ADE Green is upon us this Friday and the interest for this year’s program is mounting. With tickets almost sold out, and the industry more eager than ever to change, we’d like to share five highlights that should not be missed, including headliners such as Eli Goldstein (Soul Clap & DJs For Climate Action), Andy Cato (Groove Armada) Benjamin Sasse (Meadows In The Mountain & Extinction Rebellion), Bernice Notenboom (climate journalist), Chris Johnson (Shambala Festival & Powerful Thinking) and Jayda G (DJ/producer). Keep scrolling for the latest insights into our program, with the full timetable at the end of this article.



Explore the relationship between nature, humanity and the arts

Panel: Nature Needs Heroes presented by Timberland
October 18th – 12:15 – 1 PM – DeLaMar Theater – D8

It’s common to think of dance music as thoroughly synthetic. Its imagery is of the dance floor with lasers, strobes, LEDs or of digital visuals. Our subjective experience is of enclosed spaces, from airport to taxi and from rave to party. But something new is afoot in the 21st century.. This panel discusses other innovative ideas on how to further integrate the natural world into the electronic dance scene. Maybe we need “ecological thought” that doesn’t separate an abstracted “nature” from the more manufactured human world? We’ll explore the integration of these two worlds, together with DJ/producers, a professor of Philosophy and Nature / composer and a visual artist, who will all share their personal stories and are inspired and permeated by nature. Read more.

With: David Rothenberg (professor of Philosophy and Nature / composer)/ Dominik Eulber (DJ/producer) / Heleen Blanken (visual artist)Neel (DJ/producer)


Say hello to the biggest elephant in the room

Panel: Frequent flyers: Does DJ Culture Have To Rely On Air Miles?
October 18th – 1:15 – 2:15 PM – DeLaMarTheater – D5

How can the events industry minimize its travel footprint? How can you keep your environmental impact low when you pursue an international DJ career, book artists from abroad or organize an event in another part of the world? The answers to these questions are still up in the air. Let’s open up the conversation. Join us to talk about an issue that has been on everyone’s minds, yet not many seem to be discussing: air travel. It’s the flying elephant in the room. Read more.

With: Bernice Notenboom (climate journalist) / Eli Goldstein (Soul Clap & DJs for Climate Action) / Job Sifre (DJ/producer) / Tom van Wijk (AIR Events)


Give change a chance by embracing activism in music and art

Panel: The Art of Activism and the Activism of Art
October 18th – 2:30 – 3:30 PM – DeLaMarTheater – D5

Music has always been tied up with idealism and loud expression of ideas. And of course, the music industry has global reach and can use that unleash imagination and passion like few other art forms can. In this panel, we will explore the different ways we can campaign through music, arts, and events. How does one form a movement at scale and create real impact? What makes a good campaign and what strategies prove successful? How do we empower audiences, the media and ultimately our governments, to take action? And how do we transform that action into real and lasting change? Read More


With: Benjamin Sasse (Meadows In The Mountains Festival & Extinction Rebellion) / Eli Goldstein (Soul Clap) / Jayda G (DJ/producer) / Paul Reed (AIF) / Wessel van Eeden (Justdiggit & Raindance Project)


Witness the Green Deal Circular Festivals signed on stage

Panel: International Festivals Join Forces On Circularity
October 18th – 3:30 – 4:30 PM – DeLaMar Theater – D8

Join us as we launch the Green Deal Circular Festivals, the deal will be signed into action by the participating festivals, and the the Dutch Minister of Environment Stientje van Veldhoven. The festivals are committed to collaborate on circular supply chains and develop solutions regarding food, water, energy, mobility and other material conditions. Curious who will join this ground-breaking initiative? Read more.

With: Harald Friedl (Circle Economy) / Stientje van Veldhoven (Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management)




Let out your inner leader to pursue a more sustainable future

Closing Keynote: A New Narrative of Sustainability
October 18th – 4:30 – 6:30 PM – DeLaMarTheater – D8

It’s hard to think of a better way of closing a day at ADE Green than a keynote speech from Mac Macartney – someone whose genius is to create new narratives of sustainability. Mac is an international speaker, writer, and change-maker. He seeks to encourage the emergence of the leader in each of us: the leader who will take courageous action for a better world. We are sure Mac’s understanding and expression will make you feel that the time is right to put all of your competence and brilliance towards the pursuit of what you truly love: that better future. We invite you to close this day together, with Mac. 4:30, at D8, don’t miss it. Read more.

With: Mac Macartney (international speaker & change-maker)


Get with the program

We can hardly wait to host you for another edition of ADE Green. The full program and timetable is listed below.

If you haven’t secured your spot, then get with the program and get the last tickets here.