This year the Amsterdam Music Festival takes place on October 22th at the Johan Cruijff ArenA. It is the biggest party held during Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) and the biggest names in electronic music will be performing here. Here’s why the Amsterdam Music Festival should be on your list for events during Amsterdam Dance Event.

Amsterdam Music Festival over the years

The first edition of the Amsterdam Music Festival was held in RAI Amsterdam in 2013 and was organized by ALDA Events and ID&T to celebrate the 25th anniversary of dance music in the Netherlands. This first edition attracted 25,000 people and the second edition 35,000. In 2015, there was a daily Amsterdam Music Festival at various locations in Amsterdam attracting three times as many people.

In 2016 the Amsterdam Music Festival organizers decided to expand the event to eight events on five evenings in three different venues: Amsterdam ArenA, Heineken Music Hall, and Ziggo Dome. With an opening night, a closing night and two ArenA shows, the fourth edition of the AMF was the biggest festival during the Amsterdam Dance Event.

From 2018, the event returned to a single location and a single night, the Johan Cruijff Arena. And so it shall be again this year, for the 10th edition of the AMF Festival. From 9 PM to 6AM, the home of football club Ajax will again be the place to be for the best EDM show in town.

Amsterdam Music Festival is the biggest party held at ADE

Amsterdam Music Festival Line-up

This year, in 2022, the 'Two Is One' show element is back on the Amsterdam Music Festival Line-up. For one night, two world-class DJs come together in one unique act. This year, that duo is Afrojack and Nicky Romero. But of course, they are not the only top DJs to make this night unforgettable. Here are the other stars on the Amsterdam Music Festival Line-up:

  • Armin van Buuren
  • Brennan Heart
  • Martin Garrix
  • Tiësto
  • Timmy Trumpet
  • Topic

What is Amsterdam Dance Event?

At the Amsterdam Dance Event, there are over 1000 events and uncountable artists at more than 200 clubs and venues attracting over 400,000 visitors annually. Every year in late October the biggest names in electronic music headline the Amsterdam Dance Event. You don’t want to miss it!