2019 Amsterdam Dance Event: Our Picks for ADE After Dark


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As leaves begin to turn and Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) nears, we’ll soon begin our annual journey from our respective nooks in the world and head to Amsterdam for a nothing short of magnificent 5-Day Marathon.

For night owls hoping to get the most out of their time in the Dam, here are some of the events on our radar:



  • Apparat, Matias Aguayo and more at Melkweg for ADE Live
  • Innervisions x Loveland at Warehouse Houthavens, after years of enjoying 2012’s genre-spanning Âme B2B Dixon ADE Boiler Room. Note that 8-11pm is an audio-visual show merging movement, music and video projections in an immersive live performance by RY X, as well as a dance performance by Nina Kurtela.
  • Audio Obscura x Motor City Drum Ensemble & Young Marco at Centraal Station. Enough said.


  • Into the Woods: Detroit Swindle, Maya Jane Coles, Project Pablo at NDSM. Festival within a festival, so meta.
  • Thuishaven with Life & Death, including 2manydjs, Axel Boman, DJ Tennis, and DJ Seinfeld
  • Awakenings, a proper Friday night with Tale of Us, Stephan Bodzin, Rodhad, and Recondite at Gashouder
  • 909 + Loveland takes over Mediahaven with Chris Liebling, Jennifer Cardini, Sam Paganini, and Pan-Pot
  • DGTL Orbital skews toward IDM selectors and crate-diggers, including Floating Points, Âme, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Mr. Scruff, Antal, Job Jobse at Scheepsbouwloods
  • …and then there’s Pornceptual at Ruigoord not for the faint of heart
Photo by Fotograafniels.nl | Niels de Vries


If you’re somehow still kicking around, there’s a few sunrise sets to scope out… or power through to the evening altogether!

  • The aptly named Breakfast Club has Peggy Gou, Ben UFO and Carista at RADION
  • (Reverend) Robert Hood will bless you with his presence bright and early, along Joy Orbison at Maceo Plex’ Awakenings x Lone Romantic at Warehouse Elementenstraat
  • Mystic Garden Festival’s not messing around! If we had to name-drop, we’d pick Nastia, Matador, Mind Against, Ben Sims, Monika Kruse, Len Faki, Nic Fanciulli, DVS1, Ellen Allien, Paco Osuña, Oscar Mulero, Surgeon and KIRILIK live (aka KiNK)
  • DGTL Outlier: Bonobo’s curation is unsurprisingly well worth the final night out, including HAAi and The Black Madonna to Jon Hopkins to compliment his eclectic, ethereal creations.

ADE After Dark (ADE 2018 Album)

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It’s safe to say we’re counting down the days for the long nights out in Amsterdam, truly an itinerary bursting with world-class dance acts.

Audio Obscura’s Breakfast Beats Parties will make you rethink the meaning of endurance. Remember, Solomun from ADE 2018 😀

Breakfast beats for night owls – Audio Obscura at the Loft (ADE 2018)

For more information about ADEwww.a-d-e.nl/about-ade

The Amsterdam Dance Event is organized by Stichting Amsterdam Dance Event, an initiative of Buma.