The 2022 Amsterdam Dance Event: first speakers & artists

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As we are gearing up for a full return in 2022 with a revamped, interactive approach for ADE Pro conference and with ADE Festival returning to the nighttime, we are thrilled to reveal this year’s very first highlights: none other than the genre-defying DiploSunnery James & Ryan Marciano, synth pioneer Suzanne CianiYoussou N’Dour, among others.

Suzanne Ciani and Youssou N’Dour are also taking center stage at ADE Festival with live concerts, alongside Afrojack, Ben Böhmer, CloZee, DJ Stingray 313, Louisahhh, Oliver Heldens, Rødhåd, Shinedoe, Tiësto, Worakls Orchestra and many others. The first festival tickets are now available here.

First revealed ADE Pro speakers

ADE Pro’s long awaited 2022 return to its home base Felix Meritis will once again feature a live action packed program featuring in-depth sessions and discussions with an emphasis on interaction and immersion, with the first confirmed speakers including genre-defying global producer & DJ Diplo, the godfather of Africa’s current creative explosion Youssou N’Dour and modular synth pioneer and electronic music legend Suzanne Ciani.

In addition, this year’s conference features Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano discussing their first album and a new documentary project, as well as IMPALA Executive Chair Helen Smith and serial entrepreneur Ben Turner, with many more speakers to be added in the following months.

ADE Festival – first confirmed highlights

Alongside their appearances at ADE Pro, Suzanne Ciani will also be showcasing her prowess live on the Melkweg stage in a one-off collaboration concert with Metropole Orkest, and Youssou N’Dour brings his band Super Étoile De Dakar for a live performance at Concertgebouw.

Moreover, Melkweg is set to host a week-long program, with Dave Clarke Presents, Hospitality, Monstercat Showcase, Oliver Heldens and other shows and club nights. Paradiso presents French producer CloZee, the return of Speedy J’s STOOR and Cloud 8 x Ziongate’s Tribes club night introduced last year, plus Gyedu-Blay Ambolley & his Sekondi band on the Tolhuistuin stage. DGTL announces live performances by Ben Böhmer and Worakls OrchestraAlan Walker takes the stage at AFAS Live, Into the Woods and Dockyard x Mystic Garden return with multi-day events and Afrojack, Armin van Buuren, David Guetta, Tiësto and more are filling AMF’s roster at the Johan Cruijff Arena. The first individual event tickets are now available below.

The 2022 Amsterdam Dance Event takes place between 19-23 of October.

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