Belfast’s newest festival and conference AVA continues to bring good news to music fans and artists on the island of Ireland this month!
AVA Festival has teamed up with Generator NI to curate the free daytime conference at T13 in the Titanic Quarter on Saturday 30th May. Keynotes will include Q and A’s with DJ Nu-Mark of Jurassic 5 and the visionary Adam Smith, long-term AV collaborator with The Chemical Brothers.
Joining the headline talents will be industry leaders and key partners including Ashley Howard of Hospital Records, the Vice President of Beatport Terry Weerasinghe, the CEO of The Association of Electronic Music – Mark Lawrence, along with local established talent, Paul Hamil from Pyscatron, Timmy Stewart of Extended Play, Mark Gordon of Generator NI, Bicep and Shine Productions.
Talks, panel discussions and workshops will be accompanied with practical application through the ‘Ableton Push Playground’. Whatever your level of music production experience, you can join Ableton’s team of experts and get hands-on with Ableton Live 9 and Push and exchange knowledge and creative ideas with members of the Belfast Ableton Live User Group.
Moreover, ‘Extended Play’, Belfast’s leading House & Techno imprint are running a competition to find the next emerging electronic music producer. The winning submission will form the lead track on the labels next Extended Players release, feature on ‘Feel My Bicep’s Blog’ and receive mentoring and artist development support from the label owners JMX & T-Bone. Submit your track via email to [email protected] add in the subject: ‘AVA Emerging Artist Track – Your Name’ by April 30th. The top 6 tracks will be selected and a panel will feedback during the AVA conference.
Venue: Titanic Quarter, Belfast
ALL AVA FESTIVAL TICKETS ARE ON SALE FROM www.avafestival.com/tickets
£18 Limited early bird