The Dutch dance event typically attracts about 400,000 people.
Traditionally, the dance music showcases at the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) Festival, one of the world's biggest and longest-running dance industry events, last until dawn. This year, they won't even start until then.
Due to recently implemented protocols around nightclub gatherings in The Netherlands, musical offerings at the 2021 incarnation of the annual dance industry event will take place largely during daytime hours, shifting the robust event series from its more nocturnal schedule.
Nightclubs in The Netherlands reopened on Sept. 25 after being closed for nearly the entire pandemic. Government rules around nightclub reopenings state that clubs must close between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m. and can only admit 75% capacity. As such, organizers of the ADE Festival shifted the schedule of nearly 350 club shows, which are set to take place in the Dutch capital from Oct. 13-16.