The UP Productions Team are explorers, festival makers, curators and instigators of innovation and cultural change through creative arts & music.


Their take on production is more of an obsession, a visual portrayal of the moment, an experience that when brought to life can live on forever in people’s memory and online.


Going the extra mile on programming, on partnerships and on all productions is a key ingredient of their work.


UP Productions founded AVA, an audio visual arts festival & conference started in 2015 as a 2,000 person live event with a 200 delegate conference, quickly growing into a 5,000 person two-day festival, with over 600 delegate conference, and events across the world including Amsterdam, Manchester and Mumbai.


Up Productions client list include Boiler Room, ADE, SxSW, Red Bull, Feel My Bicep, Shuttlecock London, Bullitt Hotel, the Warehouse Project plus many more.


The team’s skill base and offering spans the live creative industry sector, from festival creation, curation, management and budgeting, to production design & management, to brand activation and digital content.

Director & Creative Producer

Programming, Partnerships & Marketing

Michaela O’Hare

Operations, Logistics & Artist Liaison

David McDonagh

Production Management