The Most Anticipated Nighttime Events At ADE 2018

Sept. 25, 2018

Photo credit: Mark Richter for ADE

For those not familiar with the festival, here’s a quick intro: ADE is one of the most important annual events in dance music, a fascinating conference by day and a wide range of intense parties by night. Once the night falls, 2500 artists bring their best sets to 140 venues spread across the city, taking over everything from warehouses, clubs, and arenas.

With so many different events, venues, and the tickets running low you'll definitely need serious logistics. As Amsterdam Dance Event starts in less than a month, it’s time to start mapping out your program! 

Spinnin' Sessions

When: Wednesday, 17th October

Where: AIR, Amstelstraat 16, Amsterdam

Let's kick off ADE at our favorite Dutch record label's event, with Bassjackers, Curbi, Mike Williams and many more! Spinnin' Records is a household name when it comes to electronic music, and it's no wonder why: almost 20 years in the business, countless amazing DJs and awesome tracks under their label, not to mention all the epic parties and residencies - at Spinnin' you'll definitely be in good hands!

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Symphony: The Global Revolution Of Dance

When: Thursday, 18th October

Where: Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam

The legendary Hardwell featuring the multiple Grammy award-winning Metropole Orkest - this one would have been on our schedule anyways, but since our beloved Hardwell is taking a break for a while and it’s his last show it’s definitely a must-go!

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Awakenings X Adam Beyer Presents: Drumcode

When: Thursday, 18th October

Where: Gashouder, Amsterdam

If you're into techno you're familiar with both Adam Beyer and Awakenings events, and you must know by now that the combo of this two is a killer one! Jaw-dropping visuals, fantastic DJs of the genre like Amelie Lens, Dubfire, Nicole Moudaber are going to be there - will you?

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Monstercat Uncaged

When: Thursday, 18th October

Where: Melkweg, Amsterdam

Amsterdam Dance Event has something amazing for the headbangers as well, the trap lovers will be pleased to hear that Monstercat returns to ADE with a banger lineup. Feed Me, Modestep, Gammer and many more are coming to throw an incredible night that you'll be definitely talking about for weeks to come!

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Martin Garrix

When: Friday and Saturday, 19th - 20th October

Where: RAI, Amsterdam

The world’s No.1. DJ (for two years now) never disappoints when it comes to thrilling sets, and you can bet he's bringing his best to his hometown! Martin's concerts are one of the most anticipated ones at ADE, and tickets sell out quickly - so hurry up if you don't have yours yet! Friday night is 18+ only, but Saturday afternoon party is open to all ages!

Official event page >>

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Amsterdam Music Festival

When: Saturday, 20th October

Where: Johan Cruijff Arena (previously named Amsterdam Arena)

Probably the biggest party of Amsterdam Dance Event, with an amazing lineup - featuring a B2B set between David Guetta and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and the highlight of the night...the annual DJ Mag Top 100 awards! This is the night and place where they'll reveal the best DJ of the year, so if you want to experience it first hand you shouldn't miss Amsterdam Music Festival at the arena!

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elrow Goes To ADE

When: Saturday and Sunday, 20th - 21st October

Where: De Kromhouthal, Gedempt Hamerkanaal 231, Amsterdam

You haven't seen real madness until you experience elrow! Just a few weeks after its sold-out event in the city, the craziest Spanish party series is back with truckloads of confetti, talented acrobats and performers and world-class DJs to make you dance until the morning light! Hurry up, Saturday is sold out already, but if you hurry you can grab the last few tickets for the extra Sunday event here

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DGTL Trilogy

When: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 18 - 20th October

Where: Scheepsbouwloods, Amsterdam

Those of you who favor the deeper, more underground sound of electronic music like techno, minimal and house - don't worry, DGTL got you covered for the whole weekend! One brand, one location, three parties and uncountable DJs of the very best - Bonobo, Nina Kraviz, Jamie Jones just to name-drop a few. The DGTL Trilogy is definitely something you don't want to miss at ADE, find out more about all three events here.

These are our most anticipated nighttime events for ADE this year, but what about yours? Let us know via Twitter or Facebook!

Monika Tudja

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Monika fell in love with live music and festivals when she was 16, and she didn't stop loving and attending them ever since. She is passionate about singers with raspy voices, electronic music, and this site here that she co-founded so you guys can explore the best music festivals around the globe.