Belfast is gearing up for an evening of unrivalled dance music as AVA Festival announces its line up for its second annual event in Belfast on June 4.

After Boiler Room‘s Belfast debut at AVA Festival last year, event organisers are pleased to reveal the line-up for their return at T13 with OptimoPhil Kieran, Brame & Hamo, Hubie DavisonHammer and Swoose & Cromby.

One of the most esteemed DJ duos around, Optimo step up, with JG Wilkes celebrating his Belfast heritage with a proud homecoming show.

Shine resident and local hero Phil Kieran also plays; a stalwart of the Belfast scene, Phil has been shaping the sound of the city for some time, and has a string of huge releases across leading house and techno imprints.

Another duo storming their way through the Irish underground of recent are Brame & Hamo, the house explorers will make their Boiler Room debut at AVA Festival this year.

Over the last 12 months, Hubie Davison has firmed up his place as one of the most creative producers around, creating nostalgic feeling club tracks that dance between house and disco. AVA Festival are proud to host Hubie at this year’s event and Boiler Room.

Another Belfast talent on board is Hammer – one of the city’s driving musical forces, and rounding up the Boiler Room bill is dream team Swoose and Cromby. After cutting their teeth on the local scene with residencies at Shine and Stiff Kitten, Swoose and Cromby are putting their names on the international map with recent shows at Berlin’s infamous spot Berghain, London’s XOYO and beyond.


Last year’s AVA Festival was a major success

This year’s Boiler Room at AVA Festival and Conference is supported by Tourism Ireland, who help AVA tell the story of Belfast’s music scene to the rest of the world. Entry to the Boiler Room session is only available to those who have already purchased a festival ticket, and capacity is limited.

To be in with chance of attending, please keep an eye out for the sign-up page, that’ll be announced via AVA channels on May 11.

A one-of-a-kind event in Belfast, AVA Festival and Conference is paving the way for a new generation of talent. There are limited free spaces on the AVA conference workshops, available via and limited tickets for the AVA evening showcase, with a price tag of just £30 available at

The full evening line-up is as follows (with more to be announced)

AVA Festival 2016


Bicep Live Show (UK Debut)

Mano Le Tough

Gerd Janson


Phil Kieran




Swoose & Cromby

Jika Jika

Twitch DJ’s

Misfit (live)


Terriers (live)


JC Williams

Sunil Sharpe

Brame & Hamo

Belfast Music Club

Guerrilla Shout

Belfast Music Club

Belfast Underground Records

Just to further whet your appetite’s here’s Bicep in action at last year’s event…

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