The first digital edition of the Amsterdam Dance Event
The 25th edition of the Amsterdam Dance Event will take place from 21 to 25 October 2020, for the first time in digital format.
This year's program also includes several COVID concerts with mandatory seating and physical distance, as well as intercultural projects called ADE Specials. This part will be held in Amsterdam in cooperation with the city council.
The latest announcement by the Dutch government about the clubs represents another blow to the electronic music industry, says project manager Jan-Willem van de Ven:
"Clubs and music venues form the backbone of Amsterdam's nightlife and are incredibly important in shaping and innovating the city's cultural identity, residents and visitors. Without them, electronic music loses an integral part of its culture and industry, and that is why it needs all the support of the government. "
The first participating speakers for the conference program have been confirmed, with many more joining them in the weeks leading up to ADE.
Grammy award winning artist James Blake will be in conversation with mental health expert Jennie Morton.
Further additions include Bandcamp's Aly Gillani, VFX specialist Angelo White, Vevo's Vice President of creative content and programming Claudia de Wolff, BBC Radio 1 DJ Jaguar and music industry entrepreneur Merck Mercuriadis.