"The scene has always been strong in Northern Ireland, I remember going to Stiff Kitten (RIP) for the first time, hanging over the railings sweating and dancing my heart out to Japanese Popstars thinking this was the best place on earth. Places like this opened a whole new world I wanted to be a part of.


It’s really the people in Northern Ireland that have influenced me the most. There is so much incredible talent from this tiny part of the world and I’m so proud of all my pals who are absolutely smashing it like Cromby, Brame & Hamo, Or:la, Bobby Analog, Swoose and Hammer - The list could go on and on.


The endless talent motivates me and pushes me to keep up. What's so special about it? – One word - YEEOOOOO - literally one ‘yeo' in a crowd can make the whole dancefloor erupt.


I fucking love the unity on the dance floors and the appreciation of good music in Ireland it’s so class. AVA festival is an absolute testament to this."

Sally  c