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AVA Festival reveals full 2018 programme

A screening of the Nils Frahm-scored movie Victoria, a warm up gig and closing party featuring Antal have been confirmed for Audio Visual Arts Festival 2018. These events complete the mix of music and conferences at AVA this year with Floorplan, BICEP, DVS1, KiNK, Rødhåd, Helena Hauff and Hunee appearing from Thursday, May 31st to Sunday, June 3rd.

The latest activities added include the opportunity to warm-up for the festival on the Thursday with R. Kitt and Age of Aquarius playing live sets at the Bullitt Hotel or watch Victoria at Queens Film Theatre. Four visual artists - Japanese artist Yoko Seyama, creative studio Guerrilla Shout, Paul Doran and Mark Ervine - will showcase installations across the two days of the festival, just revealed by organisers. Meanwhile the closing party with Antal, The Two Jamies and Dave McDonogh will be held at The Art Department.

Friday’s AVA Conference will include interaction with industry leaders such as Native Instruments and Pioneer DJ. Larry Heard will deliver a keynote covering the creative process behind his brand new album. There will be a live masterclass from KiNK, while panels, workshops and more offer provide an exploration into the new wave of Irish talent and their global counterparts with Bicep, Timmy Stewart and Native Instruments among those involved.

For the music, the festival takes up home in B&Q warehouse where three stages become four. Larry Heard, Helena Hauff, Rødhåd, Timmy Stewart, Holly Lester, Quinton Campbell, Job Jobse, Mano Le Tough, LumenxDSNT, Myler, Ossian, Stephanie Sykes play on Friday. On Satuday Hunee, Sassy J, Swoose, Cromby, Sally C, Bramo, Hamo, Jayda G, Moxie, Midland, Sunil Sharpe and Aalice will be among the acts.

For tickets and details go to avafestival.com.

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