AVA Festival Reveal First Keynote Speakers, Panel Sessions and More

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Having had an exceptional inaugural outing last year (check out our review right here) Belfast electronic festival AVA will return to T13 on Saturday, June 4 with the very solid aim of celebrating and nurturing talent from across the length and breadth of the country.

With more yet to be revealed, Detroit techno pioneer Juan Atkins, DJ and writer Dave Haslam, Belfast’s Bicep, Association of Electronic Music director Mark Lawrence, Shanti Celeste (pictured), Lizzy Bowman, Halina WielogorskaSarah McBriar, Ableton, Pioneer, Native Instruments, Belfast Underground Records are amongst the first names confirmed to take part in panels, talks, workshops and sessions throughout the day.

You can register for the conferences here (all session are free to attend but space is limited).

The current bill for the evening line-up is:

RØDHÅD, Bicep Live Show (UK Debut), Mano Le Tough, Gerd Janson, Optimo, Phil Kieran, Psycatron, Jordan, Hammer, Swoose & Cromby, Jika Jika, Twitch DJs, Misfit (live), OR:LA, Terriers (live), T-BONE B2B JMX, JC Williams, Sunil Sharpe, Brame & Hamo, Belfast Music Club, Guerrilla Shout, Belfast Music Club and Belfast Underground Records.

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