For many years ADE has always been a main hub for all things electronic music – in performance, business, and technology. So it is no surprise that they have been able to curate a showcase that allows visitors to discover the latest electronic live acts and honor established names.


Over the course of the last three years, ADE Live has been used to highlight the connection between technology and performance that so many artists take pride in. This two-day program has held an important position within the overall ADE Program because of this.

2017 attendees were able to experience the musical offerings from renowned artists like Fatima Yamaha, Hercules & Love Affair and Marian Hill. As well as then emerging acts Nambyar, Phlake and Témé Tan, who were also slated on the bill alongside those more known. Of course, it is no surprise that all of them showed the audience that electronic live music deserves a prominent place within ADE’s offering.

This year’s program will leave an even bigger mark on our festival program, thanks to the queen of nu-disco: Róisín Murphy. Ever since her Moloko days, the Irish vocalist has been able to innovate and surprise us with her unusual pop music. Together with the synth-heavy electro music of Agar Agar, the punky techno of Red Axes [live] and the dreamscapes of Eefje de Visser, the third edition of ADE LIVE promises yet again to offer a wide range of musical talent.

ADE LIVE Day 1
ADE LIVE Paradiso
Date: Wednesday, October 17th, 7 PM – Thursday, October 18th, 1 AM
Venue: Paradiso
Line up: Ama Lou / Dâm-Funk [live] / LYZZA / Róisín Murphy

ADE LIVE Sugar Factory
Date: Wednesday, October 17th, 7 PM – Wednesday, October 17th, 11:30 PM
Venue: Sugar Factory
Line up: Diron Animal / The Mauskovic Dance Band / XOA [live]

ADE LIVE Day 2
ADE LIVE Melkweg
Date: Thursday, October 18th, 6:30 PM – Thursday, October 18th, 11:30 PM
Venue: Melkweg
Line up: Agar Agar / Amy Root / CIFIKA / Red Axes [live]

ADE LIVE Sugar Factory
Date: Thursday, October 18th, 6:30 PM – Thursday, October 18th, 11:30 PM
Venue: Sugar Factory
Line up: Eefje de Visser / Haiku Hands / WWWater

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Tickets & infromation
ADE LIVE is accessible for ADE Pass holders (limited capacity) and single ticket holders. The ADE Pass is available here, single tickets are available here.