Sexy Mess

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Sexy Mess

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Sexy Mess

Get fancy, get sexy, get messy, get real. Dance hard. Love harder. Be fabulous, be yourself. Be sexy. Be a Mess. Be a Sexy Mess.

Feel the collab magic with House of Yes, Vibelab, Club Church, & the House of Hopelezz. Featuring special guests on the decks & powerhouse performances of fab queer/kink/queen/club/drag/cool/circus/crazy/mess artists from Amsterdam, Brooklyn, Berlin and beyond.

Safer Spaces Policy
Sexy Mess is a party for everyone to feel welcome. They have a zero tolerance policy for unwanted behavior. If someone is making you uncomforta. Everyone is free to use the restroom that best fits their gender identity or expression.

House of Yes (NYC)
House of Yes is a performance art creative collective based in Bushwick, Brooklyn that has become a beacon of NYC nightlife since opening in 2016. Recently named the #2 Best Thing To Do in the World by Time Out New York, House of Yes is renowned for producing exceptional nightlife circus spectacles, and creative experiences that defy categorization and transcend genre. Internationally, the House of Yes is recognized for holding the culture of nightlife to a higher standard with its dedication to consent culture, fostering self expression and nurturing emerging performance artists.

chUrch (Amsterdam)
chUrch, Amsterdam’s premier cruise club since 2008. chUrch is not is not your average gay cruise club, it is also a safe and sex positive space for many marginalized (sexual) groups, transcending the traditional boundaries of fetish subculture. They are home to a drag family, The House of Hopelezz, as well to transgender people, to queers and freaks, to straights, to bdsm’ers, to locals and visitors.

chUrch makes the fetish subculture relevant to the wider (lgbtqi) community by letting its voice be heard on issues such as hiv and stigma, prep, drug education, gender acceptance, homophobia, queer visibility, street culture, migrants and sex workers.
In the age of social media and grindr, the popularity of church shows that people still need to gather to see, hear, smell and touch each other in uncensored public spaces.

VibeLab engages, connects, informs, promotes, and counsels cross-sector stakeholders to keep cities vibrant and flourishing after dark. Our expertise and international network helps all those seeking out new paths to make change. 
Founded in 2018 by Berlin Club Commissioner Lutz Leichsenring with Amsterdam’s former Night Mayor Mirik Milan. Along side the Mayor of Amsterdam and ADE Milan was responsible for widening opening hours for nightlife establishments during ADE and the rest of year. The first 24 clubs saw the light in 2013 and a year later ADE was granted 08.00 am closing for all events participating in the club festival.

Sociëteit SEXYLAND is a conceptual club on the NDSM in Amsterdam North. They have a different owner every time. The owner of the day decides what kind of club they want it to be, it's a tabula rasa that can be written in any way possible. Every day is a new day at SEXYLAND. Feel welcome.

Festival FAQ

ADE's festival program covers the whole spectrum of electronic subgenres, with over 2,500 artists performing in 100 of Amsterdam's finest music and nightlife spaces.

+ ADE Pro: all conference, festivals and arts & culture events (Now available here).
+ Single conference tickets to the ADE sub-conferences  (Available soon).
+ Single festival tickets (Available soon).

More tickets will soon be available. Please keep an eye on our ticketing page here.

The ADE Pro Pass grants you access to the complete ADE program. Meaning all conference tracks, arts & culture and festival events (including sold out events). Do keep in mind that there’s a limited capacity that each venue takes into account for wristband holders. The ADE Pass would be a perfect fit, if you are planning on enjoying the combination of day and night events. Please be aware it’s not just a festival pass.