AVA Belfast 2024 lineup revealed

AVA Belfast 2024 lineup revealed

AVA has become the missing jewel in Belfast's electronic music crown.

The annual festival, brainchild of Belfast native Sarah McBriar, is now into its 10th successful year and continues to go from strength to strength.

From its fledgling years of building the brand and selling 1500 tickets at the T13 Building, to now clocking up a standard of 10,000+ sales on each day of recent events, the production values and line ups at each show continue to grow with each years festival.

You can see the reinvestment in each new event as they continue to make each one stronger than the last. Every little attention to detail is considered in the planning.

Acts booked for each year are carefully selected and represent the absolute cream of current DJ and production rosters globally. With the electronic music world changing so quickly, these guys have the required eye for talent and their finger well and truly on the pulse of what is fresh.

2024 sees another very fresh turnout of acts with many regular names appearing alongside the most upfront worldwide artists.

The mighty Belfast titans BICEP return again, this time with their critically acclaimed Chroma AV DJ set to offer their home crowd something very special.

US house god Kerri Chandler makes a headline appearance, along with rising stars Nia Archives and Barry Can't Swim

As usual, the standard of local support DJs is of the highest standard.

We think that this year will be the strongest yet

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Belfast venue wasn’t big enough for Drum & Bass act’s DJ set

Belfast venue wasn't big enough for Drum & Bass act's DJ set!

Tickets went on sale a few days ago for the appearance of worldwide superstars of the Drum & Bass scene Chase & Status, playing a DJ set at iconic Belfast venue, The Limelight.

No-one could have anticipated just how fast this gig would sell out! Minutes!

**VENUE UPGRADED** So, due to this incredible, unprecedented demand for tickets, and after selling out The Limelight in record time during pre-sale mode, to meet demand, the Chase & Status Belfast DJ show has been upgraded to the bigger capacity of The Telegraph Building!

All tickets remain valid and remaining tickets for the upgraded show go on sale this FRIDAY.  

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Support on the night comes from the incredible talent of local D&B heroes Crilli

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DOM DOLLA makes his Belfast debut

DOM DOLLA makes his Belfast debut

Melbourne based DJ / producer Dom Dolla makes his Belfast debut on Sat 24th Feb at The Telegraph Building.

Dom discovered dance music when his Mother handed him a copy of Basement Jaxx’s 2001 album "Rooty" while on holiday. This was a game changing moment!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uluaU17xFkc

In 2015 Dom was encouraged to quit his day job to pursue his obsession with music and production.

Dom’s break out year saw the release of the massive global smash "Take It", which he quickly followed up with the huge releases "San Frandisco" "Moving Blind", "Pump The Brakes" and "Strangers" w/ Mansionair.

In 2022, Dom returned with the highly anticipated single "Miracle Maker" featuring Clementine Douglas.

Dolla’s catalog continues to generate over half-a-BILLION streams, with 2x Platinum & 2x Gold Certified Singles, receiving the ultimate Australian recognition of winning an ARIA award for ‘Best Dance Release’, and has been commissioned by the biggest names in music to deliver official remixes for Rufus Du Sol, Dua Lipa, Calvin Harris, The Martinez Brothers & Louie Vega ft Marc E. Bassy, and Gorillaz ft. Tame Impala. The latter reached #1 on Beatport's Top 100 Charts for six consecutive weeks.

Belfast's clubbers are in for something very special.

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DAVE CLARKE SHINE BELFAST 2024

Dave Clarke returns to Belfast

Dave Clarke returns to Belfast

Dave Clarke, or "The Baron Of Techno" as affectionately named by the legendary John Peel (RIP) returns to the city of Belfast on Friday 1st March 2024 where he will play an intimate gig at The Ulster Sports Club.

Clarke is no stranger to Belfast's techno loving crowd, having played countless memorable gigs for Shine during their many years residence at The Mandela Hall / Queens Student Union.

Tickets go on sale Fri 5th Jan at 6pm and we are pretty confident that this will sell out in minutes.

Expect nothing less than a night of absolute dance-floor carnage.

Support on the night comes from Belfast stalwart of the scene Conor Schmutz

TICKETS ON SALE AT 5PM - FRI 1ST MARCH FROM SHINE WEBSITE

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Eats Everything back to Shine for NYE 2023

Eats Everything back to Shine for NYE 2023

House music big guy, Eats Everything lands back in Belfast on New Year’s Eve 2023 to play in the industrial backdrop of The Telegraph Building for the mighty clubbing institution Shine

With a huge catalogue of releases under his wing for labels such as Dirtybird, Pets Recordings, and Crosstown Rebels, this larger than life character is a fully paid up member of the producer / DJ royalty circle.

Support on the night comes from Dense & Pika, Sarah Story and Caoimhe. Caoimhe has quickly risen up through the DJ ranks on the local circuit, having initially won the AVA Emerging DJ competition, with the final taking place at our very own Belfast Underground store in Belfast city centre.

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DJ FERGIE MCWILLIAMS

Helping out a DJ friend

Helping out a DJ friend

Sometimes out of the blue, life can throw a cruel curveball.

Fergie McWilliams / DJ Fergie / DJ Fergie Freeman (not to be confused with the other DJ Fergie from Larne) has been a part of the DJ scene in Northern Ireland for over 25 years.

Known for his love of BIG tunes and the uplifting styles of electronic music, Fergie gained thousands of fans and friends through his many club residencies and hundreds of mix tapes back in the day.

Fergie suffered a brain injury a while back, resulting in many life problems, which include no longer being able to walk unaided and loss of speech. This has affected his life in so many ways that are unimaginable for someone of such big character.

Go Fund Me Page AND 1 Huge DJ event...

His best mates initially set up a GO FUND ME PAGE to help out with their dear friend’s many complex needs and so far they have raised almost £3,000. The hope with the initial fund raising is to secure the necessary funds to purchase an electric wheelchair to aid and help in his continued rehabilitation.

Time to ramp things up a bit!

To take things to the next level, his friends came up with the plan to run the mother of all fundraising events and get as many of Fergies DJ pals from throughout the years to play for FREE.

Response from the DJ community was instant!

So, for one night only Sat May 4th 2024 the lads are asking that you join them for a night of seriously big tunes as they come together to support our dear friend and talented DJ who is facing incredibly tough times due to his illness.

The power of music brings people together, and now it's time to use that power to make a difference in someone's life.

Event Details

DJS ON THE NIGHT
An incredible selection of DJs have offered their services FREE of charge in the hope that much money can be generated to help Fergie.

The choice of name 'A NIGHT OF LEGENDS' could not have been better chosen for this event.

↓Just checkout this lineup of local DJ legends ↓



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Techno returns to Belfast in style.

We are delighted to see that those lovely chaps at Coda_Belfast are gearing up for another night of fat ass loops that feature in some of the finest, proper techno known to man (and woman)

This time around they’ve drafted in the services of Italy’s brilliant Alarico, founder of Katana Records and artist for stacks of other top quality labels.

Belfast needs this night badly and I think that all proper techno enthusiasts should support these guys by popping down and jumping around for a while.

Fri 8th Sept / Ulster Sports Club

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AVA Announce The Mother Of All Events For 2020

AVA Belfast have announced their biggest line up to date and also revealed a new location for the ground breaking electronic music festival. 

AVA is the pride of the Northern Irish clubbing army, and has very quickly developed into a major force to be reckoned with throughout European club culture. Music tourists from all over the world now descend on Belfast for the annual event. 

Boucher Road Fields has been announced as the location for the massive 2020 event, the south Belfast space is also home to the huge Vital events and many more prestige shows.  

Running between May 28th - 31st, this years AVA shall be providing a new design of site alongside some of the biggest names in the world of electronic music. As well as the usual music conferences, the line up of this years event is nothing short of breathtaking. 

DJ god Laurent Garniermakes a headline appearance alongside some of the current ‘elite’ such as Denis Sulta, Max Cooper, Fatima Yamaha, Helena Hauff…and to top it off, absolute legends of the dance music world Orbitalshall make a rare appearance for the Belfast massive.  

The guys have certainly raised the bar once again in local music and we support 100% as always.

Tickets are on sale now from all the usual outlets. 

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