Amsterdam Dance Event Announces First Festival Names

Armin van Buuren, Laurent Garnier, Richie Hawtin, Boys Noize and Freemasons are confirmed to perform at the fourteenth edition of the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE).

Eva Oyon

Date published: 27th Jul 2009

Taking place from 21-24 October, the annual electronic music event attracts an audience of 80.000 music lovers and 2.000 music professionals from around the globe. During the four days of the festival music lovers are able to choose from 40 different venues and over 700 DJs and live acts performing.

The Amsterdam Dance Event has grown into one of the most important electronic music conferences and showcase festivals, offering both the worldwide music industry and individual music lovers the latest trends and developments on electronic music scene.

More confirmed artists:

2000 and One (NL), 3-1 (NL), Appleblim (GB), Armin van Buuren (NL), Boxcutter (GB), Boys Noize (DE), Brian Sanhaji (DE), Carl Craig (US), Chris Liebing (DE), Dave Clarke (GB), Dean Rigg (GB), Dennis Christopher (NL), Dirty Disco Youth (DE), DJ Gomes (NL), Don Diablo (NL), Extrawelt (DE), Dennis Ferrer (US), Freemasons (GB), Funk d'Void (GB), Gregor Tresher (DE), Heiko Laux (GB), International Observer (NZ), Jason Verkerer (GB), Joel Mull (SE), John Digweed (GB), Joost van Bellen (NL), Josh Wink (USA), Junkie XL (NL), Karotte (DE), Krause (NL), Laurent Garnier (FR), Markus Fix (DE), Patrick Hagenaar (GB), Paul Ritch (FR), Paul van Dyk (DE), Phil Faversham (GB), Pitch Black (NZ), Richie Hawtin (CA), Sander Kleinenberg (NL), Scuba (GB), Silicone Soul (GB), Slam (GB), Steve Lawler (GB), Steve Rachmad (NL), Alexander Robotnick (IT), Steven Quarre (NL), Sven Väth (DE), Joris Voorn (NL), Tapes (NZ/GB), The Advent vs Industrialyzer LIVE (PT), The Black Dog (GB), The Dub Police (GB), The Good Guys (RS), Wouter de Moor (NL) and many more to be announced soon.
Selection of comments from DJ’s who have attended ADE;
“Amsterdam Dance Event is like a Tapas bar where you get a lot of small snacks at one place. Because all DJ's at ADE play for just an hour or so, you get a preview of a lot of different kinds of electronic music at one event."  Armin van Buuren, NL
"It's very rare to mix up the words relaxed and business together, ADE does this easily, you always end up with results in a friendly atmosphere, it mirrors the spirit of Amsterdam, subsequently it is always a highlight in my diary"  Dave Clarke, The Netherlands
"This year's ADE reminds me of what happens when you take early WMC and mix it with MIDEM. You have lots of parties and then in the day you have panels and exhibits about the real issues surrounding club music currently. All the while, you're exchanging conversation with all the movers and shakers of the industry. Its truly one of dance music's most important weeks on the calendar!" Dave Dresden, US
"I am a big supporter of ADE and I've said this is the only conference that offers a perfect balance between business and party time, in my opinion. It's well organized and people come away with much than expected. I was happy to be a part of two panels this year. Taking part was a no brainer because I feel the ADE Panels have THE best selection of artists, participants etc. Had a great time."   DJ Pierre, USA
“For me this year's ADE was amazing, all the key players were there and some good old fashioned ''word of mouth'', after a very successful release party, definitely helped getting the international offers in for my new album, as well as new collaborations and many other exciting possibilities. What can I say...things came together perfectly!”  Don Diablo, NL
"If you are a music producer, dj, promoter, club owner, organiser...anything like that: this is the place everybody is, you're right in the heart of dance music here!" Ferry Corsten, NL
"It's just right. It's not too intense, it's not too boring, it's not too crazy; it's just a bit of everything and unless you're here you won't know what you're missing." John Acquaviva, CA
“The only dance conference to combine great parties with genuine business opportunities” Judge Jules, BBC Radio 1, UK
“It was a great experience to be involved in such a prestigious event. I found it to be one of the better conferences still around. I enjoyed participating in the panels very much. I hope in the future that I can return and be part of it again." Kevin Saunderson ,USA
“Without a shadow of a doubt this is the most relevant business orientated conference in the world.” Mark Knight , Toolroom Records, UK

“One of the most important music conferences for electronic music in the world.”  Paul van Dyk, DE
‘I was very impressed with the set up, the location and the professionalism of the whole event. Business was genuinely done in the day and the panels seemed to provoke some meaningful debates. The night life was pretty awesome. Across three nights there were some amazing parties – all very busy and very exciting.’ Pete Tong, BBC Radio 1, UK
 The Amsterdam Dance Event is organized by the  Amsterdam Dance Event foundation, an initiative of Buma Cultuur, and takes place from 21-24 October in Amsterdam.

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