AVA Festival Unites Audio-Visual and EDM Communities for Two Days of Celebration

Supporting the artists of the electronic music community are an army of professionals from many different industries, especially, the Audio-Visual and Digital Arts. Each year, Ireland unites them all for two days of festival and conference in Belfast. In its fifth year, AVA Festival commences Friday, May 31 and continues through Saturday, June 01, 2019 with performances at the S13 Warehouse and conferences at The Mac.

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

AVA Festival

AVA Festival is not unlike other events that blend festival and conferences into one. Similar events to AVA Festival include Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), which is revered as the largest networking events among professionals in the EDM industry. While ADE takes place in October each year toward the end of the summer festival season, AVA Festival kicks off the summer festival season in late-May and early June. Furthermore, the two will host panels and stages for professional development and artist expression. At that, AVA Festival has unique opportunities detailed below.


The AVA Festival performances will take place at the S13 Warehouse. Also, its industrial feel matches the industrial sounds of of music from genres like techno as with other electronic sub-genres. An important note is that this year will be the last that AVA Festival will use S13 Warehouse as their festival venue. Attendees are in for a real treat, so, better savor these moments.

AVA Festival
Image from AVA Festival Facebook


From local Irish talent to international artists, the lineup of AVA Festival will see artists from several electronic music genres. These include techno, house, tech-house, minimal, progressive, especially deep-house, acid-house, acid-techno and others as well.

Motor City Drum Ensemble is coming to AVA Festival 2019. Have a listen to his music and a look at the crowd reaction from his set at Dekmantel Festival 2014 below. Keep those soulful house vibes coming.

Or:la will be delivering groove at low tempo, moreover, her trippy house sound makes for an intense experience. Listen to how she keeps the crowd moving during her set at AVA Festival last year, below. Also in the studio, she is busy making tracks, too. For example, her 2016 album UK Lonely is top notch stuff.

Also, Randomer joins the lineup with his crafty techno influenced house music. With crazy good tracks like “Get Yourself Together” from 2012 and fast-forwarding to 2019 he is still delivering great music.

  • Avalon Emerson
  • Ben Sims
  • Ben UFO
  • The Black Madonna
  • Blawan
  • Daniel Avery
  • Honey Dijon
  • Horse Meat Disco
  • Len Faki
  • Mall Grab
  • Motor City Drum Ensemble
  • Palms Trax
  • Randomer
  • Rebekah
  • Special Request
  • Brame & Hamo
  • Call Super
  • Courtesy
  • Cromby
  • DJ Boring
  • Eclair Fifi
  • HAAi
  • Hammer
  • Holly Lester
  • Krystal Klear
  • LNS
  • Myler
  • Nez
  • Or:la
  • Sally C
  • Saoirse
  • Skatebard
  • Swoose
  • Timmy Stewart & JMX
  • The Drifter
  • Willow
  • Acid Flex
  • Bekuz x InFlux
  • Brién
  • Cait
  • Carlton Doom
  • Cave DJz
  • Daire
  • Dallas
  • Dart
  • Eve
  • High Hoops
  • Inside Moves
  • Jika Jika
  • Kessler
  • LOR
  • Marion Hawkes
  • Mark Blair
  • Mount Palomar [live]
  • Noah
  • Pear
  • R.Kitt [live]
  • Raw Silk
  • Twitch
  • Venus Dupree
  • and many more


Amidst the excitement of musical performances are other happenings pertinent to the EDM industry, furthermore, this includes panelist discussion of health, career counseling, and more.

An exciting partnership with Help Musicians will include a panel that addresses things like health and wellness as well as financing a career in music and other sensitive topics related to the electronic music industry.

AVA Festival
Image from AVA Festival Facebook

Also, for details on the conference topics visit the event page. In short the conference will consist of the discussions below:

The Mac

  • Opening Keynote with Kevin Saunderson
  • Red Bull Music Academy Lecture: Horse Meat Disco
  • Help Musicians Presents: Health, Wealth and Career Longevity–Doing It Differently
  • Closing Keynote with RA Exchange Live: The Black Madonna

The Factory

  • Ableton Presents: Finding the Right Performance Setup
  • Toraiz Presents: Toraiz Squid Masterclass
  • Akai Professional Presents: The Future of Live Production
  • Ableton Presents: Introduction to CV Tools

The Lab

  • Plain Sailing Presents: Diversifying The City Soundscape
  • Give Us the Night Presents: Moving Forward With the Night Time Economy
  • PRS For Music Presents: Getting Paid for Your Creativity
  • Help Musicians Presents: Industry + Innovation in Electronic Music

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Eric Niebergall

Eric Niebergall enjoys telling the stories behind the music.

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