This week one of the biggest club festivals and leading conferences for electronic music in the world, Amsterdam Dance Event 2013, hits. Organisers are currently putting the final touches in place.[one_half last=”no”][dropcap]T[/dropcap]he last eighteen years has seen the annual Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), growing into a celebrated platform for the booming global dance scene. Organisers are claiming the festival is the perfect place to spot latest developments, latest trends, emerging talents and today’s biggest titans, pioneers and superstars. Local fans can look forward to Black Coffee, Goldfish and Culoe De Song representing South Africa this year.
In addition to the ADE Festival, is the the daytime program ‘ADE Playground‘ offering tech workshops from house-hold name companies Ableton, Waves, Native Instruments, Novation and Pioneer. There will also be exhibitions, artist QnAs, in-store promotions, pop-up stores and film screenings taking place throughout the city. The ADE Conference is also recognised presents a broad range of conferences and networking opportunities that focus on music and technology, VJs & visuals, sustainability, harder dance styles, new talent and the education of students.
25 Years Of Dance in the Netherlands
2013 also sees ADE celebrating 25 years of dance music in the Netherlands with the release of a new book Mary Go Wild which looks back 2 and have decades of dance in the Netherlands. The book has taken two years of research and over 80 writers, visual editors and photographers, Mary Go Wild will be the undisputed primary chronicle of Dutch electronic music. (Buy it here).
This important milestone will also be celebrated the official opening party of this years ADE, taking place on Wednesday October 16 at De Melkweg. Long time Dutch heroes Michel de Hey, Rejected (Joris Voorn & Edwin Oosterwal), Steve Rachmad, Quazar, Fierce Ruling Diva, 2000 and One, Secret Cinema and Joost van Bellen will play an overview of 25 years of Dutch and international electronic music, supported by spectacular visuals. Buy tickets for the ADE Opening Night here.[/one_half][one_half last=”yes”]
The official ADE’13 app
With so much going on, it’s important to plan ahead. Helping you to stay mobile is the ADE app guide. Created by AppMachine and ‘backed-up’ by Kroodle the ADE app ensures visitors will be updated on the fly with the latest news on all parties, venues and conferences. The app is available for free on both Android and iOS. Get it on App Store (iPhone) or Google Play (Android).
In a nutshell
Taking place from the 16th to 20th October, ADE is planning 300 special events in 80 clubs and are expecting a 300 000 visitors. According to organisers, it’s their biggest yet.
For more info, check out the links below.
The Amsterdam Dance Event is organized by the Amsterdam Dance Event Foundation, an initiative of Buma. Official Partner ADE: Samsung[/one_half]
Amsterdam Dance Event Details