The Must-See Events At Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) 2023

Amsterdam Dance Event is gearing up for what might just be its biggest year ever. I was lucky enough to attend last year and I can attest, this is a conference/festival you must attend. During the day you can experience panels and conferences from the whole dance music industry. From DJs to managers to social media mavens to promoters, there is something to learn here for everyone. At night, the beautiful city of Amsterdam turns into one big party with every venue featuring a world-class artist.

We decided to make it easy for you and list our favorite events this year that you must attend. Get ready to dance every day and night for 5 straight days from October 18th – 22nd.

Wednesday, October 18

ADE kicks off in style with event after event running late into the morning. The official opening concert is brought by Tinlinker & Metropole Orkest at Melkweg. At night Insomniac Records will present one of the hottest names in dance music Mau P at Thuishaven.

Diplo will present Higher Ground at Het Sieraad and Bootshaus X Dillon Francis will team up at Club Prime. Parallel will host a few big names including Islandman and Chocolate City x RECESS. Todd Terry will also host a welcome to ADE.

From a conference view, Tomorrowland will be hosting a special Expo celebrating 20 years. Discover the journey of Tomorrowland from its humble beginnings to a global phenomenon, and take a trip down memory lane. Enjoy some networking with a free entrance for all.

Also on Wednesday is HBO’s The White Lotus Composer, The Evolution of Afrojack, and Signature Soundbuilding for Artists withDylan van Dael. A great event for producers is The Power of Personal Branding in Artist Representation.

Thursday, October 19

Thursday has some of my favorite events of the week. STMPD RCRDS will take over AIR, you can expect Martin Garrix to be there. Fedde le Grand will be at Panama. Spinnin Sessions will present at Hotel Arena.

Barong Family and Monstercat will both present label nights at Bitterzoet and Melkweg, respectively.

Awakenings always have a huge ADE. Adam Beyer will present Drumcode at Gashouder with Eli Brown, Bart Skills, and Juliet Fox. DGTL ADE will feature Bicep, Dixon, Stephan Bodzin & many more at NDSM.

Conference-wise, Dillon Francis presents Amplifying Digital Momentum. Canadian producer Nostalgix will host vocal writing & producing. TeamMBL will take over Boom Chicago in the daytime with demo drops and more.

Claptone will have his first-ever live interview and experience

Friday, October 20

The start of the weekend kicks off with a bang. Claptone will present The Masquerade at AFAS Live.

Charlotte de Witte’s KNTXT will be at Warehouse Houthavens (Theater Amsterdam). Dave Clarke Presents British Murder Boys / Dasha Rush / Oscar Mulero E.A at Melkweg.

Illenium will have a live show at Melkweg to kick the night off. Martin Garrix will present his RAI show. Tchami and Malaa will reunite at IJLAND. TRIBES will present a huge show at Paradiso.

Armada will host a variety of big events during the day for the conference. Armada University will host a live remix competition, Armin van Buuren at ADE Lab, and how they stayed relevant for 20 years.

Also during the day TikTok insider knowledge, Unlock Your Creative Process & Upgrade Mental Health, and Spotify – Essential Insider Knowledge.

Saturday, October 21

Hopefully, you still have some energy for the jam-packed Saturday. The massive AMF is the crown jewel of the night at Johan Cruijff Arena.

Intercell X Partiboi69 Presents AREA 69 at AMAZE Amsterdam (Warehouse Elementenstraat).

Awakenings will be at the Ziggo Dome with Solomun in the daytime and Amelie Lens presenting Exhale at night.

DGTL ADE: We Still Believe by The Blessed Madonna at NDSM Warehouse. Breakfast Club will begin their ADE Marathon at THE OTHER SIDE.

Revealed Label Night at Q-Factory. RetroVision presents More Bass More Good Party at NOVA.

ILLENIUM and Steve Bartels will present Taking Care of Business at the conference during the day. Sound meditation session by Mirella Kroes. More Data, More Control, More Revenue by Joost Aanen.

Sunday, October 22

To cap off the wild 5 days is a semi-chill Sunday (depending on how hard you go of course). DGTL ADE presents Gou Talk with Peggy Gou at NDSM Warehouse. Reinier Zonneveld Live Awakenings Special at the Ziggo Dome.

Matroda and friends will keep the party going at NOVA. Sunday with Joseph Capriati at BRET will be a blast.

Indo Warehouse will be at Melkweg presenting the beauty of South Asian culture, music, and rhythm within house and techno.

Free entrance ADE hangover at NDSM. With food trucks, craft beers, a bunch of art and creativity, a vintage market, cozy tubs and campfires, and, best of all, loads of live music and DJs, we provide you with the perfect soil to burn up the dancefloor one last time.

Which events are you planning to attend at ADE this year?

? Enrique Meesters