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Line-up for AVA Festival 2021 revealed


Fjaak, Carista & KIKI, KiNK, Helena Hauff, Jayda G and Optimo will play AVA Festival 2021. The event returns on Friday, September 24th and Saturday, September 25TH at Boucher Road Fields with after parties and closing shows extending to Sunday, September 26th.

Also confirmed are Or:la, Hammer, Cromby, Sunil Sharpe, Saoirse, Sally C, Kojaque, Aby Coulibaly, Leo Miyagee, Emby, Kaidi Tatham, and Gemma Dunleavy. Beyond the dancefloor, AVA feature art installations, art, culture, chill spaces, food traders, and a cocktail bar experience.

Festival Director & Founder, Sarah McBriar, said: “We are thrilled to announce our return to Belfast at the end of September after one of the most challenging years the industry and society has ever faced. Not only will this be one of the first festivals returning after a pandemic, but this will also be the beginning of our new fully outdoor chapter. The blank canvas at Boucher Road Playing Fields offers us exciting and endless opportunities.

“We have been working on the new site design for some time, combining our signature industrial design with the natural landscape, showcasing the artists in the best way and making this year’s AVA experience unique. The dark evenings in September will also lend themselves to our new AV shows planned. We are proud & excited to bring back AVA to one of the best crowds in the world.”

Festival Programme Manager, Emmett Costello added: “We are massively excited to be bringing AVA back, and to be pushing some fresh sounds in 2021. We’ve always tried to evolve our programming every year, and for 2021 we are particularly excited with the mix of local and international artists we’ve curated.”

For tickets and details go to avafestival.com.

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