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Music / November 17, 2021

BICEP to headline AVA 2022

Music / November 17, 2021

BICEP to headline AVA 2022

The Belfast festival announces the pair for their biggest ever Irish festival show.

Hot on the heels of AVA’s September festivities this year, they’ve announced BICEP for a huge homecoming show at the brand new Titanic Slipways site.

Returning to Belfast, the duo are the first act to be announced for the 2022 edition of the festival. With AVA’s inaugural edition taking place in T13, it’s making its way back to its spiritual home from 3-4 June.

In the past 12 years, BICEP have evolved from the days of their early parties and blog to house hold names and BRIT Award nominees. Their last Ninja Tune released album ISLES reached number two in the UK album chart and on their rise they’ve maintained their commitment to championing homegrown acts with the duo championing the likes of Hammer, OR:LA, Swoose, Cromby, Sally C, Brame & Hamo, and plenty more.


Speaking on the festival, Sarah McBriar, Founder of AVA Festival says, ‘AVA started for us seven years ago on the docks, so returning to our home turf with an Act who has been there with us from the beginning, and who is now one of the biggest Electronic Acts in the worldwill be a momentous moment and one we are confident will follow what a special occasion September 2021 was. Our 2022 edition of AVA will be homecoming for all of us, and we can’t wait!’ 

‘Having played the first AVA festival in 2015 and many times since – it’s a real homecoming gig for us. We can’t wait to be back in 2022 to play our biggest Northern Irish live show to date on home turf. This feels like a really special moment for us and we’re very excited to be playing alongside lots of friends and family’ says BICEP.

All tickets are available from avafestival.com.

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