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ADE 2021

Although the COVID-19 pandemic is still not over, Dutch authorities have officially greenlighted large scale events to take place from June 30th onwards! This means that ADE expects to celebrate the reopening of its industry at its 25th anniversary edition in Amsterdam, taking place from the 13th through 17th of October.

We can't wait to finally welcome you all back to Amsterdam again to celebrate the reopening of electronic music with us!

Read the full update here.

ADE 2021 will take place 13/14/15/16/17 October 2021.

The upcoming months ADE will announce more and more event to the program.

Can’t wait to join us in Amsterdam for ADE Pro 2021 in October? You can now purchase the physical ADE Pro Pass here.

Various venues and organisers are already kicking off the ADE Festival 2021 with us. For (individual) festival tickets make sure to check out our program and simply add tickets to your basket as you explore all events.

Your ADE Pro Pass provides you access to both ADE 2020’s digital program as well as full access to our 2021 edition.

Conference tickets

You can apply for a refund until September 13th 2021 for all conference tickets. Please note that we do charge €25,- service costs, as stated in our terms & conditions.

For all ADE Pro Passes bought before July 23rd 2020, you are able to re-assign your ticket to a colleague or friend for free up until one month prior to ADE 2021. We have also extended our cancellation policy for these tickets until September 13th 2021.

Festival tickets

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.

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.

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.

For ADE 2021 is still some months away, we unfortunately cannot update you (yet) what these measurements will entail in detail. We therefore strongly encourage you to subscribe to our newsletter to be updated on the exact shape of the conference and festival.


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.

ADE Pro is the ultimate business and inspiration platform for the global electronic music industry, featuring dedicated programming for music professionals, talented creators and the industry leaders of tomorrow.

You can suggest topics and speakers for potential inclusion in ADE's multiple conference tracks; feel free to send us your ideas for the issues we ought to be covering! Submit here.

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.

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

There are no volunteer positions available (yet) for this edition.

On our socials we try to keep you updated about all that's new. You can follow us on our news; Facebook,  Instagram, Twitter and Linkedin.

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

+ E-mail: info@amsterdam-dance-event.nl
+ Phone: 0031 (0)20 247 07 07


Yes, request a press accreditation here to cover ADE 2021.

Visit our Press page to read ADE official press releases.

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Amsterdam | The Netherlands
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