AVA Festival Announce 10th Anniversary

Ireland’s leading annual electronic festival AVA have announced details of its massive tenth edition.

Marking a decade at the top of the game, the world-beating Belfast festival returns to the Titanic Slipways across 31st May to 1st June with another finely-tuned mix of global and homegrown trailblazers.

Among the highlights in the first line-up announcement are Nia Archives, Barry Can’t Swim, Kerri Chandler, Horsegirl, Helena Hauff and local legends Bicep, who once again return to the festival, this time to perform their Chroma AV DJ project.

A host of local stalwarts make this year’s outing as essential as they come. EMBY, Timmy Stewart, Holly Lester, Marion Hawkes and Jordan Nocturne are among the must-see acts set for the slipways in four month’s time.

In a statement, AVA founder Sarah McBriar said: ‘AVA represents a lot more than electronic music, it represents a community, a movement that started in Belfast that grew globally, of open-minded, creatively curious and adventurous souls uniting in a space where freedom of expression is encouraged.”

“I’m proud of what it has become, and what it symbolises… this year will be special. See you at the docks!”

Tickets for AVA Festival are now on sale. With much more TBA, check out the current line-up below.

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