Amsterdam Dance Event

by Tanja

The Amsterdam Dance Event or in short: ADE, is held from Wednesday 16 to Sunday 20 October 2019 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The ADE 2019 line-up features the best dj’s in the world. Almost all clubs and venues in Amsterdam line-up dj’s and organize parties under the flag of ADE.

ADE 2019 lineup

The ADE 2019 lineup features major Dutch dj’s like Martin Garrix, Armin van Buuren, and Tiësto as well as some of the biggest international names: Nina Kraviz, Jamie Jones, Ricardo Villalobos, Marcel Dettmann, Seth Troxler, Âme, David Guetta and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike.

Below is a list op the best 20 parties of Amsterdam Dance Event 2019, in no particular order, as it is all a matter of musical preference. Find tickets to the shows, hotel options and even packages including accommodation and tickets at the Buy Tickets buttons. What s up with Amsterdam receives a commission for tickets bought via these links.

Top 20 parties of ADE 2019

1. AMF 

Lineup: Tiësto, Armin van Buuren, Alesso + more TBA
Where & when: Saturday 19 October 2019, Johan Cruijfff ArenA

AMF is the biggest party of Amsterdam Dance Event 2019. It takes place in the football stadium of Amsterdam Ajax: the Johan Cruijff ArenA. On the decks are alle the biggest names in electronic music. Taking place in the biggest indoor venue in the country, this is ADE’s largest party.


2. Our Story – 15 Years Tomorrowland

Lineup: Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Tiësto, Armin van Buuren, Steve Aoki, Afrojack, The Bloody Beetroots, Netsky
Where & when: Ziggo Dome, 17-18 October 2019

Tomorrowland is the biggest EDM Festival in the world and they are celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. It’s the first time Tomorrowland is part of the Amsterdam Dance Event. Expect an amazing show and party crowd in one of Amsterdam’s largest indoor venues, easily reachable by public transport.


3. DGTL x Bonobo presents Outlier 

Lineup: Bonobo, The Black Madonna, Jon Hopkins, Bradley Zero, Catching Flies, David August, HAAi
Where & when: 19 October 2019, NDSM

Just across the Amsterdam IJ water, easy to reach by free ferry lies the cultural hub NDSM, a former ship yard. Amsterdam based dance DGTL joins up with British producer Bonobo at Amsterdam Dance Event 2019 to create an unforgettable ADE experience.


4. Innervisions Amsterdam x Loveland

Lineup: Âme, Dixon, Marcus Worgull, Trikk
Where & when: 17 October 2019, Theatre Amsterdam, Warehouse Houthavens

Loveland at Amsterdam Dance Event 2019

A party in two stages! First an audio-visual show in town and then at the Warehouse Houthavens for the full rave.


5. Richie Hawtin CLOSE & Modeselektor Live

Lineup: Richie Hawtin, Modeselektor
Where & when: NDSM Warehouse, 16 October 2019

DGTL invites Richie Hawtin and Modeselektor to the Amsterdam Dance Event 2019. First, Modeselektor plays live, experimenting with elements of electro, techno, house and hip-hop. Then Richie Hawtin will perform his incredible CLOSE show, challenging the distinction between DJing and live performance by connecting the unique relationship between human creativity and technology, resulting in a captivating audio visual performance. 


6. Circoloco x Loveland

Lineup: Seth Troxler, The Martinez Brothers, Carl Craig, Damian Lazarus, Bedouin, Gerd Janson, William Djoko 
Where and when: Mediahaven, 19 October 2019

Circoloco, the infamous club at Ibiza teams up with Loveland for a closing party, so you can expect the unexpected at this ADE party. The enviable lineup of underground electronic acts are aimed at getting the dance floor shaking.


7. Cocoon x Loveland

Lineup: Sven Väth, Dubfire, André Galluzzi, Gregor Tresher, Stephan Bodzin [live]
Where and when: Q-Factory, 16 October 2019

Amsterdam Dance Event 2019 sees a special collaboration between Loveland Events and Cocoon Recordings for one night only. The label’s founding father and superstar dj Sven Väth headlines with a special bill including German legend André Galluzzi and the groove-laden tech-house of Iranian-American Dubfire.


8. Klockworks presents Photon

Lineup: Rødhåd, Ben Klock, Balwan B2B Freddy K, Adiel, FJAAK
Where and when: De Kromhouthal, 19 October 2019

ADE 2019: Klockworks presents Photon

Techno! Klockworks presents Photon is an all-night techno celebration taking place at De Kromhouthal in Amsterdam Noord. Photon, a brainchild of German DJ Ben Klock focusses on manipulating the senses through the use of colour to induce synaesthetic reactions.


9. Martin Garrix solo

Lineup: Martin Garrix
Where and when: Amsterdam RAI, Thursday 17 and Friday 18 October 2019

Martin Garrix is the world’s number 1 dj and he is from Amsterdam. This year at Amsterdam Dance Event 2019, you can only see him at the congress center RAI, easily reached by public transport. On Friday the show is an all nighter for 18+ only, on Saturday, all ages are welcome and the show starts at 17.00!


10. Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano – Exposed

Lineup: Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano
Where and when: AFAS Live, Friday 18 October 2019

Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano at Amsterdam Dance Event 2019
Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano spin records at the year’s Amsterdam Dance Event.

Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano are debuting their new live show at Amsterdam’s Dance Event 2019. Exposed is a more stripped down version of the party-starting duo, bringing the focus squarely onto the music and the connection with the audience and leaving all the unnecessary distractions behind.


11. 909 x Loveland

Lineup: Chris Liebing, Frank Wiedemann (Âme) B2B Mathew Jonson [live], Jennifer Cardini, Kevin de Vries, Pan-Pot, Sam Paganini, Secret Cinema, Tsepo, Vince Watson, Zeitgeber (Speedy J B2B Lucy) [5hr set]
Where and when: Mediahaven Amsterdam, Friday 18 October 2019

Two of The Netherlands’ biggest promoters are coming together for a unique collaboration at Amsterdam Dance Event 2019. The location Mediahaven features three distinct rooms, each with their own design and vibe ranging from spacious club to grungy basement, all with world class sound systems.


12. STRAF_WERK x Kölsch presents IPSO

Lineup: t.b.a.
Where and when: De Kromhouthal, Friday 18 October 2019

Kölsch and STRAF_WERK bring thethe Danish DJ’s IPSO label to De Kromhouthal at the 2019 Amsterdam Dance Event. Melding sounds from house and techno, after the event sold out last year, expect the same electric atmosphere and an even more stacked line-up.


13. DGTL – Orbital [live], Floating Points [live], Âme [DJ set] and more

Lineup: Orbital [live], Floating Points [live], Âme [DJ set], Antal, Job Jobse, Kamma, Mr.Scruff, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Paula Tape
Where and when: NDSM Warehouse, Friday 18 October 2019

DGTL has assembled an all-star lineup at ADE 2019. Headliners are influential British acts Orbital and Floating Points, as well as German duo Âme for its Friday night show. This means an electric atmosphere and creative beats with a focus on an underground party vibe. 


14. TIKTAK Special

Lineup: Ronnie Flex, Lil Kleine, Carnage, Broederliefde, Boef, Josylvio, Sevn Alias, Dyna, Freddy Moreira, Kevin Johnny, 500 Girls Love DJs, Childsplay, Poke
Where and when: RAI Amsterdam, Friday 18 October 2019

Dutch stars mix urban and electronic at ADEs TIKTAK Special 2019.

TIKTAK present a an ADE lineup for 2019 with some of The Netherlands’ best talents in the world of urban and hip hop. TIKTAK is known for their blend of urban and electronic sounds, as well as an all out party atmosphere.


15. Verknipt Special | Day 1

ADE Lineup 2019: AIROD, AnD, Cynthia Spiering, Domenico Crisci, DYEN, FJAAK b2b Fadi Mohem, Ghost In The Machine, I Hate Models, Juan Sanchez, [KRTM], Noneoftheabove, Perc & Ansome (Hybrid Live), Randomer, Remco Beekwilder, SHDW & Obscure Shape, SNTS, Ziza
Where and when: Amsterdam Studios, Thursday 17 October 2019

Nine hourse of techno madness by tradition at Verknipt ADE Specials. By pushing boundaries year after year and inviting the most innovative artists to perform, combined with no sound restrictions, means everything is possible at the Verknipt specials.


16. DGTL Ben Klock B2B Marcel Dettmann

Line-up: Ben Klock B2B Marcel Dettmann, Jeff Mills, Helena Hauff, DJ Nobu, Jane Fitz, Identified Patient, Deniro
Where and when: NDSM, Thursday 17 October 2019

DGTL organises five parties at Amsterdam Dance Event in 2019, and out of all these, this one is where their true techno colours come through.


17. DGTL x Rüfüs Du Sol

Lineup: Willaris, Rüfüs Du Sol
Where and when: NDSM Warehouse, 17 October 2019

DGTL invites Rüfüs Du Sol to this year’s ADE for a special performance. The Australian dance group fuse together live performance and electronic music, captivating audiences with their melodic sound.


18. Defected Amsterdam

Lineup: Gorgon City, Low Steppa, Mambo Brothers, Ferreck Dawn, David Penn, Simon Dunmore, Robosonic, Roberto Surace, Qubiko, Alaia & Gallo, Jess Bays
Where and when: World Fashion Center, Friday 18 October

The London house label Defected is organising a 12 hour long house rave at the World Fashion Center. The ADE 2019 lineup features people who know how to get the party started and how can continue for 12 hours. Yes, that’s right, Defected Amsterdam at ADE 2019 starts in daytime (17.00) and lasts until 5 in the morning.


19. Spinnin’ Sessions

Lineup: T.b.a
Where and when: Q-Factory, 16 October

The acclaimed radio show and clubbing brand created by the world-beating Spinnin’ Records will bring an impressive lineup filled with a selection of the biggest and best acts on their roster.


20. Paradise x Loveland

Line-up: Jamie Jones, Marco Carola, Alan Fitzpatrick, Richy Ahmed, wAFF, Silvie Loto
Where and when: Houthavens, Friday 18 October 2019

That this top 20 of best ADE parties 2019 is not in any particular order proves this show: last on the list, but bound to turn out a popular one. Jamie Jones and friends are bringing a lineup that pours a little bit of Ibiza over Amsterdam.


Workshops and conferences

During the day you can tune in at gear demonstrations, watch a dance-related film, visit an exposition and improve your own dj-skills by attending a workshop dj-ing.

For dj’s, producers, promoters, and everyone else working in the field of electronic music, Amsterdam Dance Event or ADE is the most important networking event of the year. During the day there are many conferences, about sound, technology, branding and new developments and innovation.

Chill out zone on Sunday

Chill out at ADE Amsterdam 2018

Chilling out on Sunday after all that partying is possible at the Hangover at the NDSM former ship wharf. There will be art installations, a record fair and for further restoration there are saunas, hot tubs and food trucks. The ADE Hangover site is free to visit for everyone with a lineup of dj’s.

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