Amsterdam Dance Event will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2015. The festival and international event that attracts over 360,000 music enthusiasts and experts every year is 20 and set to take place from October 14th to 18th later this year.
In 1996, the event, then held at De Balie, was more a business meeting for 300 mainly Dutch music professionals. In the years that followed ADE attracted more regular attendance from the European dance market, enabling the event to start to become a growing international network. These days the conference is globally considered to be the most important of its kind, attracting 5,500 professional visitors from 85 countries.
Back in 1996 the ADE featured 30 artists in the Paradiso, Melkweg and Escape. But with a growing electronic scene, a need for more showcases became apparent, each year ADE attracted more visitors and more and more of Amsterdam’s clubs got involved. As dance music is now a genuine international phenomenon, ADE has changed into the biggest club festival in the world with performances by over 2,200 artists in 85 highly diverse locations around Amsterdam last year.
And this year is set to be the most exciting yet so don’t miss out. More information on this year’s festival will be published soon.