The Amsterdam Dance Event returns for its 17th edition this year. The most important conference and showcase festival for electronic music will once again take place in the buzzing city of Amsterdam, welcoming over 700 DJs, 3,000 conference delegates and 140,000 festival visitors from over 60 different countries. This year the event adds an extra day, taking the total to five days from 17 - 21 October.
Each and every year the city plays host to the who's who of the electronic music scene. The first names for 2012 were recently revealed and include DJ Sneak, Octave One, Richie Hawtin, Josh Wink, Martyn and Carl Cox with hundreds more still to be announced. During the day ADE offers a wide selection of interactive workshops, mentoring sessions, technical demonstrations and in-depth round-table discussions, alongside a series of pop-up shops, musical/cross-cultural happenings and unique one-off events across the city. At night the music festival features more than 300 events over five days in 60 venues around the city. Each year, the ADE attracts over 3,000 business professionals and 140,000 festival visitors – including 30,000 tourists - from 62 countries. For more info, check out: http://www.amsterdam-dance-event.nl/