Amsterdam Dance Event 2023 Kicks off Next Week: A Celebration of Electronic Music and More


Amsterdam Dance Event 2023 Kicks off Next Week: A Celebration of Electronic Music and More

The electronic music world is buzzing with excitement as the renowned Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) prepares for its 28th edition, set to take place from October 18 to 22, 2023. ADE, a not-for-profit organization committed to nurturing electronic music, its culture, and its global industry, has grown into the world’s largest and most influential club-based festival and conference for electronic music. With over 2,900 artists participating in more than 1,000 events across 200+ venues throughout the city, ADE is a five-day extravaganza that showcases every aspect of electronic music culture.

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ADE Pro: Navigating the Electronic Music Scene

ADE Pro is the ultimate platform and guide for music industry professionals. Its 2023 framework is designed to provide visitors with the tools to navigate the ever-evolving electronic music landscape. A stellar lineup of speakers, including industry titans like Adam Beyer, Afrojack, Claptone, Dillon Francis, and Don Diablo, will provide insights into the music business. Attendees can expect to gain valuable knowledge from major industry brands such as Beatport, DGTL, IAEL, Sony Music, Spotify, SoundCloud, Sziget Festival, TikTok, TuneCore, Warner Music, and the WME Agency.


ADE Lab: Inspiring the Future of Electronic Music

ADE Lab serves as a playground for the next generation of creators, artists, DJs, and music professionals. The program aims to inspire, introduce, connect, and create stepping stones for the future of the electronic music scene. Speakers include luminaries like A-Trak, Armin van Buuren, and Nicky Romero, offering insights and motivation to emerging talents.

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Arts & Culture: Fostering Sustainability and Connection

ADE’s Arts & Culture program explores critical topics such as mental health, technological innovation, and cultural impact. It seeks to create accessibility and connection in a sustainable way for local and international makers who draw strength from night and dance culture.

ADE Festival: A Musical Extravaganza

The heart of ADE is its festival, which showcases the full spectrum of electronic music subgenres in Amsterdam’s finest nightlife spaces. With over 450,000 visitors and more than 2,900 artists performing, it’s a musical extravaganza like no other. The lineup is a who’s who of the electronic music world, including artists like Adam Beyer, Amelie Lens, A-Trak, Ben Klock, Bicep, CamelPhat, Charlotte de Witte, Dave Clarke, and many more. Attendees can expect to be transported through a sonic journey like never before.

ADE Green: Sustainability and Social Change

The ADE Green program plays a crucial role in promoting environmental consciousness and setting the sustainability and social change agenda for events and festivals. It covers topics such as circular and climate-neutral events, renewable energy, CO2 compensation, social safety in clubs and festivals, and mental health. Distinguished artists and institutes, including Jayda G, Laidback Luke, and the MIT, will join the program to drive change in the electronic music industry.

ADE Startups: Showcasing Innovation

ADE introduces a new startup conference, ADE Startups, designed to bring together music and tech professionals. The program also introduces “The Chorus,” a community empowering the next generation of innovators. Out of 500 Music Startups, eight global innovators have been selected to participate in the community year-round, showcasing their innovative ideas live on stage.

The Amsterdam Dance Event Foundation, a not-for-profit organization, is dedicated to nurturing electronic music, its culture, and its industry worldwide. ADE focuses on stimulating development, innovation, and talent while uniting the global industry and paving the way for future generations.

As ADE 2023 approaches, the electronic music community anticipates a week of inspiration, connection, and unparalleled music experiences. The world’s electronic music enthusiasts and professionals will gather in Amsterdam to celebrate the culture they hold dear and shape the future of the industry. It’s an event that no music lover should miss. For more information and updates on ADE 2023, visit the official website at

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