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Amsterdam Dance Event 2018 Final Guide. The Best Parties and Events
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Amsterdam Dance Event 2018 Final Guide. The Best Parties and Events

October is synonymous of Amsterdam Dance Event for every electronic music lovers. For 5 days the city turns into the capital of electronic music with more than 2500 artists in almost 200 venues.

if you think that ADE is only night parties and festival, you’re totally wrong! With music talks from the most important figures of the scene, to the creative lab, installations and even more, Amsterdam Dance Event cover the electronic music world at 360°.

As every year, we at The Groove Cartel will be in Amsterdam for this magic event and, we’re going to cover the highest number of the groove-related events via our socials. We’re going to keep you update via all our socials and, in real time, via Instagram stories so, make sure to follow us everywhere so you don’t miss anything.

Because the insane numbers of the event, we have decided to draw up a complete Amsterdam Dance Event guide for every groove and music lover, complete of the best events and parties in our opinion. The guide it’s divided following the day of the conference, from Wednesday 17th to Sunday the 21st.

You can easily click on your desire day for jumping into it and read about the events. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.

– 17th of October. Wednesday. –

Talking about the first day of the conference Mr. Paul Kalkbrenner returns to Amsterdam at Scheepsbouwloods. The announcement of his ADE show follows shortly after the release of his new album Parts of Life. You can find more information here.

Protocol Nicky Romero Amsterdam Dance Event 2018Nicky Romero Presents: Protocol x ADE’18

Wednesday night at Amsterdam Dance Event is only Nicky Romero presents Protocol. A fixed event over the year, Nicky and Protocol will take over Melkweg for another insane label night. With two rooms, more then 20 artists, a super exclusive special guest and the freshest electronic dance music out there, Protocol label night during ADE is one of that show you can’t miss. Check our full article to know everything you need.

D.O.D amsterdam dance event 2018D.O.D and Friends

If you have joined last year Amsterdam Dance Event you have for sure notice the constant presence of D.O.D in almost every groovy-house related party. This year, the UK DJ and producer will host his own party from 22 to 5 am at Martin’s Social Club. The party is something special because, despite the big line-up that includes Corey James, Norii, Shapov, and Tom Staar, the event will have a special performance from the Axtone roaster. Will we see Axwell behind the decks for a special intimate DJ-set?

Martin garrix presents STMPD amsterdam dance event 2018Martin Garrix Presents: STMPD RCRDS

As well as his own show during Friday and Saturday, number 1 DJ according to DJ Mag, will host a special label night for his imprint STMPD at United Studio’s in Amsterdam. Line-up is still TBA but we’re sure it will be massive.

Dannic presents Fonk amsterdam dance event 2018Dannic Presents Fonk Recordings Label Night

Fonk head honcho has happened in the last two years, has announced his party on Wednesday night at the Escape Studio. The line-up is super interesting and it features Tom and Jane, Thomas Newson, LoaX, Will K and more. For the full line-up and tickets, you can check here

Oliver heldens presents heldeep amsterdam dance event 2018Oliver Heldens Presents: Heldeep

Last but not least, Mr. Oliver Heldens will host his Heldeep label night at Q-Factory. Line-up details are forthcoming, with Heldens set to be joined by key Heldeep Records artists across the night. Expect to hear lots of new material as everyone brings their A-game for ADE.

– 18th of October. Thursday. –

Our Amsterdam Dance Event Guide 2018 is full also for day 2 with a lot of amazing parties and lab to attend all over the city.

During ADE by Day, on Thursday you will be able to join Gear Test Lab that will be filled with some of the latest music technological advances and the leading innovative brands when it comes to performance or production needs. More info.

If you are a lover of video games you sure are interested in the first ever Spinnin’ Gaming Tournament. On Thursday, October 18 they are turning the AIR Amsterdam into a true gaming paradise. They have invited artists, game influencers, celebs, and professional football players to compete in a Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and FIFA’19 tournament, and you can be a part of this awesome day by attending!

Anjunadeep amsterdam dance event 2018Anjunadeep Amsterdam

Following our sold-out takeover a few years ago, Anjunadeep returns to one of our their favorite cities for a first-ever ADE showcase.  Located in Tolhuistuin, the party will see behind the decks 16 Bit Lolitas, Ben Böhmer [live], Dom Donnelly, James Grant, Penelope, and Yotto.

Daddy's Groove and Merk and Kremont Present Ladri di Biciclette amsterdam dance event 2018Daddy’s Groove and Merk and Kremont Present Ladri di Biciclette

After two sold out editions in 2016 and 2017, Daddy’s Groove and Merk & Kremont will host the Escape Lounge for the third year in a row on the Thursday during ADE. The complete line-up will be revealed soon!

Nameless showcase amsterdam dance event 2018 ade kryder d.o.d shapovNameless Showcase

Nameless Records is returning to ADE after a sold-out show last year, in collaboration with Run The Trap! Expect many big artists, and tickets might sell out soon so be quick. You can find more info on our dedicated article.

– 19th of October. Friday. –

Our Amsterdam Dance Event Guide 2018 is full also for day 2 with a lot of amazing parties and lab to attend all over the city.

During ADE by Day, on Thursday as well as on Friday, you will be able to join Gear Test Lab. More info.

defected amsterdam dance event 2018


Defected return to ADE on 19th October with Claptone, Amine Edge & DANCE, Sam Divine and more for a daytime takeover at Stadspodium. Returning to Amsterdam to throw the conference’s annual Defected party, this time in a new daytime slot. Prepare for non-stop house, fresh from Defected’s 2018 Ibiza season and Defected Croatia festival. You can read more in our detailed article.

Bob Sinclar Africanism Amsterdam Dance Event ADE 2018 Daddy's grooveAfricanism Party

Another party by Daddy’s Groove but, this time, with the massive collaboration of Bob Sinclar and his Africanism. Since 2001 producers and DJs that have been releasing music through the label Africanism have found a home for their mood and style, and have driven their music attitude with passion and sexy vibes. Bunch of Drums and Tribal instruments have always delighted the atmosphere of this music catalog. You can read more in our detailed article.

third party release amsterdam dance event 2018Third Party Presents: Release

The ADE event sees Third Party return to Amsterdam, having hosted a ‘Release Records’ party during ADE 2017 when the duo performed at The Box. The event is already completed sold-out and it will see behind the decks Corey James, Kryder, Matt Nash, Pete K, and Third Party as well.

Thuishaven Amsterdam Dance Event Life and DeathLife and Death

Located on the Western outskirts of Amsterdam, the site is surrounded by heavy industry, massive oil tankers and scrap metal yards. Thuishaven has several stages, bars, surreal decoration pieces, and curiosities. Incorporating materials purchased or found at neighboring scrap yards, the site radiates a raw and industrial atmosphere. You can read more in our detailed article.

– 20th of October. Saturday. –

Saturday is one of the most packed day for our Amsterdam Dance Event Guide 2018. Starting off with Revealed Day Conference from 12 to 18 at Q-Factory where you will have a unique chance to step into the world of Revealed Recordings. With 2 main stages, 6 different areas, 8 music & sound studios, multiple exposition rooms, numerous creative sessions and plenty of network facilities Revealed offers only 500 exclusive people to have the chance to listen, learn and get involved in a unique environment.

From 15:00 to 15:45 Don Diablo will host an extensive Music Talk about his still rising career and the present and the future of the industry. More info.

Saturday is another day for the Gear Test Lab. More info.

Tale Of Us Afterlife Amsterdam Dance Event 2018 Solomun DixonAfterlife by Tale Of Us (24 hours party)

Afterlife is returning to Amsterdam Dance Event to present its first 24-hour party. Beginning at 2 pm on Saturday, October 20th and running through until the next afternoon, Tale Of Us curate two rooms to encompass everything Afterlife is about. The setting is the raw and striking Elementenstraat Warehouse, which will make for some spectacle when adorned with the signature Afterlife production. Line-Up. You can read more in our detailed article.

Kryder Kryteria Boat Party Amsterdam Dance Event ADE 2018 God Save The GrooveKryder and Kryteria Present: God Save The Groove

From 14 to 18 the groove crew will sail along Dam river with a line-up of more than 20 artists. In addition, the party will also play host to a demo drop and private session with Kryder himself, so budding producers will have the opportunity to get their music heard and receive feedback from the label boss whilst soaking up the boat party atmosphere. Line-UpYou can read more in our detailed article.

Amsterdam Dance Event AMF 2018AMF 2018

The most important event of the whole conference, Amsterdam Dance Event 2018 will host also the winning ceremony for the Top 100 Dj Mag as well as what it seems to be the last show as a duo of Axwell and Ingrosso. With probably the biggest mainstage of the conference and the biggest venue in Amsterdam, AMF 2018 will be as always a blast.

Solomun All Night x Loveland

Solomun all night will be a one-man show of one of the biggest icons of this time. He will play a 6-hour set from 00:00 till 06:00 at a unique and new ADE location: Warehouse Houthavens. The opening artist will be announced soon.

elrow ADE 2018elrow goes to ADE

Right after the sold-out elrow Town Festival – Amsterdam 2018 elrow will be returning to Amsterdam for another crazy night! From 23 till morning De Kromhouthal will be turned into a small Chinese town in perfectly elrow style. Line-up is still TBA.

– 20th of October. Sunday. –

Despite being the last day of Amsterdam Dance Event 2018, a lot of gree events and parties will take place during the day/night.

amsterdam dance evetn 2018 elrowelrow goes to ADE – extra Sunday Edition

elrow is so overwhelmed by all the love you’ve given them and as a token of their gratitude they’ve decided to throw an extra ADE party on ADE’s Sunday. from 13 to 23 again, at De Kromhouthal, elrow will close in the right way this ADE 18 with another crazy party.

amsterdam dance event 2018 wiwekMAHA VANA

Wiwek presents his own party bringing the jungle to the club. Club Up will turn into the kingdown of jungle-house music with a huge line-up: Gregor Salto, Simon Kidzoo, Mike Cervello, Ray Ray, as well Wiwek will take over the controls.

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