This year sees the 20th anniversary of Europe's annual dance music forum/ piss up/ cock-knockathon, Amsterdam Dance Event. Taking place from October 14th-18th, the line up at ADE covers pretty much anyone you might care to mention from the worlds of house and techno, from the credible to the crass. Currently there are a whopping 1,600 (!) confirmed acts. Yep, sixteen bloody thousand. Brace yourself for just some of the names announced today:
Âme (DE), Andrew Weatherall (GB), Andy C (GB), Awanto 3 (NL), Bakermat (NL), Barnt (DE), Beesmunt Soundsystem (NL), Benny Rodrigues (NL), Bicep (GB), Bingo Players (NL), Blawan (GB), Boris Brejcha (DE), Boys Noize (DE), Clouds (GB), Dâm-FunK (US), Dannic (NL), Davide Squillace (IT), Delta Funktionen (NL), Derrick May (US), Detroit Swindle (NL), Dimitri (NL), Dixon (DE), DJ Bone (US), DJ Jean (NL), Dominik Eulberg (DE), Dusky (GB), Eats Everything (GB), Eelke Kleijn (NL), Eprom (US), Falco Benz (NL), Fatima Yamaha (NL), Fedde Le Grand (NL), Felix Da Housecat (US), Floorplan (US), Gabriel Ananda (DE), Gallowstreet Brass Band (NL), Gerd Janson (DE), Goldfish (ZA), Gramatik (SI), Gui Boratto (BR), H.O.S.H. (DE), Heidi (DE), Hernan Cattaneo (AR), Hot Since 82 (GB), Howling (DE), Interstellar Funk (NL), Jackmaster (GB), James Zabiela (GB), Jamie Jones (GB), Jennifer Cardini (FR), Job Jobse (NL), John Digweed (GB), John Talabot (ES), Josh Wink (US), Kaiserdisco (DE), Kerri Chandler (US), KiNK (BG), Kölsch (DK), Laidback Luke (NL), Loco Dice (DE), M.A.N.D.Y. (DE), Magda (PL), Mano Le Tough (IE), Marc Romboy (DE), Marco Bailey (BE), Marcus Worgull (DE), Mark Knight (GB), Masters At Work (US), Max Cooper (GB), Maya Jane Coles (GB), Michael Mayer (DE), Miss Melera (NL), Miss Nine (DE), Mount Kimbie (GB), Move D (DE), Noir (DK), Oliver Koletzki (DE), Optimo (GB), Paco Osuna (ES), Patrice Bäumel (DE), Paul Ritch (FR), Pete Tong (GB), Pig & Dan (ES), Popof (FR), Prosumer (DE), Rachel Green (NL), Recondite (DE), Richy Ahmed (GB), Ripperton (CH), Roman Flügel (DE), Roog (NL), Sandrien (NL), Scuba (GB), Sevdaliza (NL), Skream (GB), Soul Clap (US), Stephan Bodzin (DE), Steve Rachmad (NL), Stimming (DE), Tama Sumo (DE), The Advent (PT), The Black Madonna (US), Todd Terry (US), Tom Trago (NL), Torus (NL), Vato Gonzalez (NL), Voices From The Lake (IT), Weval (NL), William Kouam Djoko (NL), Young Marco (NL) and many others.
And this is in addition to the big guys already announced:
Adam Beyer (SE), Armin van Buuren (NL), Black Coffee (ZA), Bonobo (GB), Carl Cox (GB), Dave Clarke (GB), David Guetta (FR), DJ Qu (US), Dubfire (US), George FitzGerald (GB), Green Velvet (US), Hardwell (NL), Henrik Schwarz (DE), I-F (NL), Jeff Mills (US), Joran van Pol (NL), Len Faki (DE), Maceo Plex (US), Martin Garrix (NL), Moodymann (US), Nina Kraviz (RU), Noisia (NL), Nuno dos Santos (NL), Octave One (US), Richie Hawtin (CA), Rødhåd (DE), Sandrien (NL), Stanislav Tolkachev (UA), Tiësto (NL), Tyree Cooper (US)...
It's raveageddeon! Here's how ADE are flogging the event:
"In addition to the extensive live line-up of the ADE Festival, the ADE Playground offers music enthusiasts a large and varied daytime program including exhibitions, in-store promotions, pop-up stores and film screenings all over the city center. The business aspect of the event (ADE Conference) is recognized as the most important of its kind, presenting a broad range of conferences and networking opportunities that focus on music and technology, VJs & visuals, sustainability, dance & brands, harder dance styles, new talent and the education of students."
More info over here kids