Amsterdam Dance Event announces 2018 dates

Amsterdam Dance Event is back for another exciting year. Since its inception in 1996, ADE has evolved into the leading business conference and festival of the global electronic music scene, and will take place from the 17th to the 21st of October, 2018.

The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), an initiative of Buma, is the world’s largest club-based festival and conference for electronic music. The event continues to grow and develop each year, with last year’s edition featuring over 2,500 artists and 550 speakers in a record-breaking 160 venues. The event attracted visitors from over 90 countries over five days featuring every conceivable aspect of electronic music culture. The event also saw production masterclasses from artists such as Oliver HeldensHardwell and Martin Garrix, who had the privilege of headlining two events in 24 hours.

During ADE there will be a range of activities focused on South Korea. Director Richard Zijlma states:

“The South Korean electronic music scene is growing rapidly, thanks to technological innovation and smart crossovers. During ADE we will focus on the very best the country has to offer across a wide range of festival and conference events.”

The complete day and night program will be announced over the coming months. For more information about ADE, see here.


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