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ADE 2021: Festival

ADE Festival is set to take place as planned from 13th-17th of October, despite the newly announced Covid restrictions in the Netherlands, among which is the mandate that clubs, venues, and indoor events are forced to close between 00:00 and 06:00 CET.

The organization and the city council are examining the details of the new regulations for each type of event within the total ADE offering.

Read the full update about ADE 2021 Festival here.

The latest Dutch press conference mandates that clubs, venues and indoor events are forced to close between 00:00 and 06:00 CET. This means ADE is preparing to shift it's events to daytime. Over the coming days, the ADE team and the Amsterdam city council are examining the details of the new regulations for each type of event within the total ADE offering.

Also, all events need to have a COVID-health-check prior to the event.

ADE aims to ensure the health and safety of all our visitors. We work in close collaboration with the municipality of Amsterdam to present the best possible ADE experience while ensuring public health guidelines set by the RIVM and Dutch government.

If you would like to attend an event or activity in the Netherlands, you will usually have to show a negative test result, proof of vaccination or proof of recovery. You can present these using the CoronaCheck-App. The COVID Certificate for travel with CoronaCheck is also known as the EU Digital COVID Certificate. You can find more information here.

Visitors that do not have a vaccination-QR will need to be tested through ‘Testen voor Toegang’ in order to receive a valid QR-code in the CoronaCheck-App. Don’t forget to bring your ID as we have to verify it’s you.

If you are planning a stay in the Netherlands then be aware that you must follow the Dutch advice and rules to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please follow the advice of your government and check the Dutch guidelines before planning to travel.

Due to the new restrictions, we are currently busy reorganizing the festival program. Over the coming days, the organization and the city council are examining the details of the new regulations for each type of event within the total ADE offering. The festival program will be updated as soon as possible.

For (individual) festival tickets make sure to check out our program and simply add tickets to your basket as you explore all events.

Tip: Filter the program by "Show only events with available tickets" to get a quick view.

In case you need to cancel your festival ticket(s), you can request a refund or change for your order here.

Note: Whether a change or cancelation is possible or not depends on the event. Before sending a refund/change request, please check the FAQ on the festival's official website. In case an event is cancelled, the organizers will contact you personally as soon as possible.

* Please note that only official tickets are eligible for a possible refund *

Most festival events have an age limit of 18+ (and sometimes even 21+), these are Dutch governmental rules which say that below the age of 18 you are not allowed to enter a club. Please double check the promotors website to be sure you can enter the event.

We dance together, so please be mindful of yourself and each other. We expect an open attitude from our visitors towards other guests, regardless of their origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion and age. If you see or experience any unwanted attention, harassment or behavior of any kind that makes you uncomfortable, please speak out and notify staff.

Please keep in mind: we love being your annual host, therefore, we would like to ask you to enjoy responsibly.

ADE is proud partner of the Celebrate Safe campaign.
Check out Unity's 10 tips to Celebrate Safe during ADE:

1. Using alcohol or other drugs is never without risk
2. I love my ears
3. Think for yourself, care about others
4. Pace yourself: eat, sleep, rave
5. Don’t push your limits. Be responsible
6. Be prepared for any type of weather
7. Take your time to chill
8. Always have safe sex
9. The First Aid is your friend
10. Don’t drink, drug and drive. You’re a big risk to yourself and others.

Have fun and Celebrate Safe!

The Amsterdam Dance Event Foundation is the umbrella over the entire festival program however the line-up and production is 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.

ADE 2021: Conference

Due to months of regulatory uncertainties up until four weeks before the event, paired with strict conditions surrounding international travel, the renowned ADE conferences unfortunately have been forced to cancel.

Read the full update about ADE 2021 here.

ADE Pro Pass buyers will be contacted via e-mail with more info about your ticket within days. Please note that all ticket buyers will have the opportunity to reimburse their Pro Pass or move it to 2022.

Although it's been a long time and the ADE 2021 Conference is unfortunately cancelled, your ADE 2020 Pro Pass will definitely provide you full access to our 2022 edition.


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. 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 breathed electronic music.

If you are interested in partnering up with ADE, feel free to send a proposal to our team at partnerships@amsterdam-dance-event.nl

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No, unfortunately the deadline was set on the 31st of August. Therefore it is no longer possible to apply for a press accreditation.

Visit our Press page to read ADE official press releases.

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