Amsterdam Dance Event adds final artists and speakers, completes program
The world’s largest club festival and business conference for electronic music, Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), has completed its program by adding some interesting artists and speakers to its long list of participants. Among the latest announced speakers are none other than Jean-Michel Jarre and Nile Rodgers, who will make an appearance in the day program to speak about their career and their musical influence on current day electronic music culture. ADE, which takes place from the 17th to the 21st of October this year, therewith now completed its full program.
By adding Rodgers and Jarre to the roster of participants, the Amsterdam Dance Event managed to enlist two of the industry’s finest artists, with a rich history in today’s music business. Nile Rodgers acquired great fame in the late 1970s already as the guitarist of American disco-band Chic, and throughout the years he continued his career as a songwriter and producer for artists like Daft Punk, Avicii, David Bowie, Disclosure, Madonna, Diana Ross, and, of course, his own band Chic. Grammy nominated composer and electronic music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre will be diving deep into his creative process during ‘Native Sessions’ at the ADE Festival Hangout. His wealth of knowledge traverses the worlds of ambient, electronica, film-scoring, and much more, so this is set to be one of ADE’s most fascinating panels.
Amongst the latest announced artists also are Sam Feldt, Amp Fiddler, Bizzey (former member of Yellow Claw), Carista, Carl Craig, Cassy, Fenna Fiction, Juan Atkins, Marcel Fengler, Marco Carola, Solar and Virginia. The full line-up of artists is available right here. In total, Amsterdam Dance Event features 2,500 performers and 600 speakers in a record-breaking amount of 200 venues all across the Dutch capital. ADE kicks off Wednesday October 17th with the opening concert by Colin Benders and Metropole Orkest and ends on Sunday October 21st with the ADE Hangover, a free festival at the NDSM-wharf. Check out the full ADE program right here.