ADE 2020 Dates Already Announced

ADE 2020 Dates Already Announced

Just like that, another year of biggest electronic music conference and festival has come to a close. Amsterdam Dance Event, aka ADE, wrapped up it’s 24th edition last Sunday. This year played host to 400,000 visitors from a record-breaking 146 countries, more than 2,500 artists, and 600 conference speakers across those five days. The streets were alive with the shared passion for electronic music and a thriving industry. The organizers didn’t skip a beat once the city had quieted either, they have already officially announced the dates for the 2020 event!


Their 25th addition will take place during the third week of October as usual, specifically from Wednesday, October 21st to Sunday, October 25th. With these dates being official people have already begun to snag up accommodations across the city of Amsterdam so if you hoping to make the trek over there next year you better start planning ASAP!

We can’t wait to return for another year already!

News via ADE

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Hardwell’s Manager Responds To Reports That He Played An Anonymous Set At ADE

This past weekend, a rumor on Reddit began that Hardwell had donned a mask at ADE and performed as the mysterious Mr X at his friends Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano’s event on Friday. Though additional camera angles seemed to quash those rumors firmly, his manager, Anna Knaup, released a statement early this morning confirming it was not him.


“I would like to officially confirm that whilst Robbert did make an appearance at SJRM’s ADE party, he was not there to perform but merely there to support his friends’ event and to enjoy the night,” she wrote.

“However, we are very appreciative of the amazing love and interest shown by the fans, promoters and media writers around the rumour of what so many of you felt was his return to the DJ booth.”

She reiterated that if and when Hardwell decides to return to DJing, his fans will be the first to know. You can read her full statement below.

 

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Mysterious Mr X At ADE Rumored To Actually Be Hardwell

Mysterious Mr X At ADE Rumored To Actually Be Hardwell

Amsterdam Dance Event is a gathering of a million possibilities. With hundreds, maybe thousands of industry representatives all intermingling in the Dutch city, collaborations and agreements can spring up out of nowhere and lead to some huge partnerships in the future.


In all the randomness, a rumor has begun that Hardwell secretly played a set during the event. As you might recall, Hardwell announced a break from touring and shows last year. He’s come up for friends’ sets here or there in the time since, but hasn’t been on a lineup in the last 12 months.

Now, a thread on Reddit alleges that the mysterious Mr X, who played Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano’s ADE event on Friday, could perhaps been the Dutch legend.

Mr X reportedly played a lot of tech house, as he was billed as a warm up set. “Robbert knows his tech-house so that makes it even more likely it’s him,” commented one Redditor.

Your EDM has reached out to representatives of Hardwell for comment, though it’s unlikely they’ll confirm or deny the rumor either way. What do you think — does Mr X resemble Hardwell?

Alleged new Hardwell alias “Mr X” from EDM

 

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REPORT: 130 People Pepper Sprayed During Martin Garrix Show In Amsterdam

A Martin Garrix show during Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) was plagued once again by pepper spray. Last night, the superstar DJ/producer was performing at RAI Amsterdam when, about 20 minutes into his set, the lachrymatory spray filled the air.


According to a report, 130 people were treated at the event after being pepper sprayed. Some of the party goers may have been robbed during the incident.

“This is extremely annoying,” Tim Boersma, press manager at ADE said (roughly translated). “It’s only been a trend lately. There are more examples of festivals where this is happening. Unfortunately, four times at ADE last year. Unfortunately there are people who abuse the fact that there are many people together. ”

This is especially unfortunate considering the same thing happened during Garrix’s ADE show in 2018.

More on that here.

Last year, Garrix put out a statement following the incident: “I was shocked by the incident last night and I find it incomprehensible that there are people who do this kind of thing. The team is committed to ensuring the safety of all visitors. Last night was one of the most special performances I’ve ever done and I’m really looking forward to this one more time this afternoon.”

Read some comments via the official event page below.

 

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San Holo x What So Not Debut New Collaboration At ADE

San Holo x What So Not Debut New Collaboration At ADE

San Holo’s label bitbird held their ADE showcase last night with sets from the whole label, including San Holo himself, DROELOE, Duskus, Eastghost, and more. It also included a set from What So Not, as the two have previously collaborated on “If You Only Knew,” from WSN’s 2018 album.


During the show last night, the two came on stage together to premiere a new song for the first time. We’ve known the two were recording a second song since earlier this year, but to finally hear it now is something truly vibrant.

Check out the still untitled collaboration below!

that new San Holo and WhatSoNot played out for the first time last night at ADE

Posted by Alex McAngus on Friday, October 18, 2019

 

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Tomorrowland Celebrates 15 Years with ‘Our Story’ Live Stream Tonight [WATCH]

Tomorrowland is celebrating 15 years in the best possible way — with a live stream featuring some of the most iconic names to ever grace the signature music festival’s lineup.


The Our Story takeover coincides with Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE). The roster includes an insane amount of talented headliners — Afrojack, Armin van Buuren, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Goose, Netsky, Push, Steve Aoki, Tiësto, and The Bloody Beetroots. It’s a festival lineup in itself, taking place over two days at the annual dance music conference.

This year, the festival’s 15th anniversary will be celebrated in all kinds of ways, including the recent launch of Tomorrowland’s One World Radio and Tomorrowland Winter in Alpe d’Huez in France. Finally, Tomorrowland’s unique vision — 15 years in the making — will come to life in a new way for Our Story.

Guided by the Metropole Orchestra, the magnificent 3-hour music experience streams tonight via Tomorrowland.com. Keep your eyes and ears locked.

20:20 – One World Radio Pre-Show
20:50 – OUR STORY LIVE

Tomorrowland Presents: Our Story

October 17 & 18 — Ziggo Dome — Amsterdam

 

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Amsterdam Enhanced 2019 Mixed By Gattuso

Amsterdam Enhanced 2019 Mixed By Gattuso

ADE is fully underway for another exciting year and we are proud to present this latest compilation from dance music label, Enhanced mixed by the talented producer, Gattuso. With a wealth of stand-out releases on the label to pick from in the past year, GATTÜSO’s 2019 selection draws on the talents of Tritonal, Zookëper, Disco Fries, Sj & Sugar Jesus and Tom Ferry, as well as originals and remixes from GATTÜSO himself and new label signings like Kapera, Hallman, DLMT, VINNE and Landis.  Amsterdam Enhanced 2019′ pulls out all the stops for another unforgettable Amsterdam Dance Event celebration. Enjoy your ADE folks!


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ADE & Dance Music Thrive In 2019 with 400,000 Attendees & €150 Million In Exports

ADE & Dance Music Thrive In 2019 with 400,000 Attendees & €150 Million In Exports

Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) is absolutely massive this year, as 400,000 people are expected to attend the music festival and conference. Furthermore, it’s quite obvious the city’s dance music scene is absolutely thriving in 2019 — and here’s the proof.


This news comes as Dutch DJs are expected to generate €150 million in exports this year. In addition, dance music now accounts for 75% of music exports, according to a new report courtesy of ING economists and radio station 538.

“Dutch DJs have accounted for half or more of the top 10 DJs worldwide for the past seven years,” according to the report.

The top earners are reportedly Tiësto, Martin Garrix and Armin van Buuren — all of which are expected to throw down at ADE this year.

Over 2,500 artists will perform across 200 venues. Plus, about 600 speakers will present during the five-day program.

ADE 2019 runs today through Sunday.

 

Source: DutchNews.nl

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