ADE will return to its pristine physical format to celebrate its 25th anniversary along the scenic canals of Amsterdam from October 13 – 17, 2021. The announcement comes after the Dutch government’s recent promise that music festivals would return later this year.
ADE made the best of a challenging situation in 2020, adapting its insightful music conference to a digital medium and inviting attendees to participate in its exclusive ADE Pro social networking platform. The three-day event was as eye-opening as it was necessary, with James Blake‘s discussion about mental health in the industry arising as an example of ADE’s ability to continuously bring attention to topics that warrant it. But, truth be told, there is no substitute for the city-sprawling adventures of a proper Amsterdam Dance Event. The festival has already announced events with DGTL, Awakenings, Audio Obscura, and Dockyard, meaning that those in attendance can be guaranteed the intimate parties and experiences at unique locations that the Dutch mainstay is known for.
According to the festival, ADE is only able to happen thanks to Holland’s increased COVID-19 testing capacity and ongoing vaccine distribution. Find more information about this year’s event here.
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