On this week’s pod, Ellen is off wheelin’, dealin’ and repealin’ **VOTE YES** so Nialler is joined by site writer and photographer Grayce Leonard to discuss tracks of the week, the new album from the Arctic Monkeys, and The Great Escape. We also chat with Matt and Andy from Belfast dance duo Bicep and AVA… Read more »

Posted on May 24th, 2018

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Belfast’s AVA Festival and Conference has announced its first names for its fourth edition from 1st to 2nd June 2018. Lined up so far across 4 stages on June 2nd are: Floorplan KiNK (Live) Bicep Helena Hauff Rodhad DVS1 Hunee Denis Sulta Mall Grab Job Jobse Mano Le Tough Jayda G Midland Or:la Hammer Overmono… Read more »

Posted on January 24th, 2018

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AVA – the electronic music based Festival and Conference will return next year in a new venue at the S13 Warehouse in Belfast for its fourth edition. Last year’s line-up included a wide range of national and international artists including Jeff Mills, Ben UFO, New Jackson, The Cyclist, Bicep, Ejeca, Orla, Denis Sulta, TinFoil and… Read more »

Posted on December 5th, 2017

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AVA Festival have announced that their closing party will be an Optimo 20 year special (as they are doing at Body&Soul too). The Red Bull Music Academy x AVA Festival Closing party, takes place fittingly enough for the pair who are known for their Sunday parties on Sunday June 4th at Aether, Lower Garfield Street,… Read more »

Posted on May 9th, 2017

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Belfast electronic festival AVA Festival has added some names to the conference part of its programming of workshops, panels and sessions in association with Output Belfast including Jeff Mills, Leftfield’s Neil Barnes, R&S Records founder Renaat Vandepapeliere, Native Instruments, Moxie, New Jackson and Resident Advisor. Also lined up are panel discussions exploring the relationship between… Read more »

Posted on April 5th, 2017

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Boiler Room returns to AVA at T13 for their third year in a row and the lineup is looking spicy with some deecent Irish and UK talent on the lineup for the day. Playing live will be: Ejeca, Denis Sulta, OR:LA, Jordan, Saoirse, DJ Deece, JC Williams (Live) and Twitch DJs. Here’s the full festival… Read more »

Posted on March 2nd, 2017

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Ava Festival and Conference announced its lineup for the Belfast-based electronic festival on June 2nd and 3rd. Playing live and DJing in T13 Titanic Quarter in Belfast will be: Jeff Mills and Guillaume Marmin’s collaboration – Marcel Dettmann – Bicep – Fatima Yamaha LIVE – Midland – Ben UFO – Job Jobse – Rebekah (Hybrid… Read more »

Posted on January 25th, 2017

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Read my interview with Festival Director Sarah McBriar on today’s Irish Times. Belfast’s electronic AVA Festival already announced live sets from Bicep, Boiler Room, RØDHÅD, Gerd Janson & more. Today, they’ve revealed the speakers and panels that they’ve lined up for the free conference for the day part of the festival in T13 Titanic Quarter… Read more »

Posted on March 30th, 2016

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Belfast’s Ava Festival is an electronic city festival happening on Saturday June 4th in T13 Belfast, Titanic Quarter on Saturday June 4th. Last year’s event had the Boiler Room down on the docks, where this happened and this year it returns along with: RØDHÅD Bicep Live (UK Debut) Mano Le Tough Gerd Janson Optimo Phil… Read more »

Posted on February 26th, 2016

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Belfast’s Ava Festival (Audio Visual Arts) is looking like the best electronic city festival on the isle at the moment. Returning for a second year, on Saturday June 4th in T13 Belfast, Titanic Quarter, the Belfast festival features a conference and live / DJ sets and there’s loads planned for the day. On the live… Read more »

Posted on January 27th, 2016

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The inaugural Ava Festival (Audio Visual Arts) in Belfast was already looking like a fine gathering of electronic music on Saturday May 30th with Bicep, Ejeca, Optimo, Phil Kieran, Space Dimension Controller and more lined up. Today, they’ve just added Boiler Room for their first Irish filming/showcase, at the outdoor stage at t13 with Bicep,… Read more »

Posted on March 24th, 2015

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