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Underworld at ADE2017

Underworld to give keynote speech and perform at ADE

Underworld to play a concert at the bike passage underneath the Rijksmuseum

The Amsterdam Dance Event are excited to announce a keynote presentation from Underworld, where the duo talk through their career – both as artists and performers. If that wasn’t enough they will also perform a special live show at the Rijksmuseum Bicycle Passage.

Underworld are a true one-off – at home headlining the world’s biggest festivals and events, playing underground techno clubs and warehouses, sound-tracking theatre productions or taking over art galleries, disused shoe shops and Japanese department stores. This year at ADE, the duo talk through their career – both as artists and performers – in a festival keynote presentation: The World of Underworld / Process and Co-Production

In their talk, Rick Smith and Karl Hyde explore the importance and power of partnership and co-production in the development and presentation of ambitious and exciting projects and events both grand and intimate in the 21st century.

Underworld keynote at ADE

Underworld’s two and a half decade long journey has cemented their reputation as one of the most influential bands to emerge from the electronic music scene. At ADE, Smith and Hyde will talk through key points of their career in a conversation with Robin Turner (Heavenly Social/Caught by the River) that will focus on managing creativity and co-production through the world of music and areas far beyond. One of Underworld’s closest partners – tomato’s Simon Taylor – will provide a visual backdrop to the discussion that will include previously unseen images and footage from the band’s meticulously kept archives.

Keynote will take place at the DeLaMar theatre (room D4), Marnixstraat 402, 1017 PL Amsterdam, Netherlands
Wednesday 18th October 2017, 2pm. The event is accessible for ADE pass and ADE conference pass holders.

Rijksmuseum Bicycle Passage
The Rijksmuseum Bicycle Passage will be transformed into an intimate club venue on Friday 20th October during ADE.

Audio Obscura x Rijksmuseum present: Underworld intimite

Having cemented their place in the ’90s underground techno scene, the group’s definitive breakthrough came in 1996 when their timeless anthem ‘Born Slippy (Nuxx)’ became the soundtrack of a generation after it was featured in the film Trainspotting. The success of that single catapulted the band from the underground into the heart of the mainstream.

Following the talk, Underworld will play a unique live gig for ADE at Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum on 20th October, in a rare opportunity to see the group’s peerless live show up close as the space is transformed into an intimate club venue.

Place to be is the Rijksmuseum Bicycle Passage on Friday 20th October 2017 from 7pm – 11pm.
The event is free of charge, and capacity is strictly limited. Subscription is possible by registering as a group of 2 to 4 people. To register for tickets,

The list will close on 17th October at 11.59PM. The final attendees will be chosen and notified on 18th October at 4pm.

This event is powered by Heineken and KPN.

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