Amsterdam Dance Event
Time to Take This Party Overseas Again!
by Kristine Kennedy
Over 2,500 artists..140 venues..jam-packed into 5 days and nights. Are you getting excited yet? Well, you should be – and you should book your flight right away because the world-renowned Amsterdam Dance Event week is less than one month away now! We here at Raver Mag are beyond excited to pack our party pants and hop over to the other side of the pond again and continue to establish our footprint on the European dance music community.
The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) is undisputedly the biggest club festival in the world and covers all the various electronic dance music sub-genres. No matter what type of electronic music you’re into, you’re bound to fill your daily schedule with countless events of your choice, and hopefully you’ll find some new music to get into as well. ADE has you covered with a huge selection of massive arena parties as well as smaller clubs where you can experience your favorite artists in a more intimate setting.
This week long party is no one-trick pony, though. Are you into music production or just interested in learning the ins and outs of that segment of the industry? There are a wealth of conferences held throughout the week where industry leaders across the board form panel discussions and offer you their expertise in their field, whether it be about music production, how to brand yourself as an artist, sustainability in the dance music community, or the technology aspects of our industry. ADE doesn’t call their conferences “the ultimate annual business and inspiration conference in the field of electronic music” for nothing. Last year’s conferences featured 550 speakers and 7,000 visitors.
There’s a LOT to learn here no matter what your experience level is.
Perhaps you’re one who wants to find the happy medium between the parties and sight-seeing? After all, you’re spending a week in the amazingly beautiful city of Amsterdam. You better do some sight-seeing. And drink a Heineken – they taste fresh as spring water here. And obviously you need to eat all the cheese. Chances are while you are sight-seeing during the day you’ll run into some ADE pop-up events that are scattered around this amazing city. Whether it be a rooftop performance or a clothing shop takeover by an artist or an art show or exhibition, you are bound to submerge yourself into all things EDM during your stay. Let ADE be your official tour guide to the best five days of your year!
We here at Raver Mag cannot wait to see you all in Amsterdam and meet up with industry friends as well as make some new friends. As the Dutch say, “Welkom bij Amsterdam – Proost!”