AVA is an Audio Visual Arts Festival & Conference that celebrates, amplifies and develops the strong current of electronic music & digital visual arts.


We are an independent festival & conference, started by a collective of passionate individuals and artists with a core goal to provide a creative platform for electronic arts & music, and a space for learning & development.

Returning for its 5th year in 2019, 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.

Celebrates, amplifies + develops electronic music + digital visual arts

Our aim is to showcase the best in Irish talent across audio visual arts as well as bring some of the best International artists in the field to Ireland. AVA have showcased shows in Belfast such as Jeff Mills & Guillaume Marmin’s ‘Close Encounters of the 4th Kind’, Bicep (Live), Larry Heard aka Mr Fingers (Live), Rodhad, Fatima Yamaha (Live), DVS1 + more

AVA is a true indication of what we are capable of if we are united and that music transcends all barriers that for generations has kept our young people apart…keep er’ lit AVA. JG Wilkes (Optimo)