Named ADE Playground, the daytime event will not only be an expansive music conference, but also the “biggest pop-up store on the planet,” turning into a platform for studio sessions, hardware workshops, movie screenings, art exhibitions, in-store performances and more.
Cologne’s legendary techno imprint Kompakt will be celebrating their 20th anniversary with a series of special events throughout the festival, including meet and greets, in-store performances and a pop-up shop with exclusive merchandise. Elsewhere visitors will be able to engage in Q&A sessions with a number of guests including Joris Voorn, Headhunterz and more.
Gearheads will be able to indulge their technical passions with showcases from Ableton, Pioneer and Native Instruments. This will be a rare opportunity to meet the teams behind some of the scene’s most important hardware and software, and ADE will be ushering in some very special guests to show what the gear is capable of.