Amsterdam Dance Event announces first festival names

festival Amsterdam Dance Event announces first festival namesFestival and conference program expanded with an extra day

The Amsterdam Dance Event is the worlds biggest club festival and Europe’s main electronic and dance music conference. Taking place from 22nd – 25th October, ADE organisers have expand the event with an extra festival and conference day due to the events increased popularity. With over 700 DJ’s/artists performing in 40 of Amsterdam’s finest venues to a festival audience of 80,000, Amsterdam will become Europe’s club capital for 4 days and nights.

Confirmed DJ’s/acts include:

2000 and One (NL), Abe Duque (US), Adultnapper (US), Agoria (FR), Alexander Robotnick (IT), Âme (DE) Andre Galluzzi (DE), Aril Brikha (SE) live, Armin van Buuren (NL), Artful Dodger (GB), ATFC (GB), Audio Bullys (GB), AudioJack (UK), Autokratz (GB), Bangkok Impact live (FI), Barbara Tucker (US), Ben Watt & Justin Martin (GB), Benny Rodrigues (NL), Bodyrox (GB), Brian S (NL), Brian Tappert (US), Carlos Valdes (NL), Chocolate Puma (NL), D’Julz (FR), Dave Clarke (GB), Dave Ellesmere (NL), David Guetta (FR), Dennis Ferrer (US), Detroit Grand Pubahs live (US), Digitalism (DE), Dixon (DE), DJ Hell (DE), DJ Pierre (US), Don Diablo (NL), Dr. Lektroluv (BE), Eddie Thoneick (DE), Edo Salgado (NL), Erick Morillo (US), Fedde le Grand (NL), François K. (US), Funk d’Void (GB), Funkerman (NL), Georgie Porgie (US), Gilles Peterson / Lefto / BPM (GB), Guy Gerber live (IL), Hardsoul (NL), Heartthrob (US), Hitmeister D (NL), Ida Engberg (SE), Isis (NL), Jackal and Hyde live (US), Joel Mull (SE), Joey Negro (GB), John Dahlbäck (SE), Joost van Bellen (NL), Josh Wink (US), Juan Atkins (US), Junior Jack & Kid Creme (BE), Kabale Und Liebe live (NL), Keith Thomson (US), Kid Massive (DK), Kiko (FR), Kraak & Smaak (NL), Krause live (NL), Laidback Luke (NL), Layo & Bushwacka! (GB), Legowelt live (NL), Lucien Foort live (NL), Lulu Rouge live (DK), Magda (PL), Marc Houle (US), Mark Robinson (GB), Markus Schulz (DE), Mason (NL), Mathew Jonson (CA), Matik live (NL), Matthew Dekay (NL), Menno de Jong (NL), Michael Reinboth (DE), Michel de Hey (NL), Monika Kruse (DE), Mousse T (DE), Noisia (NL), Oliver Huntemann (DE), Onur Ozer (TR), Parra Soundsystem (NL), Paul van Dyk (DE), Phuture 303 (US), Rednose Distrikt (NL), Remy (NL), René Amesz (NL), Richie Hawtin (CA), Robert Owens (US), Ron Carroll (US), Roog (NL), Sander Kleinenberg (NL), Schwarz / Âme / Dixon live (DE), Seamus Haji (GB), Sebastien Tellier live (FR), Secret Cinema LIVE (NL), Seymour Bits live (NL), Shapeshifters (GB), Shinedoe (NL), Steve Bug (DE), Steve Mac (GB), Steve Rachmad (NL), Stonebridge (SE), Sven Väth (DE), Terry Toner (NL), The Advent live (GB), The Hacker (FR), The Martinez Brothers (US), The Subs (BE), The Walk & Rogerseventytwo (NL), Tobi Neumann live (DE), Tocadisco (DE), Tom de Neef (BE), Tom Novy (DE), Tom Trago (NL), Tomcraft (DE), Tommie Sunshine (US), Trentemøller DJ-set (DK), Troy Pierce (US), Ultradyne (US), Victor Coral (NL), Vince Watson (GB) and Warren Fellow (NL).

With a proven track record over the past 12 years, ADE attracts music industry professionals from around the globe and has established itself as the place to do business. In 2008 ADE expects 2,000+ professionals from over 36 countries. ADE offers music industry professionals the opportunity to meet international business partners, introduce their business to an international audience and get in touch with new people, new music and new trends. With four networking and business lounges and a broad program of panels, keynotes speakers and meetings, ADE provides a platform and gateway for anyone who’s working in the electronic music business, from seasoned professionals to those just starting out.

With the ADE day program also taking shape more industry professionals than ever wanting to take part. Natasha Kizzie, head of entertainment at EURO RSCG KLP London will be taking part in the ‘Brands On the Live Circuit’ panel. Kizzie has been instrumental in putting together large branded events such as the V Festival and T in the Park as well as brokering the Groove Armada deal with Bacardi. ‘The Music Synching’ panel will include Jason Alexander, founder of Hit the Ground Running (HTGR), which is a leading boutique music supervision company based in Los Angeles. Jason and his team oversee the music for several award-winning TV programs such as CSI, CSI: Miami, CSI: New York, Everybody Hates Chris, Entourage, Cold Case and Without A Trace. Further panels: ‘The Artist Debate; How to Manage Success!’, ‘Health and Environment’, ‘Investment in Sound’ and other topics concerning ‘Licensing’, ‘Management’, and ‘Online Distribution’. Other speakers include François K, Jeff Mills, Dave Clarke and Menno de Jong.

The Amsterdam Dance Event is organised by The Amsterdam Dance Event Foundation, an initiative by Buma Cultuur, and takes place from 22nd – 25th of October 2008. More information can be found on

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