The 18th edition Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) went down swimmingly setting new records. The leading electronic conference (that took place from 16 – 20 October) enticed a record 300 000 visitors and 5 000 conference delegates from around the world with an overwhelming array of performances from 2 156 national and international artists.[one_half last=”no”]By most accounts, ADE has become a definitive destination for both industry and fans to enjoy the best electronic music, stay up to date on the latest trends and development, and most importantly: to connect and be inspired by brands, artists, creative thinkers and everything that the electronic music scene encompasses.
From emerging talent to the leading names on the electronic music scene
Amongst the artists performing were: Adam Beyer (SE), Afrojack (NL), Armin van Buuren (NL), Black Coffee (ZA), Calvin Harris (GB), Carl Cox (GB), Carl Craig (US), Chris Liebing (DE), Chuckie (NL), Danny Tenaglia (US), David Guetta (FR), DJ Shadow (US), Goldfish (ZA), Gui Boratto (BR), Guy Gerber (IL), Henrik Schwarz (DE), Joris Voorn (NL), Laurent Garnier (FR), Maceo Plex (US), Martyn (NL), Maya Jane Coles (GB), Michael Mayer (DE), Nina Kraviz (RU), Paul Oakenfold (GB), Pete Tong (GB), Richie Hawtin (CA), Seth Troxler (US), Solomun (DE), Tiësto (NL) Tom Trago (NL) and many others.
On Saturday at ADE, during the DJMag Top 100 show, Dutch titan Hardwell was voted as the new number 1 DJ of the world.
An extensive business platform
ADE played host to 5 000 electronic music industry professionals this. The Conference series included several inspirational and influential speakers from around the globe. Nile Rodgers (US), Duncan Stutterheim (ID&T, NL), Giorgio Moroder (US), Bob Lefsetz (US), Armin van Buuren (NL), Richie Hawtin (CA), Kyle Hopkins (Microsoft/Xbox, US), Tiësto (NL) and Nate Auerbach (Tumblr, US) amongst others. The inaugural edition of sustainability forum ‘ADE Green,’ a joint initiative between ID&T and ADE, was also a definite success.[/one_half][one_half last=”yes”]On Thursday 17th of October the limelight was given to SA, when Breathe Sunshine African Conference hosted the panel Meet The South Africans that featured Black Coffee (Soulistic Music), IDM editor Dave Mac, Trenton Birch (SAE Institute,) Valentino Barrioseta (Bridges for Music), David Poole (Goldfish), Shaun Duvet (Electric/Anything Goes), Allan Nicol aka Kid Fonque (Soul Candi), Amaru Da Costa (Soulistic Music), Duncan Ringrose (sShadoworkSs, Cape Town Electronic Music Festival), Heather Mennell (DJ Mag SA) and 2 artists from the townships of Cape Town , Sir Vincent Manzini & Vuyisa ‘Diloxclusiv’ Genu.
Electronic music lifestyle
The ADE Playground covered all things related to electronic music lifestyle, with a unique series of film, art and pop-up events with gear related programs from leading global software and hardware brands.
Official ADE 2013 stats
- Festival visitors – 300 000
- Conference visitors – 5 000
- Playground visitors – 7 500
- Clubs & venues – 115
- Events – 300
- Artists – 2156
- Journalists & media – 460
- Speakers – 317
- Nationalities – 75
25 years of dance music in The Netherlands
This year marks the celebration of 25 years of dance music in The Netherlands and as part of that ADE hosted multiple initiatives to join the festivities, such as the presentation of the book ‘Mary Go Wild,’ club events, in- and outdoor exhibitions and many presentations and movie screenings.[/one_half]
The ADE took place from October 16 – 20 and is organized by the Amsterdam Dance Event Foundation, an initiative of Buma. Official partner ADE: Samsung.
Amsterdam Dance Event Details