AVA Festival 2017.
It has been hailed as one of the biggest successes in the Irish and UK festival circuit, hailed by many as a breath of fresh air. AVA Festival 2017 will be the third year for the festival, kicking off on June 2nd through to June 3rd, before the closing party on June 4th. It is looking to continue to build on the major support it has received over the last few years, and it is doing so.
The festival brought in the mighty Boiler Room to Northern Ireland for the first time ever, and the previous two years have been utter chaos, with Phil Kieran crowd surfing last year. AVA Festival 2017 will be yet another promising year for the festival, especially with the artists and acts they have brought in. Not to forget, there will also be a conference part of the festival on the Friday, another key element of the festival. This will all be taking place at the huge T13 Warehouse in Belfast, within the Titanic Quarter.
So do you happen to be going? What’s going on at the festival? AVA Festival 2017 will kick off on Friday 2nd June in the morning, with its annual conference. Key speakers include the mighty Jeff Mills, one of the Techno and Electronic pioneers who continues to dominate the scene. Joining him at the conference will also be influential speakers such as Leftfield, and also Renaat Vandepapeleire from R&S Records. Native Instruments will also be playing a key part at the conference, for all of those tech heads out there. And other key debates will be happening, such as the comparing and contrast of issues both in Belfast and Dublin, around the electronic music scene. This is definitely the conference for industry heads.
AVA Festival 2017.
But if you happen to be there for the music, then you happen to be in luck. Friday night has a whole host of offers with Jeff Mills and Guillaume Marmin headlining the night with their huge live show. Supporting through the night across the various stages will be talented artists such as Fatima Yamaha, Ben UFO, Job Jobse and plenty of talented Irish musicians. A cool way to warm up to the all day Saturday rave.
Saturday at AVA Festival 2017 is something not to be missed. A day fuelled with quality music from local and international stars across three stages. The Boiler Room is set to play host to to plenty of local talents, as Ejeca headlines, with the wonderful and erratic Denis Sulta, Hotflush signee OR:LA, Belfast local boy Jordan and plenty of others all performing throughout the day. Clashing with this though on the main stage will be DJs from Jika Jika and MisFit, while headliners include Techno magician Marcel Dettmann, the wonderful Bicep, plus Midland, Hammer and Schmutz. The Becks x DSNT x Lumen Stage will host talented artists such as Rebekah, Tinfoil and Myler.
This year AVA Festival 2017 will also be hosting a closing party at Aether in Belfast on Sunday, hosting two stages, one outdoor, one upstairs and they also brought a cool little line up to that as well. Watch out for names like Optimo 20 and David McDonogh.
If you happen to be looking for tickets to the festival, there are limited tickets available. Grab them while you can. We’ll see you on the dance floor.