A lot of things happened in the last two weeks and one of this is the conclusion of the 2018 edition of the annual Amsterdam Dance Event with its 23rd edition.

For the first time, ADE welcomed over 400,000 visitors from more than 100 countries for an extensive day and night program featuring over 1000 events and leading artists and speakers from around the world. From 17 to 21 October there were more than 450 night and 600 daytime events spread over 200 locations, with over 2500 performing artists and around 600 speakers participating in keynotes, workshops and master classes on a variety of topics. The conference and festival program by day saw an increase in numbers attending with daytime activities exceeding more than 600.

Every year Amsterdam Dance Event choose a country to focus in about the dance music scene. South Korea was the focus country this year, consequently, much attention was paid to the rapidly growing South Korean music scene. Several conference and festival events illustrated that musically and culturally South Korea has a lot to offer the rest of the world.

ADE hosted a myriad of events from countless panels discussions at the main conference through to pop-up performances, audiovisual installations, film screenings, tech schools, and charity events.

With another incredible edition, we can’t wait to see what Amsterdam Dance Event has planned for the 2019 edition. If you missed it or want to focus more on specific event you can check our articles below or ADE overview site.