What is the Amsterdam Dance Event?
The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) is the world's biggest electronic music festival and conference.
ADE's multiple conference tracks offer the ultimate annual business and inspiration platform in the field of electronic music, featuring dedicated programming for business professionals, start-ups, aspiring producers and musicians, students, VJs, visual artists and stage designers. In 2018 the conference welcomed 600 speakers and over 9000 representatives of the worldwide electronic music industry.
ADE's Festival & ADE by Day program covers the whole spectrum of electronic subgenres, with over 2,500 artists performing in 140 of Amsterdam's finest music and nightlife spaces. In 2018, the festival attracted 400,000 visitors spread out over almost 200 venues, a record number.
ADE by Day provides entertainment, engagement and plenty of surprises for the legions of electronic music fans visiting Amsterdam for ADE. The mostly free daytime program features a wealth of dance music-related exhibitions, films, documentaries, DJ showcases, gear master classes and artist MusicTalks, taking place across Amsterdam's five main districts, utilising historical locations and unique venues across the city.