Since 1996, Amsterdam Dance Event conference and festival has been bringing together hundreds of thousands of artists, industry professionals and fans each year for five unparalleled days of art, music, speakers and panels. The ADE Festival alone has been known to feature over 450 events and 2,200 artists in 115 clubs and venues around Amsterdam. To put it simply, ADE is arguable one of the most anticipated and most esteemed dance music events in the world.

This year's event will take place from October 19th through November 3rd, and organizers have just unveiled the first speakers and performers as well as a brand new event - ADE Live.

The first ever ADE Live showcase will span two days with stages hosted by Melkweg, Paradiso and Sugarfactory. Scheduled to perform live for the special debut showcase are artists Blanck Mass, CUT_, Jessy Lanza, Louis Mattrs, Pitto live, Pollination, River Tiber, RÜFÜS, Salute, Sofie, Vuurwerk, and Winterson

Some of the ADE keynote speakers announced so far include Kickstarter’s head of music Molly Neuman, Def Jam CEO Steve Bartel and COO of Red Light Management Bruce Eskowitz, with hundreds more yet to be scheduled for the world-renowned event.

In alphabetical order, here are the performers confirmed so far for the 2016 ADE Festival...

Adam Beyer (SE)
Adam Ellis (GB)
Airwave (BE)
Alan Fitzpatrick (GB)
Alex Di Stefano (IT)
Andy Moor (GB)
Apollonia (FR)
Aurora Halal (US)
Axwell Λ Ingrosso (SE)
Bakermat (NL)
Ben Sims (GB)
Black Asteroid (US)
Blawan (GB)
Blind Observatory (DE)
Bryan Kearney (IE)
Charlotte de Witte (BE)
Cosmic Gate (DE)
Craig David (GB)
Dave Clarke (GB)
Davide Squillace (IT)
Digitalism (DE)
Dixon (DE)
DJ Tennis (IT)
Estroe (NL)
Ferry Corsten (NL)
Gaiser (US)
Gallowstreet Brass Band (NL)
Gary Beck (GB)
Hardwell (NL)
Henrik Schwarz (DE)
Jackmaster (GB)
James Zabiela (GB)
John O’Callaghan (IE)
Joris Voorn (NL)
Joseph Capriati (IT)
Juan Sanchez (NL)
Kölsch (DK)
Konstantin (DE)
Kraak & Smaak (NL)
Lange (GB)
Len Faki (DE)
Levon Vincent (US)
Liquid Soul (CH)
Louie Vega (US)
Luke Slater (GB)
Marcel Dettmann (DE)
Marcel Fengler (DE)
Marco Bailey (BE)
Martin Garrix (NL)
Matador (IE)
Matthias Tanzmann (DE)
Maya Jane Coles (GB)
Metropole Orkest (NL)
Mike Servito (US)
Mind Against (IT)
Mr. Jones (NL)
Nicole Moudaber (GB)
Ø [Phase] (GB)
Octave One (US)
Oscar Mulero (ES)
Palms Trax (DE)
Pan-Pot (DE)
Paul Oakenfold (GB)
Planetary Assault Systems (GB)
Pleasurekraft (US)
Rebekah (GB)
Recondite (DE)
Richie Hawtin (CA)
Robin Schulz (DE)
Rødhåd (DE)
Scuba (GB)
Sebastian Mullaert (aka Minilogue) (SE)
Seth Troxler (US)
Shanti Celeste (CL)
Sven Väth (DE)
Tale Of Us (IT)
The Martinez Brothers (US)
Tiësto (NL)
Tommy Four Seven (DE)
Will Atkinson (GB)

Find more info and register for the 2016 event at amsterdam-dance-event.nl.

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