Up Productions are working in conjunction with some of Belfast’s hottest talents to produce AVA – Audio Visual Arts, Belfast.
This will be a one day festival taking place on Saturday 30th May that will celebrate the strong electronic music and digital visual arts scene that is a fast developing within Northern Ireland. The team will include Matthew McBriar and Andrew Ferguson – Bicep, Oisin O’Brien – Guerilla Shout, Generator NI along with a host of others.
AVA will take place in T13 – Titanic Quarter, Belfast, the combination of a skate park with an old warehouse to house both well known,established names and up and coming names in Electronic Music Production, DJs and Visual Artists to showcase Northern Ireland’s energy and unique character,which is ever inspiring new emerging talent and developing those who are on their way.
Headlining names confirmed for 2015 so far are the long-time procurers of the famous ‘Feel My Bicep’ blog, the Belfast DJ/Producing duo ‘Bicep’, coupled with the highly eclectic half-Irish-half-Scottish DJ duo ‘Optimo’; the long-standing Irish veteran that is ‘Phil Kieran’; the reputable purveyor of high quality house and techno ‘Ejeca’; along with the inter galactic ‘Space Dimension Controller’, with his NI debut of the SDC Live Laser Show.
There will also be sets from Schmutz, Swoose & Cromby, Extended Play, Twitch and Visuals from GUERILLA SHOUT (Oisin O’Brien, Daniel Holmes and Kristian Glenn).
Speaking on the festival, Bicep have said:
“When Sarah (Up Productions) brought the concept to us back in April 2014, we knew it was something that had to happen. Having played at festivals around the world, we wanted to support the development of a strong electronic festival in Belfast. Getting all the talent together and back in the city and in one incredible warehouse space down at the docks, with a supporting conference is going to be pretty special.” (Bicep).
AVA aims to be more than a festival. The goal is to provide an opportunity for emerging and established artists, labels, designers, promoters and some very special guests, to share their knowledge through a free daytime conference (11.00-16.00) that progresses into the AVA evening showcase (16.00-Late).
SDC (Live Laser Show NI Debut)
Swoose B2B Cromby
Visual Art by GUERILLA SHOUT
ALL AVA FESTIVAL TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW VIA www.avafestival.com
£15 Limited early bird
AVA Conference register here: www.avafestival.com/
AVA BELFAST 2015 official website: www.avafestival.com