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Entertainment Weekly
Published in The Saudi Gazette on 24 - 10 - 2015

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ADE attracts biggest crowd in 2015
The organizers of Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) have declared this year's event a huge success. The world's biggest club festival and business platform for electronic music attracted a record number of 365,000 visitors and 5,500 professionals from the music world to make the 20th edition of the five-day event the biggest one yet. As usual, thousands of dance music fans and music industry professionals flocked to Amsterdam to experience global electronic music culture in all its aspects. The ADE Conference noted another sold out edition, the music culture program ADE Playground showcased electronic music in art, film, gear installations and ADE Festival kept 180,000 people dancing at the same time on the busiest night (Saturday).
485 speakers, 2289 artists
Among the many speakers at ADE Conference and ADE Playground were Dave Smith (Grammy-winning Synth designer, US), Greg Consiglio (President & CEO, Beatport, US), Hardwell (NL), Jeff Mills (US), Juan Atkins (US), KiNK (BG), Kölsch (DK), B.Traits (CA), Kyle Hopkins (head of music supervision, Microsoft, US), Machinedrum (US), Matt Black (Ninjatune, GB), Rob Stone (The FADER/Cornerstone, US), Robert Hood (US), Roger Linn (LinnStruments, US), Sean Wilder (Immersive, GB), Skrillex (US), The Black Madonna (US) and many others. At ADE Festival emerging talents, current superstar acts and electronic music pioneers were among the 2,289 performing artists from all over the world who showcased the latest musical trends.
Official facts & figures
Artists: 2289
Speakers: 510
Events: 1001
Festival & Playground visitors: 365.000
Conference visitors: 5.500
Journalists & media: 500
Leading the way
Richard Zijlma, director of ADE, sees the Amsterdam dance platform leading the international scene for the next twenty years. "Over the last twenty years we have widened the scope of ADE step-by-step and we want to keep developing. This year, for example, we had the first ADE Beats, a hip-hop program, and ADE Sound Lab about the technological evolution of sound. We will always look for ways to keep things fresh and ways to move forward and add to the festival."
This year BEATPORT, global pulse of electronic music and culture, provided fans of electronic music worldwide unprecedented access to the music, performances, and events taking place at the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) as the official livestream partner via Beatport Live, Beatport's new livestreaming platform. Take a look back at some of the best bits at ade.beatport.com
About ADE
Over the last 20 years ADE has become the leading platform for the international dance scene. It is the place ‘par excellence' to identify the latest business practices and the freshest musical trends, ranging from emerging talents through to the most recent work of electronic music's pioneers and superstars.
For more information about ADE: http://www.a-d-e.nl
The Amsterdam Dance Event took place this year from the 14th to the 18th of October and is organised by the Stichting Amsterdam Dance Event, an initiative of Buma. Official Partners of ADE: KPN and Samsung.
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Pages of Beirut by Mireille Boustany- the exhibit features the streets of Lebanon during a time of distress. It gives us a glimpse of a city in times of chaos, but despite it all, there is hope that the future is bright. Some of the works date back to 1991, and have never been exhibited to the public.
Opening Night: October 27, 2015 at 7PM
Exhibit Duration: October 19 to November 19, 2015
Location: Authentique Art & Design - Villa G2U5, Al Wasl Rd-Jumeirah 1
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With subjects from buying to handbag design, fashion product development to starting a label - bookings open.
‘Preparing my own lunchbox with Celebrity Chef Khalid Arif' took place at the IDCC (International Diabetes Care Center) on Saturday October 17, 2015. "The kids were very happy in the event. They were happy with the cooking part and working with a celebrity Chef. They were taking pictures with him. They also liked their new special lunch boxes with icepacks for their insulin. Finally, they liked that the clinic is a fun place to go to. Their mothers also had a great time sitting with the Doctors at the clinic and asking all the questions they had regarding diabetes," Wid Alharithy, Founder of the IDCC said. She added that the aim was to have children believe in themelves. "In preparing their own healthy food and count carbs. Plus getting the diabetic children together boosts their moral and they can relate to one another."


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