ADE reveals its devastating first round of acts.

Amsterdam Dance Event (or ADE for short) is on its 18th year (!) and is the world’s largest club festival and conference for electronic music, raking in an epic (and apparently record-breaking) 2000 DJs and live acts for this year alone. Taking place from October 16-20, the first wave of acts has just been announced, and it’s already looking like an unmissable selection of names.

On the performance side, ADE has confirmed appearances from Moderat (who will no doubt be supporting their long-awaited sophomore album II), legendary Detroit pioneers Carl Craig and Kenny Larkin, techno superstar Richie Hawtin, Ricardo Villalobos, Magda, Laurent Garnier, Gui Boratto, Andy C, Maceo Plex, Michael Mayer, Maya Jane Coles, Prosumer and plenty more.

The conference segment of the festival have also announced the first wave of guests, and have talks planned from Chic’s Nile Rodgers, Richie Hawtin, Bob Lefsetz, Dave Smith and many others.

As usual there will also be the ADE Playground, where fans can engage with music gear, art and films through a series of workshops, studio sessions, exhibitions, movie screenings and special offers.

More information and tickets can be found here.



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