October is synonymous of Amsterdam Dance Event for every electronic music lover. For five 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 festivals, 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 covers 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 of the immense amount of events, we have decided to draw up a complete Amsterdam Dance Event guide for every Groove and music lover, featuring those which, in our opinion, are the best events and parties in town. The guide it’s divided following the day of the conference, from Wednesday 16th to Sunday the 20th.
You can easily click on your desired day to jump at he relative section and read about the events that you’re looking for. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
– 16th of October. Wednesday. –
Talking about the first day of the conference ADE Pro and ADE BeamLab will kick off on Wednesday. ADE BeamLab will open its door at 18:00.
Interesting talks are Article 13: Triumph or Tragedy? at DeLaMar theater where Legal – Michel Duval (Managing Director, Because Music, FR) and Rachel Graham (Head of Publishing, Infiné Music, FR) will talk about the fact that Article 13 had been approved as part of the EU’s new IP and copyright rules. If you’re an event organizer, Remco Evers (Creative Director, NOMOBO, NL) will be explaining how the drive to excel visually has formed their partnerships with dance music brands like Ultra, Martin Garrix, Parokaville, and Awakenings. In particular, he’ll be zooming in on the close cooperation that generated a huge, multi-platform raft of content around Awakenings Live.
Nicky Romero presents: Protocol ADE 2019
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 10 artists at the moment, super-exclusive special guests and the freshest electronic dance music out there, Protocol label night during ADE is one of that shows you can’t miss. Check our full article to know everything you need.
Matisse & Sadko and Friends
Matisse & Sadko are excited to announce that they’ll be hosting their first-ever own party; Matisse & Sadko & Friends. Taking place right in the heart of the city at the renowned Maïa Nightclub, Matisse & Sadko will be bringing an international line-up, unexpected b2b sets, a surprise guest and limited edition merchandise. The lineup includes at the moment Shapov and Arty but more artists are expected in the next weeks. Check this link for all the info.
Awakenings x Charlotte de Witte Presents: KNTXT
Part of the Awakenings program, Charlotte de Witte return in Amsterdam bringing her KNTXT label party. A full lineup is rich of heavyweight techno name as Chris Liebing, Dax J, Monoloc and more. The event will take place at Gashouder from 22:00 to 8:00 in the morning.
K NT XT has already profiled itself as a force to be reckoned with in the Techno landscape. Its objective is a clear one: to serve a quality techno experience while staying true to a genuine underground spirit.
Toolroom x ADE
After an incredible Ibiza season that has seen Mark Knight’s imprint delivering massive parties at Eden Ibiza as well as very good initiative on the Island, Toolroom returns to conquer Amsterdam Dance Event with another spectacular party. Amine edge & DANCE, Hannah Wants, Leftwing : Kody, Mendo, Opolopo, Tube & Berger are only a few of the names that will join Toolroom x ADE. Tickets and more info here.
THE CARNIVAL with Leandro Da Silva & Friends
Ready to live a wild Brazilian street carnival party straight in Amsterdam? Leandro Da Silva presents: THE CARNIVAL! The brand new format reflects the groove master imprinting and it is dedicated to the ones that really want to enjoy life and house music and cheerful atmosphere. All is set for the official launch during ADE 2019: EscapeDelux on October 16th from 23:00 to 6:00 in the morning!
Beside Leandro Da Silva an incredible line-up has been recruited: Daddy’s Groove, Mosimann, Asco, Marnik, Styline, Cato Anaya, Nicola Zucchi, Ivan Cappello and special guest Kryder!
– 17th of October. Thursday. –
Our Amsterdam Dance Event Guide 2019 is full also for day 2 with a lot of amazing parties and lab to attend all over the city.
Oliver Heldens is ready to bring his label to the annual Amsterdam Dance Event with a killer lineup. Including Aevion, Ares Carter, CID, Firebeatz, Moguai, Zonderling and more. Demonstrating to be at the forefront of the industry once more, the label has partnered up with Club Maïa on the iconic Leidseplein, Amsterdam to deliver an intimate atmospheric vibe without compromising on a top-of-the-bill sound system.
‘I’m super excited for this year’s ADE. Not only is the Heldeep event going to be incredible with many talented guests, there are a lot more surprises in store which we can’t wait to reveal soon.’
– Oliver Heldens.
D.O.D and Friends
After a successful first-year edition in 2018, D.O.D is ready to bring back his own party in Amsterdam. From 10 PM Desmet Studios will see behind the decks, besides D.O.D, a special lineup; Italian DJ, Producer and content creator KLAUS, UK DJ Matt Thiss and Japanese upcoming talent NORII. More info and ticket here.
Rüfüs Du Sol
RÜFÜS DU SOL connects the two worlds of live performance and electronic music. The indie trio has been compelling audiences around the globe with their emotional and melodic sound. The Australian band will perform at the NDSM Warehouse in Amsterdam north from 19:00 to 21:45. As supporting act you will see the emerging artist and fellow Australian Willaris. K.
Innervisions Amsterdam x Loveland
Consisting of two-part, the event will feature 11 hours of pure electronic music in two different locations.
- Part 1: Theater Amsterdam 20:00-23:00. The audio-visual show will be merging movement, music and video projections together in an immersive live performance by RY X and a dance performance by Nina Kurtela.
Singer and songwriter RY X will bring his quietly intense, passionate music to life as he invites the audience into his soul-stirring world. After which visual artist and dance maker Nina Kurtela will perform a fragment from “365 routines”. This work was part of her collaboration with Innervisions for the label’s 2018 visual identity and will be brought to life in a new context.
- Part 2: Warehouse Houthavens 23:00-07:00 Once the Theater performance ends, venture into Warehouse Houthavens as the rest of the night unfolds with DJ performances from label co-founders Âme B2B Dixon (5HR Set), together with Marcus Worgull and Trikk as they present the signature Innervisions sound.
Audio Obscura x Spectrum at Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ
Audio Obscura returns to the Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ for another night during where they team up once again with Joris Voorn’s Spectrum. More info on our dedicated article.
– 18th of October. Friday. –
Our Amsterdam Dance Event Guide 2019 is full also for day 3 featuring the legendary Defected party as well as Afterlife and more.
Defected returns with a 12-hour party at Amsterdam’s World Fashion Centre for ADE19, an industrial location in the south of the city. Throwing the conference’s annual Defected party, this time with a day to night affair.
Prepare for non-stop feel-good house selected by the label. Expect loved house records courtesy of special guests that include Gorgon City and Spanish maestro David Penn, who joins Ibiza’s Mambo Brothers, all certified to bring those end-of-summer vibes fresh from the island. More info with the full lineup and tickets here.
Awakenings x Afterlife
Awakenings host Tale Of Us’ Afterlife at the Gashouder for the first time at Amsterdam Dance Event 2019. The Italian duo will bring their transportive techno, together with a carefully-curated selection of their label artists. A trio of DJ duos in Fideles, Mathame and Mind Against feature alongside Dystopian head Rødhåd. Completing the line up are the complementary styles of Recondite and Stephan Bodzin. Experience the immersive Realm Of Consciousness – a 12-hour voyage with a unique location. Info and tickets here.
Third Party Presents: Release
The ADE event sees Third Party return to Amsterdam, for the second year in a row at NOVA Club. The lineup is still TBA but tickets are selling fast. With an array of new artists and fresh music coming up on Release in the coming months, the party follows another huge year for Third Party, who launched their second studio album in March.
Selling out quickly every year, these shows will be the only opportunity to catch Garrix live during Amsterdam Dance Event in 2019. Premiering his ‘ANIMA’ live show last year, the shows prove to be nothing but spectacular. With a completely new production including stunning visuals in the making for this year, Garrix is ready to wow the crowd once again.
– 19th of October. Saturday. –
Saturday is one of the most packed days for our Amsterdam Dance Event Guide 2019. Kicking off with Breakfast Club with Peggy Gou, Ben UFO, Circle of Live and more.
Awakenings x Joris Voorn & Friends (by Day)
After developing a more focused interest in house and techno, Joris invested in the versatile MC-303 Groovebox and began to experiment with synth sounds and drum loops. Joris Voorn sits at the epicenter of the Dutch electronic music scene, the most renowned and instantly recognizable artist from Holland, representing underground house and techno on a wider global stage.
AMF is back in the Johan Cruijff ArenA on the 19th of October 2019. This indoor festival is once again uniting people from all over the world. Expect an electrifying show with 3 No.1 DJs joining an incredible lineup, a new Two Is One performance, and the crowning of the World’s No.1 DJ. The lineup includes Alesso, Armin van Buuren, Jonas Blue, Tiësto and many others.
Exhale with Amelie Lens
Amelie Lens comes to Awakenings ADE and gathers a selection of the underground’s techno to deliver an uncompromising vision of the future sounds of techno. The lineup includes 999999999, Abstract Division, Airod, Amelie Lens, Deep Dimension, Farrago, FJAAK, Keith Carnal and many more.
Audio Obscura presents Tale Of Us @ The Loft
A very special event during the sunset with the legendary techno duo Tale Of Us behind the decks from 4 pm until 11 pm. As expected, the event went sold out minutes after the tickets started selling. If you want to know more about the event and the other Audio Obscura and The Loft parties click here.
– 20th of October. Sunday. –
Despite being the last day of Amsterdam Dance Event 2019, a lot of great events and parties will take place during the day/night.
elrow goes to ADE
For the 5th consecutive year, Elrow returns for another amazing adventure at De Kromhouthal. This interstellar party will blast you right into space. Lineup and more info TBA.
Introducing Amsterdam-based DJ & producer Matt Nash‘s brand new “Futurism” show. A solid repertoire of releases on Spinnin’, Axtone, Size, Hexagon, and Musical Freedom, along with his own solo releases, has made Matt one of the most in-demand acts in dance music today. “Futurism” is a thoroughly reimagined live show concept, providing an immersive and unique experience for fans. Complete with striking 3D visuals and music, “Futurism” truly stands for an uninterrupted night of visual storytelling.