Amsterdam Dance Event
Amsterdam Dance Event, Amsterdam. 2015 - Credits : Amsterdam Dance Event

Amsterdam Dance Event announces more acts for 2016 edition

Alexandre Trochut

The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), the world’s largest club-based festival and conference for electronic music, will take place this year from the 19th to 23rd of October. The organisers are expecting around 375,000 national and international visitors for the 21st edition. The second wave of festival acts is revealed today.

As previously announced, this year’s Amsterdam Dance Event Festival will open with “Scripted Orchestra“, a collaboration between the acclaimed producer/composer/performer Henrik Schwarz and the world’s leading non-classical orchestra Metropole Orkest. With the latest addition of Ben Klock (DE), Daniel Avery (GB), Fedde Le Grand (NL), Jeff Mills (US), Noisia (NL), Rebolledo (MX), Ricardo Villalobos (CL) and Skepta (GB), ADE’s Festival line-up is starting to take serious form. Among the second selection of artists are:

Amsterdam Dance Event 2016 second names. 2016 – Credits : Amsterdam Dance Event

These acts join previously announced artists including:

Amsterdam Dance Event 2016 first names. 2016 – Credits : Amsterdam Dance Event

ADE Conference: further keynote speakers announced

Scottish electronic music pioneer Hudson Mohawke, groundbreaking L.A. collective Soulection, Grammy Award winner Om’mas Keith, Dutch MC’s Sevn Alias and Hef and many more are among the first speakers announced for this years ADE Beats, ADE’s annual platform for hip-hop, bass and beats, which returns to the Melkweg. Plus, Raphael Aflalo, CEO and co-founder of My Love Affair, will share his insights on Thursday October 20th, during ADE Dance & Brands, the sub-conference dedicated to connecting brands with the electronic music scene. They join previously announced speakers including: Steve Bartels (CEO Def Jam, US), top producers Tommy D (GB) and Luca Pretolesi (IT), Dan Miller (Mute Records, GB), Bruce Eskowitz (COO Red Light Management, US) and Molly Neuman (Head of Music Kickstarter, US).

About ADE
In the past twenty years ADE has grown into a globally renowned platform for the international dance and electronic music scene. The festival is the perfect place to spot the latest musical trends and emerging talents, as well as hearing the most recent work of both electronic music pioneers and current superstar acts. In addition to the extensive line-up of the ADE Festival, the ADE Playground offers music enthusiasts a large and varied daytime program including exhibitions, in-store promotions, pop-up stores and film screenings all over the city center. The business aspect of the event (ADE Conference) is recognized as the most important of its kind, presenting a broad range of conferences and networking opportunities that focus on music and technology, VJs & visuals, sustainability, dance & brands, harder dance styles, new talent and the education of students.