ADE Completes Conference Program with Hardwell, Peggy Gou, Martin Garrix, Richie Hawtin, Nastia and more!

ADE Amsterdam Dance Event completes full conference program with an impressive lineup including the likes of Hardwell, Peggy Gou, Martin Garrix, Richie Hawtin and Nastia to name a few.

Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), the world’s largest and most influential club-based festival and conference for electronic music has completed its conference program, with numerous globally renowned artists and industry leaders added to the line up. Among them are Hardwell, speaking in depth about his recent comeback after a three year hiatus and the topic of mental health, Martin Garrix in conversation with Joseph Capriati, a special edition of RA Exchange live with Peggy Gou, and a live NFT minting masterclass and demonstration by Richie Hawtin.

These additions join an already impressive line up for ADE’s 27th edition, which includes keynotes and discussions with industry leaders at Warner Music, Coachella, TikTok, Q-Dance, Billboard, FUGA,, YouTube, Meta and more, with young producers also able to take part in masterclasses and sessions at ADE Lab with artists such as Carl Cox, Ellen Allien, Nicky Romero, Van Anh, KiNK and many others.

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Futuristic innovations

The conference also hosts a series of futuristic initiatives as part of ADE’s focus on the future of live events, including ADE Blendrealities, transforming home base Felix Meritis into a hybrid VR space, where discussions are hosted on artificial intelligence, Web3 and the Metaverse. Speakers include Nick Adler, responsible for transforming Snoop Dogg’s Death Row Records into the first ever major NFT label, ex-Google Senior Engineer Blake Lemoine on the impact of AI, Warner Music’s Chief Digital Officer Oana Ruxandra, artist and futurist Don Diablo, Coachella’s Sam Schoonover and Lightyear CEO Lex Hoefsloot.

Other key topics and themes covered at ADE Pro include sustainability for the live scene, mental health, inclusivity and social change, with Ukrainian artist Nastia and Lesia Vasylenko (Ukraine Parliament) in the discussion ‘Ukraine: How Can We Help?’, as well as talks on circular event management, gender representation in dance music and more.

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ADE Lab masterclasses

Next to the ADE Pro conference, this year marks the inaugural edition of ADE Lab, focused on masterclasses, Q&As and studio sessions for the next generation of producers. Artists taking part include Peggy Gou, Carl Cox, Nicky Romero, Ellen Allien, Van Anh, KiNK and others, and visitors can obtain inside knowledge from global platforms such as TikTok, Spotify, YouTube, Armada Music, ID&T,, KNTXT and Spinnin’ Records.

The full ADE program can be found here:

The complete conference program can be attended with the ADE Pro Pass, available here:

The Amsterdam Dance Event Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to nurturing electronic music, its culture and its industry worldwide. The organization devotes itself to stimulating development, innovation and talent, gathering the global industry and laying a foundation for future generations.

ADE Completes Conference Program with Hardwell, Peggy Gou, Martin Garrix, Richie Hawtin, Nastia and more!

About ADE

The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), an initiative of Buma, has grown into the world’s largest and most influential club-based festival and conference for electronic music. The event continues to grow and develop each year, featuring over 2,500 artists and 600 speakers in almost 200 venues.

The five-day event attracts visitors from over 146 countries and features every conceivable aspect of electronic music culture, with dedicated conference programming, an extensive Arts & Culture program, live music and DJ/artist performances, all spread across the city of Amsterdam. More information about ADE can be found here:

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The Amsterdam Dance Event is organized by The Amsterdam Dance Event Foundation. Founding partner: Buma
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ADE Completes Conference Program with Hardwell, Peggy Gou, Martin Garrix, Richie Hawtin, Nastia and more!

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