The 18th Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) will feature significant expansion of ADE Playground, as well as a revamped and re-located Music & Bits, the Hard Dance Event (HDE) in the Melkweg, an expanded ADE University, and increased interactivity across ADE Pro and ADE Next.


Following last year’s succesful introduction to the general public, ADE Playground – the series of pop-up and bespoke events that sees the city centre become part of the ADE Festival during the ADE – will be present in more then 30 shops, impromptu spaces and cafe/restaurants, offering entertainment, surprises, special offers and one-off products made specifically for the event.


High-tech program Music & Bits will once again feature the very best in cutting-edge speakers and innovators from the world of technology in a new venue, while ADE Pro and ADE Next will be presenting top artists, managers, labels and entertainment industry entrepreneurs covering a broad range of topics from how vocalists can avoid being exploited (The Vocalists’ Panel) to DISCO: How Deep are your Roots? and the self-explanatory Future of Radio.