Amsterdam Dance Event Program Almost Complete

The wold’s largest and most epic club-based festival, the Amsterdam Dance Event, has almost completed their program for 2016. Scheduled for October 19-23, the Amsterdam Dance Event, or ADE, attracts electronic music fanatics from around the globe. With 2,000 various sub-genre DJ’s playing at 300 events in 100 different venus over 5 days, ADE is a haven for electro music lovers. It’s incredible program and impressive lineup makes Amsterdam one of the most thriving clubbing cities in the entire world. Additionally, there is a conference to accompany the 5-day party . The ADE conference  is an epicenter of knowledge about the technology, business, and industry behind electronic dance music.

Get ready to dance you heart out at one of the 300 events
Get ready to dance you heart out at one of the 300 events

The Third Wave of Announced Artists for the Amsterdam Dance Event

The organizers of ADE recently announced their third wave of artists who will participate in this incredible event.  With this most recent announcement, the program for 2016 is almost complete. ADE’s  new additions to the lineup include some of the biggest names in the international electronic dance music scene. Some of these iconic artists added are:

Carl Craig (US), David Guetta (FR), DJ Harvey (GB), Gui Boratto (BR), Hudson Mohawke (GB), Jazzy Jeff (US), John Talabot (ES), Netsky (BE), Sander van Doorn (NL) and Sasha (GB)

The Full List

These legends are not the only incredible artists in the most recent addition to the event’s lineup. The full list of artists ADE announced in its third wave is below

Alle Farben (DE), André Hommen (DE), Andy C (GB), Ankytrixx (IN), Axel Boman (SE), Beautiful Swimmers (US), Ben UFO (GB), Benji B (GB), Benoit & Sergio (DE), Bicep (GB), Blanck Mass (GB), Boo Williams (US), Boris Brejcha (DE), Butch (DE), Call Super (GB), Camo & Krooked (AT), Carl Craig (US), Carlos Valdes (NL), Catz ‘N Dogz (PL), Cinnaman (NL), David Guetta (FR), Dennis Ferrer (US), Deorro (US), DJ Harvey (GB), DJ Jazzy Jeff (US), DJ Moortje (NL), DJ W!LD (FR), Dominik Eulberg (DE), Don Diablo (NL), dOP (FR), Dosem (ES), Dubvision (NL), Dyro (NL), Extrawelt (DE), Finnebassen (NO), Francesco Tristano (ES), François K (FR), Fred P (US), Fritz Kalkbrenner (DE), FunkinEven (GB), Gabriel Ananda (DE), Gilb’R (FR), Goldfish (ZA), Gregor Salto (NL), Gui Boratto (BR), Guy Gerber (IL), Hannah Wants (GB), Headhunterz (NL), Hudson Mohawke (GB), Hunee (DE), Industrialyzer (PT), Interstellar Funk (NL), Jay Hardway (NL), Jessy Lanza (CA), Joey Anderson (US), John Talabot (ES), Joran van Pol (NL), Joris Delacroix (FR), Joy Orbison (GB), Julian Jordan (NL), Julio Bashmore (GB), Kenny Dope (US), Knife Party (GB), Kolombo (BE), Konstantin Sibold (DE), Lady Starlight (US), Leon Vynehall (US), Lion Kojo (NL), Mano Le Tough (IE), Marcellus Pittman (US), Martin Buttrich (DE), Mathias Kaden (DE), Maurice Fulton (US), Max Cooper (GB), Midland (GB), Move D (DE), Mr Ties (IT), Nervo (AU), Netsky (BE), Nic Fanciulli (GB), Nightmares on Wax (GB), Patrice Scott (US), Pig & Dan (ES), Prins Thomas (NO), Prosumer (DE), Ryan Elliott (US), Sam Paganini (IT), Sander van Doorn (NL), Sasha (GB), Sjamsoedin (NL), Skream (GB), Soul Clap (US), Steffen Bennemann (DE), Sterac aka Steve Rachmad (NL), Steve Aoki (US), Steve Bug (DE), Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano (NL), Tsepo (NL), Vato Gonzalez (NL), Yung Internet (NL).

This hard to believe list is joining an already star-studded cast of artists who are joining the 2016 Amsterdam Dance Event. A sample of previously announced artists are as listed:

Adam Beyer (SE), Axwell Λ Ingrosso (SE), Craig David (GB), Daniel Avery (GB), Dave Clarke (GB), Derrick May (US), Dixon (DE), DVS1 (US), Ellen Allien (DE), Etapp Kyle (UA), Fedde Le Grand (NL), Hardwell (NL), Jackmaster (GB), Jamie Jones (GB), Jeff Mills (US), Jessy Lanza (GB), Joris Voorn (NL), Karenn (GB), KiNK (BG), Kölsch (DK), Laurent Garnier (FR), Levon Vincent (US), Loco Dice (DE), Louisahhh (US), Martin Garrix (NL), Maceo Plex (US), Maya Jane Coles (GB), Monika Kruse (DE), Nicole Moudaber (GB), Octave One (US), Palms Trax (DE), Ricardo Villalobos (CL), Rebekah (GB), Recondite (DE), Richie Hawtin (CA), Roman Flügel (DE), RÜFÜS (AU), Sandrien (NL), Secret Cinema (NL), Skepta (GB), Seth Troxler (US), SUUNS (CA), Sven Väth (DE), Tale of Us (IT) and Tiësto (NL).

A tiny sample of ADE's extensive lineup
A tiny sample of ADE’s extensive lineup

More ADE Conference Keynote Speakers Revealed

In addition to the amazing artists lineup announced in the third wave, ADE just announced a fantastic list of speakers joining the event’s conference. Each every one of these guest are influential moguls and innovative game-changers. The added keynote speakers include the record label owner and DJ Gilles Peterson (FR),hip-hop innovator Kurtis Blow (US), DJ and producer Laidback Luke (NL), and electronic artist and technology explorer Richie Hawtin (CA). Additionally,  the multi-platinum producer Scott Storch (US) and producer Sevn Alias (NL) will join the conference.

 Luca Pretolesi, a world-famous sound engineer, is just one influential speaker at this year's conference
Luca Pretolesi, a world-famous sound engineer, is just one influential speaker at this year’s conference

These new additions are joining an already inspirational group of previously announced speakers. A taste of the remarkable group of speakers include Bruce Eskowitz (COO Red Light Management, US), Hudson Mohawke (Warp Records, TNGHT, GB), Molly Neuman (Head of Music Kickstarter, US), Raphael Aflalo (CEO and co-founder of My Love Affair, FR ), Steve Bartels (CEO Def Jam, US), and many more. These names are just a fragment of the 450 expected speakers!

About the Conference

Amsterdam Dance Event’s conference is divided into nine different themed programs. This impeccable variety provides the optimal exposure to every angle electronic dance music industry. It allows visitors to interact with both the inspirational platforms and the business side of the music. The list of conference speakers cover every topic from start-ups, business professionals, and aspiring producers. It features programs for musicians, students, visual artists, VJ’s, and stage designers. Moreover, the conference hosts a detailed window into the more urban and harder music genres. It introduces the relationship between brands & dance, and technology & music. Lastly, yet most admirably,  the conference hosts programs who aim at teaching ecologically friendly and sustainable practices. This focus is crucial for the future of the international dance music industry.

A speaker from last year's conference
A speaker from last year’s conference

Amsterdam Dance Event Hackathon

ADE, DGTL, and Young Creators were proud to announce the international premier of a global dance scene hackathon. The goal of this special event is to inspire new entrepreneurship and innovation.  Technology and data usage has become more influential in the dance music scene. Thus, the three parties hosting saw the event as necessary in order to discover further opportunities in this component of the industry.

The ADE hackathon will ask, designers, smart developers, and entrepreneurs to ponder the obstacles that face the dance and festival scene. Another challenge they will face is to consider possible opportunities that data reading and technology usage offer. The event’s organizers will invite a carefully selected group of 100 brilliant minds to this 24 hour event. The hackathon organizers will ask the participants to develop smart concepts, new apps, and spark inspiration. Some topics these minds may be challenged with include: Safety & Security, Enhanced Festival Experience, Dance & Travel, and Festival Logistics.

Amsterdam Dance Event will announce more information about this exciting and innovative event soon.

More Information

For more information, updates and news about ADE’s amazing program, visit its website at www.a-d-e.nl.


FestPop San Francisco Staff Writer  Mandy Losk
FestPop San Francisco Staff Writer Mandy Losk
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