Photo Credit: Amsterdam Dance Event
Written by: Katarina Cvetko
The leading electronic music platform and biggest club in the world is returning this October. Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) is an annual 5-day event, which is home to the whole spectrum of electronic sub-genres. Made of up of daily conferences and festivals, the beautiful city of Amsterdam is transformed into every electronic music lover’s dream for five consecutive days and nights.
ADE BY DAY
Offering the ultimate business experience and inspirational platform, the ADE conference features everything for business professionals, aspiring producers, musicians, visual artists and more! In 2017, the conference welcomed over 500 speakers and over 7,000 representatives from across the world!
ADE BY NIGHT
Attracting almost 400,000 visitors worldwide and covering the whole spectrum of electronic subgenres, the ADE festival program has been crowned the world’s biggest club festival. In 2017, the festival featured over 2,500 artists across 140 of Amsterdam’s iconic music and nightlife venues!
Mixing business with pleasure, ADE offers the perfect destination for every electronic music enthusiast. While the conference events are yet to be announced, the overnight festival and club events are being revealed and the 2018 edition of ADE is looking to be the biggest one yet! Here are the top five night events I am looking forward to attending.
IN TRANCE WE TRUST
WHEN: 17 October, 21:00 – 07:00
Celebrating its 20-year anniversary, Menno de Jong will be presenting yet another impressive edition of In Trance We Trust. Featuring over 35 artists, this event is anticipated to be the biggest trance event of ADE with multiple stages hosted by an impressive array of guests.
SYMPHONY: THE GLOBAL REVOLUTION OF DANCE
WHEN: 18 October, 20:00 – 23:00
WHERE: Ziggo Dome
Featuring Dutch DJ Hardwell and multiple Grammy Award-winning orchestra Metropole Orkest, the one-off concert will take the audience on a musical journey through the history of dance music from the 80’s to the present.
WHEN: October 18, 23:00 – 05:00
After selling out their takeover a few years ago, Anjunadeep will return to Amsterdam for their first-ever ADE showcase. The English record label founded by trance trio Above & Beyond and James Grant has grown to become one of the most respected labels in the dance music world. Through the evolution of the label over its 13 years, Anjunadeep will showcase their timeless and soulful music.
WHEN: October 20, 21:00 – 06:00
WHERE: Johan Cruijff Arena
Home to DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJ’s award ceremony; Amsterdam Music Festival (AMF) is one of the biggest events of the entire week. The 2018 edition will feature the debut of David Guetta and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike’s project: Two Is One who will perform alongside an impressive international lineup. Other confirmed artists include KSHMR, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, & W&W with more names still to be announced.
PROJECT ONE | REFLECTIONS OF THE ETERNAL
WHEN: October 20, 22:00 – 07:00
WHERE: Ziggo Dome
After their return to the scene, Dutch duo Project One ‘will guide you through a new era of hardstyle’. Hosted by Q-Dance, this event is one of the only hardstyle events featured throughout ADE and definitely should not be missed.
The world’s largest electronic music event is right around the corner and tickets are selling fast! Grab your tickets here.