With less than two weeks to go till Amsterdam Dance Event officially begins it's high time to start digging into what's on offer at this year's festivities.
There are more artists, shows, workshops, and talks than you could possibly get to, so doing a little research into what you want to see and do is a must.
An institution at ADE, label nights give you a chance to not only catch your favourite artists in intimate settings, but also make some musical discoveries as well. So without further ado, here are our picks for the Top 5 Label Nights at ADE 2019.
Cocoon x Loveland
Lineup: Sven Väth, Stephan Bodzin [live], Dubfire, André Galluzzi, Gregor Tresher
There aren't too many labels out there that can boast about celebrating their 20th anniversary, but Sven Väth's legendary Cocoon Recordings is one of them. Teaming up with leading Dutch dance music promoters Loveland for the special night, these two brands seemingly have more years of experience than all USB DJs combined.
When & Where: 19 October, Warehouse Houthavens
Nicky Romero presents: Protocol Labelnight
Lineup: Nicky Romero & Friends, Raiden & Friends, Deniz Koyu, Florian Picasso, Marc Benjamin, DallasK, FADERX
Back for the eighth year in a row, Nicky Romero's Protocol Labelnight is now an ADE institution. Like the festival itself, every year this event welcomes a string of high profile surprise guest appearances. My advice is make sure your phone is fully charged so you can capture the moment someone like Martin Garrix or David Guetta joins Romero behind the decks, as they've done in years past.
When & Where: 16 October, Melkweg Amsterdam
Innervisions x Loveland
Lineup: Âme, Dixon, Marcus Worgull, Trikk
Another stellar Loveland collaboration, Dixon is bringing his Innervisions label-mates to Amsterdam to join in the fun. This is a two parter, with things kicking off at Theatre Amsterdam for a special AV show and then moving over to Warehouse Houthavens for an all-night knees up.
When & Where: 17 October, Warehouse Houthavens
Club AMF presents Dharma World
Lineup: KSHMR, Timmy Trumpet, 22Bullets, Dropgun, JETFIRE, Mariana BO, MARNIK
It's always exciting when artists and labels get involved in ADE for the first time. This event is a double whammy of firsts as for the first time AMF is expanding their ADE offerings with three intimate club nights at The Artist World, and this is KSHMR's Dharma World label's first night at ADE.
When & Where: 16 October, The Artist World
Tiësto & Friends — Musical Freedom's 10 Year Anniversary
Lineup: Tiësto & Friends
Perhaps the most respected of all the Dutch DJs, the safety of anyone who questions Tiësto's legendary status at ADE cannot be guaranteed. Tiësto spends the rest of the year playing to sold out stadiums and headlining festivals, so this is a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with him.
When & Where: 17 October, AIR Amsterdam
Amsterdam Dance Event takes place 16-20 October throughout the Dutch capital. Find more info on our ADE guide.