The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) is the leading electronic music platform and the biggest club festival in the world for the whole spectrum of electronic sub-genres. With the official ADE2012 App you will have easy access to the full program, useful information and latest news anytime, anywhere.
The festival boosts close to 300 events over five days in 75 venues around the city and features the very biggest DJ and artist names on the planet as well as a selection of the best upcoming talent making Amsterdam one of the very best and most inspiring clubbing cities in the world. Each year, the ADE attracts 200,000 festival visitors, including 40,000 tourists.
The ADE vibe now also spreads to a range of locations during daytime at the brand new ADE Playground, which aims to become the largest pop-up shop in the world! Festival visitors can now take part in a range of special events at all kinds of creative hotspots dotted around the city. Roof top terraces, clothing shops, cinema's or even a container right in the middle of the town!
The event also offers a full program of daytime conferences, making the ADE the ultimate platform for critical dialogue and debate in the field of electronic music. The conferences include ADE Pro in the Felix Meritis and the Dylan Hotel, the Hard Dance Event (HDE) focusing on the harder styles in dance music, ADE Next for aspiring producers and musicians and ADE University for students who want to learn about the realities of working in the entertainment industry from experts and mentors.
ADE's conference activities also include the cutting-edge technology forum Music and Bits as well as the Tech Lounge start-up zone, both taking place in the De Balie. New this year is an association with Beamlab in Pakhuis de Zwijger on Wednesday, offering a dedicated conference featuring the very best audiovisual designers and live staging experts. All together they provide an extensive and all-embracing platform to do business, exchange knowledge and keep up to date on the latest developments and trends.