Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), is a massive electronic music festival and conference that takes over the Dutch capital every October.
Starting in 1996, this year marks ADE’s 25th anniversary. This milestone plus the pent up energy from live music being on hold for the last year no doubt means this will be a year to remember.
On the live music side of things, the festival showcases all genres and sub-genres of electronic music, featuring everything from intimate basement club nights to stadium shows.
The conference side is a similarly wide-ranging affair, with expert panel discussions, lectures, industry events, tech showcases, and more aimed at maintaining the health of all aspects of the scene.
Overall, Amsterdam Dance Event welcomes over 400,000 artists, professionals, and music lovers to the city to partake in over 1,000 events across more than 200 venues.