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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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.

 

Source: AD.nl | Photo via Rukes.com

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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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