Amsterdam Dance Event 2006

With over 475 DJ's and acts confirmed, most of this year's Amsterdam Dance Event night program is completed. Buma Cultuur, the organisation behind ADE, expects 55.000 visitors of which at least 20.000 international visitors and 1800 professional participants to the conference. The world's biggest club festival is held 19-21 October 2006 in Amsterdam and features a special opening: a tribute to synth pioneer Bob Moog.


Over 40 venues in central Amsterdam all take part in the night program. It's a tricky business to indicate the highlights, but let's try: Aardvarck (nl), Alexander Robotnick (i), Andy Barlow (uk), Arthur Baker (us/uk), Ashley Beedle (us), Bart Skils (nl), Benny Benassi (i), Bugz in the Attic (uk), Carl Craig (us), Christopher Just (au), Danny Howells (uk), Dave Clarke (uk), Dexter (nl) vs Alden Tyrell (nl), Digitalism (d), Don Diablo (nl), Drummatic Twins (uk), Fedde le Grand (nl), Funk D'Void (uk), Hardsoul (nl), Human Body (f), Jazzanova (d), DJ Jean (nl), John Acquaviva (can), Joost van Bellen (nl), Josh Wink (us), Ken Ishii (jap), Kiko (f), Kraak & Smaak (nl), Krafty Kuts (uk), Legowelt Vs Orgue Electronique (nl), Luke Eargoggle (s), Marnix (nl), Martin Solveig (f), Masters At Work (us), Mighty Dub Katz aka Norman Cook (uk), Miss Kittin (f), Nid & Sancy (be), Paul van Dyk (d), Pierre (us), Polygamy Boys (d), Postman (nl), Praful (nl), Raiders Of The Lost Arp (i), Rex the Dog (uk), Ricardo Villalobos (cl), Sander Kleinenberg (nl), Sascha Funke (d), Sharam (Deep Dish, us), Shinedoe (nl), Simon Dunmore (uk), Spooky (us), Sterac Electronics aka Steve Rachmad (nl), Sven Väth (d), DJ T (d), Tiefschwarz (d), Todd Terry (us), Urban Tribe aka Drexciyan Stingray (us), Zoot Woman (uk) and Zuco 103 (nl). And another 400 or so... full ADE program online at

Visitors & partners:

Amsterdam welcomes at least 25.000 visitors from outside the Netherlands for the ADE and is also host to a number of international showcases. Labels and companies who are featuring their artists at ADE 2006 include Goodlife (f), Subliminal (us), Delsin (nl), Southern Fried (uk), Klakson (nl), Defected (uk), Finger Lickin (uk), Against the Grain (uk), Hed Kandi (uk), Stealth Records (nl), Get Physical (d), Basserk (nl), 90watts (nl), Outland Records (nl), Blacksheep Recordings (nl), Cocoon (d), DC Recordings (uk), Appletree Records (nl), Sonar Kollektiv (d), MN2S (uk), Pokerflat Recordings (d), Toolroom Records (uk) and Rush Hour (nl).

A tribute to Bob Moog:

ADE 2006 features a special program on Wednesday 18 October (one day before the conference starts) to commemorate synth pioneer Bob Moog, who passed away last year. Since his passing, artists from around the world joined forces to make a tribute CD with exclusive tracks dedicated to his pioneering work. An initiative of the ADE, Crème Organization & the Immaculate Conceptualists, the CD will be presented with a release party features live performances (expect lots of Moog - gear) by many of the featured artists.

Day program:

With speakers such as Pete Tong, Dave Clarke, Josh Wink, Erick E and Fedde le Grand the ADE day-time conference is a meeting place for the international electronic and dance scene, and is expected to sell out. Panel subjects are e.a. 'Games, Advertising & Electronic Music, Not For Kids', 'The Converse of Communication, the Evolution of Media', 'The Artist Debate' and 'The Digital Divide' Surrounded by 1800 professionals ADE is networking heaven for those who run the dance scene professionally.

Amsterdam Dance Event 2006

October 4, 2006 at 3:12 PM CEST

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