The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), the world's leading conference and festival for electronic music, announces its first festival names. The 15th edition, taking place from 20 to 23 October, will work with a record number of stages. In total, the event features performances by over 700 artists at 44 different venues. The organization expects 2,500 conference and 100,000 festival visitors.

In the last fifteen years the ADE has become the most important event for electronic music worldwide. The conference attracts around 2,500 conference attendees from around the world. During the last edition over 52 different countries were represented. Festival visitors from all over the world can choose from more than 140 different events at 44 stages in the city of Amsterdam.

'In the past fifteen years ADE has proved that the Netherlands and Amsterdam in particular offers the best in electronic music. We are proud on the international involvement of the scene and also the fact that this is possible in city like Amsterdam. Now we have more stages this year we can ensure even a better mix of emerging talents and established names. One thing is certain: Amsterdam will be the epicenter of dance music for four days long, ' says organizer Richard Zijlma.

Amongst others the first confirmed acts are:

Kelis (US), Armin van Buuren (NL), Sven Väth (DE), Chuckie (NL), Dave Clarke (GB), Sasha (US), Paul van Dyk (DE), Roger Sanchez (US), Joris Voorn (NL), Daniel Haaksman (DE), Boys Noize (DE), Dubfire (US), Richie Hawtin (CA), M.A.N.D.Y. (DE), Riva Star (IT), Adam Beyer (SE), Ida Engberg (SE), Steve Bug (DE), Josh Wink (US), Markus Schulz (DE), Ferry Corsten (NL), Jeff Mills (US), Afrojack (NL), Chris Liebing (DE), Goldfish live (SA), Joost van Bellen (NL), Moodymann (US), Derrick May (US), Sander Kleinenberg (NL), Boemklatsch (NL) , Juan Atkins (US), Ellen Allien (DE), Dr. Lektroluv (BE), Shinedoe (NL), Don Diablo (NL), Flying Lotus (US), Monika Kruse (DE), Nick Warren (GB), Karotte (DE), Radio Slave aka The Machine (DE), Ryan Marciano & Sunnery James (NL), Girl Unit (GB), DJ Yellow (FR), Live: Hercules & Love Affair (US), Live: Tensnake (DE), Boris Werner (NL), Live: Redshape (DE), Dixon (DE), Melon (NL), Sasha Funke (DE), KINK live (BG), Terry Toner (NL), Paul Harris (GB), Lucien Foort (NL), Shermanlogy (NL), Danny Howells (GB), 16 BIT Lolitas (NL), Phonophani (NO), Bart B More (NL), Aeroplane (BE), High Rankin (GB), B.R.U.C.E. live (NL), Willie Wartaal (NL), Bomb The Bass (GB), Matthias Tanzmann (DE), Ekkohaus live (DE), Jesse Rose (GB), San Proper (NL), Michael Mayer (DE), Paul Hazendonk (NL), Leama (GB), Prinz (BE), Green Velvet (US), Full Intention (GB), Abe Duque live (FR), And.ID (Mobilee, DE) live, Einzelkind (DE) , Wareika (DE), Tom Trago (NL), Estroe (NL), 30 Jalabee Cartel (DE), Mark Pritchard (GB), Ambivalent (US), Magda (PL), Anrilov (RU), Arram Mantana (RU), Marco Resmann (GE), Social Disco Club (PT), Michel de Hey (NL), Arjuna Schiks (NL), The Advent live (GB), Heiko Laux (DE), Steve Rachmad (NL), Legowelt (NL), Schlachthofbronx (DE), Alex Dee (FR), ONNO (NL), Ben UFO (GB), Magnetic Man live (GB), 2000 and One (NL), Lorenz Rhode live (DE), Jamie Lewis (CH), Born To Funk (NL), Seamus Haji (GB), Gabriele Baldi (IT), Shapeshifter (NZ), Klipar (PT), James Holden (GB), Kate Wax live (GB), Ahmet Sendil (TR), Patrick Carrara (AE), Daniel Sanchez (NL), The Shapeshifters (GB), Extrawelt live (DE), Darko Esser (NL), Krause live (NL), Kraak & Smaak (NL), Per QX (GB), Dennis Ferrer (US), Ramadanman (GB), Golden Bug (ES), Alexander Kowalski (DE), Lauhaus (NL), The Subs live (BE), Marco Effe (IT), Praslea (PO), Miss Nine (NL), Dimitri (NL), Stephan Bodzin live (DE), Tim Green (GB), Brian Sanhaji (DE) live, Unexist (IT) live, Das Ding (US), Gomes (NL) and many more.

The Amsterdam Dance Event is organized by The Amsterdam Dance Event Foundation, an initiative of Buma Cultuur.

For more information and tickets: http://www.amsterdam-dance-event.nl