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Amsterdam Dance Event Announce Dates for 2022

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The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) is set to celebrate its upcoming edition from October 19th through 23rd, 2022. In addition to the festival program, the daytime business conference ADE Pro will be returning as well – Hoorah!

ADE 2021: A successful return of electronic music in Amsterdam

This year, in less than a month’s time, the Amsterdam Dance Event, in collaboration with the municipality and the city’s electronic music scene has confirmed 350+ events welcoming over 300,000 visitors. “Given the role that ADE fulfilled this year, it was perhaps the most important edition in its history,” according to Dutch national newspaper Volkskrant.

Amsterdam Dance Event

In addition to well-known festival events such as DGTL, Loveland and the DJ Mag Top 100, this year’s many highlights included Niklas Paschburg’s live concert in Concertgebouw, He.She.They at Shelter and Speedy J’s STOOR project in Paradiso, as well as Arts & Culture events such as the artist residency with Villa Buitenlust, Ester at Muziekgebouw and the energetic ARK Rave Studio sessions.

The organisation also collaborated with Boris Acket, Chris van Meer and Lumus Instruments to symbolically signal the big restart of nightlife in Amsterdam with the art installation BAKEN (Beacon) on top of the A’DAM Tower.

Although ADE’s conference had already been cancelled in September, industry professionals were able to meet up and work at the ADE Business Hangout, and participate in a special innovation showcase edition of ADE’s monthly talk show ADE in Conversation.

The show featured DJ Pierre, Colin Benders and industry leaders from Roblox and Universal Music Group discussing innovations in electronic music and its industry such as the Metaverse, all in a mixed reality environment where physical and virtual audiences came together in one room.

More information about ADE can be found here

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Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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