Amsterdam Dance Event 2017

This year’s Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) takes place on October 18-22 2017. ADE has become the biggest business conference for the electronic dance music scene. This conference is the place to be for upcoming musical trends and talent.

In 2016, ADE conference had 550 speakers and 7000 delegates that attended. Over 2,200 artists performed at 120 venues throughout Amsterdam and attracted 375,000 visitors from all over the world.

ADE Focus – Morocco

This forward-looking and liberal-minded country also has a healthy club scene with venues specializing in house music, hip-hop and techno thriving throughout the country.

ADE Soundlab

There are some elite artists participating this year including; Boys Noize, DVS1, Gary Newman, Surgeon, Lady Starlight, Oliver Heldens, Tiga, Soulwax.

ADE Green

‘Art for social change’ is this year’s central theme of the conference track on innovation, sustainability and social change with speakers including Pussy Roit’s Nadya Tolokonnikova.

Irvine Welsh Keynote

The acclaimed author of Trainspotting joins us in conversation.

Mental Health

Industry luminaries including Juan Atkins, Christine Brown, Ben Pearce and Pig & Dan share thoughts on the topic of mental health supported by the AFEM.

ADE Tech

The inaugural edition will showcase the future of tech.

ADE Beats

The Jillionaire, Amp Fiddler, and Leila Fataar will be present at the annual international platform for hip-hop, bass, and beats.

ADE University

Kickstart your career at ADE University with workshops, panels, networking opportunities and more. 


A massive lineup of live electronic music acts including Jameszoo and Metropole Orkest, Fatima Yamaha, Hercules & Love Affair, Anna Of The North and more.

For all up to date news, check out the ADE newsfeed | For more information about ADE

The Amsterdam Dance Event is organized by the Amsterdam Dance Event Foundation, an initiative of Buma.

Single tickets for ADE festival events can be found HERE | ADE Card (€10,-, access to the ADE Festival Hangout and special discounts) is available HERE

The ADE Pass (access to the complete day & night program) and ADE Conference Pass (access to the complete 4-day program) are available here. Not sure which ticket to buy? Here’s everything you need to know.


Collaboration with Linda Nuanlaoong

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