Amsterdam Dance Event, the world’s largest dance music conference, returns to the Dutch capital from October 17th to 21st. Now in its 17th edition, the sheer scale of the conference and accompanying nocturnal club festival is mind boggling — this year some 700 DJs, 3,000 panelists and 140,000 fans from 62 countries are expected to make the pilgrimage.
Today, some major dance heavyweights announced their parties, and if you’re a techno fan, you’ll be licking your lips. The Westergasfabriek venue looks like the place to be — On Wednesday, Fatboy Slim, Christian Varela, Nicole Moudaber, and Charlie Hedges will support Carl Cox at his Global 500 event there. On Thursday, Adam Beyer will present his Drumcode party, while on Friday, Richie Hawtin will bring Dubfire, Loco Dice, and others to realize his ENTER concept. Green Velvet and SHM-killer DJ Sneak will join British techno baron Dave Clarke at a separate venue, Melkweg, on Friday.
If you’re fonder of the big-room sound, head over to Sander van Doorn or Hardwell at the Escape club, or catch Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano at Passenger Terminal Amsterdam. Trance fans needn’t feel neglected — Armada will also sponsor a night at Passenger Terminal. The Amsterdam Convention Factory will play host to DJ Mag Top 100 awards ceremony on Friday.
Update: Our friends over at Spinnin’ Records just let us know that they’re giving away a trip to ADE! Head over to their website for the full details.