If you are one of those people who gets pumped for a night out, then gets into a club where the tunes are top 40, the vibe is stale and the no dick head policy was left somewhere in a previous decade, then Amsterdam Dance Event will probably leave you in tears of joy. Be warned though, you probably won’t ever be able to walk into a standard club again without sobbing to yourself in a corner. This is an electronic lovers clubbing mecca, with over 100 locations, 450 events, 2000 artists and 200,000 partygoers, all with the same idea about what a night out should be.
For people who love a dash of history, culture, canals, bike riding, Van Gogh, gay pride and hedonistic corners, Amsterdam is your Nirvana. Amsterdam Dance Event brings together the best of the electronic industry and allows both fans and professionals to be inspired by one of Europe’s greatest partying cities. Cue wet dreams.
The event kicks off in mid-October every year, and runs for 5 days. Every tiny sub-genre is catered for, and no ears are left unsatisfied. The list of artists featured in 2015 is hectic, boasting the likes of Defected In The House, Carl Cox, Pete Tong, Martin Garrix, Armin van Buuren, Damian Lazurus, Len Feki, Nina Kraviz, Paul Oakenfold, Seth Troxler, Tiesto, it really just never ends. These big name stars are also blurred with the like’s indie-electronica talent of Australia to Sweden export Kate Boy. They don’t just sell out on the big names, Amsterdam Dance Event genuinely does encourage you to take your ears on an adventure to find new, and niche music loves.
The week is not just about partying and listening to music. For anyone who wants to be apart of the electronic and dance music world it is a chance to learn more about it. From making music to promoting, managing, events and marketing the best minds from behind the scenes are also there to dish the dirt on making it, and surviving, in one of the worlds most cut throat industries.
You can check out what went on through the Amsterdam Dance Event Webpage and listen to streams on what you missed out on. If you are a particular sufferer of Fomo though, we don’t recommend watching the videos.