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Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) gears up for 25th edition 
and returns to Felix Meritis in 2020.

Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), the world’s leading conference and festival for electronic music and its associated industries, is gearing up for its 25th anniversary edition which will take place from 21st to 25th October 2020. As part of the celebration, the organisation is taking the ADE Pro conference back to its “home base”, Felix Meritis on the Amsterdam canals. 

Between 1999 and 2016, eighteen editions of the ADE conference were hosted at Felix Meritis. While the venue was closed to undergo major renovations, the organisation found a temporary home in DeLaMar Theater near the popular Leidseplein.

“Felix Meritis is one of the most iconic cultural landmarks on the Amsterdam canals. Hosting ADE at such a location has made it possible for the event to develop and grow into the gathering it is today” states Meindert Kennis, director of ADE. “The result of Felix’s renovation is absolutely spectacular and its re-opening couldn’t come at a better moment. It enables us to return to our “home base” for our 25th birthday, which makes this edition extra special” adds co-director Jan-Willem van de Ven. 

Since its start in 1996, Amsterdam Dance Event has grown into the leading global gathering for electronic music minds, artists, industry leaders, academics, upcoming talent and fans. Where it once began as a conferencein one venue attended by 300 delegates and 30 performing DJs spread over three locations, ADE currently attracts over 400,000 people and features an extensive day and night programme of over 1,000 events, showcasing 2,500 artists and 600 speakers across 200 venues. During ADE the city of Amsterdam lives and breathes electronic music for five days.

Early Bird ADE Pro Passes giving access to the complete day & night program of ADE’s 25th edition are now available here.

More news about ADE’s Conference and Festival program, confirmed speakers and artists will follow soon. In the meantime you can find all ADE updates here.

About ADE Pro Conference

ADE Pro is the annual business gathering for the global electronic music industry. The three-day conference for music professionals runs from Wednesday through Friday and features dedicated programming covering subjects from marketing, publishing and bookings to sustainability, social change and mental health. The additional ADE Beats & ADE Green tracks serve as a focused enrichment to the conference program, and an abundance of networking opportunities with fellow ADE delegates and industry leaders provides an advantageous base for dealmaking and career advancement.

About ADE
The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), an initiative of Buma, has grown into the world’s largest and most influential 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 600 speakers in almost 200 venues. The five-day event attracts visitors from over 146 countries and features every conceivable aspect of electronic music culture, with dedicated conference programming, an extensive arts & culture program, live music and DJ/artist performances, all spread across the city of Amsterdam. More information about ADE can be found here.

ADE – Electronic Music Gathers Here
The Amsterdam Dance Event is organized by The Amsterdam Dance Event Foundation.
Founding partner: Buma
Main partners: Heineken 0.0 | Desperados

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