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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:

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.

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 on ADE 2022.

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New Opportunities

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The most recent Covid measures impacting festivals and nightlife have cast a new wave of uncertainty over the electronic music scene in the Netherlands.

Until the Dutch government makes its definite decision on these proposed measures, ADE will proceed with its preparations for October in close collaboration with the Amsterdam municipality.

We will be able to provide more clarity on the situation when the government determines its next set of measures on September 17th at the latest.

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.

If you would like to attend an event or activity in the Netherlands, you will usually have to show a negative test result, proof of vaccination or proof of recovery. You can present these using the CoronaCheck-App or other applications (for European/Schengen citizens). The COVID Certificate for travel with CoronaCheck is also known as the EU Digital COVID Certificate. You can find more information here.

Visitors that do not have a vaccination-QR will need to be tested through ‘Testen voor Toegang’ in order to receive a valid QR-code. Don’t forget to bring your ID as we have to verify it’s you.

For visitors outside the EU/Schengen it is required to get tested via ‘Testen voor Toegang’ in order to access events. This includes people who have been fully vaccinated. The test result will be granted with a QR-code.

The cost of the access test is currently paid for by the central government. With this, there is no cost to you as a visitor. The test result is valid for 24 hours. For scheduling an appointment at ‘Testen voor Toegang’ or more info click here: https://testenvoortoegang.org.

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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