ADE teams up with Desperados again as main partner, and the party beer with a kick challenges you to step out of your comfort zone and go for the unusual this year. What better time to do this than at ADE? We know that the insanely massive lineup of ADE can be a bit daunting and that’s why Desperados is sharing its favourite ADE events of 2023. Let us guide you through the jam-packed schedule and show you what might be out there beyond your usual picks.
ADE Wednesday: Amapiano Worldwide at Bitterzoet, 22:00 -04:00
Get ready to groove to the hottest South African sounds laced with infectious rhythms, soulful melodies, and top DJs and live acts. Whether you're an Amapiano enthusiast or just curious, you don't want to miss this opportunity to dance the night away at one of Amsterdam's most iconic venues.
ADE Wednesday: Bizzey in the Club at Oliva, 22:00 -04:00
Located in the heart of Amsterdam, Oliva is a new restaurant and club providing fresh pizzas for you to enjoy while dancing to the best hits from the 90s and 00s. On the first night of ADE a very special guest is joining the dinner party; Bizzey, mastermind behind some of the biggest dancefloor hits from the last twente years and a name that's hard to miss in today's Dutch hiphop world.
ADE Thursday: Gorgon City enter the Realm at Chicago Social Club, 22:00 - 05:00
Get ready for an explosive night as Gorgon City, the chart-topping duo celebrated for their sold-out shows, take over Chicago Social Club, the iconic club that is a must-visit in the heart of Amsterdam. The dynamic duo brings their unique blend of bass-driven house music and addictive vocals to ADE alongside a handpicked selection of some of their favourite acts, like Korolova and Matt Guy.
ADE Thursday: DGTL ADE: Bicep, Dixon, Stephan Bodzin & Many More at NDSM Warehouse, 21:00 - 05:00
DGTL isn't one to shy away from big names and big promises, and this year, they've done it again, kicking off their ADE extravaganza with a heavy-hitting lineup of deeper and melodic sounds. Italo, house, and disco deep cuts are brought to you by none other than Bicep, and the cherry on top is Stephan Bodzin, who will blow the roof off of the NDSM Warehouse with his driving, hypnotic, and melodic sounds. And there are many, many more to discover on the DGTL lineup.
ADE Friday: Awakenings ADE 2023: Adriatique Present X at Gashouder, 22:00 - 07:30
One of ADE's longest-running friends that is very hard to miss is Awakenings, with its crazy long list of events and parties scattered all around. Like at the iconic dome-shaped venue Gashouder, which Awakenings takes over every year with its insane lineups and dazzling light installations. Undoubtedly not one to miss.
ADE Friday: Jarreau Vandal (Live) at Levenslang, 19:00 - 22:00
Get ready for a sensational night as Jarreau Vandal, with his recent 'SABISOund' EP in hand, rocks the stage at Levenslang, a unique location in the former Bijlmer Bajes prison in Amsterdam Oost. Celebrated for his crowd-thrilling DJ skills, Vandal will blend his own tracks, edits, live instruments, and 808s into a night bursting with dynamic energy and unparalleled vibes.
ADE Saturday: Audio Obscura x Outlier w/ Bonobo at RAW Factory, 14:00 - 23:00
Audio Obscura never fails to disappoint when it comes to lineup and, of course, their iconic venues. Having had events all over town, this year Audio Obscura is sticking to the RAW Factory, treating us to multiple events that are very hard to choose from. On Saturday Bonobo, known for his iconic, magistral productions and spell-binding live performances, will take the stage, along with fellow artists of his OUTLIER imprint, to transport you to a world of ethereal melodies and intricate rhythms.
ADE Saturday: Shelter presents: 5 years of HE.SHE.THEY at Shelter, 23:00 - 07:00
International inclusive collective HE.SHE.THEY. celebrate their 5th Birthday at their Dutch spiritual home Shelter. As well as an incredible techno line-up, you can expect the most weird and wonderful club kid dancers in Europe and, of course, the nicest, most open-minded, and welcoming crowd on the dance floor. This is a party for ALL genders, ALL sexualities, and ALL races. Everyone with love in their hearts is welcome.
ADE Sunday: VBX x Slapfunk at IJland, 08:00 - 20:00
IJland might be one of the most beautiful venues of ADE this year, with its gorgeous window view looking out over Het IJ. Can you see yourself dancing yet while looking out over this iconic view? Don't let your dreams be dreams, and head over to VBX/Slapfunk, where a fine selection of DJs like Samuel Deep and Laidlaw will soothe your tired feet on this last day of ADE.
ADE Sunday: The Gardens of Babylon The Seekers of Light Sunday, at WesterUnie
Nothing beats the vibes of ADE Sunday. Wander through a maze of music at The Gardens of Babylon, The Seekers of Light, and find all your favourites to close a perfect ADE week. Come and find yourself at this magical day-into-night event with artists, performers, spiritual activities, and inspirational speakers.