ADE moves ahead with Festival, ADE conference cancelled

Wednesday, 15 September 2021

The past months have been increasingly turbulent in the Netherlands with continuous uncertainties and changing regulations, leading to nationwide demonstrations by the festival and nightlife scene over the past weeks.

During its most recent press conference, the Dutch government has announced its new set of Covid regulations, including the mandate that clubs, venues and indoor events are forced to close between 00:00 and 06:00. Despite these restrictions, we are fully committed to host a solid and safe ADE Festival in accordance with the current policies.

We are touched by the positive energy and the resilience displayed by our beloved nightlife scene, willing to do everything possible including shifting their schedules to daytime in order to push forward with their events within the current measures. We want to do all we can to support our scene in its efforts to open up again.

The recent protest marches have shown once again the immense passion and devotion among the electronic music scene and we are filled with joy that we will still be able to dance and celebrate with all of you this year.

Over the coming days, the ADE team and the Amsterdam city council are examining the last details of the new regulations for each type of event within the total ADE offering.

Please read our FAQ below for more information regarding the implications of the current policy on your access to venues and events, and be sure check in with local requirements before attending events next month.

The festival program will be updated with new schedules and timetables as soon as possible - explore the full program here.

ADE Conference

Due to months of regulatory uncertainties up until four weeks before the event, paired with strict conditions surrounding international travel, the ADE Pro conference has been forced to cancel. Instead, we are pouring all of our resources available into making ADE Festival as safe and unforgettable as possible.

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

For professionals in the city during the festival looking for a place to network, we are exploring a number of networking opportunities to be announced soon. Keep an eye on our channels over the following weeks to find out more.

FAQ — ADE Festival

FAQ — ADE Conference