AVA Festival and Conference returns to the Northern Irish capital of Belfast for the 5th year running, in just under 4 weeks! The festival takes place over the first weekend of June, with events throughout the city of Belfast. The weekend begins with the opening show on Thursday 30th May in Bullit Hotel, and ends with the closing party on Sunday 2nd June in Thompsons nightclub.
AVA festival will be held in S13, a former B&Q warehouse, for the second year in a row. With a new additional stage, a lineup of impeccably big talent including a whole host of renowned local DJs, alongside spectacular visuals and light shows, AVA is sure to impress.
The Conference takes place on Friday 31st May in The Mac; a cultural hub in the heart of Belfast city centre. With keynotes from artists Kevin Saunderson, The Black Madonna and Horse Meat Disco, alongside representatives from Resident Advisor, Help Musicians, Pioneer DJ and Ableton in attendance, the conference is the perfect opportunity for budding bedroom DJs and dance music fanatics alike to gather and network alongside industry professionals.
From the establishment of AVA, the expansion and determination of the organisers to grow bigger and better are evident. The festival began in 2014 as a one day festival, and has grown in only five years to become what is now the two day festival and a conference.
Len Faki, Avalon Emerson, Daniel Avery, Honey Dijon and Krystal Klear will be headlining the main stage this year. Boiler Room will be taken over by Haai, DJ Boring and many local artists, including Cromby, Carlton Doom, Marion Hawkes, Myler, Mount Palomar and Sally C. The Red Bull stage, located in the loading bay, will be dominated by The Black Madonna, Palms Trax, Ben UFO, and Northern Irish Or:la. Last but not least, the newest stage; the mysterious ‘Unit 4’ hosts Mall Grab, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Call Super, Skatebård, and a whole hoard of local DJs.
With an artist lineup as impressive as this, AVA is a festival not to be missed this summer. Get your tickets now from here
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