One of the dance music industry’s most important international events, Amsterdam Dance Event returns for its 21st annual edition which will take place from October 19th through 23rd. ADE has developed a reputation as a music industry ‘mecca’ of sorts where music industry professionals across the globe gather to talk shop as well as enjoy the EDM festivities.

The first round of keynote speakers have already been announced and it’s a wholly impressive list consisting of individuals such as Steve Bartel (Def Jam CEO), Bruce Eskowitz (Red Light Management COO), Daniel Miller (Mute founder), Molly Neuman (Kickstarter Head of Music), and hundreds more.

If you’re less interested in stopping by for a panel and more interested in the partying that’s okay too because the first round of artists have been announced and there will definitely be some big names in attendance. Axwell Λ Ingrosso, Hardwell, Martin Garrix, and Tiësto, are among the close to 100 names announced for the first tier of artists.

H/T: EDM Assassin