Bicep, Gaika and Saoirse join AVA London’s daytime conference


The free conference, followed by a ticketed club night, is set to take place on 15 March at Printworks.

London venue Printworks will host an edition of AVA Festival, a celebration of electronic music and audiovisual arts, on 15 March. The festival will consist of a daytime conference and an evening club night.

Full details of the day’s events have now been announced, with a host of leading figures in electronic music making an appearance on the billing, including Bicep, Gaika, Saoirse, Artwork and Octave One. Additionally, spokespeople from record labels Warp and Ninja Tune, along with royalties collector PRS and booking agent Coda will collaborate for a panel discussion on artist development.

Throughout the day there will be a drop-in area where conference-goers can gain one-to-one access to representatives from tech brands London Modular, Abbey Road Waves, Inflyte, 19 Mil, Perc, Vochlea, Qrates, COTODAMA and Believe. The free conference will then be followed by a ticketed club night with sets from Hunee, Joy Orbison, Sassy J, Job Jobse, Or:la and more.

Founded in Belfast, five years ago, AVA is a platform that celebrates leaders in electronic music whilst nurturing budding talent. Since its inception, the festival has expanded to stage a series of international showcases in Mumbai, Amsterdam, London, Manchester and Dublin.

For tickets and further information, head to the AVA website. Read an exclusive conversation between Gaika and Dean Blunt.