Derry set for “major” two-day festival


As was exclusively revealed by the Derry Journal earlier today, a major two day music festival “will take place in Derry this September”.

Although details are few and far between at this early stage, the newspaper reported that “initial local investment [in the festival] amounts to approximately £1,000,000. It is also believed the event will attract well known international bands and singers.”

Followed last year’s hugely successful City of Culture drive in Derry/Londonderry, many have wondered if Ebrington Square would see the arrival of a Derry-based showcase or festival in 2014 and beyond.

The rumour mill is turning – with the Derry Journal saying that MTV are likely to be involved – and will no doubt continue to over the coming days and weeks.

One thing about Derry that we can say for absolute certain is the Undertones are from there. It’s almost sunny outside, so:

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