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ADE 2017 attended by record number of visitors

The jewel in the crown of the dance music calendar, the 2017 edition of Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) saw more visitors to the Dutch capital than ever before, with a record number of 395,000 dance music fans taking to the Netherlands for the October festival.

With 7,200 representatives of the worldwide electronic music industry attending the conference and people from over 90 countries, ADE has once again cemented its position as the worlds leading platform for electronic music.

This year Morocco was under the spotlight in this year’s ADE Global View, highlighting the growing music scene where musicians are mixing local sounds with dance floor beats, with China hosting a special pavilion. It was the first time during ADE a pavilion was built for a country with lectures, forums and debates to present themselves to professionals working in the dance industry. Countries including France and Belgium also took the opportunity to focus extra attention to themselves at this years event.

More DJs than ever took part in the ADE Soundlab, giving an insight into their DJ and Studio set ups including Martin Garrix, Richie Hawtin and KiNK, Soulwax and Tiga, Oliver Heldens and more, whilst it was Martin Garrix who was again voted most popular DJ in the world, sealing his crown for the second successive year in a row.

(BA Hons Journalism), 30, London. NCTJ-accredited journalist and dance music lover specialising in interviews, features, editorial work, and reviews. www.journojake.com

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