Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) is an annual electronic dance music (EDM) conference and festival held in Amsterdam, Netherlands. It is one of the largest and most well-known events of its kind in the world, attracting electronic music professionals, artists, and music enthusiasts from all over the globe. ADE typically takes place over the course of five days in mid-October.
ADE has two main components:
- Conference: The ADE conference features a wide range of panels, workshops, and discussions on various aspects of the electronic music industry. It brings together professionals from different sectors of the industry, including artists, producers, promoters, label owners, and more, to discuss trends, developments, and issues in the world of electronic music. Topics often include music production techniques, marketing, technology, and the future of the industry.
- Festival: The ADE festival is a showcase of electronic music talent, with numerous events and parties taking place across the city. Many renowned DJs and artists from different sub-genres of electronic music perform at various venues throughout Amsterdam during the festival. These events offer fans a chance to experience live performances from their favorite artists and discover new talent.
Amsterdam Dance Event has gained a reputation as a hub for the electronic music community, offering a platform for networking, knowledge-sharing, and a celebration of the EDM culture. It’s an important event for both industry professionals and music enthusiasts, making it an integral part of the global electronic dance music calendar.
Get ready for an unforgettable Amsterdam Dance Event experience with Glasse Factory’s #GlasseGuide! We’re thrilled to present our handpicked recommendations for the ultimate ADE journey. As the electronic music world converges on Amsterdam, our guide is your passport to the most electrifying events, hottest DJ sets, and industry insights during this incredible week. Whether you’re an industry insider, a devoted fan, or just looking for a dancefloor to call home, our guide has you covered. Stay tuned for exclusive tips, must-see acts, and inside scoops that will make your ADE 2023 unforgettable. Let’s make this year’s ADE the best one yet, with Glasse Factory as your trusted companion.
W Hotels and Cercle at ADE: From October 18 – October 21, W Hotels and Cercle will offer ADE attendees access to exclusively curated music experiences, intimate artist interactions and sets from some of the world’s top DJ talent including Gordo, EYNKA, Matisa, Mind Against, Chloé Caillet, LP Giobbi and more.
A collective of both emerging and globally revered artists will converge between performances at W Amsterdam to host a variety of panels filled with interactive artistic discourse that provides an insider perspective on the music industry’s path forward. The collaboration will showcase not only the monumental growth of the electronic music industry, but how W Hotels has harnessed this momentum to shape the next chapter of luxury travel through a sonic lens.
- Full lineup of programming: linked HERE
- Dates: 10/18 – 10/21
- Location: W Amsterdam (Spuistraat 175, 1012 VN Amsterdam, Netherlands)
10/18 – MAU P AND INSOMNIAC RECORDS ANNOUNCE ADE OPEN TO CLOSE SHOW
Mau P and Insomniac Records are teaming up for “Insomniac Records presents Mau P,” a special event during Amsterdam Dance Event on October 18th at Thuishaven. Mau P, known for his impact in the house music scene, will perform a headlining ADE show from open to close. The event is produced by Insomniac’s European partner, ALDA. Mau P gained rapid recognition with his debut single, “Drugs From Amsterdam,” amassing over 100 million plays worldwide. His subsequent releases, including “Gimme That Bounce,” an official Calvin Harris remix, and “Your Mind Is Dirty,” have further solidified his reputation. One of his most anticipated tracks, “Metro,” in collaboration with Kevin de Vries, created buzz during Miami Music Week due to an unexpected meteor shower while being played at Afterlife.
10/19 – Monstercat Showcase
Monstercat returns to Melkweg for their ADE gathering on October 19th. Every year the ADE Monstercat Showcase grows bigger and better, and it’s because of the incredible support of fans like you! Just like last year they’ll take on both the Max and OZ rooms at Melkweg for one massive night with a huge lineup.
TuneCore x Believe x b:electronic @ ADE 2023 – RSVP required
Thursday 19 October 13:00 – 17:00
13:00 – 14:00
INDIE PRODUCER WORKSHOP: DEVELOPING YOUR SELF-RELEASE CAMPAIGN
- Basile Beaugendre (Head of France, TuneCore)
- Marina Palacios (Head of Label Relations, Beatport)
- Quentin Leblet (Talent Manager, NP)
14:30 – 15:30
BEHIND THE BEAT: THE EVOLUTION AND IMPACT OF MUSIC LABELS IN ELECTRONIC MUSIC
- Meike Nolte (Business Development Manager b:electronic/Believe)
- LOUISAHHH (DJ/Producer & Co-Founder, RAAR)
- Chris Goss (Co-Founder Hospital Records)
- Thomas Oberlé (Artist Relations Manager, Deezer)
16:00 – 17:00
GOING GLOBAL: NAVIGATING INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGNS IN ELECTRONIC MUSIC
- Romy Harber (Global Head of Dance and Electronic, EMP, Believe)
- Kira Ashwin (Label Partnerships Manager, TikTok)
- Bob Van Wees (Co-Founder/CEO, Big Top Amsterdam)
- Elena Giustiniani (Head of Marketing – International Manager, Savior Faire / The Blaze)
NO ADE PASS NEEDED TO ATTEND! But space is limited and ADE pass-holders will get priority entrance, so arrive early.
Kaysin (DJ, A&R for Repopulate Mars), DJ Susan (DJ), Carissa Szlosek (Artist Manager, Prodigy Artists)
Moderator: Matt Sherman
Tech house is a subgenre of house music fusing elements of techno (rugged basslines) and house (harmonies/vocals) – Fisher, John Summit, Green Velvet, and Solardo are just a few examples of where the sound comes from, and where it is today. During this session, featuring reps from several top Tech/House labels from the US, the conversation will focus on how to start a relationship with US labels, how to develop a fanbase, organize successful events, and grow profitable relationships with the US. The main focus of the discussion will be built around how foreign labels/artists can break into the booming American Tech/House market.
Chloé Caillet invites Desiree, Jennifer Cardini & Matisa at W Amsterdam (curated by Cercle): With her eclectic blend of taste and her unique sense of style, Parisian DJ, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Chloé Caillet has quickly established herself as one of dance music’s most exciting artists on the rise. Chloé’s industry background initially drew her into the world of production, where she’s carved out a distinct sound that draws from her upbringing across Paris, New York, and the UK.
- Date 10/20
- Location: The Lounge @ W Amsterdam (Spuistraat 175, 1012 VN Amsterdam, Netherlands)
- Time: 19:00 PM (Doors) – 2:00 AM
- 7 → 8.30 PM – MATISA
- 8.30 → 11 PM – DESIREE
- 11 PM → 12.30 AM – CHLOÉ CAILLET
- 12.30 → 2 AM – JENNIFER CARDINI
James Hype & Meduza present Our House
Friday 20 October 2023
Black Box at Hembrugterrein
Chart-topping hit makers James Hype & Meduza will be bringing their Our House concept to Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) this year, introducing a no phone policy for the very first time and giving fans an extra special 3-hour back-to-back performance.
James Hype – Meduza – Genesi – Tita Lau
Tickets are available via oh-ade.com, starting at €54,50.
AMF AND PIXMOB PARTNER UP FOR ADE 2023 IN DANCE MUSIC INDUSTRY FIRST
AMF, in collaboration with PixMob, is set to electrify the iconic Johan Cruijff ArenA during Amsterdam Dance Event 2023. This partnership marks PixMob’s debut in the dance music scene after making waves in the entertainment industry. AMF, ADE’s premier show, is taking its production to the next level by teaming up with PixMob, the world’s leading wireless lighting technology company.
Through this groundbreaking partnership, the Johan Cruijff ArenA will be transformed into a digital display, offering endless creative possibilities. Renowned creative director Timor Steffens, known for his work with artists like Madonna and Michael Jackson, will lead the show. PixMob’s technology, previously used at events like the Super Bowl and by artists such as Coldplay, will create a unique interactive experience, making fans an integral part of the show. AMF’s forward-looking approach is embodied in this partnership, emphasizing their commitment to embracing new technologies and setting new standards in the festival scene.
Location: Johan Cruijff ArenA, Amsterdam
Date: Saturday October 21st, 2023
Tickets for AMF are on sale via amf-festival.com. Only the final phase of tickets is still available, starting at €109,00 (excl. fee).
Afrojack | Armin van Buuren | Charlotte de Witte | Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike | Headhunterz | James Hype | Meduza | Purple Disco Machine | Vini Vici
Like Mike [exclusive pre-show set]
ALDA is one of Europe’s leading event promoters and producers, as well as a frontrunner in concept development in the scene. Over the years ALDA has diversified their portfolio from mainly dance music into new genres, most notably by adding Latin festival Pal Mundo Festival to their organization. Aside from diversifying in musical genres, ALDA is continuously exploring new frontiers geographically, for example by taking part in the growing festival scene in Eastern Europe with Romania’s biggest dance festival SAGA.
In 2018 ALDA announced their partnership with Insomniac, one of the biggest players in the event industry in the Americas. The collective brand portfolio spans across the globe and reaches an enormous audience, making the alliance one of the most powerful in the industry.
Founded in 2006, PixMob is a wireless lighting company specialized in creating immersive experiences that break the barrier between the fans and the stage. PixMob’s sustainable LED devices generate colorful effects synchronized with sound and visuals.
The company is vertically integrated designing, manufacturing, and deploying its solution in over 40 countries. Over the years, PixMob has activated fans at over 2000 events and has worked with renowned clients including the Super Bowl, Coldplay, the Olympic Games, NBA / NHL All-stars, Eurovision, Shawn Mendes, Bad Bunny, and Ariana Grande.
On Saturday, October 21st, the organizers of Hood Politics are teaming up with Bring The Kingdom to host a thrilling event at Maïa. The night will be filled with electrifying DJ performances by Susan, Sherm, King Topher, Rich DietZ, and a lineup of other talented artists. It’s set to be an unforgettable evening with high-energy music setting the tone.
Klassified ADE Showcase: The Klassified collective and record label run by Parallelle, meets once again during ADE for a Sunday session filled with their residents and friends.
- Date: 10/22
- Location: Oliva Amsterdam (Rembrandtplein 17, Amsterdam)
- Time: 20:00 PM – 4:00 AM