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Live Performances

Wednesday, 06 October 2021
Between all the DJ decks and synth set-ups, we’ve selected live performances that are worth experiencing with your own eyes. As the ADE Festival program entails over 350 events, this guide helps you discover the liveliness of ADE 2021.

Weval & Metropole Orkest
As the one and only ADE Special, the already sold-out Weval & Metropole Orkest concert on Wednesday promises to be exceptional. Every year during ADE, Metropole Orkest, Melkweg and ADE, collaborate to combine electronic music and acoustic instruments. For the fifth annual live concert, Metropole teams up with Weval, a Dutch electronic duo known for their warm, swelling synths and melodic rythms.


Ester

Classical music and electronic music have their differences, but this special crossover performance that celebrates powerful women throughout the ages shows you how well these two worlds combine. The Netherlands Chamber Choir teams up with British-Iranian turntable artist Shiva Feshareki, linked together by performances of dancer BOSSLADY and poet Lisette Ma Neza, with the classic look and feel of Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ that serves as a backdrop.


People of Noise x ADE

On Thursday, across het IJ, Paradiso Noord is home to People of Noise, as they’re bringing a night of progressive live shows and DJ-sets to ADE. Names like Jasmín, Oceanic and Zohar are part of the line-up of the concert hall in that lies in Tolhuistuin, directly at the water side across from Amsterdam Central Station.

Helena Basilova plays Morton Feldman
Surrounded by 800 candles with the Portuguese Synagogue as backdrop decor: Helena Basilova plays Morton Feldman completely unplugged on October 14th as part of our Arts & Culture programme. The silence in her piano play creates space and allows you to slow down, simply feel, and reflect, which suits the location of this live show perfectly.

Pllek Live Stage DANDANA
Pllek loosely translates to ‘place’ in Dutch, which is exactly what this venue is: a place to go and visit during ADE. Pllek is a well-known venue for live music. DANDANA, a collective of musicians from Gambia and The Netherlands, takes you on a psychedelic dance trip through West Africa, while still being in the North of Amsterdam.

Brighter Days
Lenxi is unleashing her new solo project live at Doka on ADE Friday, where Brighter Days will be taking over the evening with an intimate experience. Brighter Days is not only debuting Lenxi, but also bringing other artists in their pack to play their sound system, such as Hellie Berry, Kamma & Masalo. Limited capacity, maximum vibes, as they put it themselves.

Helena Basilova plays Morton Feldman
Surrounded by 800 candles with the Portuguese Synagogue as backdrop decor: Helena Basilova plays Morton Feldman completely unplugged on October 14th as part of our Arts & Culture programme. The silence in her piano play creates space and allows you to slow down, simply feel, and reflect, which suits the location of this live show perfectly.

Pllek Live Stage DANDANA
Pllek loosely translates to ‘place’ in Dutch, which is exactly what this venue is: a place to go and visit during ADE. Pllek is a well-known venue for live music. DANDANA, a collective of musicians from Gambia and The Netherlands, takes you on a psychedelic dance trip through West Africa, while still being in the North of Amsterdam.

Brighter Days
Lenxi is unleashing her new solo project live at Doka on ADE Friday, where Brighter Days will be taking over the evening with an intimate experience. Brighter Days is not only debuting Lenxi, but also bringing other artists in their pack to play their sound system, such as Hellie Berry, Kamma & Masalo. Limited capacity, maximum vibes, as they put it themselves.

Sissi's x Steppin Into Tomorrow
Sissi is hosting a full day of showcases, with live music, interactive art installations, food and sit-down session chats. You can visit this event for free, starting at 12:00, at multiple hidden areas within Sissi’s Expo Resto, a concept that resides at their current location for just one year. Sissi’s turned the old Lokaal Lokaal college into an art bar, where on Thursday, acts like Floatmonki, Jelee, and ODAIRA will play a live set.

Sebastien Leger | Modular Live x Loveland
Who doesn’t know the Great Pyramids of Giza? Sebastien Léger debuted his Modular live show there last year, for electronic music streaming platform Cercle. Léger takes the heat to Loveland on ADE Saturday, as his live show at Warehouse Houthavens will include musical gems that will only be ever heard in this setting.

Sissi's x Steppin Into Tomorrow
Sissi is hosting a full day of showcases, with live music, interactive art installations, food and sit-down session chats. You can visit this event for free, starting at 12:00, at multiple hidden areas within Sissi’s Expo Resto, a concept that resides at their current location for just one year. Sissi’s turned the old Lokaal Lokaal college into an art bar, where on Thursday, acts like Floatmonki, Jelee, and ODAIRA will play a live set.

Sebastien Leger | Modular Live x Loveland
Who doesn’t know the Great Pyramids of Giza? Sebastien Léger debuted his Modular live show there last year, for electronic music streaming platform Cercle. Léger takes the heat to Loveland on ADE Saturday, as his live show at Warehouse Houthavens will include musical gems that will only be ever heard in this setting.

Tapedag live in de Bijenkorf
Musician Keez Groenteman is taking you on a trip back to the '90's on ADE Saturday, as he and his nostalgic tapes strike down at De Bijenkorf starting at 16:00.

Immaterial.Archives in /K
Techno record label Immaterial.Archives will host a showcase at Studio/K in Oost on Sunday, to conclude their ADE program. The cinema theatre will be fully filled with audio-visual performances, which includes live sets by Cyb and Pragma and paired with visuals by visual artist Tornato.

Tapedag live in de Bijenkorf
Musician Keez Groenteman is taking you on a trip back to the '90's on ADE Saturday, as he and his nostalgic tapes strike down at De Bijenkorf starting at 16:00.

Immaterial.Archives in /K
Techno record label Immaterial.Archives will host a showcase at Studio/K in Oost on Sunday, to conclude their ADE program. The cinema theatre will be fully filled with audio-visual performances, which includes live sets by Cyb and Pragma and paired with visuals by visual artist Tornato.

To find out all that's live and kicking, click on our complete ADE Festival program:

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