Drone Stories - We used the Amsterdam sky as our canvas for the Spotify ADE drone show

We used the Amsterdam sky as our canvas for the Spotify ADE drone show


Drone Stories - We used the Amsterdam sky as our canvas for the Spotify ADE drone show

Wow, what a week we’ve had. As you might know, Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) took place from Wednesday until Sunday (and way longer for the real party die-hards). Spotify, being an official partner of the most upfront, influential and educational gathering for electronic music and its industry, wanted to show tribute by doing something truly special. How about flying Spotify ADE drone shows above the Amsterdam waters (’t IJ)?

4 Spotify ADE drone shows

We love to create and share purpose-driven stories. That’s why  hosting a drone show with 600 drones over the north bank of the IJ River in Amsterdam on Friday evening immediately sounded as our cup of tea. During the Spotify ADE drone shows, new DJ mixes from Tiësto, Aluna, BLOND:ISH and Yung Bae were launched.


A blistering swarm of hundreds of drones could be seen every hour between 8 p.m. until 11 p.m. We flew above the IJ, close to the sprawling NDSM site, where at the same time the first day of Into the Woods ADE Festival was taking place. Each show lasted 15 minutes and gave visitors extra reasons to celebrate the beginning of the ADE weekend. 


Scanable QR code in the Amsterdam sky

The show kicked off with a QR code that counted down from 25 to 0. Viewers from all over Amsterdam were able to scan this code. Each show used a unique code that led to the mixtape of the DJ that show was about. The mixtape ran in sync during the show, ensuring you could enjoy the Spotify ADE drone show with sound. Wicked!  


After the QR code,  several abstract images were shown, and the show ended with Spotify's logos and the text: DJ MIXES NOW ON SPOTIFY to let viewers know that they can now find the mixes on Spotify. Check out the aftermovie of the Spotify ADE below!


More award-winning drone shows

Our drone show company has been lighting up the skies in many other locations over the last years. One of our current shows, our Burning Man 2022 drone show, is definitely one not to miss. However, there are many other drone shows that we have flown. Are you interested in what a drone show costs or how we set up a drone show proposal? We’ve got you covered!


Contact us about the possibilities. 


Our founders, Lucas and Ralph, sat for a chat at our Amsterdam office to look back and share their favorite moments of last year. 


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Our drone performances combine sight with sound. Awe with inspiration. Drones with art. Fiction and reality. Whether you’re looking for an intimate performance or a grand spectacle, expect us to push boundaries and have your attendees’ minds blown.