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The next Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) will take place on 17-21 October 2018. The organisers are expecting around 400,000 national and international visitors for the 23rd edition.

ADE is the world’s largest club-based festival and conference for electronic music. The event continues to grow and develop each year, with last year’s edition featuring over 2,500 artists and 550 speakers in a record-breaking 160 venues. ADE is an initiative of Buma, the Dutch collecting society.

Last year, ADE attracted visitors from over 90 countries over five days featuring every conceivable aspect of electronic music culture.

ADE 2018 is set to feature a range of activities focused on South Korea. Director Richard Zijlma, explained: “The South Korean electronic music scene is growing rapidly, thanks to technological innovation and smart crossovers. During ADE we will focus on the very best the country has to offer across a wide range of festival and conference events.”

The organisers are committed to growing the day and night-time activities once again in 2018 through established partnerships with cultural institutions, and by adding new pavilions focused on countries.

“The addition of pavilions creates extra possibilities to meet and network for music industry professionals but also provides a means to show the innovative power of individual territories in front of an international audience,” Zijlma said.

The complete day and night programme will be announced over the coming months.