The elec­tronic mu­sic pro­moter is com­ing over here: what took it so long?

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - TICKET STUBS - Jim Car­roll

The most sur­pris­ing thing about Boiler Room’s forth com­ing visit to Belfast for the AVA Fes­ti­val is that it will be its de­but ap­pear­ance in Ire­land. Given the Ir­ish mar­ket’s ap­petite for top-rank­ing club ex­pe­ri­ences (es­pe­cially im­ported house and techno names), one would have as­sumed that some smart pro­moter would have been on the case be­fore now.

For the uni­ti­ated, Boiler Room is a well-trav­elled se­ries of events that have taken place in 50 cities across the world. Aside from host­ing the DJ and live sets in those lo­ca­tions, Boiler Room also streams each per­for­mance via its own web­site and plat forms such as YouTube and Daily mo­tion.

Phe­nom­e­nal word-of-mouth about the se­ries en­sures a huge global au­di­ence for such acts as Jamie xx, Quest love, Lit­tle Simz, Cinthie, I-F, Mouse On Mars, Chet Faker and hun­dreds of oth­ers who have ap­peared on Boiler Room stages over they ears. (Even the fans who el­bow their way to the front row to non­cha­lantly nod along to the mu­sic have achieved their own de­gree of fame.)

The line-up for Boiler Room in Belfast will in­clude Belfast na­tives Bi­cep, Gal­way-based deep house mae­stro John Daly, Ex­tended Play’s Timmy Ste­wart, ris­ing Belfast stars Sch­mutz (left) and Space Di­men­sion Con­troller, the man be­hind sci-fi funk al­bum Wel­come to Mikro sec­tor-50.

You’ll find Boiler Room in situ on the AVA Fes­ti­val’s stage at T13 on May 30. See avafes­ti­val.com for more in­for­ma­tion about this and other events at the one-day fes­ti­val in Belfast’s Ti­tanic Quar­ter.

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