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.
With the rescheduling of an expected 350+ planned events, Amsterdam Dance Event 2021 is gearing up for its return to physical form in just under two weeks. As a result of the recently announced Covid restrictions by the Dutch government, the ADE team has worked together with the Amsterdam municipality, club owners and festival organisers to help enable the city's electronic music scene to host festival events during the day.
ADE Festival will continue to take place as planned from 13-17 October, despite the newly announced Covid restrictions in the Netherlands, among which is the mandate that clubs, venues and indoor events are forced to close between 00:00 and 06:00.
With the most recent green light on large-scale events by Dutch authorities, this October will officially mark ADE’s return to Amsterdam. The first confirmed speakers for the ADE Pro conference at Felix Meritis include Don Diablo, Joel Zimmerman (Deadmau5) and his business partner Dean Wilson, Mixcloud CEO and co-founder Nico Perez, IMPALA chair Helen Smith, musical duo Zaena x Jason Maek and AR/VR expert Cortney Harding.
Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) recently revealed its full ADE Pro online conference programme, featuring, among others, James Blake, Femi Kuti, Neneh Cherry, Robert Hood and Prof. Dr. Samantha Warren, alongside companies including Bandcamp, Beatport, Hipgnosis, Sony Playstation, SoundCloud, Ultra Records, UTA, VEVO, WME and many more.
The annual Amsterdam Dance Event [ADE] takes place next month, and this 11 October, Toronto's Saad Ayub will be dropping his 'Shelter' EP ahead of the week of panels, meetings, events, mixers and music.