A brand new music festival showcasing electronic audio visual arts is coming to Belfast this Saturday.

AVA Festival takes place from 11am to late in T13 Warehouse in Titanic Quarter and features home-grown global duo Bicep (featured image), LA hip-hop producer, DJ and film-scorer DJ Nu-Mark of Jurassic 5, Chemical Brothers AV director Adam Smith, who has also directed Skins and Dr Who, as well as the debut in Northern Ireland of the underground music broadcaster known as Boiler Room.

Also on the bill are Ejeca, Phil Kieran, Optimo and a live laser show from SDC.

In addition Berlin-based music software and hardware market leaders Ableton will host a free daytime conference with workshops and keynotes. There will also be a record vinyl fair, label showcase and a street food market.

The goal is to provide an opportunity for emerging and established artists, labels, designers, music video film makers, animators, promoters and some very special guests, to share their knowledge through a free daytime conference from 11am to 4pm which is open to all ages, that progresses into the ticketed AVA evening showcase from 4pm to late.

Bicep said: “Having played at festivals around the world, we wanted to support the development of a strong electronic festival in Belfast. Getting all the talent together and back in the city and in one incredible warehouse space down at the docks, with a supporting conference is going to be pretty special.”

This is an event not to be missed. Tickets – £25 – are available at avafestival.com

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