Amsterdam Dance Event 2011: first artists revealed!

Written by Remco on 26 July 2011 in Events
Amsterdam Dance Event 2011: first artists revealed!

With over 700 artists from all over the globe performing in 44 clubs, ADE’s festival has grown into the worlds biggest club festival for electronic music. It offers 2.500 business professionals and 100.000 music lovers a taste of the latest trends and developments in the electronic music scene.

The 2010 ADE  brought together a grand total of 197 different events over four nights which between them covered absolutely every style of electronic music from all over the globe.

This year, the Amsterdam Dance Event will take place from 19-23 October 2011.

Ticket sales

 Tickets for the ADE festival will be available on the website from August 15 onwards. In the meanwhile you can buy your tickets through the venues or event websites. Be sure to check out ADE's Facebook fanpage & Twitter to see which events are on sale.

Ticket sales for ADE events differ from event/venue. While most of the events/venues work with online ticketing partners such as Paylogic, Ticketscript BV and Ticketservice, others have their own webshop integrated on their website. In some cases an event/venue may not sell pre-sale tickets online, but offers its tickets at the door only. 

Most of the tickets can be purchased through the official ADE website, through safe & secure ticketing systems. To all purchases made on the ADE website, the ticketing partner terms & conditions apply.

First artists revealed

Carl Cox does Paradiso

When reminiscing about the old days of rave and the first internationally renowned dj’s, Carl Cox is a name that is bound to pop up. The three-deck maestro has seen generations of clubbers come and go, while sustaining his position as one of the world’s top jocks. On Wednesday October 19th – the opening night of the Festival – ‘Coxie’ will do Paradiso, a venue that over the past decades has staged numerous legendary performances, alongside Jon Rundell and Cristian Varela. Rundell and Varela are label mates on Cox’s Intec Records, a household techno imprint.

But Carl is not just visiting Amsterdam to spin some tunes, as he is actively involved in the conference as well. In ‘The (Dance) World According To Carl Cox’, he will talk about life and his career, which should be inspiring to anyone who is into electronic music. ‘The (Dance) World According to…’ concept has been a regular item on the ADE Conference program for the past few years, and was previously hosted by Josh Wink, Steve Schnur, Jeff Mills, Derrick May, and Roger Sanchez. Next to Carl Cox, Mr Cocoon Sven Väth will share his views on life during the ADE 2011 as well.

The Melkweg announces line-up

The Melkweg, one of the most well-known clubs within and outside the Netherlands, has been involved with the ADE since its start in 1996. Every year this popular club manages to compile an amazing ADE program, which covers the whole ADE week and offers a wide range of the best electronic music around. Since its 41 years of existence The Melkweg has broken all visitors numbers during ADE 2009 & 2010, so you can imagine what this year’s lineup could look like…. Well, go see for yourself: Michael Mayer b2b Tobias Thomas, live: WhoMadeWho, Goldfish, Dave Clarke, Derrick May, John Digweed, Guy J, Eskmo, James Holden, live: Kate Wax, Crookers, live: Fake Blood, French Fries, Neoteric, Annie Mac, Sander Kleinenberg and many more to be confirmed!

David Guetta does The Sand

International superstar David Guetta has just been added to the ADE lineup. The French Grammy Award winning DJ & Producer will take the stage at The Sand Amsterdam on October 21st. Ticket sales started July 16 on

Plastikman Live 1.5 World Tour & ADE

Richie Hawtin has just announced his brand new Plastikman 1.5 live world tour. The show will hit the ADE on October 21st (Heineken Music Hall). Tickets will be available from July 26 (10.00 am (CEST) via  Designed in collaboration with visual architects Derivative Inc., Hawtin's Plastikman live show is an audio-visual spectacle with an interactive edge. The performance debuted at Time Warp in Mannheim in 2010, and has been a fixture of electronic festivals in Europe and North America ever since.

Richie Hawtin: “I'm incredibly excited to finally take Plastikman on its first standalone tour. These dates will represent the last opportunities for fans to catch Plastikman Live in its current form: the 1.5 version of the show we've spent nearly a year of fine-tuning. After that, Plastikman will be returning to the shadows to begin work on a brand new 2.0 concept. The fall tour will be full of surprises, and the performance will continue to be spontaneous and unique for every show – the way I believe live music should be performed in 2011.”

The 2010 version toured around the world, establishing an unrivalled reputation as one of the most spectacular electronic live shows of all time, and quickly united a new generation of music fans with those who had followed the Plastikman project from its groundbreaking innovations in the 1990s. The  Plastikman logo once again has returned to the forefront of the electronic movement as EDM (electronic dance music) fever gripped North America and Plastikman performed acclaimed shows at Electric Daisy Carnival and Canada’s Mutek. In 2010, readers of the largest electronic music portal Resident Advisor voted Plastikman as the ‘number one’ live electronic show of the year.

Hawtin and his team have continued to develop and evolve the show - incorporating brand new Plastikman music, visuals and interactive technologies. The updates of the show have once again been created within Hawtin's fully-collaborative lighting, visual and interactive team: Ali Demirel & Jarrett Smith of Derivative Inc. (TouchDesigner visuals);  Matthias Vollrath (lighting integrations); Jeremy Jacobs (JPLS) & Johannes Kramer (sonic upgrades); and Robert Hexler & Bryan McDade (interactivity). As with all previous dates, Plastikman Live will be fully interactive for any fans with the free SYNK iPhone application, which itself has been relaunched with new features including a live chat, live behind-the-curtain camera feed and more interactive elements, making the show one of the only genuinely interactive concert experiences in the world today.

Laurent Garnier added to Paradiso Line-up

It’s on! More and more artists and organisations are announcing their presence at this year’s ADE. Laurent Garnier, the godfather of French house music, is the next one to be added to the list. His LBS project will be staged in Paradiso on Thursday October 20th.

LBS stands for Live Booth Sessions (or Loud Bass & Samples), and it takes Mr Garnier back to his raw club roots. While the maestro works the decks and some additional equipment, his longtime friends Benjamin Rippert on keys and Stephane Dri (aka Scan X) on various electronic instruments provide the back-up. Expect the unexpected; Laurent Garnier is widely known for his eclectic and adventurous sets.

Be sure to get your tickets on time as LBS’s frontman has been responsible for numerous sold out events in Holland in the past. Not sure if it’s your cup of tea?

Hed Kandi Amsterdam Dance Event special

The internationally well known party organization Hed Kandi cannot be missed during ADE. With a special edition of Hed Kandi, the world’s most glamorous music & lifestyle brand will party all night long on Saturday the 22nd of October. Not just in an ordinary club but on a ship. The Ocean Diva will be the home of the Hed Kandi dj's and a very special guest during this night, bringing you that exclusive Hed Kandi sound that we all got to know and love.

Hed Kandi dj's Carl Hanaghan and Sam Cannon will guarantee you the ultimate Hed Kandi vibe. London based dj and producer Carl Hanaghan has performed at some of the worlds biggest clubs and festivals alongside an elite of A-List dj's and producers alike. He has lived the dream having performed all over the world as one of Hed Kandi’s residents and his mixes and compilations have been featured on several Hed Kandi albums.

Sam Cannon started his dj career with hardcore to hard house, to trance and then finally setting with a funky house sound. He has been a member of Hed Kandi since 2006 and has played for exclusive NYE parties, in exclusive hotels in Sri Lanka and playing alongside the likes of Mark Ronson overlooking beautiful sunrises in the clubs of Brazil. Nowadays Sam plays at some of the most respected and well-known clubs all over the globe.

Special guest of this evening is Aeroplane. If you fly with Aeroplane once, you will not forget it. This time Aeroplane will fly with us on the waters of Amsterdam. In just three years, Aeroplane has established himself as a respected and well-known dj. Starting out as a duo, and later on as a solo dj, Vito has slowed down things as he is on his best at 105bpm; more grooves and more feeling. With his amazing album We Can’t Fly (co-produced by Bertrand Burgalat), he showcased his passion for stately, soulful disco and early 80s electronica.;

On top of all this, The Lovely Laura on Sax will join us on this cruise together with more uplifting live musicians, delicious dancers and ecstatic entertainment. Of course the iconic Hed Kandi visuals and décor cannot be missed during this already epic night on the Ocean Diva.

Tickets can be bought via and cost € 25. Until the 1st of September, Early Birds are available for € 20.

Hudmo Goes ADE

Hudson Mohawke is one of the latest additions to the Festival program. The multi-talented Glaswegian will work his magic at Bitterzoet on Saturday October 22nd alongside local hero Brutuzz and S-X from the UK. 

HudMo, as his numerous fans call him, has a distinctive sound which blends electronica, beats, dubstep, R&B, and funk. He is part of the new gen Warp artists that preserves the innovative spirit of the legendary imprint. His debut album Butter caused quite a stirr, and so did his Jodeci, and Tweet bootlegs he did just for fun and because he thought the vocals of the original tracks deserved a better treatment. Check out his new bootleg endeavour here, be on the lookout for his new Warp release (1 August), and get your tickets for Bitterzoet a.s.a.p.

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