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 from Northern and Southern Ireland. AVA 2018 will be a two day event hosted on Friday 1st June and Saturday 2nd June at S13 Warehouse Belfast.

The goal is to provide an opportunity for emerging and established artists, DJ’s, producers, managers, agents, labels, designers, visual artists, promoters and guests, to share their knowledge through a free daytime conference that progresses into the ticketed AVA Festival.

AVA 2017 at T13 hosted a globally recognised lineup of local and international talent including Jeff Mills & Guillaume Marmin, Marcel Dettmann, Bicep, Ben UFO, Denis Sulta, Midland, Moxie and Job Jobse as well as a conference with key artists including Leftfield, Jeff Mills and Renaat Vandepapeliere and the return of Boiler Room Belfast.

Watch the AVA highlights of 2017 here.

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AVA Festival is delighted to announce that we will be running both an ‘Emerging Producer’ and an ‘Emerging DJ’ competition in the run up to the 2017 event. AVA is committed to showcasing the best in both local and international talent, so are delighted to be teaming up with Extended Play and Belfast Underground Radio to help shine a light on the thriving underground emerging scene.

The Emerging DJ competition will give the opportunity for an up and coming DJ to showcase their skills in a 30 minute mini mix, with 3 finalists performing in a live final at Belfast Underground Records. The winner will get a warm-up slot at AVA 2016, a feature on the Feel my Bicep Blog as well as a show on Belfast Underground Records Radio, getting ahead of the 300 artists waiting list.

The Emerging Producer competition will give the opportunity for a producer who has not yet made a release to feature on an EP with Extended Play as well as feature on the Feel My Bicep blog and receive mentoring and artist development support from the label owners JMX & T-BONE.

On top of this both competition winners will receive a set of DJ Headphones from Urbanears, and equipment from Ableton.


The application process for 2017 has not yet opened, criteria will be posted when 2017 competition is launched. Follow us on Facebook to stay updated.


Resident Advisor Tickets

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Paying your 2nd Deposit

Final £50 deposit payments are due to be paid by May 2nd 2018. If the 2nd Payment is not made by May 2nd, the 1st payment and ticket is void.
To pay your 2nd deposit follow these steps:
1. Log into to the RA account that purchased the first deposit payment.
3. Add Deposit Scheme Second Payment to basket
4. Pay the remaining balance

If you are still having difficulties, please contact Resident Advisor directly from the following link > https://www.residentadvisor.net/contact.aspx?e=8



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If you are interested in joining the volunteer team for AVA Festival, please fill in this FORM and email your interest to michaela@avafestival.com


If you are interested in becoming a vendor at AVA Festival, please download and fill in the form and email your company’s interest to info@avafestival.com


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Full Terms & Conditions for Tickets & Events can be found HERE

An AVA Festival Weekend Ticket will grant you access to AVA Festival on the Friday 1st & Saturday 2nd June in Belfast.

An AVA Festival Day Ticket will grant you access to AVA Festival on either Friday 1st or Saturday 2nd June in Belfast, depending on the day you selected. These are not transferable across date and are specific to the date.

After parties and others events are sold separately from your AVA weekend or day ticket.

The AVA opening party on Thursday 31st May and closing party on Sunday 3rd June will be released as a separate ticket to the AVA weekend ticket.

The printed e-ticket is your ticket to the festival. By ordering you agree that the tickets are for the personal use of you and your group only, and can not be resold or transferred. Without this printed Festival Ticket, you will not be allowed into the Festival.

Multiple bookings. If you are booking for more than one person, the Credit Card holder is responsible for all the persons on the ticket. It is the lead booker’s responsibility to distribute the tickets. No person will be able to enter to the festival without their named ticket.

The Credit Card holder must present a Photo ID card (Driving Licence with Photo or Passport) at the Entrance to the festival.

Ticket Refunds are not available except in the event of a cancellation.

In the event of an event cancellation, RA will refund the face value of the ticket. Any booking fee will not be refundable. You will be advised of the cancellation by email.

No duplicate tickets will be issued to replace lost or stolen tickets.

The published DJ Line-up and venue may be subject to change. Your ticket admits to a festival, not a specific artist or location.

Tickets are sold subject to the Promoter’s right to alter or vary the published event programme and venue, which may result in changes to the performance line-up, playing times or any other aspect of the event. The Promoter reserves all rights in this regard. Any published start and finish times of a performance at the Event are estimates only and are subject to change. The Promoter shall not be liable for any change to the venue or the programme of a published start or finish time.

Management has the right to refuse entrance under certain circumstances, including customers seen to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs. AVA Festival has a zero drugs policy.

AVA Festival is for over 18’s only. ID will be required (Driving License or Passport).

AVA Conference is for all ages.

If you have any questions in relation to purchased tickets please visit here: Resident Advisor

Disabled Ticketing. If you or a friend has a disability, please contact AVA via info@avafestival.com with details of the disability and specific requirements. We will ensure to facilitate, support and provide you with a disabled ticket which includes supported access.


All tickets are subject to a booking fee. This is non-refundable.


Ticket Refunds are not available except in the event of a cancellation.


AVA Conference is open to all ages.
AVA Festival, is strictly over 18’s and ticketed. Please note that you must bring a valid ID, either passport or Driving License.


Alcohol will be served throughout the day and the night at AVA Festival. Strictly over 18’s. ID will be required.
AVA does not authorise anyone to bring their own alcohol.


Cash and major debit cards are accepted at AVA Festival.


There will be NO public parking on site. There are a number of paying car parks in the surrounding area.


BY PLANE: The nearest airport is Belfast City Airport which is 15-20 minutes by car.

BY BUS: Metro Services Depart from City Centre
Journey time approximately 15 mins from city centre

BY FOOT: 35-40 minute walk by foot, from city centre

BY CAR: Car parking is available at a charge.



More information on AVA Festival Accommodation and Packages here.


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