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A 21 year old man who was taken ill on Saturday night at the Westergasfabriek died in hospital in the early hours of Sunday.

Earlier a 33 year-old Serbian man collapsed outside Club Lite on Jan van Gaalenstraat. Both are thought to have taken drugs.

The Amsterdam Dance Event, which ended on Sunday, comprised some 300 events taking place at 85 clubs throughout the city.

Amsterdam city council told RTL news it deplored the deaths.

It also said Amsterdam Dance Event is subject to strict regulations concerning drug use and the presence of first aid staff.

Both cases will be investigated by the public prosecutor.

 

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Article source: http://www.expatica.com/nl/news/dutch-news/Two-die-at-Amsterdam-Dance-Event_304809.html


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The Amsterdam Dance Event became yet another electronic dance music staple that’s been left with the unfortunate stigma of drug overdose deaths. Four people were reported dead over the course of the five day event and authorities are fairly certain that at least three were tied to substances, according to The Hollywood Reporter


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A 21-year old was hospitalized outside of an event on Saturday before dying at the hospital, a 33 year-old man collapsed outside of a nightclub hosting an ADE show that same day, and a 41 year-old woman passed away on Sunday at Club Lite-the same venue where the 33 year-old collapsed-on Sunday. According to police, only the latter death has been formally attributed to drug use (ecstasy) but there was “probably cause” that the other two were substance-related as well.

The fourth death was Felix Hines, the head of publishing for Phoenix Music International. It’d be unfair to say that the representative of a major music company was less likely to engage in drug use, no reports have suggested that was the cause. Still, no other cause of death has been suggested. 

The curious aspect of all this news is that this is the first time in the Amsterdam Dance Event’s 18-year history. Regardless of genre, an event that operates on the scale of the ADE should probably expect a death at some point, of drug use or dehydration or some other bizarre circumstance. More than 2,200 performers appeared at 300-plus events as part of the event, and have for years. Unfortunately now ADE is marred by the same cloud hanging over many EDM events that have experienced over the last few years, and the Dutch showcase will probably endure enormous security overhauls before next year’s event as a result. 

Concertgoers: Be responsible or risk ruing it for the rest of us. And more seriously for yourself. 

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Article source: http://www.musictimes.com/articles/13199/20141023/amsterdam-dance-event-experiences-four-deaths-over-weekend-one-involved.htm


By Scott T. Sterling

The 2014 edition of the annual Amsterdam Dance Event has been marred by tragedy, with reports that four people have died over the course of this year’s five-day EDM festival and conference.

According to de Volkskrant (via Billboard), a 33-year-old Serbian male died on Saturday, Oct. 18, after collapsing outside of an ADE show at Club Lite. A 21-year-old local man died the following day (Oct. 19) in hospital following a related event held at Westergasfabriek the previous night. While police are citing drugs as the likely cause in both deaths, exact causes have yet to be determined.

Related: TomorrowWorld Raver Found Naked in the Woods Four Days After the Festival

Club Lite was also where a local 41-year-old woman fell ill and died on Oct. 18, with police reporting that the coroner found her death to be caused by Ecstasy usages.

The fourth person to die during the ADE was 41-year-old music industry executive Felix Hines, the head of publishing at Phoenix Music International (via MusicWeek). His cause of death has yet to be revealed.

“The ADE organization is utterly shocked by the sudden death of three people that attended events that took place as part of the ADE. What was set to be a record breaking edition is now overshadowed by tragedy,” event organizers said in a statement on the ADE website obviously written before the fourth fatality was confirmed. “We are in close contact with all of the venues, municipalities and emergency services that are part of the ADE and every precaution is taken to ensure the safety and security of the audience at all participating venues. Each venue has a strict door policy and a comprehensive inspection is completed at every venue entrance. Drug use is not tolerated in any way and 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 themselves are responsible for their own actions and decisions. Our thoughts are with the families and friends as well as the affected.”

The industry-focused event started in 1996 and includes a wide range of events, including the announcement of the annual DJ Mag Top 100 DJs Poll and a DJ cook-off.

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Article source: http://radio.com/2014/10/22/four-dead-amsterdam-dance-event-ade/


  • By VeloNews.com
  • Published Oct. 21, 2014
  • Updated 2 hours ago

The Six Days of Amsterdam track event was postponed Tuesday after derny driver Cees Stam, 68, suffered a serious accident and was rushed to a nearby hospital.

On Wednesday, organizers provided this update on his condition: “Stam has displayed some positive signs overnight, but his condition overall remains critical. The organization remains in close contact with the family.”

The Twitter account for SixDayRacing.com, the official live stream for the Amsterdam Six Day, reported that Tuesday’s racing had been cancelled after a major crash.

In a statement on the event website, organizers said, “A number of other pacemakers and riders were involved in the accident [and suffered] minor injuries.”

Stam is an experienced derny driver and formerly a professional cyclist and four-time world champion on the track in motorpaced events.

Eurosport race commentator Carlton Kirby tweeted from the event, “Sadly tonight’s racing from Amsterdam has been abandoned due to the serious injury to one of the [derny] drivers.”

Among those participating at the event is Paris-Roubaix champion Niki Terpstra, (Omega Pharma-Quick Step), the winner of the Amsterdam Six-Day event in 2011. Terpstra’s teammate is Yoeri Havik.

Also participating are Lotto-Belisol riders Pim Ligthart and Jasper Buyst. Buyst won last year’s Six Days of Ghent and was the revelation of the six-day season.

Americans Guy East and Dan Holloway are racing in Amsterdam as well.

Check back for more information on this story as it becomes available.

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Article source: http://velonews.competitor.com/2014/10/news/racing-halted-six-days-amsterdam-serious-injury-derny-driver_350139


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UPDATE: Article amended 21 October.

Two men died on Saturday night at club nights during annual industry conference Amsterdam Dance Event, Resident Advisor has reported. Global Post also reports that a third person died on Monday; according to the Dutch press, police suspect that the three deaths are drug-related. The conference comprises more than 300 events happening at 85 venues throughout the city.

“The ADE organisation is shocked by these tragic accidents,” ADE director Richard Zijlma said. “Drug use is not tolerated in any way and 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.”

Article source: http://www.inthemix.com.au/news/59239/Three_deaths_reported_at_Amsterdam_Dance_Event


  • By VeloNews.com
  • Published 2 hours ago

The Six Days of Amsterdam track event was postponed Tuesday after derny driver Cees Stam, 68, suffered a serious accident and was rushed to a nearby hospital.

The Twitter account for SixDayRacing.com, the official live stream for the Amsterdam Six Day, reported that Tuesday’s racing had been cancelled after a major crash.

In a statement on the event website, organizers said, “A number of other pacemakers and riders were involved in the accident [and suffered] minor injuries.”

Stam is an experienced derny driver and formerly a professional cyclist and four-time world champion on the track in motorpaced events.

Eurosport race commentator Carlton Kirby tweeted from the event, “Sadly tonight’s racing from Amsterdam has been abandoned due to the serious injury to one of the [derny] drivers.”

Among those participating at the event is Paris-Roubaix champion Niki Terpstra, (Omega Pharma-Quick Step), the winner of the Amsterdam Six-Day event in 2011. Terpstra’s teammate is Yoeri Havik.

Also participating are Lotto-Belisol riders Pim Ligthart and Jasper Buyst. Buyst won last year’s Six Days of Ghent and was the revelation of the six-day season.

Check back for more information on this story as it becomes available.

FILED UNDER: News / Track TAGS:

Article source: http://velonews.competitor.com/2014/10/news/racing-halted-six-days-amsterdam-serious-injury-derny-driver_350139


If you look at the descriptions of 3 of the 4 people involved, talk about “more education” just becomes meaningless.
I don’t mean that to be critical of this comment as such, but really, we aren’t talking 18+ kids here. When you’re 30+, you’ve been doing this long enough, and you shouldn’t need to be educated anymore, and even if so, you won’t listen anyway.

Your experience might make you overlook the dangers, but at some point, we’re all adults and responsible for our, sometimes bad, choices.

Ditto the door search comment:
so what if they were cursory, in fact, that was like that last year, and it’s a GOOD thing.
Do you really want a police state, in Amsterdam of all places?
I really think it’s misguided to be crying for the man to protect people from themselves.
If nothing else, why do others have to suffer the indignity of Gestapo door searches, just because some people ultimately made bad choices?
If you like that, go to Ministry in London, with its metal detectors, metal wands, TSA-like pat downs, but spare me that in ‘dam.

All the same, no excuse for what looks like a very bad batch of drugs, making the rounds at Lite it seems.

I agree with the water comments, but if it isn’t free, that’s hardly good justification not to do what’s right.

Charging for toilets is a joke. Visited 7 venues last year, none of them did that (though the one-way at MC Theater was a pain…).
They did sell bananas there, good way to get eletrolytes, since they don’t sell those drinks…

Article source: http://www.residentadvisor.net/news.aspx?id=26849


Am Samstagnachmittag wurde laut inthemix.com ein 33-jähriger Serbe ins Krankenhaus gebracht, nachdem er zuvor im Club „Lite“, einem der 300 Locations auf dem Amsterdam Dance Events, feierte. Scheinbar war sein Zustand derart kritisch, dass er kurz darauf verstarb. Am gleichen Abend sei auch ein 21-Jähriger aus New York aus einem anderen Club ins Krankenhaus eingeliefert worden sein. Er befand sich ebenfalls in einer derart schlechten Verfassung, dass die Ärzte nichts mehr für ihn tun konnten und ihn anschließend für tot erklärten. Bei dem jungen Mann soll es sich laut Musik Week um Felix Hines, dem Verlagsgeschäftsführer von Phoenix Media International, handeln.

Zu einem weiteren Todesfall soll es am Sonntag gekommen sein, als eine 41-jährige Frau von ihrem Mann in einem Taxi ins Krankenhaus gebracht wurde. Laut inthemix.com habe die Frau Ecstasy konsumiert. Auch sie soll am Samstag im Club „Lite“ gefeiert haben. Richard Zijlma, Geschäftsführer des ADE, äußerte sich jetzt öffentlich zu den Vorfällen:

„Die gesamte ADE-Organisation ist von diesen tragischen Unfällen geschockt. Wir stehen in engem Kontakt mit allen Veranstaltungsorten, Gemeinden und Rettungsdiensten, die ein Teil des ADE Festival sind. Alle Vorkehrungen werden getroffen, um die generelle Sicherheit und die Sicherheit der Zuschauer bei allen teilnehmenden Locations zu gewährleisten. Jeder Veranstaltungsort ist für seine eigene Sicherheit und die Türpolitik zuständig und am Eingang eines jeden Veranstaltungsortes wird eine umfassende Inspektion abgeschlossen. Drogenkonsum wird in keinster Weise bei ADE toleriert und unsere Partner unternehmen alle Anstrengungen, um sicherzustellen, dass sich die Menschen bei der Veranstaltung verantwortungsbewusst verhalten. Letztlich gibt es eine Grenze, was wir tun können. Die Leute müssen auch die Verantwortung für ihr eigenes Handeln übernehmen. Unsere Gedanken sind bei den Familien und Freunden in dieser Zeit und wir möchten unser tiefstes Mitgefühl an sie auszudrücken.”

In welcher Form Drogencocktails für den Tod der drei Personen auf der ADE 2014 verantwortlich waren, soll nun die Autopsie klären.

Foto: virtualnights.com

Article source: http://www.virtualnights.com/magazin/drei-tote-beim-amsterdam-dance-event-2014.28653


By Maarten Janssen

SuperYacht Company has announced that Pon Power Caterpillar will act as the product partner for the upcoming SuperYacht Night Amsterdam.

Pon Holdings is a family owned business which employs approximately 13,000 people at over 250 branches across 27 countries. The company is the authorised distributor of CAT engines and generators in Norway, Denmark and Sweden, The Faroe Islands and Greenland. They distribute MAK engines and generators in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Iceland.

SuperYacht Night Amsterdam is by invitation only, and will be open free of charge to captains, senior crew, shipyards, designers, project managers and all our clients.

The event is made possible by Holland Yacht Group (main sponsor), Pon Power (product sponsor), and Diana Yacht Design, Lift Emotion, LaVie Systems, and Van Berge Henegouwen as event sponsors.

To apply for tickets, please visit the Superyacht Night Amsterdam website.

Article source: http://www.superyachttimes.com/editorial/56/article/id/13227