The Rough Guide to ADE 2018
First time visitor or regular delegate? Here's everything you need to know about ADE.
ADE consists of a conference (day) and festival (day & night) program. Which basically means that the city of Amsterdam is all about electronic music for five days and nights, with events in around 160 locations.
Program: artists and speakers
In 2017, ADE featured over 2,500 artists and 550 speakers. The line-ups for the single festival events will be announced in the coming months and the complete day and night program will be finalized in September.
It's impossible to visit all clubs and venues, so check back on the ADE site regularly for program updates, start planning early and secure your tickets in time, as single festival events will be sold out way before October. In the meantime you can sign up here to get personalized ticket updates and to create and save your personal program.
Of course, ADE is about having fun. But it also means business. Which is why over 9,000 professional delegates from over 90 countries visit ADE to network and exchange ideas. Most of them are working in the field of electronic music, but ADE also attracts numerous delegates from outside the scene. Whether you're looking for examples of great branding, innovative technology or just the latest musical trends, we've got you covered with our multiple conference tracks.
Access to events
ADE offers multiple tickets. The ADE Pass (5 Day & Night) gives you access to the complete ADE program. The ADE Conference Pass (4 Day) gives you access to the complete day program. An ADE Pass or an ADE Conference Pass also gives you access to our online database. Single festival tickets will be available here.
Day program: gear demonstrations, Studio XL sessions, films, expositions & much more.
ADE features lots of daytime events for (electronic) music enthusiasts. If you're planning on visiting one or more parties, why not stay a little bit longer? Chances are great that one of your favorite artists is doing a MusicTalk or a Studio XL Session. Gear freak or aspiring musician? You can try out the latest equipment for free at the Festival Hangout or attend one of the many workshops in the ADE week.
Don't wait too long to sort out travel. Most hotels will be fully booked way before October. If you need guidance, try our hotel or KLM widget, or have a look at our package deals.
Check back on the ADE site regularly for program updates!