ADE’s Best House & Techno Events: Awakenings, Defected, elrow & More

Amsterdam Dance Event 2019 is shaping up very well, with countless events already announced – it will be a struggle to attend everything you want to! For all underground fans, we’ve collected some of the best house and techno parties below for the upcoming ADE. Whichever events you decide to attend will be quality and there’s no doubt you’ll get little sleep throughout the week.

We published another article based on more dance and commercial events at ADE. Read that here.

Some of these events have unsurprisingly sold out. However, there are allocated tickets for ADE pass holders. With the ADE pass, you will be granted entry to any ADE event (as long as the allocation is not exhausted).

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Defected, the UK based house label returns to Amsterdam this October with their extensive 12 hour event – kicking off at 5PM and concluding at 5AM. This is one of the rare events at ADE that will run these extended hours. Coming off their incredible Ibiza residency, Defected will bring banging house music on the Friday of ADE week. After selling out last year, this isn’t one to miss out on.

Full Lineup: Gorgon City, Low Steppa, David Penn, Ferreck Dawn, Roberto Surace, Mambo Brothers, Simon Dunmore, Robosonic, Qubiko, Alaia & Gallo, Jess Bays.

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The Masquerade

Photo | Mattia Borgato

The only place to find Claptone this ADE is at his own event, supported by the likes of Purple Disco Machine, Todd Terry and Wouter S.

Expect to be enveloped by unique visuals and sounds at this idiosyncratic event. An extraordinary atmosphere awaits with loads of masked faces and elaborate decoration creating an otherworldly clubbing experience. After festival hostings at Tomorrowland and Daydream Festival and a weekly residency in Pacha Ibiza – The Masquerade show has clearly been proven to be a hit and the ADE iteration is likely to sell out!

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elrow goes to ADE 2019

Taking place on the Sunday of ADE week, elrow is the perfect way to finish your ADE experience. Known for their exuberant decor and themes, elrow is a one of a kind house party that you need to attend at least once. With their 2018 edition selling out, it wouldn’t be surprising to see this one follow in its footsteps. As the lineup is unknown as of yet, other than a crazy and unique party atmosphere, it’s hard to know what to expect artist wise!

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Breakfast Club

The iconic Breakfast Club will host two events at this ADE, Saturday and Sunday. As noted by the name, these events will kick off in the morning and will run from 7AM to 6PM. Saturday will feature headliners Peggy Gou, Ben UFO and Circle of Live. With Donato Dozzy, I-F and Courtesy heading the Sunday session.

Tickets + Info – Saturday
Tickets + Info – Sunday


Awakenings are orchestrating plenty of events at this ADE, nine in fact! You can see all of the events and details on their website.

Their most notable events include Carl Cox x Awesome Soundwave. UK born techno artist Carl Cox brings his own label venture Awesome Soundwave to ADE which he started last year with Christopher Coe. Both label partners will be playing the event, amongst acts such as Reinier Zonneveld, Quazar and more. This event will take place on Thursday, running from 10PM to 7AM.

Another event that Awakenings are holding is in collaboration with Charlotte de Witte for Awakenings x Charlotte de Witte Presents: KNTXT. Taking place at the iconic Gashouder, with its circular shape, pillar-free interior and wrought iron roof construction, the Gashouder is the most distinctive venue in Amsterdam. KNTXT is a techno concept envisioned by Charlotte herself. This event will be on Wednesday and run from 10PM to 8AM.

Tickets + Info – Carl Cox
Tickets + Info – Charlottle de Witte


Verknipt return to Amsterdam Dance Event for a sixth season, once again offering three days of next level events. Running from Thursday October 17 to Saturday 19th at the very special Amsterdam Studios.

The three days of events feature the likes of Fjaak, Perc & Ansome, Randomer, B.Traits, Deborah de Luca, Marco Bailey, Solardo, Matador, The Advent, Egbert, Ø [Phase], Benny Rodrigues, Dennis Cruz, Latmun, PAWSA, Franky Rizardo, wAFF.

Tickets + Info – Day 1
Tickets + Info – Day 2
Tickets + Info – Day 3




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