ADE 2018: 10 parties not to miss | DAY 1 / Clubber’s Guide

ADE (Amsterdam dance Event) consists of a conference (day) and festival (day & night) program. Which basically means that the city of Amsterdam is all about electronic music for five days and nights, with events in around 160 locations.

In 2017, ADE featured over 2,500 artists and 550 speakers. It’s impossible to visit all clubs and venues, so check back on the ADE site regularly for program updates, start planning early and secure your tickets in time, as single festival events will be sold in short time. In the meantime you can sign up here to get personalized ticket updates and to create and save your personal program.

Here 10 showcases not to miss on 17/10/2018

10ADE Opening: Afro Acid w/ DJ Pierre

17/10/2018 | 17:00 – 20:00 | Free entrance
Mary Go Wild | Zeedijk 44, Amsterdam

Mary Go Wild will be kicking off this year’s ADE with a very special guest. Please welcome the godfather of acid house: DJ Pierre!

With his AFRO ACID movement, DJ Pierre is storytelling through dance music. Tearing down boundaries, Pierre is taking a stand for the movement and values that came with the evolution of electronic dance music. “If we refuse to include the past in our present, we risk loosing ourselves, and destroying our future. It’s about the many of us who together proved that if we can dance together, we can live together.”

Our Amsterdam Night Mayor / Nachtburgemeester Amsterdam (Shamiro Van Der Geld) and DJ Pierre will be discussing the importance of knowing the roots of nightlife and club culture, and the struggles it took for us to be able to have this amazing scene and music that we now celebrate.

Q&A hosted by Aron Friedman
Supported by Absolut + Red Bull

9ADE Live: Ama Lou, Dâm-Funk, LYZZA, Róisín Murphy, e.a.

17/10/2018 | 19:00 – 01:00
Festival Paradiso | Weteringschans 6-8, Amsterdam

ADE Live is a two-day showcase program at Melkweg, Paradiso and Sugar Factory, where visitors and industry professionals can explore new electronic acts playing live.

With the addition of ADE Live we will be providing emerging artists with a chance to present themselves in public. ADE Live also offers adventurous music lovers the opportunity to discover hidden gems and the artists get their moment in the spotlight in front of an audience of the public, and professionals including bookers and programmers.

Required: Paradiso membership.
See event site for more info.

8Oliver Heldens presents Heldeep

17/10/2018 | 22:00 – 06:00
Q-Factory | Atlantisplein 1, Amsterdam

Oliver Heldens and his labelmates and extended family will be taking over Q-Factory on Wednesday 17 October for a night to kick off the four nights of ADE. Line-up details are forthcoming, with Heldens set to be joined by key Heldeep Records artists across the night. Expect to hear lots of new material as everyone brings their A-game for ADE.

7RADION invites Andrew Weatherall

17/10/2018 | 23:00 – 06:00
RADION | Louwesweg 1, Amsterdam

RADION gladly welcomes Andrew Weatherall to kick off ADE.

Andrew Weatherall has carved out a well-respected career. The techno-punk came to fame as one of the key DJs of the acid house era in the late 80s and early 90s and defined the more cutting-edge and IDM approach to Techno around the late 90s.

6ISY China Night

17/10/2018 | 20:00 – 01:00 | Free entrance
Ocean Diva | De Ruijterkade 14, Amsterdam

East meets West when ISY Music Festival comes to Amsterdam this ADE. all the way from China.
ISY China night will be unveiling China’s Dance scene, which host over 100.000 visitors per day in Sanya. On the boat we will have a mix of local and Chinese DJs.

Only a limited amount of people will get to chance to experience this unique event. Let us know why you should be invited to ISY China Night and and maybe you will get the experience of what ISY Music festival is like in Sanya.

5Bordello A Parigi • Instore Sessions

17/10/2018 | 17:00 – 21:00 | Free entrance
Bordello a Parigi | Oudezijds Kolk 71, Amsterdam

Amsterdam Dance Event is around the corner! We’re hosting daily instore sessions with a fine selection of DJ’s: beats and booze in our cosy record store.

4Awakenings Hard Opening Night

17/10/2018 | 22:00 – 08:00
Gashouder | Klönneplein 1, Amsterdam

22:00 – 23:30 Newa & Ryan James Ford
23:30 – 01:00 Keith Carnal & Shlømo
01:00 – 02:30 Charlotte de Witte
02:30 – 04.00 DJ Rush
04:00 – 05:30 Rebekah & Paula Temple
05:30 – 06:45 I Hate Models
06.45 – 08:00 SHDW & Obscure Shape

3Amsterdam Alternative Dance Event

17/10/2018 | 21:00 – 03:00
OT301 | Overtoom 301, Amsterdam

Amsterdam Alternative is a platform/newspaper that was founded in 2015. It’s a collective project of the ‘underground’, non-profit venues of Amsterdam.
The Amsterdam Alternative Dance Event is a benefit night. On Wednesday the 17th of October everybody is welcome to join. Our AADE night presents a fine selection of Amsterdam based artists playing a wide range of electronic music genre’s. So join the adventure!

2Lost In Amsterdam

17/10/2018 | 21:00 – 01:00 | Free entrance
20-22 | Leidseplein 20-22, Amsterdam

Fasten your seltbelts for this year’s Party. S2G found in 2007 by Thomas Gold and Chris Montana, is joining forces together with Seveneves Records for a ADE label showcase. Well known artists of the electronic music scene will join the show at the Luminaa Night Club in Amsterdam.

1Daybreaker Jungle Party (early morning)

17/10/2018 | 06:30 – 08:30
WesterUnie | Klönneplein 4-6, Amsterdam

Daybreaker is an early morning dance movement in 23 cities around the world and growing. Dance with reckless abandon for two hours before work. You never know what surprises are in store. No need for alcohol. Come and be ready to sweat, dance and connect with ourselves and each other.

Expect uplifting beats, entertaining acts to keep your energy up an abundance of breakfast snacks and juices, and of course lions, tigers, and bear. Oh yes, dust off that animal onesie or pair of cat ears; a kick off ADE with a first-ever Jungle Party. Dress in theme or just bring your wildest self to the sunrise party, and let’s dance this city awake.