Live-streaming giants Boiler Room have been part of the AVA Festival family since day dot, delivering a fist-pumping, foot-stomping vibe to their AVA stage year on year. Returning to Belfast for the third year running, Boiler Room announce their heavy selection of Irish and UK acts on board, with Ejeca, Denis Sulta, OR:LA, Saoirse, DJ Deece, JC Williams and Twitch DJ’s all setting the pace. Broadcasting the Belfast craic to the world and highlighting some outstanding Irish talent, Boiler Room’s limited capacity stage at T13 Titanic Docks is one of the most highly anticipated elements of AVA. To gain guaranteed entry to this stage for the first hour of it’s opening, ticket holders must RSVP via the AVA Festival website – sign up will open closer to the event and all ticket holders will receive details of how to sign up. Keep an eye on socials announcements and emails from AVA in coming months. Weekend tickets are still available from just £60 from www.avafestival.com, which secures a spot at T13 Belfast across 2nd – 3rd of June, and the chance to be at the prestigious Boiler Room show. With payday weekend calling, there is no reason not be be a part of AVA Festival and Conference 2017 – This one is not one to be missed. Since AVA launched Boiler Room in Belfast 2015, the live broadcast and online content has reached over 5 million views, spanning 144 countries, making this the most viewed Boiler Room ever!
For its third incarnation, Boiler Room have selected Belfast mainstay Ejeca to head up the bill, as label boss of Exploris, and a purveyor of hardy house and techno – there’s no better fit for the occasion, taking place in the industrial outskirts of the Titanic docks. The only non-Irish talent on the line-up had to be an absolute belter, and Denis Sulta will no doubt rise to this challenge, the Glaswegian young gun and Rubadub employee has released on the likes of Mister Saturday Night as well as his own Sulta Selects imprint. Next up, local hero, The Night Institute resident and Nocturne head honcho Jordan will be making his Boiler Room debut, with Hotflush signee and Deep Sea Frequency boss OR:LA, set to present her signature fusion of obscure cuts galore.
In addition to the BR line-up there’s Dublin native Saoirse joining the shindig, expect seamless blends across techno, dub, jazz and beyond from this selector on the rise, as well as a performance from DJ Deece, a stalwart in the Southern Irish circuits and longtime Hidden Agenda resident. Rounding off the line-up for this years stream, is a welcome live addition from 4LUX affiliate JC Williams, and Belfast veterans from the Twitch family, who celebrate their tenth anniversary year in the game in 2017. Across five hours, expect rhythms to dart between genres with ease, as the team dig through disco, house, acid, techno and everything in between.
Boiler Room’s presence in Belfast has become infamous since AVA Festival invited them to cross the water for their Irish debut back in 2015, and now its gained notoriety ever since, with highlights including Phil Kieran’s impromptu crowd surf and Space Dimensions Controller spinning Alya to a rapturous crowd. Boiler Room’s partnership is a chance to spotlight on the buzzing Belfast electronic circuit, bringing well-earned attention to an international audience. To gain guaranteed entry to this stage for the first hour of it being open, ticket holders must RSVP via the AVA Festival website – sign up will open closer to the event and all ticket holders will receive details of how to sign up – keep an eye on socials announcements and emails from AVA in coming months.
Heading into year three AVA Festival and Conference has programmed two full days of conferences, workshops, talks, and arts, on top of a huge roster of local and international talents set to get the legendary T13 Titanic Docks warehouse space bouncing. Across the weekend, find a rare Jeff Mills and Guillaume Marmin collaboration, Marcel Dettmann, Bicep, Fatima Yamaha Live, Rebekah Hybrid set, TinFoil Live and a host of local legends ready to descend across the vast Belfast warehouse space. On top of this, there’s the return of the almighty Boiler Room, plus AVA’s all-important conference on the Friday will educate on all areas of the music industry and technology. With weekend tickets starting from £60 there’s no excuse not to be a part of AVA 2017.
AVA FESTIVAL AND CONFERENCE 2017
02-03 June 2017
T13 – Titanic Quarter – Belfast
WEEKEND TICKETS from £60: http://avafestival.com/tickets/
BOILER ROOM LINE-UP
Ejeca – Denis Sulta – Jordan – OR:LA – Saoirse – DJ Deece – JC Williams (LIVE) – Twitch DJ’s
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE 4TH KIND by JEFF MILLS & GUILLAUME MARMIN Marcel Dettmann – Bicep – Fatima Yamaha LIVE – Midland – Ben UFO – Job Jobse – Rebekah (Hybrid Set) – Ejeca – Denis Sulta – New Jackson LIVE – Timmy Stewart – TinFoil Live (Sunil Sharpe & DeFekT) – Techno & Cans Crew – Jordan – Hammer – Or:La – Myler – Schmutz – Twitch DJs – Inside Moves DJs – Saoirse – Guerilla Shout – The Cyclist – Ryan Vail LIVE AV & Album Tour – Swoose & Cromby – MisFit DJ’s – Subject DJs – Alice Meat Free – ELLLL Live – JMX – JC Williams LIVE – Holly Lester – Bobby Analog – Brién – Nez – Ryan Dallas – Clockwork – Paragon Live – Cave DJs: B2B Kapoor – Jika Jika – GIRL