Amsterdam come to life and are filled with events, and everyone visiting the city those days can enjoy it.

ADE Festival

Night comes, and party begins! Over 2200 artists playing on more than 120 emblematic locations bring light to Amsterdam night-time. Last year the festival attracted over 375.000 visitors from around the globe, which makes it the world's biggest club festival.



There are tons of activities to attend and ADE wants to make it easier for you to choose, so they organized all of them into nine sections, with different tickets for each one of them. That way if you're a bass lover or a tech geek you can know better where to go:

  • ADE Pro — Listen, learn and engage on different interactive debates. Speakers like Alison Wenham, Irvine Welsh, Kenny Gates, Kid Massive, Sam Feldt, Shelly Finkel and many more will share their knowledge on how to make money with music, from getting sponsorships to managing social media.

  • ADE BeatsHip-hop, bass and beats, need anything else? Conferences on strategies, demo competitions, prizes, collabs and inspiration.

  • ADE Dance & Brands Brands, music, artist and how to build a good relationship between them. What do brands look for on artists? What do artists need to know about brands? How can you get a successful collab? If you want the answers, you know where to go!

  • ADE Green — Environment, diversity and social conscience on music industry world. Make music, make money and promote sustainability is possible.

  • ADE Hackathon DGTL, Young Creators and ADE join forces to organize the marathon of all times: 24h to develop new smart concepts, apps and smart designs.

  • ADE Sound LabSound, creativity and technology. On this section even the newest and most amateur DJ or producer can go to Gear Test Lab and put his hands on the latest equipment of leading brands. You can also go to ADE MusicTalks and join interviews and talks from legends like Surgeon and Lady Starlight, Tiga and Soulwax, Gary Newman, DVS1 and many more.

  • ADE Tech — Latest emerging technologies and some of the brightest minds of our generation join ADE Tech to talk about Virtual, Aumented and Mixed Reality.

  • ADE University — Young professionals will be the future of music industry and they're the focus of this section of the program. Conferences, interactive talks and workshops all over the city will work as a connection between the experts and youngest.

  • Hard Dance EventHardstyle + ADE = HDE. Every year followers and experts on hardstyle from all over the world gather on this sub-category of ADE to share ideas, talks and points of view.


JASON - ADE 2016

If you're one of those who just can't decide and you want to go to all the activies and attend to every meeting, you're not alone. On ADE's website you can organize your own agenda for the festival and add to your program all the activities you find interesting.

So far, we have one night of our own program clear: Constant Circles, Sincopat and Comport Records showcase on Friday 20th of October!

We're attending one more year, and we want to meet you! Look for POBLA t-shirt, move around the crowd and come to say hello! We're nice, we promise.