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 2017 will be a two day event hosted on Friday 2nd June and Saturday 3rd June at T13 Belfast.
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 on Friday June 2nd that progresses into the ticketed AVA evening showcase and ticketed daytime and evening event on Saturday June 3rd with a special lineup, paying homage to Belfast’s unique energy and character.
AVA 2016 at T13 hosted a globally recognised lineup of local talent including Rodhad, Mano Le Tough, Bicep, Gerd Janson, Phil Kieran, Shanti Celeste, Sunil Sharpe, a conference with key artists including Dave Haslam, Juan Atkins and the return of Boiler Room Belfast.
Watch the AVA highlights of 2016 here.
Pre-sale tickets for AVA Festival 2017 have now sold out. General Sale weekend tickets and the lineup will be announced at the end of January. Keep up to date by signing up to our Newsletter below.
2. EMERGING ELECTRONIC MUSIC PRODUCER COMPETITION and EMERGING ELECTRONIC DJ PRODUCER COMPETITION
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.
CRITERIA FOR ENTRY
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.
3. FINDING YOUR TICKET NUMBER
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FEST TICKETs – USE YOUR ORDER NUMBER
4. GET INVOLVED
If you are interested in joining the volunteer team for AVA Festival, please fill in this FORM and email your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org
5. BECOME A VENDOR
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 email@example.com
A weekend ticket will grant access to AVA Festival at T13 on the Friday 2nd & Saturday 3rd June.
After parties and others events are sold separately from your AVA weekend ticket.
The AVA closing party on Sunday 4th June is free for AVA weekend ticket holders, and access is granted based on a first come first serve for all those who signed up. It is separate to the Festival.
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.
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 may be subject to change. Your ticket admits to a festival, not a specific artist.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
8. BOOKING FEE
All tickets are subject to a booking fee. This is non-refundable.
Tickets are non-refundable.
10. AGE RESTRICTIONS
AVA Conference is open to all ages.
AVA Festival Showcase, 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. Strictly over 18’s. ID will be required.
AVA does not authorise anyone to bring their own alcohol.
12. CASH & CARD
Cash and major debit cards are accepted at AVA Festival. Cash back is available.
13. CAR PARKING
There will be NO public parking on site at T13. There are a number of paying car parks in the titanic quarter, including the Odyssey car park that has 1500 spaces.
BY PLANE: The nearest airport is Belfast City Airport which is 10 minutes by car.
BY BUS: Metro Services 26A, 26B, 26C & Airport Express 600A/600B
Services Depart from City Centre (Wellington Place)
Journey time approximately 10 mins from city centre
BY FOOT: 25 min walk by foot, from city centre
BY CAR: Car parking is available at a charge.
FOR AVA FESTIVAL:
More information on AVA Festival Accommodation and Packages here.
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