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25.9.2015

ADE is knocking at the door. Are you ready?

2015 marks the 20th anniversary of ADE.
ADE began in 1996 as a three-day conference attended by 300 music professionals. It has since grown into a world-famous five-day event, with hundreds of parties that were attended by approximately 350,000 visitors in 2014. It has also attracted big-name DJs such as Armin van Buuren, David Guetta, Hardwell, Martin Garrix, Tiësto, and Calvin Harris.

The event has three main features:

ADE Festival: which consists of 2,000 DJs performing in numerous clubs and venues

ADE Playground: a cultural experience of films, art and pop-up performances at creative hotspots around Amsterdam and

ADE Conference: the roots of ADE, where people in the music industry connect and gain professional insights.

Music

ADE’s renowned festival makes Amsterdam one of the busiest and most inspiring clubbing cities in the world. The program features the biggest artists on the planet alongside fresh, upcoming talent and everything in between, covering the whole spectrum of electronic sub-genres.

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Pop-up

A secret rave in the Red Light district, a rooftop party with a killer view, or a temporary studio in a location you probably wouldn’t expect. From listening sessions, hidden performances and temporary screenings to pop-up stores and hop-on party buses, ADE Playground’s pop-up program has it all.

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Gear

Leading brands from across the globe showcase their latest gear and software at ADE Playground. Join one of the many workshops and masterclasses, get your hands on the latest high-end production gear at the Gear Testlab or watch an exclusive product demonstration by one of your musical heroes.

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Art

Enjoy the fine selection of dance-related art exhibitions, shows and installations with can be found across the city. ADE’s Art program fixes itself in the here-and-now as it takes a wider look at craftsmanship and design and how they integrate into today’s modern dance music climate.

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Film

Including red carpet world premieres, in-depth documentaries on global night life, and short films on clubbing capitals around the world. During ADE you can enjoy a wide variety of film screenings at multiple cinemas and theatres throughout the city.

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Talks

The ADE MusicTalks series offers you a unique opportunity to be in direct contact with your musical heroes. Get inspired by some of the biggest names in the music industry as they share their experiences, passion and music.

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Cost

Tickets for individual ADE festival events are released separately, with prices normally starting from €15.

An ADE Card costs €10 and gives access to the entire ADE Playground programme. Cardholders get exclusive access to in-store performances, workshops, art exhibitions and many other benefits.

A five-day ADE conference ticket allows entrance to the full conference, festival and playground program for the entire duration of ADE. Prices range from €355 (early bird) to €430 (walk up), depending on when they are purchased.

One-day conference tickets provide entrance to the full conference program on a specific day (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday), as well as the playground program. All one-day tickets are one rate, at €275.

Tickets can be purchased on the ADE website through online ticketing services with iDEAL or by credit card.

Watch the official ADE 2014 festival aftermovie here!

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