Europe’s prime electronic music showcase witnessed three casualties this past week
The festival mishap juggernaut has hit Amsterdam as well this year. Three deaths have been reported at the Amsterdam Dance Event this year, and each case is suspected to be drug related. A 41-year old Dutch woman is reported to have passed in addition to the two males already confirmed – a 21-year old from Holland and a 33-year old from Serbia. Autopsies and toxicology reports are currently underway to determine the true cause of each death.
ADE recently shared their official statement:
“The ADE organization is shocked by these tragic accidents. We are in close contact with all of the venues, municipalities, and emergency services that are a part of the ADE Festival and every precaution is taken to ensure the safety and security of the audience at all participating venues. Each venue is responsible for its own security and door policy and a comprehensive inspection is also completed at every venue entrance. Drug use is not tolerated in any way at ADE and its partners make every effort to ensure that people are behaving responsibly at the event. Ultimately there is a limit to what we can do and individuals must take responsibility for their own actions. Our thoughts are with the families and friends at this time and we would like to express our deepest sympathy to them.”
ADE is ne of the leading electronic music platforms in the world, accompanied by the biggest club festival that covers the whole spectrum and taps into every electronic sub-genre. The event brings together electronic music’s elite for four days of music, showcases and mind blowing workshops. The conference comprises more than 300 events at 85 venues throughout the city, and it’s a complete carnival in Amsterdam at this time of the year.
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