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About ADE

Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) is the most upfront, influential and educational gathering for electronic music and its industry.With its conference, festival and educational breeding ground, ADE is able to create not only the biggest yearly industry tent-pole moment, but also a solid foundation for future generations of electronic music professionals.

The ADE Foundation is a non-profit organisation that organises the conferences and its arts & culture program. The events taking part in the festival programme are organised by individual 3rd party promoters. ADE 2019 attracted a total of more than 1,000 events in nearly 200 locations across its multidisciplinary program; for five days and nights, the city of Amsterdam truly breathes electronic music.

ADE 2024 will take place 16/17/18/19/20 October 2024.

If you are interested in partnering up with ADE, feel free to fill in the sponsorship inquiry form: https://a-d-e.co/sponsorinquiry

Unfortunately, we do not have any volunteer positions available.

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Feel free to contact us by e-mail or phone:

+ E-mail: [email protected]
+ Phone: 0031 (0)20 247 07 07

Festival FAQ

The Amsterdam Dance Event Foundation is the umbrella over the entire festival program however the bookings are arranged by the official ADE venue itself. We therefore recommend you to contact venues and/or promotors directly to check if they have interest and availability.

If you plan to host an event during ADE at one of our partner venues, your event will be listed in our program. If you plan to host an event during ADE at a venue that is currently not a partner, you will need to apply by completing our application form.

The application form to host an official ADE event during the 2024 edition will be available online soon.

Yes, the ADE Pro Pass grants you access to all ADE official festival events.

Be aware though that there are over 500 events during ADE that you can enter with the Pro Pass wristband and that ADE cannot guarantee access. There is a limited capacity that each venue can take into account for wristband holders. This means for some of the more crowded events you have to arrive early. Once capacity is reached, we will go over in a one in-one-out policy.

The ADE Pro Pass is the perfect fit if you are planning on enjoying the combination of day and night events. If you want guaranteed access to a particular festival event, we advise you to get a single festival ticket.

Most festival events have an age limit of 18+ (and sometimes even 21+ or 23+). These are Dutch governmental rules which state that below the age of 18 you are not allowed to enter a club.

Please double-check the promotors or venues website to be sure you can enter the event!

Conference FAQ

ADE's conference program is the ultimate business and inspiration platform for the global electronic music industry, featuring dedicated programming for music professionals, aspiring DJs/producers and musicians, tech start-ups, brand- and marketing managers and much more.

Want to learn top-level strategies and key insights from industry leaders while expanding your network of other professionals? Make sure to visit ADE Pro.

If you're just starting your music journey (welcome!), want to enjoy hands on masterclasses, studio sessions, the newest gear and can't wait for the right person to listen to your demo? Don't miss out on the four days of ADE Lab.

Yes, the ADE Pro Pass is a personal ticket and therefore has to be personalized.

By personalizing your pass you'll get access to our online delegates database when this is online, access to the ADE conference (including a badge), and a wristband that grants access to the full ADE festival program.

Article 53 & 54 of the VAT Directive include a specific guideline for (international) events, stating VAT must be charged in the country where the actual event takes place.

- Business to customers (B2C) services relating to cultural, artistic, sporting, scientific, educational, entertainment and similar activities will be taxed at the place where those activities actually take place [Article 54 of the VAT Directive].

- Business to business (B2B) services in respect of admission to cultural, artistic, sporting, scientific, educational, entertainment and similar events will be taxed at the place where those events actually take place [Article 53 of the VAT Directive].

Please refer to your tax advisors to check if/how the tax can be (partially) reclaimed.

Happy to see your interest in enhancing and contributing to our Conference program! To submit your conference ideas or panel suggestions, kindly complete this online application form provided.

Our Conference team will review all proposals. If your idea stands out and piques our interest, we'll reach out to you. Keep in mind that we receive numerous submissions, so using this application form doesn't guarantee selection. We appreciate your understanding.

Press

The application form for press accreditations for ADE 2024 will be available online soon.

Visit our Press page to read ADE official press releases.

Office address

Wilgenweg 6 | 1031 HV
Amsterdam | The Netherlands
T: +31 (0)20 2470707
M: [email protected]