AVA Festival has announced a multi-day, multi-venue weekender for London next year from February 29th to March 2nd.
AVA takes to KOKO, HERE at Outernet, The Standard and The British Library hosting club and conference events with its first wave of announcements.
AVA’s London conference will run across two consecutive days featuring keynotes and panels from Brian Eno, Elijah, United Visual Artists, Amy Lamé, It’s Nice That, Resident Advisor and more, exploring topics including sustainability in electronic music; impacts and insights from the electronic community, visual arts in culture and more, take place in the heart of London’s “Knowledge Quarter”, in and around King’s Cross, Tottenham Court Road and Camden.
That will be followed by a series of club performances from Marlon Hoffstadt AKA DJ Daddy Trance, DJ Boring, Or:La B2b Spray, Amaliah b2b Danielle, DJ AYA, Byron Yeates, Aika Mal, Sloucho (Live) with more to be announced.
AVA London Tickets
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Delegate passes from £151
Individual night time event tickets from £28.50.
About the AVA London conference
Musician, visual artist, philanthropist and climate activist Brian Eno will open the conference on Thursday with a keynote conversation in association with EarthPercent. Eno’s role in the advancement of society for the better is a crucial one and EarthPercent, the charity he co-founded works with an expert panel of scientists, researchers and activists to identify and support some of the most impactful organisations addressing the climate and biodiversity emergency. Full details of the talk will be announced closer to date. For more information on EarthPercent visit www.earthpercent.org
London Night Czar Amy Lamé will join for an important discussion on the future of international nightlife policy in association with the Association For Electronic Music, Yellow Square series developer Elijah will give a lecture on the fabled subject of DJing, and Warchild return to deliver another edition of their Migrant Footprint talk, after an incredible reception at last year’s Printworks event.
Playing into the theme of creative pathways United Visual Artists will present a keynote lecture on creativity and process talking through some of the large-scale projects that UVA have worked on over recent year which include visual identities for Drumsheds, Printworks and their large Synchronicity exhibition, which is currently showing at 180 The Strand.
Resident Advisor will present a series of flagship editorial content including the RA Exchange Live as well as a live edition of The Art of DJing. RA will also engage in two editorially led workshops, names and hosts for these sessions will be announced in the coming months, and the workshops will be on a sign-up only basis, as part of our community programme.
Leading UK artist development agency One House will curate a series of talks covering topics between Working sustainably with artists in a rocky climate, navigating brand partnerships as an artist and how cutting-edge technology can democratise access, foster inclusivity, and level the playing field for emerging talents. Based in London, UK, the full stack artist development company exists to build a better world for creators and artists. The British Council will also support AVA London this year, to bring international delegates and arts sector leaders to connect, collaborate and converse as part of our conference programme, discussing global issues and trends beyond borders.
VENUES: The Standard, The British Library, The Cross, KOKO and HERE at Outernet
Themes: FUTURE, COMMUNITY, IMPACT & PATHWAYS.
Partners: Resident Advisor – It’s Nice That – Foundation FM – EarthPercent – Association For Electronic Music – The British Council
AVA 2024 VENUES
About The Standard London
Housed in the former Camden Town Hall Annex in London’s thriving King’s Cross neighbourhood, the 1974 Brutalist building has been meticulously restored and sets the perfect stage for The Standard’s first hotel outside America. The Standard, London has 266 rooms overlooking the dramatic St Pancras station. AVA London will take place across multiple spaces including the ground floor Library Lounge and Double Standard bar, their 10th-floor Decimo space, as well as the stunning Sweeties.
About the British Library
The British Library’s Knowledge Centre is a magnificent Grade I listed building, in the heart of King’s Cross on the main library campus. Suitable for business meetings, conferences, presentations, lectures, ceremonies, launches, screenings, panel discussions, interviews, board meetings, talks, workshops, small receptions and training sessions.
ABOUT KOKO & The House of KOKO
The all-new KOKO Theatre represents a versatile, 21st century, state-of-the-art venue, adaptable for use as anything – from small intimate comedy to international awards; from intimate gigs to 1,500 capacity headline rock concerts; from stylish cabaret evenings to thumping club nights.
Steeped in over 122 years of history, The House of KOKO presents an immersive series of spaces injecting adventure into the members’ club experience. Lose yourself in a hidden world sprawling across four floors of exquisite, carefully considered design backstage at London’s iconic KOKO theatre. A look inside The House reveals just a glimpse of the countless exceptional spaces and experiences that members can enjoy, day and night. From decadent dinners cooked on the warm Stage Kitchen’s open fire, to late nights with your personal bartender in the hidden vinyl rooms, to the thrill of finding secret Door 101 and dancing the night away on the KOKO stage…
HERE at Outernet
Since opening in 2022, HERE at Outernet, the 2000 capacity live events venue in the heart of central London, plays host to a diverse entertainment programme of live music, dance, comedy, immersive theatre, awards shows and beyond. Providing a much-needed central London venue for the global live music industry, HERE is an integral part of Outernet London, a billion pound immersive media, music and culture district fully opening later this year and located on the corner of Oxford Street and Charing Cross Road. The HERE venue sits beneath The Now Building – the most advanced experiential public space in the world.
Outernet London is the immersive entertainment district designed to provide experiences for entertainment and brands the likes of which have never been seen before. Outernet features the world’s first of its kind space – The Now Building – containing an immense digital canvas: a 4-storey high, floor to ceiling, 360 degree, 16k screen surface – the most advanced of its kind in the world. London will kick off a global roll out with sites planned in New York, LA and Europe
Niall Byrne is the founder of the most-influential Irish music site Nialler9, where he has been writing about music since 2005 . He is the cohost of the Nialler9 Podcast and has written for the Irish Times, Irish Independent, Cara Magazine, Sunday Times, Totally Dublin, Red Bull and more. Niall is a DJ, founder of Lumo Club, event curator and producer of gigs, parties & events.