The Audio Visual Arts Festival and Conference, AVA for short, returns to Belfast this year to celebrate, develop and amplify the massive creative ingenuity of digital visual arts and electronic music in Southern and Northern Ireland. Ever since its introduction to the world in 2015, the AVA Festival and Conference has championed the Irish Underground and pulled out all the stops to create a common meeting ground for some of the most exceptionally gifted and popular local as well as global artists. Hosted at T13 Belfast, the AVA 2017 will be a two-day event that involves a myriad of activities including conferences, music, art installations and talks. The primary goal of the AVA Festival and Conference is to provide a place for aspiring as well as well-established visual artists, designers, agents, promoters, managers, producers and DJs from across the globe to come together and share their wealth of knowledge and expertise with the world. AVA Fesival 2017 will commence on Friday, June 2nd with a full day conference (free of charge) that will be followed by a ticketed showcase on the same evening. Saturday, June 3rd will include two ticketed events (one each in the day and the evening), which will comprise of special performances by a handpicked lineup of artists from around the world. Some of the rarest international artists that you can experience live at AVA Festival include the likes of TinFoil (Live), Rebekah (Hybrid Set), Fatima Yamaha (Live), and Bicep. There will also be a host of highly talented local artists that will descend across the mammoth warehouse space and transform you into a different world with their spell-binding performances and renditions. Among the most powerful selling points of AVA Festival is the Irish debut of world-renowned lighting designer Guillaume Marmin’s collaboration with the techno icon from Detroit, Jeff…