ADE: 2017 Guide

ADE: 2017 Guide

Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) is a five day festival held annually on the third weekend of October, this year it runs from 19th to 22nd of October in Amsterdam. The festival brings around 375,000 visitors to the city, alongside 2,500 artists and 550 speakers, hosting hundreds events in over 140 of Amsterdam’s most iconic venues.

ADE consists of three parts; conference by day, festival by night and the playground, which runs throughout. Listing a day and night time event from each of the five days, we’ve picked our favourite events for Amsterdam Dance Event 2017.


Day Time: Loudeast x Nordic Trax x ADE 2017 (Free Event)

Two labels go back to back in celebrating milestones in their career. Nacho Marco’s Loudeast celebrates ten years, whilst Luke McKeehan’s Nordic Tax celebrates twenty in the business. With the lineup consisting of Nacho Marco and Luke McKeehan themselves, alongside Gavin Boyce and Kajan Chow, this is a perfect way to start your ADE.

Location: JD Williams Whisky Bar / Prinsenstraat 5, Amsterdam

Time: 03:00pm – 07:00pm

Night Time: ADE Live: Fatima Yamaha / Palmbomen II / Bruxas

ADE Live showcases the best up and coming electronic live acts. Taking the world by storm with his What’s a Girl To Do¸ and an appropriate headline act for ADE Live, Fatima Yamaha never fails to impress crowds with his unique style of electronic funk. Supported by Palmbomen II and Bruxas, this is destined to be a night of impressive and emotive music.

Location: Chin Chin Club / Rozengracht 133, Amsterdam

Time: 08:30pm – 04:30am


Day Time: Cyborgs in Love Records x ADE Showcase (Free Event)

Cyborgs in Love will showcase artists who have appeared on the label, such as DJ Emerson, Andrews Campo and Roland M. Dill, alongside guest artists such as Gabriela Penne and Chris Hirose, among many others for their daytime ADE party. This event will be one of raw talent, aimed at those who enjoy techno and experimental sounds.

Location: Cinema Café / Thorbeckeplein 16-18, Amsterdam

Time: 02:00pm – 10:00pm

Night Time: Awakenings x Adam Beyer present Drumcode

The second night of ADE brings the quintessential Awakenings x Adam Beyer presents Drumcode. This years ADE party marks 13 years in collaboration between Swedish label Drumcode, which is owned by Adam Beyer and Awakenings Festival; taking place in Gashouder. Built in 1902, Gashouder exhibits raw elements through it’s surroundings, making it an entirely appropriate venue for this party.

The lineup boasts outstanding techno talent, such as Marco Farone, Pig&Dan, Dense & Pika, Monika Kruse, Ilario Alicante and Adam Beyer himself.

Location: Gashouder / Könneplein 1, Amsterdam

Time: 10:00pm – 08:00am


Day Time: Life and Death by Day

Italian Label Life and Death, established by DJ Tennis, host an outdoor party at this years ADE, showcasing acts such as Leon Vynehall, Honey Sound System and DJ Tennis. Life and Death take an alternate approach to the mainstream, placing an imminent focus on musical vibes and emotional impact, combined with house and techno to create a kaleidoscopic pleasure through music.

Location: Thuishaven / Contactwed 60, Amsterdam

Time: 03:00pm – 11:00pm

Night Time: Soundspace x Throne Room ADE (Free Event)

Soundspace will team up with UK house and techno label, Throne Room Records, bringing Spektre, Black Girl / White Girl, Andy Lee and more to our ADE party. With previous release support from names such as Hot Since 82, Groove Armada, Sidney Charles, Richy Ahmed and Huxley, Throne Room has firmly cemented itself as a prestigious brand within the UK underground scene.

Recently releasing on Drumcode, headline act, Spektre, is the creation of DJs and producers Filthy Rich and Paul Maddox. Producing a solid techno sound, sublime remixes and releases, and playing all over Europe, Spektre are only going to get bigger and better. Click going now.

Location: San Francisco Bar / Zeedijk 40, Amsterdam

Time: 08:00pm – 05:00am


Day Time: Dockyard Festival ADE

The 2017 Dockyard Festival is jam-packed with fresh techno and house talent, such as Sven Vath, Mano Le Tough, Eats Everything, Nakadia and thirty other acts. An outside event in a derelict dockyard, the settings of this event will make it all the more stunning.

Location: N1 / Wethouder van Essenweg, Amsterdam

Time: 11:00am – 11:00pm

Night Time: Circoloco x Loveland

Circoloco presents their ADE night time party, with a lineup of undeniable talent. Founded in 1999, Circoloco parties first took place in DC10 in Ibiza, securing a Monday night residency that’s still running. Circoloco have a strong reputation for filling the DJ booth with strong talent every week, and their ADE party is no exception. 2017 Circoloco residents that will play ADE are Seth Troxler, Jackmaster, Mathias Tanzmann and DJ Tennis.

Location: Mediahaven / Moerskkade 107, Amsterdam

Time: 11:00pm – 07:00am


Day Time: Detroit Love Afterhour Marathon

Starting at midnight on Saturday, this party goes on for 17 hours, finishing at 5pm on Sunday. After launching at ADE 2014, Detroit Love is a concept created by Carl Craig, designed to bring the sound of Detroit techno to the world. This party is headlined by Carl Craig, Moodyman, Kevin Saunderson and Stacey Pullen.

Location: Sugarfactory / Lijnbaansgracht 238, Amsterdam

Time: 07:00am – 05:00pm

Night Time: Reaktor ADE

Reaktor hosts a monumental closing party for ADE 2017 in the NDSM Warehouse, after closing in 1979, this venue was the largest ship factory in Europe. Hosting a lineup of Artefakt, Dasha Rush, Luke Slater, Speedy J, Tommy Four Seven, Steve Bicknell and more, this is the ultimate way to end the festival.

Location: Warehouse Elementenstraat / Elementenstraat 25, Amsterdam

Time: 10:00pm – 08:00am

You can find information on tickets, events and more here. And check out Soundspace X Throne Room here.