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ADE attracts 400,000 visitors

Monday, 21 October 2019
The 24th edition has come to end. From 16 to 20 October 2019, ADE offered over 1,000 events spread across 200 locations, attracting over 400,000 visitors from a record number of 146 countries.
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More than 9000 music industry professionals also attended the conference this year, with 600 speakers taking part in keynotes, workshops and masterclasses on a variety of topics. The 2019 edition featured more than 2500 performing artists.

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More than 9000 music industry professionals also attended the conference this year, with 600 speakers taking part in keynotes, workshops and masterclasses on a variety of topics. The 2019 edition featured more than 2500 performing artists.

The day program extensively commemorated the celebration of 100 years of electronic musical instruments, including the Museum of Modern Instruments (MoMI) in De Brakke Grond, and workshops and masterclasses by pioneers from the past decades. In addition, there were collaborations with the Milkshake festival and Paradiso for the first time, who presented the program 'For all Who Love' in the Duif together. The new ADE Zen Space was located at the The Waalse Kerk, in the centre of Amsterdam, which hosted a special sold-out sleep concert, through meditation and special audiovisual installations.

The full cultural ADE by Day program spread across more than 40 locations in the Amsterdam metropolitan region, including Kunstfort Vijfhuizen, ICK ZuidOost, Het HEM, Lab111, OSCAM and the Noorderkerk as eye-catching locations. France was the focus country this year, being highlighted in the conference and festival program, with China and Japan also receiving special attention. In addition, talent development and education also took centre stage within with ADE LIVE, a more extensive ADE Sound Lab program, ADE University, Beats Academy and the first ADE Writers Camp hosted by ADE Sound Lab and and VondelCS.

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The American tech company Audionamix won the ADE TECH start-up competition Companies 2 Watch, and the Green Deal Circular Festivals was signed at ADE Green by national and international events. ANNNA was the winner of the ADE Sound Lab Demolition competition.

After Gary Smith and Gert van Veen, Marco de Goede received the Amsterdam Dance Event Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the dance scene, the city and ADE.

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