Belfast's AVA Festival celebrated its first birthday last year, and they were kind enough to let us fly out to Ireland and join them for their first roll of the dice. You only need to read our review of the one day festival to get a feel for just how great we thought it was, not to mention how hugely important we felt it was going to be for Belfast if it continued to grow.
Well, our hopes for AVA look to be being confirmed, with the announcement of their lineup for this year's event. Running on Saturday the 4th of June, the festival will feature sets from the likes of Mano Le Tough, Gerd Janson, Rødhåd, and the UK debut of Bicep's new live show, yet—fittingly for a festival that takes place in the hangar where the Titanic was built—that's only the tip of the iceberg. The day will also include, as it did last year, a conference and industry talks designed to assist and inspire the next generation of electronic producers and DJs in Belfast. Take a look at the full lineup below.