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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.

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

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 or other applications (for European/Schengen citizens). 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. Don’t forget to bring your ID as we have to verify it’s you.

For visitors outside the EU/Schengen it is required to get tested via ‘Testen voor Toegang’ in order to access events. This includes people who have been fully vaccinated. The test result will be granted with a QR-code.

The cost of the access test is currently paid for by the central government. With this, there is no cost to you as a visitor. The test result is valid for 24 hours. For scheduling an appointment at ‘Testen voor Toegang’ or more info click here: https://testenvoortoegang.org.

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.

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 cancellation 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 *

FAQ — ADE 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 are contacted via e-mail with more info about their ticket. Please note that all ticket buyers have the opportunity to reimburse their Pro Pass or move it to 2022 until October 12.

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.

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