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ADE reveals first speakers and artists including Diplo, Suzanne Ciani, Youssou N'Dour and more

Wednesday, 11 May 2022

As we are gearing up for a full return in 2022 with a revamped, interactive approach for ADE Pro conference and with ADE Festival returning to the nighttime, we are thrilled to reveal this year's very first highlights: none other than the genre-defying Diplo, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, synth pioneer Suzanne Ciani and Youssou N’Dour are amongst the first confirmed speakers.

Suzanne Ciani and Youssou N’Dour are also taking center stage at ADE Festival with live concerts, alongside Afrojack, Ben Böhmer, CloZee, DJ Stingray 313, Louisahhh, Oliver Heldens, Rødhåd, Shinedoe, Tiësto, Worakls Orchestra and many others.

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First confirmed ADE Pro speakers

ADE Pro’s long awaited 2022 return to its home base Felix Meritis will once again feature a live, action packed program featuring in-depth sessions and discussions with an emphasis on interaction and immersion, with the first confirmed speakers including genre-defying global producer & DJ Diplo, the godfather of Africa’s current creative explosion Youssou N’Dour and modular synth pioneer and electronic music legend Suzanne Ciani.

In addition, this year’s conference features Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano discussing their first album and a new documentary project, as well as IMPALA Executive Chair Helen Smith and serial entrepreneur Ben Turner, with many more speakers to be added in the following months.

First confirmed ADE Pro speakers

ADE Pro’s long awaited 2022 return to its home base Felix Meritis will once again feature a live, action packed program featuring in-depth sessions and discussions with an emphasis on interaction and immersion, with the first confirmed speakers including genre-defying global producer & DJ Diplo, the godfather of Africa’s current creative explosion Youssou N’Dour and modular synth pioneer and electronic music legend Suzanne Ciani.

In addition, this year’s conference features Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano discussing their first album and a new documentary project, as well as IMPALA Executive Chair Helen Smith and serial entrepreneur Ben Turner, with many more speakers to be added in the following months.

Attend ADE 2022 with the ADE Pro Pass to get access to all ADE Pro keynotes, network events, business hubs and much more
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Alongside their appearances at ADE Pro, Suzanne Ciani will also be showcasing her prowess live on the Melkweg stage in a one-off collaboration concert with Metropole Orkest, and Youssou N’Dour brings his band Super Étoile De Dakar for a live performance at Concertgebouw.


Moreover, Melkweg is set to host a week-long program, with Dave Clarke Presents, Hospitality, Monstercat Showcase, Oliver Heldens and other shows and club nights. Paradiso presents French producer CloZee, as well as the return of Speedy J’s STOOR and Cloud 8 x Ziongate’s Tribes club night introduced last year, plus Gyedu-Blay Ambolley & his Sekondi band on the Tolhuistuin stage. In addition, DGTL announces live performances by Ben Böhmer and Worakls Orchestra, Alan Walker takes the stage at AFAS Live, Into the Woods and Dockyard x Mystic Garden return with multi-day events and Afrojack, Armin van Buuren, David Guetta, Tiësto and more are filling AMF’s roster at the Johan Cruijff Arena.

Explore the full program confirmed so far and get the first available ADE Festival tickets here.

Alongside individual event tickets, the ADE Pro Pass grants access to the entire ADE program, including all conference and festival events, plus networking events, full access to all ADE Business Hubs and much more. Get the ADE Pro Pass at the current Early Bird rate below:

Alongside their appearances at ADE Pro, Suzanne Ciani will also be showcasing her prowess live on the Melkweg stage in a one-off collaboration concert with Metropole Orkest, and Youssou N’Dour brings his band Super Étoile De Dakar for a live performance at Concertgebouw.


Moreover, Melkweg is set to host a week-long program, with Dave Clarke Presents, Hospitality, Monstercat Showcase, Oliver Heldens and other shows and club nights. Paradiso presents French producer CloZee, as well as the return of Speedy J’s STOOR and Cloud 8 x Ziongate’s Tribes club night introduced last year, plus Gyedu-Blay Ambolley & his Sekondi band on the Tolhuistuin stage. In addition, DGTL announces live performances by Ben Böhmer and Worakls Orchestra, Alan Walker takes the stage at AFAS Live, Into the Woods and Dockyard x Mystic Garden return with multi-day events and Afrojack, Armin van Buuren, David Guetta, Tiësto and more are filling AMF’s roster at the Johan Cruijff Arena.

Explore the full program confirmed so far and get the first available ADE Festival tickets here.

Alongside individual event tickets, the ADE Pro Pass grants access to the entire ADE program, including all conference and festival events, plus networking events, full access to all ADE Business Hubs and much more. Get the ADE Pro Pass at the current Early Bird rate below:

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