This one’s especially for visitors to Amsterdam, hitting up the city for ADE. Ask yourself this: what’s the point in going to a music festival with water surrounding it if you don’t head out on a boat once or twice? PIV makes that possible this year, and though their lips are sealed on line-up, expect big things (last year saw Folamour, Little Louie Vega, Cinthie and Jeremy Underground playing aboard the party boat).
Bimhuis hosts a musical melting pot in which Algerian, French and Dutch DJ Mary Lake plays with the Amsterdam Andalusian Orkestra. Expect incredible discordant beats and left-field electronics from DJ Mary, and brilliant solos on Arabic stringed instruments – including the oud and rabab – from orchestral soloist Hamza Amrani. Guaranteed to be a unique, mindset-altering experience.
Your body is a temple – something easy to forget amid ADE. So, we urge you to take advantage of this rare opportunity to sweat out the hangover in the iconic Gashouder in a 30 minute work-out (including lightshow).]
The legends at Horst have collaborated with the glorious Het HEM to curate two nights of interdisciplinary live performances from the likes of Het HEM artist in resident Søren Siebel, Brussels-based M I M I, the Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee collective and more.
It’s not often you’ll get an introduction to true, authentic ballroom culture – something with a rich history beyond RuPaul-esque death drops. Multidisciplinary artist Yamuna Forzani, from the house of Comme Des Garçons, hosts this night of lip sync, vogue femme and sex siren in a real night to remember – and it’s free of charge.
Finally, get your dose of modern art through this multi-sensory installation by electronic music composer and sound artist Gizem Öz. As you make your way through the exhibition, your motions will trigger scent, sound, and visuals in an experience soundtracked live by the likes of Wes Broersen and Marijn Cinjee.
Ever wondered what exactly goes into composing music for movies, Netlfix series and commercials? ADE’s famous for bringing together big names from the music industry to swap ideas, and this live talk looks like a real one-off, especially as it doubles up as a live podcast recording.
The Planetarium Artis is worth a visit any time of the year, but when else can you unwind under the stars soundtracked to the music of Edison winner and neo-classical pianist Pieter de Graaf? Expect jazz, electronica – and for your breath to be taken away, most likely, too.
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