Amsterdam Dance Event

Today, the official start of ADE 2021 will be signalled by the lighting of art installation BAKEN (Beacon); a light on the horizon for the electronic music industry, set to shine over the entire city of Amsterdam from the roof of the A'DAM Tower during ADE.

The BAKEN art installation is a collaboration between ADE and artists Boris Acket and Chris van Meer, together with Lumus Instruments. The art installation can be seen from all over the city every evening from 6:45PM onward, from Wednesday, 13 October through Sunday, 17 October. The work symbolises the reopening of the electronic music industry.


Over 350 festival and arts and culture events are set to take place during the daytime this week, with highlights such as a one-off live concert by Weval and Metropole Orkest at the Melkweg and the Top 100 DJs Awards in AFAS live today, the Dutch debut of the Secret Project Festival on the Hembrugterrein, African riddims during Cloud 8 x Ziongate presents Tribes in Paradiso, and much more. 


In addition, the organisation welcomes its brand new Arts & Culture program this year, which includes, among many others, an audiovisual artist residency at Nxt Museum and a collaboration project with Music Moves consisting of 11 accessible and inclusive ADE events, as well as a candlelit piano concert by Helena Basilova, and a wide range of mindful raving experiences.

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