AVA is an Audio Visual Arts Festival & Conference that celebrates, amplifies and develops the strong current of electronic music and digital visual arts.
Since launching in 2015, AVA’s main Festival and Conference in Belfast has grown year on year, along with a programme of international showcases, including Mumbai, Amsterdam, London, Manchester & Dublin. As a festival & conference with a core goal to provide a creative platform & learning space for electronic music & art, we continue to develop partnerships that develop our journey.’
One of Europe’s smartest young festivals
AVA Festival & Conference was the first ever grassroots electronic music and visual art festival in Belfast, made for and by Irish artists and promoters. Since its inception, AVA has continued to strive to develop, sustain and progress the strong undercurrent of electronic music in Northern and Southern Ireland.
Previous Artists LARRY HEARD / MARCEL DETTMANN / BICEP / JEFF MILLS / BEN UFO / KINK / FLOORPLAN / DVS1 / HELENA HAUFF / JOB JOBSE / RODHAD / EJECA / MANO LE TOUGH / FATIMA YAMAHA / MIDLAND / OPTIMO / DENIS SULTA / HUNEE / MALL GRAB / PAULA TEMPLE / OVERMONO / REBEKAH / SUNIL SHARPE / JAYDA G / OR:LA / SDC / HAMMER / SAOIRSE / MOXIE / SASSY J / TIMMY STEWART + MANY MORE
As year five approaches, AVA continues to make its work with emerging talent across Northern and Southern Ireland a priority. Continuing to bring people together, develop the culture, create a platform and celebrate the talent.
Our mission is to push the boundaries of electronic music & art, the boundaries of what is possible both inside and outside of major cities, the boundaries of what a festival & conference can give back to it’s audience.