ADE Announces First Confirmed Artists For 2018

Amsterdam Dance Event
Author : Karl Aguilar
July 05, 2018

ADE Announces First Confirmed Artists For 2018

Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), the world’s largest festival and business conference for electronic music, has recently announced the first wave of artists set to appear for its 2018 edition.

Among those announced are Bonobo, Charlotte de Witte, Colin Benders, GAIA, Jeff Mills, Laurent Garnier, Martin Garrix, Nina Kraviz, Orbital, Peggy Gou, and Richie Hawtin, among a stellar, diverse lineup of artists from across the globe.

The five-day, five-night event is set to run from October 17th-21st, 2018. As with previous editions, in which the ADE has come to be known for, the event is set to offer an extensive art, film, photography program, alongside music and the latest trends in technology and social good. The organisers expect to welcome a record breaking 400,000 visitors for the 23rd edition.

ADE Director Richard Zijlma said in a statement:

“We’re almost at the point of reaching the magical 400,000 visitors mark, and we still see lots of opportunities to grow. ADE aims to be a world stage for musical talent and the music industry.”

In addition to the growth of the extensive night program, there is also rapid growth of the ADE Beats program, with the audience for hiphop, bass and beats growing year on year. ADE 2017 featured more than 2,500 artists and 550 speakers in a record-breaking 160 locations. Also, programs such as the opening concert with the Metropole Orchestra, the free city festival ADE Hangover and the ADE Hackathon will return for this year’s edition of the event.

For the complete lineup of the first wave of guest artists and other information, visit the Amsterdam Dance Event website at