Central Cee, Slowthai, Overmono and more confirmed for AVA Festival 2023

The Belfast-based festival has shared its first lineup for 2023.

AVA Festival has shared its first lineup for its 2023 edition, with former cover star Central Cee set to headline.

The festival has also announced: Slowthai, Kettama, Overmono, Eliza Rose, Hèctor Oaks, SPFDJ, Job Jobse, KI/KI, Kojaque, Southstar, DJ Boring, Sally,  Interplanetary Criminal, DJ Heartstring, X.Club, I.Jordan and Pretty Girl – with more artists set to be announced in the coming weeks.

Speaking about the upcoming festival, Sarah Mcbriar, the festival’s director said: ‘At AVA, we are committed to evolving as both a festival and a cultural movement, with a mantra to never stand still. 2023 marks a moment where AVA is evolving as music and cultural tastes change. It moves with the moment whilst staying true to its origins in electronic music.”

In our review of AVA Festival 2022, we said: “…it’s important to acknowledge the history that undergirds Belfast’s current dance music circuit and, with that, the cultural significance of a festival like AVA.”

Weekend, Group and deposit scheme tickets for AVA Festival 2023 start from £30, visit the festival’s website for tickets and the full line-up.