ADE Arts & Culture returns for its third edition, continuing to find the artistic connections between electronic music and other art forms. For its 2023 edition, the program focuses on today’s artists, the positive impact electronic music has on its creators and listeners, and broadening visitors’ horizons. Alongside the previously announced standout piece ATMEN at Internationaal Theater Amsterdam, the first events include collaborations between Het HEM and Horst, Amsterdams Andalusisch Orkest and Mary Lake, and De School and Boris Acket.

The 2023 edition of ADE Arts & Culture is rapidly shaping up with a wide array of cultural collaboration projects including ‘New HHHorizons’ by Het HEM and arts and music organisation Horst, to be showcased at Thomaskerk. At Bimhuis, a one-off synthesis awaits with the Amsterdams Andalusisch Orkest and DJ Mary Lake blending techno and Arabic music. Boris Acket takes over De School with ‘TIJDSDUUR’, a month-long exhibition that challenges conventional notions of time, inviting musical artists Jameszoo, Helena Basilova, Spekki Webu and others to bring the works to life.

Further enriching the roster is ‘Rooted in Culture’ at Tolhuistuin, a deep dive into electronic music’s origins intertwined with black history and the LGBTQAI+ community. ‘Recharge & Revolt’ at the Melkweg Expo investigates rave culture as a powerful political instrument. Stadsarchief Amsterdam’s ‘Wie Danst Is Vrij’ allows visitors to dive into Amsterdam’s club culture from 1980 until now to celebrate the city’s unique nightlife, and the sounds of ‘River Without Banks’ will resound in the Portuguese Synagogue, creating a mesmerizing two-piano concert atmosphere. Many more events will be added to the ADE Arts & Culture lineup in the leadup to the event, with details soon to be disclosed.

Access & Tickets
Individual ticket sales for ADE Arts & Culture events are available on the ADE website. The ADE Pro Pass grants full access to the entire program, in addition to ADE’s conference and festival offering and all other benefits. The ADE Pro Pass is available here.

The Amsterdam Dance Event Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to nurturing electronic music, its culture and its industry worldwide. The organisation devotes itself to stimulating development, innovation and talent, gathering the global industry and laying a foundation for future generations.

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, 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 programme, 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 organised by The Amsterdam Dance Event Foundation. Founding partner: Buma
Main partners: Heineken 0.0 | Desperados 

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