If it wasn’t completely obvious in our wrap up of last year’s Amsterdam Dance Event, we had a total blast at the festival, and we expect to do the same thing in 2012, as the first names announced for this year’s lineup look amazing. Among the initial wave of artists named are Richie Hawtin (pictured above), DJ Sneak, Planetary Assault Systems (performing live), Octave One (also doing a live set), Green Velvet, Carl Cox, Ben Sims, Blawan, Sandwell District, and many others, all of whom will be storming Amsterdam between October 17 and 21. You can check out the full list of performing DJs and producers here, and look into grabbing tickets for ADE 2012 here.