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ADE announces Timbaland & Martin Garrix, Grace Ladoja a.o.

Wednesday, 17 April 2024
Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) reveals the first lineup of ADE Pro speakers and confirmed events. Highlights include Timbaland and Martin Garrix, fabric celebrating its 25th anniversary with Laurent Garnier, and HOMECOMING founder Grace Ladoja, alongside industry heavyweights at Armada Music, WME, UTA, Awakenings, Intercell, DGTL, and many more.

Featured speakers & keynotes
None other than superstar hit makers Timbaland and Martin Garrix are set to share the stage at ADE Pro for a creative conversation not to be missed. In addition, ADE’s cross cultural partnership with Nigerian music & art platform HOMECOMING introduces the event’s founder Grace Ladoja to shed light on the Nigerian cultural scene and opportunities for African artists. HOMECOMING will also lead on African-facing curation, programming & initiatives across ADE 2024. One of London’s most famous and influential clubs, fabric, celebrates 25 years at ADE Pro this year with frequent collaborator Laurent Garnier. Fabric and Garnier have teamed up on the curation of their fabric mixes showcasing the club’s long musical legacy.

Meet and connect with the industry experts at ADE Pro

With the introduction of ADE’s new tailor made matchmaking experience, professionals can expect an innovative series of sessions designed to enrich their business at ADE Pro. The initial lineup of these sessions enable ADE Pro members to get up close and connect with the agents of WME, UTA, CAA, Primary and Wasserman, alongside the event organisers & promoters behind some of ADE’s most loved festival events including Awakenings, Intercell, Loveland, Insomniac Europe / AMF, DGTL, Shelter, BonBon, AVA, E&A Events, Thuishaven, Zeezout / Making Waves, and more. ADE also presents the opportunity to connect with the experts at top record labels Armada Music, Helix Records, Spinnin’ Records, b:electronic and Get Physical, and organisations BumaStemra and Sena.

First confirmations for ADE Festival 2024

In addition, the first promoters and organisers have confirmed their participation on the road to ADE Festival 2024. Tomorrowland celebrates its 20th anniversary with Our Story and a secret lineup at Ziggo Dome, and AMF returns to the ArenA on ADE Saturday. Awakenings, DGTL, Intercell, Loveland, Shelter, Thuishaven and Zeezout are set to host ADE events this year, with more announcements following soon.

Attend ADE Pro 2024

The ADE Pro Pass grants access to the full conference program, alongside networking events, the ADE Festival program and more. Tickets are now available at the current Early Bird rate through ADE’s website.

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The Amsterdam Dance Event Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to nurturing electronic music, its culture and its industry worldwide. The organisation devotes itself to stimulating development, innovation and talent, gathering the global industry and laying a foundation for future generations.

ADE Pro Conference

ADE Pro is the ultimate annual business gathering for the global electronic music industry. The four-day conference for music industry professionals runs from Wednesday through Saturday and features dedicated programming covering subjects from marketing, publishing and bookings to sustainability, social change and mental health. The additional networking opportunities with fellow ADE delegates and industry leaders provide an ideal and global basis for deal making and career advancement.

About ADE

The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), an initiative of Buma, has grown into the world’s largest and most influential club-based festival and conference for electronic music. The event continues to grow and develop each year, with last year’s edition featuring over 3,000 artists and 600 speakers in almost 200 venues. The five-day event attracts visitors from over 150 countries and features every conceivable aspect of electronic music culture, with dedicated conference programming, an extensive arts & culture program, live music and DJ/artist performances, all spread across the city of Amsterdam. More information about ADE can be found here.

ADE – Electronic Music Gathers Here


The Amsterdam Dance Event is organised by The Amsterdam Dance Event Foundation.
Founding partner: Buma