The sixth edition of ADE Green will take place at Amsterdam Dance Event on October 17th this year, and is all about sharing knowledge and expertise and engaging decision-makers in the music and festival industry to ignite and strengthen sustainability, innovation and social change. 

Themes this year include the role that artists have played in inspiring their audiences towards a better future,  how the festival industry can take the lead in responsible plastic use, and practical solutions for green and less energy use.

Through a partnership with Innofest, a project supported through European Regional Development Funds to facilitate developing and prototyping sustainable technologies at eight festivals, ADE Green will also showcase impactful event innovations. Among the selected ideas are: Newfaces, which offers refugees a job as a volunteer during festivals; Liquid Gold's Weestand, a urinal suitable for both men and women; and Comp-A-Tent - a fully compostable tent. 

ADE Green programme partners include HeinekenMinisterie I&MQ-danceNachtlab Agency ; Ambassadors are ABN AmroInnofestGreen EventsJulie’s Bicycle, Vereniging van Evenementenmakersb2sAwakeningsWonderfruitStibatID&T, and Gemeente Amsterdam. 

Full programme details are now available. Expect to hear voices from all parts of the industry, including DJs and artists Sam Feldt, BLOND:ish and Dave Clarke; festivals Festival Republic, Pukkelpop, and Amsterdam Open Air; and suppliers and initiatives including Native Instruments, Lab Vlieland and World's Biggest Guestlist. The programme covers everything from the finer details of energy management to how artists can empower their communities to create change. View the timetable here.

Tickets to ADE Green are available from the Amsterdam Dance Event website for €35 ; entry is also included with ADE Passes and Conference Passes.