This History of ADE
In 1996, the event initially consisted of just a three-day conference and three night-time shows. Then, it was hosted in the De Balie theatre with 300 delegates and thirty DJs performing. Suffice it to say that ADE has grown significantly since then, and it is now one of the world’s biggest and best dance music festivals, drawing a crowd of over 400’000 people every year – fans and musicians alike. That’s a lot of people, but it hardly surprises with the kinds of acts they manage to pull in every year.
This year’s line-up has just been announced, and it’s looking pretty incredible. We’re talking Afrojack, DJ Stingray, Tiësto, and many more. The event will also feature professional talks from speakers like DJ Diplo, Youssou N’Dour, and Suzanne Ciani, along with a discussion with Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano about their upcoming documentary and album. Of course, that’s just the tip of the iceberg, so check out their website for the full details. We couldn’t be more excited for 2022’s ADE with all these amazing names in one place.
When is the Amsterdam Dance Event?
ADE is held annually in mid-October at and around DeBrakke Grond & Compagnietheater, the DeLaMar Theatre, and Generator Hostel. This year it will take place between Wednesday the 19th and Sunday the 23rd.
So, if you’re anything like us, you’re probably sitting there right now, thinking to yourself, “this all sounds great; where do I sign up? ” Tickets are not yet available to buy, but if you want to get in ahead of the crowd, then you can purchase an ADE Pro Pass at an early bird rate of €500, giving you full access to the conference, access to the complete festival program, and access to the Arts & Culture program, as well as many more awesome extras.
What To Expect?
With an outstanding line-up like the one that’s just been announced, you’re no doubt wondering what kind of experience you can expect from this year’s ADE. You can expect a week of incredible music and fascinating talks, all culminating on Saturday night at the Amsterdam Music Festival in Johan Cruyff Arena.