Next month, Amsterdam becomes the centre of the global dance music scene for five days again, showcasing over 2000 international artists, labels and club nights. With just under three weeks to go, the preparations are in full swing for the 19th edition of the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), the world's biggest club festival and leading conference for electronic music.
The organisation recently finalised the festival line-up with the addition of new names. The five-day ADE Festival, which takes place from 15 to 19 October, will showcase a record number of 2,224
national and international artists from 57 countries.
More than 400 journalists, 5000 conference delegates and an expected 350,000 festival visitors are set to travel from all over the world to the city of Amsterdam, as the ADE, an initiative of Buma, puts the international spotlight on Amsterdam for five full days.
The ADE Festival offers a hugely varied program, taking place across 85 of the city’s most diverse locations. From traditional clubs and music venues like Melkweg, Studio 80, Paradiso, Trouw and Escape, to post-industrial sheds in the NDSM shipyard and the Westergasterrein, as well as rather more unusual venues like the Concertgebouw, the Compagnietheater and the Amsterdam Arena, alongside newly incorporated venues like the Volkshotel and the Tolhuistuin, the ADE Festival is truly the biggest club festival in world.
For more info and the full line-ups, check: http://www.amsterdam-dance-event.nl/.