The 22nd edition of Amsterdam Dance Event, one of the most important underground electronic music events takes place from October 18-22.

This year there will be around 2 500 performers, an all-time record number, playing in over 140 locations in Amsterdam, and around 550 speakers in the diverse conference program. Music pioneer Gary Numan, Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh, Martin Garrix and Pussy Riot’s Nadya Tolokonnikova are among the artists that will be taking part in the daytime events.

Whether you’re looking for examples of great branding, innovative technology or just the latest musical trends, ADE won’t leave you hanging. It brings music industry professionals together: connecting musicians, producers, VJs and artists at a massive music conference featuring hundreds of guest speakers.

With the greatest underground electronic music promoters such as Awakenings, DGTL and Straf_Werk, the festival has become a haven for electronic music fans eager to experience the very forefront of the genre.

It consists of a conference (day), festival (night) and playground (day & night) program. It’s impossible to visit all clubs and venues, so make sure to plan your schedule well.

ADE’s festival program covers the whole spectrum of electronic subgenres, with over 2 500 artists performing in 140 of Amsterdam’s finest music and nightlife spaces. Find out more here.

Arguably the best event of its kind all year, ADE’s conference connects people from all ends of the global electronic music community, with a programme of panels, presentations and networking events tailored for artists as well as industry professionals. Find out more here.

The ADE Playground offers five days of presentations, tech workshops and pop-up musical performances at multiple spots around Amsterdam, from rooftop terraces and clothing shops to art galleries and cinemas.

If you still don’t have a ticket but you simply cannot miss the musical event of the year, buy your ticket here. For other events check out our event section.