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AVA FESTIVAL AND CONFERENCE Saturday 4th June 2016 – 11.00am - LATE Venue: Titanic Quarter, Belfast AVA Free Conference register here: avafestival.com/conference

AVA is an Audio Visual Arts Festival and Conference in Belfast that celebrates, amplifies and develops the strong current of electronic music and digital visual arts.

The goal is to provide an opportunity for emerging and established artists, DJ's, producers, managers, agents, labels, designers, visual artists, promoters and some very special guests, to share their knowledge through a free daytime conference (11.00-15.00) that progresses into the ticketed AVA evening showcase (15.00-Late) with a unique local lineup, paying homage to Northern Ireland’s unique energy and character.

EVENING LINE-UP : LINE UP (More TBA)

RØDHÅD, Bicep Live Show (UK Debut), Mano Le Tough, Gerd Janson, Optimo, Phil Kieran, Psycatron, Jordan, Hammer, Swoose & Cromby, Jika Jika, Twitch DJ’s, Misfit (live), OR:LA, Terriers (live), T-BONE B2B JMX, JC Williams, Sunil Sharpe, Brame & Hamo, Belfast Music Club, Guerrilla Shout, Belfast Music Club, Belfast Underground Records.

Speakers and sessions include:

JUAN ATKINS ‘The Origins of Techno + Artist Q and A’ (The originator of Techno, Metroplex Records)

BICEP (Andy Ferguson and Matt McBriar) present ‘Transition from DJ to Live Show’

‘Life after Dark’ –The Creative, Cultural and Economic Value of Club Culture Dave Haslam (Author, Journalist and Hacienda DJ) and Mark Lawrence (CEO Association of Electronic Music)

‘Pushing the Dial on Women in Electronic Music’ Lizzy Bowman (Red Light Management), Shanti Celeste (BRSTL, NTS, Idle Hands), Halina Wielogorska (She said.so, Boiler Room), Sarah McBriar (Up Productions & AVA Festival Founder)

Equipment & Technology Ableton Push Playground, Pioneer, Native Instruments and The Beat Emporium


Belfast Underground Records, Extended Play, Belfast Music Club, AVA Record Fair with Urbanears Listening Stations, AVA Street Food Market

  • MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED

Saturday 4th June, 11.00am onwards T13 WAREHOUSE, Titanic Quarter Docks, Belfast, BT3 9DT All sessions will be free to attend, but space is limited, so advance registration is essential.