AVA FESTIVAl 2018 Daily Lineup

AVA announces day splits and full weekend stream with Midland, Mano Le Tough, Sunil Sharpe, Holly Lester and more in the Boiler Room.

From 1st - 2nd June, AVA Festival and Conference, one the Europe’s most exciting electronic music festival makes it fourth outing. Across the entire weekend, AVA brings the cream of the crop, spinning house, techno, disco and everything in-between. With only two months to go, AVA reveal the full day splits across Friday and Saturday, plus the highly anticipated two-day Boiler Room schedule. Grab your AVA weekend ticket from just £70, and secure a super cheap flight, currently at £31 return from major UK/EU airports to Belfast, don’t sleep on this! 

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Plan your full weekend and catch unmissable sets

With day splits now announced, plan your full weekend and catch unmissable sets. First up AVA’s Conference element kicks off its 4th outing, with doors open at the MAC from 10am for talks from legendary artists including Larry Heard, Bicep, KiNK and panels from Native Sessions, Smirnoff Sound Collective and more. Headlining the Friday, Bicep make their highly anticipated, return home while house pioneer, Larry Heard (AKA Mr. Fingers) makes his Northern Ireland debut, and KiNK who’s acclaimed live performance is modern legend. Alongside this you can also expect Helena Hauff, Denis Sulta, Rødhåd and many more. On Saturday, festival goers will be spoilt for choice. Detroit’s Floorplan brings the festival to close with dusty disco through to acid jams following Berghain/Panorama bar resident DVS1 and Rush Hour affiliate Hunee, spinning rare gems, as well as house don Mall Grab. Jayda G, will also be gracing the decks, bringing her soulful selections of infectious disco and house to AVA Festival. Don’t miss AVA woman of the moment, Or:la alongside a collection of local heroes and crews.

Undeniably Legendary

Boiler Room sets from AVA Festival are undeniably legendary - showcasing the unique spirit and vibe of Belfast’s inimitable crowd. This year, Boiler Room delivers it’s first ever two day broadcast, with a hefty set of selectors in tow. Ireland’s own Mano Le Tough headlines, with Dutch selector Job Jobse in town - expect his unique selections of house, techno and disco. A stellar set of native artists follow - catch DJ on the rise, Holly Lester. Derry party purveyours, Jika Jika and AVA’s past emerging producer competition winner Quinton Campbell rounding off the bill. The Saturday sees London based producer and DJ, Midland, a master at reading and moving with the crowd, joined by coveted techno maestro Sunil Sharpe, followed by Computer Controlled Records headhoncho, Belfast’s Nez. Body Fusion label boss, Bobby Analog, will also be joining the line up, as well as Manchester based Meat Free crew member, Aalice. Dublin’s own Jimmy Rouge completes the bill.

With the deposit scheme drawing to a close (£25 Initial Payment + £50 later), there is no better time to buy a weekend ticket, day tickets are also available at £45, so be sure not to miss out on one of Europe’s most exciting electronic music festivals. Return flights still available from major UK/EU airports starting at the very reasonable price of £31 return from London. Plus, a whole host of AirBnB’s, Hostels and Hotels are still available close to the site. For flights, travel and accommodation information, please head to!



Bicep - Larry Heard - KiNK - RØDHÅD - Helena Hauff, Mano Le Tough, Denis Sulta, Job Jobse, Overmono (live), Saoirse - Hammer - Stephanie Sykes, Myler, Timmy Stewart - Jordan - ELLL - Jika Jika - Misfit - Cailin - Lor - Carlton Doom – Brién - Holly Lester - Cave DJz B2B Dallas - Girl - Quinton Campbell 


Floorplan - DVS1 - Hunee - Midland - Mall Grab - Or:la - Jayda G - Sunil Sharpe - Moxie - Sassy J - Mella Dee - Brame + Hamo - Twitch - DJ Deece - Swoose and Cromby, Inside moves, High Hoops -  Sally C - Long Island Sound - Mount Palomar (live) - Nez - Jimmy Rouge - Aalice - Bobby Analog - Mark Blair - Bekuz X Influx 



Mano Le Tough - Job Jobse - Holly Lester - Jika Jika - Quinton Campbell 


Sunil Sharpe - Midland - Nez - Bobby Analog - Aalice -  Jimmy Rouge


In Conversation with:

Larry Heard aka Mr Fingers – Bicep - KiNK (Live Masterclass)
Panels, Workshops + Tech Drop In

Native Sessions - Smirnoff Sound Collective - Help Musicians NI - Resident Advisor - Pioneer DJ - Extended Play – Saoirse - PRS For Music - AFEM - District Magazine - This Greedy Pig - Musicians Union - Record Fair - AVA Pro - Emerging Talent Programmes


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