The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), a five-day phenomenon highlighting global electronic dance culture, is returning for its 19th edition on October 15-19. The immense and diverse convention provides a central hub for music producers, production and software brands, and world famous speakers. Hosted under one roof at Flemish Cultural Centre De Brakke Grond, the premier events include ADE Playground and ADE MusicTalks. In addition to extensive exhibitions and conferences, ADE will also host a festival, showcasing over two thousand skillful artists in the electronic music industry to perform in the top clubs and venues around Amsterdam.  

The ADE Playground will feature innovative studio technology and gear workshops from leading developers of software and studio performance. Masters in cutting-edge technology, Ableton, Native Instruments, and Waves will offer a platform for hardware demonstrations, in-store promotions and studio sessions. Free to the public, other daytime activities include art galleries, film screenings, surprise musical performances and fashion exclusives.  

Connecting worldwide music executives and professionals, ADE MusicTalks presents an optimum, interactive forum for aspiring individuals in the field of electronic music. Accessible with the ADE Card, the unique platform has confirmed several prominent names as guest speakers, including universally recognized German film and music composer Hans Zimmer, UK songwriter Boy George and Dutch producer Junkie XL.

The event will have an ADE Card for exclusivity entry to ADE MusicTalks, access to the festival lounge, DJ workshops, dance documentaries, gifts and surprises.

The ADE Festival will combine top DJ pioneers with fresh, revolutionary talent. In a vibrant city that leads a thriving music and astonishing club scene, the festival will feature three hundred events attracting artists and visitors from around the globe. Last year, Hardwell was named DJ Mag's top DJ during the festival. Acts confirmed for 2014 include Adam Beyer, Maya Jane Coles, Carlo Lio, Paco Osuna, Pan-Pot, Matador, Christian Smith, Technasia, Stacey Pullen, Pleasurekraft and many more. Covering an entire spectrum in the electronic dance music community, the Amsterdam Dance Festival delivers an inspiring and instructive resource for industry experts and enthusiasts.

Check out a few of the ADE 2013 aftermovies below and get excited for this year's event!

Written by Carissa Gerzeny

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