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ADE 2016: Full program Hard Dance Event revealed

A fresh diversity of panels and masterclasses, keynotes and interactive sessions at Tolhuistuin on Thursday October 20.

After recent announcements about the new festival addition Claire and the open call for the 10 companies to watch program we turn our focus to the harder styles of dance music. The full conference program for Hard Dance Event (HDE) has been revealed.

A fresh diversity of panels and masterclasses covers topics from various layers of the industry. Whether it’s the perspective of an artist that excites you or the everyday business behind the scenes that sparks your curiosity: HDE provides valuable insights on all levels.

All around the industry
Divided over two sections, HDE Pro and HDE University, an exchange of knowledge and opinions unfolds the status quo and eye-opening prospects of the scene in its broadest sense. In the ever-expanding hard dance landscape, artist logistics need to be as tight as possible; what are the merits and challenges of this branch? Speaking about challenges, artists themselves face a fair bulk along the way; how do they deal with the pressure to keep delivering? 

Social Tactics & Stage Design
The masterclass Social Tactics approaches the art of delivering from a different angle; what’s his keen formula about? Stage Design highlights the epic status of and creative process behind the mainstage, with the designers of Backbone, Q-dance, Stagekings and Intents festival. 

Keynotes, Panels and the HDE College Tour
Code Black elaborates on his work ethics in a masterclass to inspire the new generation and we’ll discuss the boundaries of RAW together with Bass Chaserz, Deetox, Phuture Noize, and other hard-edges artists in Raw, Rawest, Really Raw. In case radio is your medium of interest, Radio Rocks focuses on subjects such as optimal broadcast distribution, with Legendary Uploadzz, Masters of hardcore and more. To top it, we’re introducing a new feature to the program: the HDE College Tour with Lose Your Mind.  

The full program is now online. Mark your personal favorites and we look forward to meeting you on the 20th of October at the Tolhuistuin in Amsterdam. 

HDE is a collaboration of ADE, b2s, Buma Cultuur, Lose Your Mind, Platinum Agency, The Wishlist Agency and Q-dance. Tickets for HDE (€30,-) are available here (the event is also accessible for 1- & 5-day ADE conference ticket holders).

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