The largest electronic music festival and conference in the world, the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), will start this week. This year we have looked further than the dancefloor and have the varied program of ADE reflected in our list of tips. View our tips where you need to network, see young DJ talent and enjoy afrobeat until the early hours.
Wednesday 16 october - FuckUp Nights ADE special
19:30 - 23:00: Spaces Amstel
FuckUp Nights are evenings where inspiring entrepreneurs talk about the failures they have experienced in their career. This evening, people learn from each other's mistakes and open the conversation about success and failure. This ADE special from FuckUp Nights, co-organized by Spaces, is an evening full of hilarious and painful anecdotes from experienced people from the music industry.The beginning of FuckUp Nights
Thursday 17 october - Worldwide FM x ADE: Live from the Rush Hour
12:00 - 19:00: Rush Hour Store
The annual radio broadcast live from the famous Rush Hour record store. Alternate the search for great records with listening to world famous DJs who are spinning their favorite tracks. Come in and get surprised!DJ Tennis is also present in the Rush Hour Store
Friday 18 october - Women in Dance, network afternoon
14:30 - 19:00: Rooftop Spaces Vijzelstraat
As an official partner of ADE, Spaces is also organizing many interesting events this year. On this Friday, some of the leading women from the music industry have been invited to engaging presentations and panels on the role of women in the music industry. Subsequently, there is a networking drink; an ideal start of the official weekend!Lady Bee is performing during Women in Dance
Friday 18 october - Darco Polo at I love Reggaeton
23:00 - 04:00: Escape Lounge
Do you love everything that has to do with latin music and do you want to dance the weekend away? Then take a look at The Escape Lounge where Gigstarter DJ Darco Polo plays reggaeton, latin house and baile funk styles.Darco Polo - DJ Set
Saturday 19 october - African sounds in Paradiso
23:30 - 05:00: Paradiso
Do you want to make it more exotic today than last evenings? Then go to the Afrobeat night in Paradiso! There are two teams of musicians on stage for the Amsterdam Afrobeat Night (A.A.N.). Musicians who have earned their spurs in acts such as Jungle by Night, Gallowstreet and Koffie join forces for an ultimate musical performance: a 5-hour (!) Live set, an all-night extravaganza in which music from all over the world is served with a dose of energy. Standing still is not an option, just ask the audience at the legendary performances at Wildeburg, Lowlands, Woodstock and the Claire.Jungle By Night makes an Afrobeat party at Lowlands 2019!
Sunday 20 october - Close ADE with DJ talent in the Red Light District
14:00-16:00: Stones Cafe
If you still have a bit of energy in your body on Sunday, travel to the Red Light District. Apart from the traditional pubs, striking figures and lost tourists, there is a real DJ marathon in the characteristic Stones Cafe during ADE. Of all these 50 DJs we pick out Gigstarter DJ Savio Damiano from Rotterdam, because with his energetic house you can keep on going this day!Savio Damiano - DJ Set
We hope to see you at one of these events during ADE. Do you want to organize your own party with DJs? Take a look at the platform for booking live music: Gigstarter!