Amsterdam Dance Event 2018 Broke Attendance Records, Honored Dutch Dance

ADE 2018
Piet van Strijp

Amsterdam Dance Event 2018

Amsterdam Dance Event 2018 is now one for the books, proving to be the largest yet. From Wednesday to Saturday (Oct. 17-20), ADE broke its own records, welcoming 400,000 visitors from more than 100 countries.

Day and night activities filled the schedule with opportunity to learn and play. More than 1,000 individual, officially-sanctioned events were held across more than 200 locations. More than 2,500 artists performed, while about 600 speakers gave keynote addresses, led workshops or gave master classes.

While it was the 23rd edition of the official ADE event, the conference paid homage to Amsterdam's dance history, marking it the 30th anniversary of the local industry. Asian dance music excitement continued to be a ho topic of conversation as well, with a special programming focus on South Korea and its rapidly-growing market. The event also honored Dutch journalist, musician and event organizer Gert van Veen with the Amsterdam Dance Event Lifetime Achievement Award.

Congratulations to everyone who participated in another year of ADE. Here's to the next one.