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GDE Opening

We once again embrace ADE ; with this year a new message of diversity and inclusivity, adding up two strips to the rainbow flag, black for diversity and brown for inclusivity. We are presenting a very special showcase in some of the best gay bars in town. Bringing the gay scene, its vibes and sound to ADE officials and delegates. We will introduce some DJ's leading the gay community for over a decade! From Gay Pride stages to all Gay clubs around the world, helping the world to see its real colours and true love for a music that united us ALL on the dance floor.

Gay men and women have always been in the forefront of dance music. From the early days of 70's disco to the 90s Love Generation of house and techno, the LGBT community have lead the way. It was not once uncommon that gay clubs of the 70s, 80s and 90s were frequently visited by those yearning to hear new music - music or talents that would not break out to the mainstream world for months or years later to become hits on the Billboard charts worldwide. Our GDE line up come from the inclusive worldwide dance music scenes where all genders and sexualities are welcome.

Festival FAQ

ADE Festival is set to take place as planned from 13th-17th of October, despite the newly announced Covid restrictions in the Netherlands, among which is the mandate that clubs, venues, and indoor events are forced to close between 00:00 and 06:00 CET.

The organization and the city council are examining the details of the new regulations for each type of event within the total ADE offering.

Read the full update about ADE 2021 Festival here.

The latest Dutch press conference mandates that clubs, venues and indoor events are forced to close between 00:00 and 06:00 CET. This means ADE is preparing to shift it's events to daytime. Over the coming days, the ADE team and the Amsterdam city council are examining the details of the new regulations for each type of event within the total ADE offering.

Also, all events need to have a COVID-health-check prior to the event.

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.

For (individual) festival tickets make sure to check out our program and simply add tickets to your basket as you explore all events.

Tip: Filter the program by "Show only events with available tickets" to get a quick view.

We dance together, so please be mindful of yourself and each other. We expect an open attitude from our visitors towards other guests, regardless of their origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion and age. If you see or experience any unwanted attention, harassment or behavior of any kind that makes you uncomfortable, please speak out and notify staff.

Please keep in mind: we love being your annual host, therefore, we would like to ask you to enjoy responsibly.

ADE is proud partner of the Celebrate Safe campaign.
Check out Unity's 10 tips to Celebrate Safe during ADE:


Prepare ♥ Be at your best

Just say Know ♥ Inform yourself

Pace yourself ♥ Take things slowly

Better safe than sorry ♥ Less is more

Think for yourself ♥ Care about others

Love your body ♥ Take time to recover


Have fun and Celebrate Safe!

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