Amsterdam Dance Event is the world’s largest festival and business conference for dance music, where all artists and producers come together to celebrate music and the industry. ADE will begin on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, and end on Sunday, Oct 21, 2018, taking place all throughout Amsterdam. Between festivals, showcases, and conferences the city is completely transformed for ADE.

Attracting over 395,000 people from 90 countries, the city’s grounds opened their doors to over 2,500 artists and performers. ADE is divided into a day and night programme, during the day will focus on the conferences, expositions, and workshops. ADE day programme gives the chance for aspiring artists, producers, event promoters, investors, and more - under one place to develop the future of music events and dance music. The ADE night programme is filled with dance parties and showcases throughout the city. Here is Electric Vibes’ ADE Guide 2018.


In Trance We Trust ADE Festival 2018

Celebrating its 20 year anniversary with another spectacular edition: Menno de Jong presents In Trance We Trust during Amsterdam Dance Event, featuring the biggest Trance lineup the worlds leading festival for electronic music has ever seen. No less than 35 artists will be performing on stages presented by esteemed guests AVA, Iboga Records, Outburst and of course host ITWT.

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In Trance We Trust ADE Festival

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018


Transformatorhuis, WesterUnie & WesterLiefde

Klönneplein 4-6, Amsterdam


It Won’t be ADE without DGTL

For the past 5 years, DGTL has shown its impeccable festival organizing skills in the capital of the Netherlands. Expanding their dexterity over three sequential nights from October 18-20th, during this year’s Amsterdam Dance Event. Luminary Jeff Mills chose DGTL to be his one and only ADE show this year, crowning the DGTL Presents event on Thursday together with Nina Kraviz, Jamie Jones returns with Paradise on Friday and a new partner devotes itself to the Saturday night. Their new partner is none other than Bonobo with his Outlier project, who impresses right away by booking the first ever LIVE back-to-back between Âme and KiNK.

DGTL will lay out a perfect representation of what dance music is all about with a headliner-filled program. Bicep [live], Derrick May, DJ Koze, Dubfire, Floorplan and Maya Jane Coles will all be performing. It wouldn’t be DGTL if they didn’t add some fresh talent to the lineups as well, Tammo Hesselink and Moxie are newcomers, next to familiar faces Oceanic, Luuk van Dijk and Tracey. If you’re up for some fine days of dancing to a wide variety of artists and sounds, DGTL is where you want to be. 

DGTL Presents:

October 18th

Scheepsbouwloods - NDSM-Docklands

22:00 - 07:00

Line up:

Jeff Mills

Nina Kraviz

Bicep [live]


Mall Grab

De Sluwe Vos

Carlos Valdes



DGTL X Paradise

October 19th

Scheepsbouwloods - NDSM-Docklands

22:00 - 07:00

Jamie Jones

Dubfire [live]

Maya Jane Coles

Derrick May

Richy Ahmed

Darius Syrossian

Detlef b2b Latmun

Mark Jenkyns

Luuk van Dijk


DGTL x Bonobo presents Outlier

October 20th

Scheepsbouwloods - NDSM-Docklands

22:00 - 07:00

Bonobo [dj]

DJ Koze

Âme [live] & KiNK [live]

Mano Le Tough

Tom Trago

Leon Vynehall


Tammo Hesselink

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Awakenings Returns to ADE with seven editions is Gashouder


The official plans from Awakenings have been announced for ADE with seven special editions at the notorious Gashouder. Awakenings continue to expand the minds of techno lovers globally by inviting legends such as Joris Voorn, Sven Väth, and Klockwork, including for the very first time partnering with Mosaic by Maceo Plex. Beginning on Wednesday, October 17th through Sunday, October 21st Awakenings will be hosting five night-times and two day-time events.

ADE week kicks off on Wednesday evening for Hard Opening Night with DJ Rush and Charlotte de Witte. Thursday's line-up and partner is none other than the man who created it all - Adam Beyer presents Drumcode ADE with Layton GiordaniEnrico Sangiuliano, back-to-back performance from Dubfire & Nicole MoudaberAmelie Lens, and wife Ida Engberg. Mosaic by Maceo Plex is scheduled to take over the night on Friday with a solid line-up with Job Jobse, Helene Hauff, Architectural and an exclusive set by Floating Points. Continuing into the weekend on Saturday for Joris Voorn & Friends as a daytime event. Joris is bringing two debutants, both Boris Brejcha and Stephan Bodzin will be performing for the first time at Gashouder. Continuing into the night for Joseph Capriati Invites and a debut performance from Laurent Garnier with Awakenings. To finish off ADE on Sunday with Awakenings by Day performances by Peggy Gou, Sven Väth and Âme B2B Rødhåd followed by the finale with Klockwork. Klockwork will bring their own Photon visual show from Germany for a worthy last celebration. Ben Klock, Jay Clarke, DVS1, LSD, Dax J and Colin Benders will take over the night with epic performances. Spend your ADE with Awakenings!

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Awakenings x Amsterdam Dance Event 2018

Wednesday 10/17

Awakenings ADE Opening Night (22:00 – 08:00)

Thursday 10/18

Awakenings x Adam Beyer presents Drumcode ADE         

Friday 10/19                       

Awakenings x Maceo Plex presents Mosaic (22:00 – 08:00)

Saturday 10/20                     

Awakenings x Joris Voorn & Friends (12:00 – 22:00)

Saturday 10/20                   

Awakenings x Joseph Capriati invites (23:30 – 08:00)

Sunday 10/21                        

Awakenings by Day (12:00 – 22:00)

Sunday 10/21                     

Awakenings x Klockworks presents Photon (23:30 – 08:00)                                                  

Gashouder, Klönneplein 1, 1014 DD Amsterdam


Audio Obscura announce huge ADE parties in Amsterdam Central Station with Joris Voorn and Charlotte de Witte

Continuing their obsession with finding the most unique and spectacular off-limits party venues in Amsterdam, local promoters Audio Obscura announce two huge ADE parties this week inside Amsterdam Centraal Station.

The two parties take place inside the creative hub of Lil’ Amsterdam, a newly-opened venue in the Amstelpassage on the east side of this majestic building. Adriatique became the first artist to play in this new space at Audio Obscura’s session back in April, and now Joris Voorn and Charlotte de Witte step up for these ADE events.

Both will play all night long, with Joris Voorn bringing his Spectrum concept to the venue on October 18th and Charlotte De Witte the following suit on October 19th with her KNTXT party. Expect immense production, an incredible vibe and two DJs reaching seriously deep into their record collections. With an impressive track record of hosting sell-out productions, these next parties from Audio Obscura will no doubt draw in a big crowd

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Tresor presents I.T. x Freerotation x Second Wave | ADE

Tresor.Berlin (OFFICIAL), the foundational techno institute, is glad to join forces with Detroit’s long-running electro label Interdimensional Transmissions, highly esteemed Welsh festival Freerotation and Amsterdam based promoter Second Wave to present a stellar program on the third day of ADE.

No need for second thoughts with the selection of artists that comes out of this partnership. Beverly Hills 808303 (aka I-F), DJ Bone, Ectomorph, Peverelist, DJ Stingray, Steevio & Suzybee, Erika and the Second Wave DJs will each make their appearance in the uncompromising concrete rooms of RADION.

Beverly Hills 808303 (aka I-F / InterrFerence)

DJ Bone (electro set)

DJ Stingray

Ectomorph -LIVE-


Steevio & Suzybee -LIVE-


Mercal, Marlon Benjamins & LEWIE

Returning to ADE for the 4th year in a row and joining forces with their sister festival Mystic Garden is the Dockyard Festival for a 2-1 12 hour extravaganza. Taking place on October 20th, Dockyard Festival headliners include Sven Väth, Len Faki, Paco Osuna, Apollonia, Ben Sims, Blawan, Robert Hood, Dax J, Secret Cinema, Egbert (live), Matador (live), Luigi Madonna, Skream, Enrico Sangiuliano, Dave Clarke and The Advent & Industrialyzer plus a range of essential underground brands include Cocoon, Mindshake, Machine, Terminal One with Dave Clarke's _Unsubscribe_, Eats Everything's "ATE" and GEM, and much more.

Two contrasting concepts, one terrain, one entrance: this will be a collision of The Mystic Garden's glittering fairyland and Dockyard's brazen, industrial world to make for something brand new and immersive. After entering through the main entrance, you will be given the choice of two gates—the Golden Gates of the Mystic Garden and the portal into Dockyard, behind which you can experience all of the musical and theatrical thrills of both concepts. You can choose a space brimming with magical creatures and escapist music or thunderous, industrial dystopia, you are sure for a memorable experience. Or you can choose not to chose and wander back and forth between the two worlds. This special ADE 2018 edition of Mystic Garden and Dockyard will exceed all previous splendor and will be full of colorful surprises and spectacular performances that will surpass everyone's wildest expectations.

Dockyard Festival

October 20th | 11 AM - 11 PM

Havenpark Amsterdam

Wethouder van Essenweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands

DOCKYARD pres. Cocoon
 Boris Werner
 Dana Ruh
 Ilario Alicante
 Johannes Volk (live)
 Len Faki
 Sven Väth

DOCKYARD pres. Machine
 Ben Sims
 Blasha & Allatt
 Dax J
 Kirk Degiorgio
 Robert Hood // Floorplan

DOCKYARD pres. Mindshake Records
 Fer BR b2b Dela
 Paco Osuna

Mystic Garden Festival

October 20th | 11 AM - 11 PM

Havenpark Amsterdam

Wethouder van Essenweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands

 Andres Campo
 Eats Everything
 Gregor Tresher (live)

MYSTIC GARDEN pres. Gem Records
 Christian Smith
 Enrico Sangiuliano
 Luigi Madonna
 Ramon Tapia
 Secret Cinema

MYSTIC GARDEN pres. Terminal One
 _Unsubscribe_ ( Dave Clarke b2b Mr. Jones )
 Dispar Vulgo
 Joran van Pol
 Markantonio b2b Roberto Capuano
↠ Mirella Kroes
 The Advent vs. Industrialyzer (live)


Soundfleet: Experience ADE Like Never Before

This year a very exciting concept has emerged from the docks of Amsterdam - Sound-Fleet. This new electronic marine platform will be floating around Amsterdam filled with some of the best artists in the world for 5 days in a row. Experience the city while cruising by its mystique skyline during the biggest club festival ever.

Sound-Fleet has announced some of the biggest brands in contemporary dance music to host their ADE showcases on this magical location. Expect this to be one of the most intimate and capturing experiences during ADE this year. Starting their programming off with; Sasha's Last Night On Earth, Guy J - Lost & Found and Goldfish' Submerged this is already proving to be a must for every ADE visitor. More events will be announced running up to their ADE debut!


Goldfish Cruising through Amsterdam!

Goldfish are planning something special this ADE. The boys from South-Africa are throwing a boat party during the worlds biggest club festival filled with your favorite deep sea divers, taking place on Saturday, October 20th. Experience Amsterdam like never before cruising by its mystique skyline in the company of one of the best electronic live acts today has to offer.

Goldfish or 'The Fishies,' as their fans have dubbed them—have been making waves in electronic music since their debut Caught In The Loop in 2006. Their distinctive jazz-house style has caught the ear of many a music lover. The South African duo is still reigning supreme. For this very first ADE showcase cruise, they have curated an exquisite musical program that will spark everyone's deepest energy while floating on the majestic Amsterdam river IJ. Goldfish will be throwing one of their notorious on-stage parties and live sets on the cruise.

Saturday, October 20th

16:00 - 23:00

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Free Your Mind presents ADE showcase Sasha's Last Night On Earth

This is promising to be an even bigger year as the previous for Sasha's imprint Last Night On Earth. The location it's being held on makes this even more special; Soundfleet is a ship cruising by Amsterdam during ADE hosting various showcases, among which LNOE all taking place on Friday, October 19th.

Sasha is taking a couple of the labels most high performing artist to ensure their successful ADE debut. Spanish guru Henry Saiz is joining on board showcasing his melodic storytelling that everybody knows and loves him for. Getting deeper we look forward to some quality techno storytelling with Heidi coming over to shake things up. Brooklyn based uprising talent BAILE is coming over to showcase one of his incredible house/downtempo sets to warm things up. We couldn't wish for a better music program this evening!

Friday, October 19th

23:00 - 05:00  



Guy J presents Lost & Found ADE Showcase Boat Party

The Lost & Found family is hosting yet another magical gathering in Amsterdam! This time will be epic, 600 progressive fans on a boat cruising by Amsterdam till 5 AM in the morning. It doesn't get much better than that in the humble opinion. Guy J has delivered yet again and serves his fans the celebration that they deserve!

Guy J is gearing up for another mesmerizing extended set, this time with Lost & Found Favorite; Guy Manthzur. To warm us all up for they're taking they are bringing along their young compatriot Khen - the man who has shaken us all with his hauntingly beautiful productions since Guy Manthzur discovered him in 2011. These three guys sure know what Lost & Found stands for and it's promising to be an all-night emotional rollercoaster with these masters behind the decks. The assembly will take place on Amsterdam's newest electronic marine platform; Soundfleet on Saturday, October 20th. All this sums up to be an event you can't miss. 

Lost & Found ADE Showcase Boat Party

Saturday, October 20th

23:00 - 05:00

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Q-dance Presents: Project One | Reflections of the Eternal

Dutch event organizer will host its first-ever ADE festival event with Headhunterz' and Wildstylez' live act Project One. After all the meetings and conferences end, Q-Dance who will make their debut at ADE on Sunday, October 20th at the Ziggo Dome.

Q-Dance will team with Project One, the live act of Headhunterz and Wildstylez, showcasing brand new sounds while honoring their ten-year legacy together with like-minded artists. Q-Dance night will also feature D-Block & S-te-Fan, Atmozfears.  

Q-dance Presents: Project One | Reflections of the Eternal

Saturday, October 20th, 10 PM - Sunday, October 21st, 7 AM

Ziggo Dome

Adrenalize  / Atmozfears & Devin Wild  / D-Attack / D-Block & S-te-Fan / DJ Contest Winner / Emphasis / Headhunterz & Sound Rush / Jay Reeve / Keltek / Max Enforcer / MC Tellem / MC Villain / Phuture Noize / Primeshock / Project One / Sefa / Sub Zero Project / Wildstylez

Photo Credit: Kevin Verkruijssen

Photo Credit: Kevin Verkruijssen


Do Not Sit On The Furniture x Multiversum by Comport | ADE 2018 | Ruigoord Amsterdam

DO NOT SIT ON THE FURNITURE presents DO NOT SIT IN AMSTERDAM once again in association with Multiversum by Comport. DO NOT SIT ON THE FURNITURE assembles a collective of globalists, visionaries and cutting-edge talents in Music and the Arts. DO NOT SIT ON THE FURNITURE strives to provide a platform to share the music & art that you rarely get to hear or see as a live format in one place. The event is tailored to both the artists and attendees for more musical experience with sophisticated grooves and visuals. Besides BEHROUZ himself on the decks, you can expect the finest electronic music artists, the lineup is set to be released soon. DO NOT SIT ON THE FURNITURE ADE will take place in Ruigoord, which is about 15km from the center of Amsterdam and easily accessible.


Saturday, October 20th at 9 PM - Sunday, October 21st at 7 AM

Ruigoord, 1047 HH Amsterdam, Nederlands




The iconic event All Day I Dream will join forces with Dutch hero Eelke Kleijn’s DAYS like NIGHTS party for All Day I Dream & Days like Nights ADE on Saturday, October 20th. Taking place in the lofty Transformatorhuis in the leafy surroundings of Amsterdam Westerpark. The lineup includes Lee Burridge, YokoO in the ADID room, with another guest to be announced. While Eelke Kleijn invites luminaries Dominik Eulberg, Chaim and Nico Morano to deliver their hypnotic, atmospheric sounds in the DLN room.

Expect some gorgeous decor in keeping with ADID’s legendary outdoor parties. Transformatorhuis offers a lighter atmosphere with its high ceiling, huge windows, and exposed brickwork, while Westerunie is a darker space with balconies and podiums overlooking the big dance-floor and thundering sound system.

October 20, 2018

Transformatorhuis + Westerunie

Amsterdam, NL

12:30 - 20:30

WesterUnie | Klönneplein 4-6, Amsterdam

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Afterlife ADE

Afterlife is returning to ADE to present its first 24-hour party. Starting at 2 PM on Saturday, October 20th and continuing through October 21st. Tale Of Us curate two rooms to digest 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.

Performing in the Warehouse is Adriatique, Agents Of Time (live), Fideles, Mathew Jonson (live), Mind Against, Patrice Baumel, Recondite (live), Vaal, Woo York (live), and Tale Of Us, plus a special back-to-back performance from Solomun and Dixon! Performing in the club is Amandra (live), Antigone, Bambounou, Emily Jeanne, Kobosill, Neon Chambers (Sigha & Kangding Ray live), ROD (Rod Malmok), Shifted, and VRIL (live).

There are two different kinds of presale tickets, both costing €38 (+ booking fee). Saturday ticket allows attendees to enter the warehouse UNTIL 10 PM Saturday evening. Sunday ticket allows attendees to enter the warehouse AFTER 4 AM Sunday morning. It is allowed to stay in the warehouse until the end but no re-entry will be permitted. There will also be some tickets on the door from 7 AM Sunday onwards. It is confirmed hosts Tale Of Us will play two sets, in the timeframe of both ticket types. 

Afterlife ADE

October 20th - October 21st, 2018

Warehouse Elementenstraat | 18+



Agents Of Time (live)


Mathew Jonson (live)

Mind Against

Patrice Baumel

Recondite (live)

Tale Of Us


Woo York (live)

Special guests:

Solomun B2B Dixon



Amandra (live)



Emily Jeanne


Neon Chambers (Sigha & Kangding Ray live)

ROD (Rod Malmok)


VRIL (live)

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elrow goes to ADE - extra Sunday edition

After an overwhelming sell-out of elrow goes to ADE - 2018, the elrow familia has decided to throw an extra ADE fiesta. The extra party will be held on Sunday, October 21st during the daytime. Be prepared for the wildest weekend of the year celebrating ADE with elrow. The lineup will be announced closer to ADE, be sure to expect impressive talent that is never to disappoint.

elrow goes to ADE - Extra Sunday Edition

Sunday, October 21st

1 PM - 11 PM

De Kromhouthal

Gedempt Hamerkanaal 231, 1021 KP Amsterdam, Netherlands

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The Martinez Brothers’ Cuttin’ Headz label Teams Up with FUSE London for ADE at Elementenstraat

It’s been proven that parties at the Warehouse Elementenstraat are always highlights during ADE. This year will be no different as The Martinez Brothers bring sounds of their Cuttin’ Headz label to the place alongside the successful and much-loved FUSE London crew on Sunday, October 21st for an epic closing party.

In the main Warehouse room, Cuttin’ Headz will hold down the decks with a magnificent five-hour set from The Martinez Brothers, with a special secret guest joining them along the way. Also an impressive lineup from talented artists including, tiNI, Guti’s live show William Djoko, and Jesse Calosso. In the Club room, FUSE London will show why they have become one of the most popular names in the house and techno scene in recent years, with main man and selector supreme Enzo Siragusa joined by residents Archie Hamilton, Rossko, Seb Zito and Rich Nxt.

Cuttin' Headz ADE Closing Party

Warehouse - Cuttin’ Headz

The Martinez Brothers + Special Guest (5HR Closing Set)



William Djoko

Jesse Calosso


Club - Hosted By FUSE

Enzo Siragusa

Archie Hamilton


Seb Zito

Rich Nxt

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That is the end of the complete ADE party guide, keep in mind that some parties do fall on the same day so plan carefully and wisely, or don't sleep at all and attend all of them. See you all at Amsterdam Dance Event 2018 edition! For all new information stay connected to social media channels. 


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