ADE 2018: 10 parties not to miss | DAY 4 / 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, Amsterdam Dance Event 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 Saturday 20/10/2018 | Amsterdam Dance Event by Night 


14:00 – 14:00
Warehouse Elementenstraat | Elementenstraat 25, Amsterdam

Afterlife is returning to Amsterdam Dance Event to present its first 24-hour party. Beginning at 2pm on Saturday October 20th and running through until the next afternoon, Tale Of Us curate two rooms to encompass 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.

9Breakfast Club

07:00 – 18:00
RADION | Louwesweg 1, Amsterdam

You wake up at Breakfast Club. We’ll alight at RADION for a long-lasting daytime on Saturday 21 October during ADE. As always with a sharp selection of DJs and a freshly made breakfast that is included.

8Mystic Garden Festival

11:00 – 23:00
Havenpark | Wethouder van Essenweg 1, Amsterdam

Here, everything is made of magic…

It begins as the sound of far-off music echoing through the woods, the drums lightly beating and the violin tune… the light at the heart of the forest calls you towards it! This October at Amsterdam Dance Event 2018 the Mystic Garden invites those who hear her enchanted call to step through her Garden Gates for an unforgettable experience- an enchanted world brimming with magical creatures and music. The Mystic Garden joins forces with Dockyard in an unprecedented marriage of light and dark- industrial v.s. fairyland! This coming ADE you can walk through the Golden Gates of the Mystic Garden and be a part of Dockyard’s thunderous, industrial dystopia all in the same day.

7All Day I Dream & Days like Nights

12:30 – 20:30
WesterUnie | Klönneplein 4-6, Amsterdam

Lee Burridge’s All Day I Dream joins forces with Dutch hero Eelke Kleijn’s DAYS Like NIGHTS for a party on Saturday 20 October.

Taking place in the lofty Transformatorhuis and neighbouring Westerunie in the leafy surroundings of Amsterdam’s Westerpark, this huge party runs from 12:30(PM) through ‘til 20:30 with a superb line-up. Lee Burridge is joined by 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 dancefloor and thundering sound system.

6Afro Acid & We Jack Showcase

14:00 – 21:00
Le Nouveau Riche | Rokin 84, Amsterdam

Afro Acid & We Jack = Afro Jack ADE Showcase

The legacy of Acid House cannot be denied. We celebrate this and the many other genres it has inspired. Acid House Legend DJ Pierre joins forces with WE Jack and label head Gettoblaster to present Acid Jack! Chicago legend Chip E from the timeless class classic anthem “Time to Jack” joins the lineup. In addition we have Hatiras, Rulex, MC Fadoau, Beyun, Nicki Monty. Join us for a musical journey you will not forget!

5Into the Woods | Saturday

12:00 – 23:00
NDSM | Tt. Neveritaweg 15, Amsterdam

All aboard! As Into the Woods sets sail to the NDSM Wharf a second time, on Friday and Saturday during ADE. Anchors aweigh, catch a breath and dive into two days of fun as far as the eye can sea. Their waterproof stages are opened from 12 noon to 11 PM with a promise of naughty-cal festivities. Go adrift and join them at their ADE weekender!


22:00 – 05:00
OT301 | Overtoom 301, Amsterdam

We’re hosting the Saturday night at OT301 during ADE 2018. Awesome Tapes From Africa and Habibi Funk will be returning for this special occasion alongside the very talented Kléo and &Textures residents Roseplein and DJ Kulcha.

3Pleinvrees x Stil vor Talent x Andhim’s Superfriends

22:00 – 07:00
WesterUnie | Klönneplein 4-6, Amsterdam

It’s that time of year again! At our annual October family reunion the Pleinvrees-family gathers in Amsterdam for some much needed quality time.

For the Pleinvrees ADE closing we welcome German house artists. Oliver Koletzki is bringing the Stil vor Talent crew, while Andhim and their Superfriends will once again aim to bring the house down.

2This Is Chicago

22:00 – 05:00
De Tropen | Linnaeusstraat 2, Amsterdam

This is Chicago. From the beginning till now and beyond

1Italo House

23:00 – 07:00
Meneer Nieges | Westerdoksdijk 40H, Amsterdam

Italian label Irma Records is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year in tandem with Italian promoters, SOundScape.

Taking place in Amsterdam nightclub Meneer Nieges, the event has been staged to coincide with the electronic music industry’s foremost annual get-together, the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE).

On Saturday 20th October, Irma, SOundScape and Deset will join forces for a very special night of music, the likes of which is sure to prove a fitting celebration of all that the label has achieved over the past three decades.