Amsterdam Dance Event 2022 has revealed the dates: 19 – 23 October, 2022, plus the addition to the festival program of the daytime business conference.
ADE 2021: A successful return of electronic music in Amsterdam
In less than a month’s time, the Amsterdam Dance Event, in collaboration with the municipality and the city’s electronic music scene, managed to confirm 350+ events, whilst 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.
In addition to the popular festival events such as the DJ Mag Top 100, DGTL, and Loveland, this year’s highlights also 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.
While ADE’s conference had been cancelled in September, there was still an opportunity for industry professionals, to meet up, and network at the ADE Business Hangout. They could also 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.