The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) is the global electronic music conference and the largest club festival in the world for the whole spectrum of electronic sub-genres. It is the must stop destination for all this dance music in Europe with well over 100 showcases and conferences perfect for legends, up and comers, and all industry personnel. With all of the showcase programs finally announced here is our pick of parties you won’t want to miss this year.

GAIA at Paradiso – Wednesday, October 17

The two-man front line, DJ/Producer Armin van Buuren and Producer Benno de Goeij (Rank1), have been recording and producing together since the ‘90s. After producing numerous successful albums and a variety of hit singles for Armin van Buuren it was time to form a new group/alter ego called GAIA to captivate the synthesis between old and new and transcend genres.

Awakenings Hard Opening at Gashouder – Wednesday, October 17

The legendary Awakenings brand will be opening up ADE week with an insane lineup of DJ Rush, Charlotte de Witte, Paula Temple B2B Rebekah and many others!

Orbital at Paradiso – Thursday, October 18

After a barnstorming live reunion which saw them play to ecstatic audiences across Europe throughout 2017, Britain’s giants of electronic music Orbital are back for good – with new music and an upgrade of the legendary live show that transformed festivals across the world.

Ame B2B Dixon All Night at Warehouse Houthavens – Thursday, October 18

AME & DIXON all night will be a B2B show by two of the biggest icons of this time. The duo will be playing a 8-hour set from 22:00 till 06:00 at a unique ADE location: Warehouse Houthavens .

DGTL Thursday at Scheepsbouwloods – Thursday, October 18

DGTL returns to the well-known Scheepsbouwloods for this year’s ADE. The Friday will be hosted by Paradise, Saturday by Outlier, but on Thursday DGTL is in full control. In order to match the industrial vibe of the Scheepsbouwloods, DGTL has invited no other than Nina Kraviz, Jeff Mills, Bicep [live], Floorplan, and many others!

Audio Obscura x Adriatique at The Loft – Friday, October 19

Audio Obscura returns to the Loft in the A’DAM Toren with three after hours, complete with panoramic views of the city during sunrise.

Thuishaven Friday w/ Life and Death at Thuishaven – Friday, October 19

Located on the Western outskirts of Amsterdam, the site is surrounded by heavy industry, massive oil tankers and scrap metal yards. Thuishaven has several stages, bars, surreal decoration pieces and curiosities. Incorporating materials purchased or found at neighboring scrap yards, the site radiates a raw and industrial atmosphere.

Dave Clarke Presents at Melkweg – Friday, October 19

The Baron of techno returns at ADE 2018 with his legendary Dave Clarke Presents night. By now one of the most anticipated and best household name of Amsterdam Dance Event. This 14th edition is going to be a journey through techno in its broadest sense. From the enticing grooves by Sam Paganini to the relentless industrial sound of Rebekah. Add the likes of Marcel Fengler, Mark Broom and a live performance by Octave One and you’re up for a techno trip with the best from the past to the future.

Into The Woods Saturday at NDSM – Saturday, October 20

All aboard! As Into the Woods sets sail to the NDSM Wharf a second time, on Friday and Saturday during ADE. Anchors aweigh, catch a breath and dive into two days of fun as far as the eye can sea. Their waterproof stages are opened from 12 noon to 11 PM with a promise of naughty-cal festivities. Go adrift and join them at their ADE weekender!

Afterlife at Warehouse Elementenstraat – Saturday, October 20

Afterlife is returning to Amsterdam Dance Event to present its first 24-hour party. Beginning at 2pm on Saturday October 20th and running through until the next afternoon, Tale Of Us curate two rooms to encompass everything Afterlife is about. The setting is the raw and striking Elementenstraat Warehouse, which will make for some spectacle when adorned with the signature Afterlife production.

DGTL X Bonobo Presents Outlier at Scheepsbouwood – Saturday, October 20

It’s time to introduce a new member to the DGTL family: Outlier! Bonobo’s imprint will hit the Scheepsbouwloods on ADE’s Saturday.

Breakfast Club at Radio – Saturday, October 20

You wake up at Breakfast Club. We’ll alight at RADION for a long-lasting daytime on Saturday 21 October during ADE. As always with a sharp selection of DJs and a freshly made breakfast that is included.

Audio Obscura x Solomun at The Loft – Sunday, October 21

For the first time ever at Audio Obscura, Solomun will be taking the decks. The king of after hours, so well-known for his melodic and vivacious sets will provide the perfect soundtrack to your sunrise, and quite possibly far beyond.

Cuttin’ Headz & FUSE London at Warehouse Elementenstraat – Sunday, October 21

The Martinez Brothers bring the sounds of their Cuttin’ Headz label to Warehouse Elementenstraat, alongside the FUSE London crew, on Sunday 21st October for an ADE closing party.

Awakenings x Klockworks Presents Photon at Gashouder – Sunday, October 21

Awakenings x Klockworks present Photon, Gashouder Amsterdam.

Elrow Goes To ADE Extra Sunday Edition at De Kromhouthal – Sunday, October 21

Elrow is so overwhelmed by all the love you’ve given them and as a token of their gratitude they’ve decided to throw an extra ADE party on ADE’s Sunday.

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