Sharon van der Werf
By Sharon van der Werf

One more night of sleep before the Amsterdam Dance Event starts. Amsterdam lives for five days and nights to the rhythm of electronic music, with plenty of hardstyle this year during ADE. Where do you go for the best parties and where do you meet the right people from the hardstyle scene? Below you will find an overview.

READ ALSO: Scantraxx & Savage Squad will have their own event during ADE: ‘The Hardstyle Showdown’

Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) is a leading annual event that brings together the world of electronic music. It is regarded as “the premier global event for electronic music” and offers an extensive festival program with performances from international and emerging artists, as well as conferences, panels and networking opportunities.


Scantraxx Pop-up store

Be surprised by new merchandise, get the logo of your favorite Scantraxx artist tattooed for free, participate in the demo drop session with Kronos, Demi Kanon and Jorik, or buy vinyl and support a good cause. This is your chance to get in touch with the Scantraxx team.

When: October 18, 2023, 12:00 – 19:00
Where: Prinsengracht 234, Amsterdam
Tickets: Not necessary, you can just walk in.


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Crossover Between Hard Techno & Harder Styles

Over the past two years, the Hard Techno genre has become extremely popular in the nightlife. But what is the difference between Hard Techno and hardstyle? The Belgian Hard Techno artists NOVAH & BYORN speak with B-Front in a panel discussion about the similarities and differences between the two styles.

When: October 18, 2023, 14:45 – 15:30
Where: Brakke Grond (The Dark Room) | Nes 45, Amsterdam
: €35 (you buy an ADE Lab pass for the whole day)

Dirty Workz presents Dirty by Nature

As one of the leading labels in the current hard dance scene, Dirty Workz conquers the legendary Club Panama during ADE. Prepare for a night with high-profile artists such as Da Tweekaz, Rebelion and Sub Zero Project. “Let’s get dirty together with some of the brands leading names, for an absolutely insane night of only the best hardstyle to literally rock your world!”

When: October 18, 2023, 22:00 – 06:00
Where: Panama | Oostelijke handelskade 4, Amsterdam
Line-up: JNXD – Coone – Da Tweekaz – Ecstatic – Hard Driver – Psyko Punkz – Rebelion – Sub Sonik – Sub Zero Project – TNT – Tony Junior
Tickets: €30


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Savage Squad Pop-up Store

On Thursday, the men of Savage Squad will open the doors of their Pop-up Store on the Prinsengracht. Connect with the label’s artists, witness a demo drop and score exclusive merchandise only available for purchase during this event.

When: October 19, 2023, 10:00 – 16:00
Where: Prinsengracht 234, Amsterdam
Tickets: Not necessary, you can just walk in.

Defqon.1 The Kick-Off LIVE

Grab all your fellow Warriors and come to AMAZE Amsterdam on Thursday evening for Defqon.1 The Kick-Off LIVE. Here you will attend the premiere of POWER HOUR 2023, get a taste of what to expect from Defqon.1 2024 and enjoy performances by Devin Wild, Adjuzt and The Purge, among others.

When: October 19, 2023, 17:00 – 23:00
Where: Elementenstraat 25, Amsterdam
Line-up: Adjuzt – Devin Wild – Dither – Geck-O – The Purge
Tickets: €15


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Dolby Atmos x Mercedes-Benz Hangout – SEFA

Frenchcore fans should attend the listening session with SEFA during ADE. You can hear his latest track, ‘Lovely Day To Die’, for the first time during this listening session. As if this wasn’t enough, SEFA’s sound engineer Rick van Dunn is present to talk about SEFA’s latest masterpiece and how Dolby Atmos makes the listening experience even more intense.

When: October 19, 2023, 11:30 – 12:30
Where: Q-Factory | Atlantisplein 1, Amsterdam
Tickets: Free


Scantraxx: Alchemy Of Sound

The artists of Scantraxx take you on a journey through time where the DJs will play classics and contemporary work. From the golden era to modern hardstyle, on Friday night you want to be in the Q-Factory for this magical trip down memory lane. The line-up includes Atmozfears, Frontliner, Bass Modulators and Zatox.

When: October 20, 2023, 22:00 – 05:00
Where: Q-Factory | Atlantisplein 1, Amsterdam
Line-up: Adrenalize – Atmozfears – Bass Modulators – Demi Kanon – Divinez – Eternate – Frontliner – JDX – MC Da Syndrome – Tatanka – Wild Motherfuckerz – Zatox
Tickets: €29,95 excl. service fee


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Scantraxx x Savage Squad: The Hardstyle Showdown

On Saturday, Scantraxx and Savage Squad join forces for The Hardstyle Showdown. Prepare for explosive sets during this unique event where the labels merge for a party with the prominent artists.

When: October 20, 2023, 13:30 – 20:00
Where: Q-Factory | Atlantisplein 1, Amsterdam
Line-up: Adjuzt – Bass X Machina – Bright Visions – D-Attack – Devin Wild – Dvastate – Griever – Imperatorz – Kronos presents: Kryptonite – Level One – MC FLO – Nightcraft – Omnya – PL4Y – REVIVE – Rogue Zero – Sanctuary – The Purge
Tickets: €29,95 excl. service fee


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