ADE 2019 attracted 400,000 visitors
The success of ADE 2019 is a testament to the advancement of the dance music industry.
From 16 to 20 October 2019, Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) offered over 1,000 events spread across 200 locations, attracting over 400,000 visitors from a record number of 146 countries.
The conference was attended by more than 9000 music industry professionals, with 600 speakers taking part in keynotes, masterclasses and workshops on a variety of topics. This year’s edition also donned over 2500 performing artists.
The ADE day program commemorated the celebration of 100 years of electronic musical instruments, including the Museum of Modern Instruments (MoMI) in De Brakke Grond, as well as workshops and masterclasses hosted by pioneers from the past decades.
Additionally, there was a seminal collaboration between the Milkshake festival, who presented the program ‘For all Who Love’ in the Duif together.
The new ADE Zen Space was located in the center of Amsterdam, at The Waalse Kerk, and hosted a special sold-out sleep concert, through meditation and special audiovisual installations.
Amsterdam Dance Event
The full ADE by day program was spread across over 40 locations in the Amsterdam metropolitan region, including Kunstfort Vijfhuizen, ICK ZuidOost, Het HEM, Lab111, OSCAM and the Noorderkerk as eye-catching locations.
France was this year’s focus country, highlighted in the conference and festival program. China and Japan also received special attention. Additionally, talent development and education also took center stage within with ADE LIVE, a more extensive ADE Sound Lab program, ADE University, Beats Academy and the first ADE Writers Camp hosted by ADE Sound Lab and VondelCS.
American tech company Audionamix won the ADE TECH start-up competition Companies 2 Watch, and the Green Deal Circular Festivals was signed at ADE Green by national and international events. ANNNA was the winner of the ADE Sound Lab Demolition competition.
ADE 2019 proves how strong the dance music community is, and it’s only going to get better.