Skip to main content
Results for:

Ava festival

AVA Festival shot from above

Last month, 16,000 ravers attended Belfast's AVA Festival at its new home on the Titanic Slipways. DJ Mag traveled to AVA to discover how the event is creating a sense of unity, community and a second wave of rave in the city

In 2015, Belfast’s first AVA Festival and conference found its home beneath the towering yellow Harland & Wolff cranes — affectionately named Samson and Goliath...

AVA Festival shot from 2021 event

AVA has announced the day splits, opening event and afterparties for this year's flagship festival.


Taking place on 3rd and 4th June, this year's edition...

Fresh Kicks 169: DART

Dublin’s Jordan Rafferty AKA DART steps up for the Fresh Kicks series with an eclectic mix of dreamy techno, vocal-heavy cuts and progressive club sounds, and speaks with DJ Mag’s Amy Fielding about emotive breakdowns, early inspirations, and AVA Festival

Dublin-born Jordan Rafferty has been connected to Ireland’s electronic underground since before he can remember. With both of his parents immersed in Dublin’s ‘90s rave...

Ava Festival 2021. Credit: The Hype Factory, Lewis McClay

AVA Festival has announced the full line-up for its 2022 event.


Taking place from on 3rd and 4th June, this year's festival will see AVA...

A Carl Cox Virtual Q&A, Black Artist Database, Jaguar & Jamz Supernova and more have confirmed for the event

AVA London has revealed the full programme for its 2022 conference.

Taking place at South London venue Printworks on 18th March, the team behind Belfast's...

Derry-born DJ, producer and Céad label boss Or:la has had a remarkable journey so far, from throwing raves in abandoned buildings to playing the world's...

Becoming a DJ came to Orlagh Dooley in a dream. No, really. During her first year of university, Dooley had an epiphany, in the form...

In this week’s Fresh Kicks mix, Belfast’s very own Carlton Doom delivers a 60-minute archive of his own productions, in the form of intoxicating breaks...

The award winner announcements will kick off at 3:12pm GMT

DJ Mag's Best of British 2021 award winners are set to be announced online later this week.

Following the cancellation of DJ Mag's in-person event...

The event is also changing location for next year's edition

Belfast festival AVA has confirmed that Bicep will headline its 2022 edition with a live set.

Taking place from on 3rd and 4th June, next...

Shining a spotlight on the UK stars that fill the pages of our UK magazine each month

The nominations have been announced for DJ Mag's Best Of British awards 2021.

This year marks the 15th edition of the awards, our annual celebration...

The EP marks Jordan’s first release following the Edits Series

Jordan Nocturne has dropped a new EP.

Out today via Dance System's System Records, the 'Hands Up' EP from the Belfast-born DJ and producer is...

A programme of high-profile events is now promised, alongside investment to improve and expand existing infrastructure

Belfast has been awarded the title UNESCO City of Music, making the Northern Irish capital the third UK location to be honoured with the accolade...

DJ and producer Marion Hawkes is behind the shop, which specialises in "sounds that fuel club culture" and more

A new record store, Sound Advice, has opened in Belfast. 

The brainchild of DJ and producer Marion Hawkes, the shop is located at Banana Block...

A round up of DJ Mag's digital and print coverage, emailed straight to your inbox, every month

DJ Mag has launched a monthly newsletter.

Featuring a round-up of our recently published features, news and original video content, as well a selection of mixes...

Last weekend, AVA festival returned to Belfast. Despite venue closures and ongoing restrictions across Northern Ireland, the event went ahead outdoors in a brand new...

Last weekend, after almost 18 months without a show, Belfast’s mighty AVA returned to the city in a brand new location, taking over the Boucher...