New world, new ways, new opportunities: On a clear Road to ADE 2021

Tuesday, 25 May 2021
With hope finally on the horizon, we're gearing up to celebrate the reopening of our scene at our 25th anniversary edition in Amsterdam from October 13th — 17th, 2021!

As a result of the widespread vaccination campaign and rapid test capacity in the Netherlands, the road to ADE has officially begun.

The ADE team aims to present the best possible ADE experience while ensuring public health guidelines, and we're dedicated to providing a rich program for professionals, artists and music enthusiasts alike. The first highlights have already been confirmed and pre-registration for the ADE Pro Pass is now open, so read on below for the full update.

We can't wait to finally welcome you all back to Amsterdam again for our anniversary celebrations this October!

New World

Kicking off the road to ADE Festival 2021, various venues and organisers are joining us on our mission:

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, Awakenings, Concertgebouw, DGTL, Dockyard, Elrow, Into the Woods, Loveland, Melkweg, Panama, Paradiso and Verknipt


Events and ticket details will be added to the ADE program soon. Tickets for some events are already available through the festival organisers so be sure to check out their offering via the links above.

Melkweg and Paradiso have already announced part of their program, with highlights including Dave Clarke and Oliver Heldens for Melkweg, and Avalon Emerson and Speedy J presents STOOR live for Paradiso set to take the stage.

Kicking off the road to ADE Festival 2021, various venues and organisers are joining us on our mission:

Audio Obscura
, Awakenings, Concertgebouw, DGTL, Dockyard, Elrow, Into the Woods, Loveland, Melkweg, Panama, Paradiso and Verknipt


Events and ticket details will be added to the ADE program soon. Tickets for some events are already available through the festival organisers so be sure to check out their offering via the links above.

Melkweg and Paradiso have already announced part of their program, with highlights including Dave Clarke and Oliver Heldens for Melkweg, and Avalon Emerson and Speedy J presents STOOR live for Paradiso set to take the stage.

The Road to ADE 2021

Music professionals, DJs, artists and anyone in between can get ready for the ADE Pro conference program at Amsterdam's iconic Felix Meritis in October. In addition, we're extending an open invitation to you to become an active part of the road to ADE 2021 through our online community platform — completely free of charge.

It is now more important than ever to continue ADE's primary mission in gathering the global music industry, so we're calling on music professionals to join us on a focused path towards the reopening of our scene as we form the new blueprint for live events together. Starting in April 2021, anyone interested can sign up for the first online sessions and join the conversation!

‏What can I expect?

⇨ Create a free account and access the ADE community, connect and exchange ideas across a growing network of peers

⇨ Join the conversation on rapid developments, international success cases and strategies on the path to reopening

⇨ Participate in interactive sessions with key learnings from experts, networking between professionals and much more



Can’t wait to join us in Amsterdam for ADE Pro 2021 in October? You can now pre-register for the physical ADE Pro Pass at a guaranteed lowest price by signing up below:

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Get notified first when the ADE Pro Pass goes on sale at its lowest rate and stay up to date.

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Although the COVID-19 pandemic is still not over, Dutch authorities have officially greenlighted large scale events to take place from June 30th onwards! This means that ADE expects to celebrate the reopening of its industry at its 25th anniversary edition in Amsterdam, taking place from the 13th through 17th of October.

We can't wait to finally welcome you all back to Amsterdam again to celebrate the reopening of electronic music with us!

Read the full update here.

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.

For ADE 2021 is still some months away, we unfortunately cannot update you (yet) what these measurements will entail in detail. We therefore strongly encourage you to subscribe to our newsletter to be updated on the exact shape of the conference and festival.

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.

The first ADE Festival 2021 events have been announced! For tickets make sure to visit the website of the concerned event and/or venue.

ADE's webshop will open again shortly whereafter you'll be able to secure all your tickets right here on our website.

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