ADE drops its insanely huge 2015 festival line-up

Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) is the big daddy of European industry conferences, drawing thousands of artists and industry types – as well as hundreds of thousands of punters – to Amsterdam every October for five days of panel talks, networking, showcases and (of course) more than 300 parties spread across 100 venues, from tiny basement clubs to arenas like Gashouder.

The conference and festival takes over the whole of Amsterdam every October, but to celebrate ADE’s 20th anniversary this year, the event is supersizing and ratcheting up its festival line-up to more than 2,200 artists playing across 300-odd parties.

According to the ADE website, 29-percent of the line-up has now been locked in: that’s 635 artists covering everyone from veterans like Paul Oakenfold, Jeff Mills and DJ Sneak to mainstage stars like Tiësto, Hardwell and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, underground doyens like Horse Meat Disco and Surgeon, and everyone in between. If you’ve got a bucket list of artists you need to tick off seeing live, you won’t get a better opportunity than in Amsterdam this 14 to 18 October.

Individual tickets for most ADE festival events are on sale now at the ADE website, or you can pick up a conference ticket that gets you access to all the conference, festival and playground events over the whole five days for AUD$605.

Scroll down to cast your eyes over the first lot of artist names announced for ADE 2015, and check out last year’s ADE aftermovie below that for a taste of what’s in store. [ Photo by Walter Vroegop]

ADE 2015 line-up first release

&Me (DE), Adam Beyer (SE), Adriatique (CH), Agoria (FR), Alan Fitzpatrick (GB), Alesso (SE), Andhim (DE), Antal (NL), Anthony Parasole (US), Apollonia (FR), Armin van Buuren (NL), Art Department (CA), Axwell Λ Ingrosso (SE), Black Coffee (ZA), Bonobo (GB), Boris Werner (NL), Carl Cox (GB), Cassy (AT), Cleavage (NL), Chris Liebing (DE), Cristian Varela (ES), Damian Lazarus (GB), Dauwd (GB), Dave Clarke (GB), David Guetta (FR), De Sluwe Vos (NL), Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike (BE), DJ Rush (US), DJ Sneak (CA), DJ Qu (US), Donato Dozzy (IT), Dubfire (US), Fernanda Martins (BR), Fort Romeau (GB), GE-OLOGY (US), George FitzGerald (GB), Green Velvet (US), Guti (AR), Happa (GB), Hardwell (NL), Henrik Schwarz (DE), Horse Meat Disco (GB), Hot Since 82 (UK), Hunee (DE), I-F (NL), Ici Sans Merci (NL), Ida Engberg (SE), Jeff Mills (US), Joran van Pol (NL), Joris Voorn (NL), Joseph Capriati (IT), Julian Jeweil (FR), Karmon (NL), Kate Boy (SE), Kollektiv Turmstrasse (DE), Kolombo (BE), Kraak & Smaak (NL), Len Faki (DE), Leon Vynehall (US), Levon Vincent (US), Maceo Plex (US), Machinedrum (US), Malawi (NL), Marcel Fengler (DE), Markus Schulz (US), Martin Garrix (NL), Matador (IE), Matthias Tanzmann (DE), Menno de Jong (NL), Midland (GB), Monika Kruse (DE), Moodymann (US), Nicky Romero (NL), Nicole Moudaber (GB), Nina Kraviz (RU), Noisia (NL), Nuno dos Santos (NL), Octave One (US), Odesza (US), Oliver Heldens (NL), Osunlade (US), Pan-Pot (DE), Paul Oakenfold (GB), Perc (GB), Petar Dundov (HR), PETDuo (BR), Petre Inspirescu (RO), Posij (NL), Raresh (RO), Rebekah (GB), Rebolledo (MX), Ricardo Villalobos (CL), Richie Hawtin (CA), Robert Hood (US), Robin Schulz (DE), ROD (NL), Romare (GB), Ron Morelli (US), Ron Trent (US), Rí¸dhí¥d (DE), Sandrien (NL), Santé (DE), Scuba (UK), Seth Troxler (US), Showtek (NL), Sidney Charles (DE), Solomun (DE), Speedy J (NL), Stanislav Tolkachev (UA), Stefano Noferini (IT), Surgeon (GB), The Gaslamp Killer (US), The Hacker (FR), The Martinez Brothers (US), Tiësto (NL), Truss (GB), Tsepo (NL), Tyree Cooper (US), Vicetone (NL), Yellow Claw (NL) and many more