One of the world’s largest and longest-running electronic music festival-conferences, the Amsterdam Dance Event, is kicking off next week, and it’s coming loaded with new features.
This year, in addition to all the usual networking opportunities, world-class music, and conference events with the best in industry professionals, startups, artists, and more, attendees will be offered a few brand new experiences, including the Hardwell Presents Revealed show, which is going down Oct. 18 and will be livestreamed for those who can’t make it.
With features new and old, we thought we’d run through the basics of ADE for you and highlight a few key aspects:
Explore EDM In The Playground
The Playground is a sprawling network of shops and venues used as demo and presentation centers where fans can test out all kinds of new gear and software, shop, learn, and more, aiming to be the world’s largest pop-up shop/art gallery.
As the opener to the five-day event, fans will take a journey through the history of electronic dance music (including the three handsome young superstars above) as it bloomed over 25 years in the Netherlands with the a new documentary-style photo book, “Mary Go Wild,” which is debuting at the event. The launch party for the book will also serve as the official opening party for ADE at The Melkweg.
Trade Ideas With The Best At The Conference
Tech fanatics can get their fix with the all-new ADE Tech, an event featuring representatives from Pulselocker, 8tracks, Mixcloud, and more. ADE Green, another first-time aspect, will address the issues of sustainability in the industry, featuring speakers from Burning Man, Shambhala, and others.
Go Wild At The Festival
The actual dancing portion of ADE features 300 events at 80 venues bringing fans more than 2000 different artists throughout the week.
Get more info here, and keep an eye out for LessThan3 while you’re there.