With the rescheduling of an expected 350+ planned events, Amsterdam Dance Event 2021 is gearing up for its return to physical form in just two weeks. As a result of the recently announced Covid restrictions by the Dutch government, the ADE team has worked together with the Amsterdam municipality, club owners and festival organisers to help enable the city’s electronic music scene to host festival events during the day. 

Because of the flexibility and resilience shown by the organisers under the ADE umbrella, almost all events have been able to move to timeslots allowed within the current regulations. Currently over 250 events in more than 90 venues are confirmed within the hours from 6:00 until 00:00, with many more to be added over the next two weeks.

“Although a small number of organisers had to cancel their event, there’s more than plenty left to create an amazing ADE. Despite the limitations, we are pleased that ADE can help support the sector in this way after a difficult period, and that together we show how strong we are as an industry”, state Meindert Kennis and Jan-Willem van de Ven, the two co-directors of ADE.  Amsterdam Dance Event’s festival program can be found on the ADE website and will be further updated online over the weeks leading up to ADE, taking place from October 13-17.

Among the confirmed artists are:

$hirak (NL), 18 East (IN), 999999999 (IT), Adam Beyer (SE), Âme (DE), Amelie Lens (BE), Analog Kitchen (NL), Anfisa Letyago (RU), ANNA (BR), Antal (NL), Armin van Buuren (NL), ARTBAT (UA), Avalon Emerson (US), Bakermat (NL), Ben Böhmer (DE), Ben Klock (DE), Bizzey (NL), Black Cadmium (NL), Boris Acket (NL), Buruntuma (GW), Camelphat (GB), Charlotte de Witte (BE), Cincity (NL), Claptone (DE), Colin Benders (NL), Culoe De Song (ZA), CUT_ (NL), Damian Lazarus (GB), David Vunk (NL), DBN Gogo (ZA), Denis Sulta (GB), Disclosure (GB), Divine (NL), Dixon (DE), DJ DSC (US), DJ Lag (ZA), DJ Pierre (US), DJ Rush (US), DJ Tennis (IT), Dragonfruit (NL), DRKNGHTS Collective (NL), Eats Everything (GB), Ellen Allien (DE), Eris Drew (US), Evan Baggs (US), Fafi Abdel Nour (NL), Fatima Hajji (ES), First Lady (US), FJAAK (DE), Fritz Kalkbrenner (DE), Gerald Henderson (FR), HAAi (AU), Héctor Oaks (DE), Helena Basilova (RU), Hemka (FR), Honey Dijon (US), Ida Engberg (SE), Jamie Jones (GB), JAMIIE (DE), Jayda G (CA), Jeff Mills (US), Jerrausama (NL), Jimi Jules (CH), Job Jobse (NL), John Talabot (ES), Jon Hopkins (GB), Joris Voorn (NL), Joseph Capriati (IT), Kölsch (DK), LEIA (NL), Lone Wolf (NL), Lucas & Steve (NL), LYZZA (BR), Maceo Plex (US), Marcel Dettmann (DE), Martin Solveig (FR), Metropole Orkest (NL), Midnight Society (US), MINCO (DE), Mind Against (IT), NATARCIA (NL), Nicole Moudaber (GB), Niklas Paschburg (DE), Nina Kraviz (RU), Octo Octa (US), ONYVAA (FR), Palms Trax (DE), Pan-Pot (DE), Paramida (DE), Paul Kalkbrenner (DE), PAWSA (GB), Perc (GB), Philou Louzolo (NL), Rebekah (UK), ReginalDJohnson (US), Reinier Zonneveld (NL), Richie Hawtin (CA), ROD (NL), Sagia (GB), Sam Madhu (IN), Scratcha DVA (GB), Sébastien Léger (FR), Seth Troxler (US), Shlømo (FR), Solomun (BA), Speedy J (NL), Stephan Bodzin (DE), Sterac aka Steve Rachmad (NL), Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano (NL), Suze Ijó (NL), Sven Väth (DE), Tale of Us (IT), Tchami (FR), TERR (BR), The Blessed Madonna (GB), Thrills in +41 (NL), Tijana T (RS), Titia (NL), Ultra Naté (US), Vini Vici (IL), Waxfiend (NL), Weval (NL), William Djoko (UA), Yannick Hiwat Quintet (NL), YĪN YĪN (NL) and many more.

Credit Yannick van de Wijngaert

About ADE 

The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), an initiative of Buma, has grown into the world’s largest and most influential club-based festival and conference for electronic music. The event continues to grow and develop each year, with last year’s edition featuring over 2,500 artists and 600 speakers in almost 200 venues. The five-day event attracts visitors from over 146 countries and features every conceivable aspect of electronic music culture, with dedicated conference programming, an extensive arts & culture program, live music and DJ/artist performances, all spread across the city of Amsterdam. More information about ADE can be found here.