The festival is celebrating its 20th birthday from 14 – 18 October this year
Today, the first wave of acts who are set to perform at this year’s ADE have been announced. The list of artists playing is understandably enormous with over 100 venues taking part in the event and 300 events set to take place.
This year’s highlights include a wide ranging spectrum of dance music with sets from Cassy, Dave Clarke, Fort Romeau, Happa, Henrik Schwarz, Horse Meat Disco, Hunee, Jeff Mills, Leon Vynehall, Levon Vincent, Machinedrum, Nina Kraviz, Noisia, Raresh, Ricardo Villalobos, Richie Hawtin, Ron Morelli, Ron Trent, Rødhåd, Surgeon and many more across the four day event. Of course these names are just the tip of a very large iceberg and you can see a much larger selection of the artists appearing at the festival at their website.
Each year the event attracts over 365,000 people to the city and there’s a day time programme, ADE Playground, to cater to every whim. ADE Playground consists of a large and varied program of exhibitions, in-store showcases, tech workshops, pop-up stores and film screenings all over the city. The ADE Conference, the festival’s business-based programme presents a broad range of conferences and networking opportunities that tend to be based around music and technology, VJs & visuals, sustainability, dance & brands, new talent and education.