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Now on sale: AVA Festival 2017

AVA Festival will return to T13 in June

BACK for its third year, Belfast's Audio Visual Arts (AVA) Festival will return to T13 on Friday June 2 and Saturday June 3 – the first time the electronic music-orientated event has been held over two days.

For its first full weekend outing, AVA will offer festival goers a programme of conferences, talks, music and arts.

Participating artists in this year's festival include an Irish debut for Close Encounters of the Fourth Kind, a collaboration between Jeff Mills and Guillaume Marmin, plus music from Marcel Dettmann, Bicep, Fatima Yamaha (live), Rebekah, TinFoil (live), Ben UFO, Midland, Job Jobse, Denis Sulta, Or:La, Hammer, Saoirse, The Cyclist, Ryan Vail, Jordan, JMX and more.

Streaming music service Boiler Room will return to the festival, the visuals for which will be handled by Belfast's Guerrilla Shout, and there will also be workshops with Ableton and Pioneer demos, talks from industry insiders, professionals and artists, plus DJ and Producer competitions for up-and-coming talent to be held in the run-up to the festival.

:: Tickets and full festival information available now via Avafestival.com.

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