- 27 Feb 20
After announcing its largest lineup to date with headliners such as Orbital, Denis Sulta, and the long-awaited return of Laurent Garnier and Fatima Yamaha, AVA has revealed a first glance of its new site plans and stages for the now outdoor festival.
Set for May 28-31, AVA makes its debut at Boucher Road Playing Fields Belfast, along with an opening show and free conference at the MAC with closing events in the city.
The sixth edition of the Belfast event will feature the likes of, Helena Hauff, Cromby, Sherelle, Leon Vynehall, Or:la, Pariah and Sally C.
Denis Sulta and Mella Dee will go back-to-back, and live performances will come from Fatima Yamaha and Max Cooper, who will headline the opening concert on May 28th at The MAC.
AVA Festival runs from Thursday, May 28 through Sunday, with the main event taking place on a new outdoor site designed by the festival's team at Boucher Road Fields. The festival landscape will have a distinctive set up and merges industrial stage design with visual & electronic art and music across four enclosed intimate experiences.
‘Immerse AVA’ is a new edition and a groundbreaking concept where the scaffolding stage will create a fully immersed ‘drenched’ like experience of light and visuals, incorporating surround sound systems to create a unique experience.
Festival Director & Founder, Sarah McBriar said: “Working with a blank canvas is exciting, as the opportunities are endless. We have been developing the new site design for some time, incorporating the elements we believe will showcase the artists in the best way and make this year’s AVA experience unique. The breadth of local and international artists in the line-up is a testament to the successes and growth of previous years.”
Beyond the dancefloor, AVA will deliver a full programme of art installations and music/art/culture led conferencing at the MAC, chill spaces, local food traders, a new cocktail bar experience and visual art exhibitions, and much more. Full festival passes can be bought here.