AVA 2019 FULL PROGRAMME
May 30th – June 02nd 2019
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AVA Festival 2019 is here and this is the last chance to secure tickets for a weekend to remember in Belfast.
On Friday, expect to hear the sounds of new school techno figure Avalon Emerson, Blawan, disco and feel good house crew Horse Meat Disco and one of techno’s most notable legend – Len Faki. Mall Grab, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Palms Trax, Cromby, DJ Boring, Eclair Fifi, HAAi will also line-up for Friday’s programme.
AVA have programmed yet another forward thinking line-up for Saturday, with the ultimate party DJ Honey Djion, playing alongside Dublin born, New York based Krystal Klear, the ever popular London born, Berlin based Call Super and Aperon Crew member Courtesy will head to Belfast. Techno mainstay Daniel Avery, Randomer, Rebekah and Special Request will also join the programme. The Irish contingent as always is out in full force with Brame + Hamo, Or:la and Saoirse all flying the flag.
That’s not all though, pulling out all the stops to celebrate year 5, AVA will open a brand new stage Unit 4 Warehouse, where ravers will have the chance to catch Mall Grab, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Eclair Fifi, LNS and more in a brand new and exciting space.
Known for its strong conference programme pushing music and arts forward throughout Belfast and beyond, AVA invites keynotes from The Black Madonna and Horse Meat Disco, as well as Resident Advisor, Red Bull Music, Help Musicians NI and PRS for Music amongst many more. Following in the footsteps of Bicep earlier in the year, Detroit legend Kevin Saunderson has been announced to sit down on the AVA sofa, giving an insight into his works as a musician.
Acting as an incubator for the visual arts scene, this year AVA continues to promote and un-earth the most exciting visual arts talent, with carefully curated AV Shows, and installations. AVA have partnered with Heverlee to curate an installation from London & Irish based collective ‘Colourblind’, and teamed with Red Bull to work with Irish collective ‘Visual Spectrum’. Japanese collective ‘Intercity Express’ are providing a unique AV experience supported by the Sasakawa Foundation. Sprawled across the epic venue, a dystopian warehouse previously operating as a B&Q, will house the carefully design dance-floors with intimate stages and sharpened sound systems – proving why after 5 years, it is named one of Europe’s most innovative electronic music festivals.’
Those wanting to carry on the party into the night are in luck, as today AVA have announced two of the festivals legendary afterparties, this year taking place at Boom Box on Friday and Thompsons Terrace on Saturday some of Ireland’s most exciting producers Cromby and Brame & Hamo taking the headlining slots. Continuing into Sunday, AVA will host a party for those wanting to make a full weekend of it, with local lads Bobby & Jordan going b2b at Thompsons Terrace, joined by AVA residents and emerging talent DJs.
Heverlee – AVA Festival has partnered with Heverlee Premium Belgian Beer to give an artist (or collective) the budget and opportunity to create an installation at the festival, to live during both days and nights.
Red Bull – AVA Festival has partnered with Red Bull to give an artist (or collective) the budget and opportunity to create an installation at the festival, to live during both day and night.
Tourism NI – Tourism NI’s Mission is to build the value of tourism to the local economy. Their Vision is to confidently and passionately champion the development and promotion of the Northern Ireland experience.