first_img beachboysconcertdeeryDerryebringtonheadsjohn Surfing Derry…. The Beach Boys.It’s time to get Surfin’ USA as The Beach Boys head to Ebrington Square in Derry tomorrow for their only concert date in Ireland this year.Ebrington Square will be a sea of Hawaain shirts as fans of legendary US groups flock to hear them belt out classics such as, Surfin’ USA, Good Vibrations, Cottonfields and I Get Around.The Beach Boys have sold in excess of 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the best-selling bands of all time and are listed at number 12 on Rolling Stone magazine’s 2004 list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time.” ShareTweet Stewards will be available on site to provide assistance.Local band John Deery and the Heads will open the concert.Patrons attending the concert are encouraged to use city centre car parks and to access the Ebrington site via the Peace Bridge which will remain open to the public – Foyleside East car park will remain open until 12 midnight and Quayside until 11.30pm.The Limavady Road “Park and Ride” will be in operation for concert-goers from 5.45pm  and again after the concert finishes.There will be no parking on St. Columb’s Road for the concert.The Ebrington site is fully accessible and a number of accessible toilets will be available for patrons with a disability.A viewing platform for fans with a disability is available but space on this must be booked through the Box Office in advance.Concert-goers are advised to dress in preparation for rain as mixed weather is currently expected tomorrow.Local group John Deery and the Heads will open the concert from 7.00, after winning a support slot competition organised by Derry City Council as part of its Music City 2014 programme.They will be followed by concert favourites, The Whistlin’ Donkeys, at 7.45pm with the the Beach Boys due on stage at approximately 9.00pm.Tickets for The Beach Boys’ concert priced £20 (plus £1.50 booking free) are available from the Millennium Forum Box Office, telephone 02871 264455 or online at are also currently on sale at Derry City Council’s information point in the Festival Village, and can be purchased at the gate at the concert venue tomorrow. Gates open at 6.00pm.SURFIN’ THE DERRY WAY: “GET AROUND” FOR YOUR BEACH BOYS TICKETS was last modified: June 25th, 2014 by stephenstephen Tags: The crew of the victorious Derry “LondonDerry” Doire Clipper Round the World Yacht Race will get another legenderry welcome when they make a special appearance on stage at approximately 8.45pm, shortly before the Beach Boys’ performance begins.Due to the level of demand from the public, Derry City Council has reviewed its existing arrangements and permitted a small area to be made available for people wishing to bring small foldaway chairs.Fans are advised that due to the size of the concert site this area will be restricted and spaces will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.Anyone intending on using chairs are reminded that this may affect their view of the concert performance.last_img read more

The Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Coun

first_imgThe Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Councillor Elisha McCallion launching the programme with Orla Mullan, BBC Radio Ulster presenter Walter Love and Andrea Campbell, Events Officer, Derry City and Strabane District Council.Photo Lorcan Doherty PhotographyINTERNATIONAL Jazz Day celebrates its 5th anniversary on Saturday 30 April and the City of Derry Jazz & Big Band Festival, which takes place from 28th April to 2nd May, will be marking the occasion with a range of activities throughout the city.International Jazz Day aims to celebrate the virtues of jazz as an educational tool, and a force for peace, unity, dialogue and enhanced cooperation among people.Not only will Derry be a thriving jazz scene with a staggering 95 gigs taking place on the day, but the festival will lend support by bringing together communities and working with the city’s schools and musicians to celebrate jazz and discover its roots.A special event will mark the day with the BBC Radio Ulster Jazz Showcase taking place in the Guildhall, with John Toal introducing the Ulster Orchestra live. ShareTweet CITY OF DERRY JAZZ FESTIVAL CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAYGuildhallcenter_img They’ll be joined by a host of talent, including jazz percussionist Ed Dunlop, winner of BBC Northern Ireland’s Young Musicians’ Platform Award, and our big-hitting jazz performers Dana Masters, Scott Flannigan and Linley Hamilton.  Please note this event is fully booked.Andrea Campbell, festival organiser with Derry City and Strabane District Council says it’s great that the festival coincides with international jazz day. “It’s a great opportunity for us to showcase the festival and our local talent and be part of a wider international celebration that helps promote jazz music across the world.For further information on the City of Derry Jazz Festival visit or Twitter @derryjazzfest or contact the Festivals office at Derry City and Strabane District Council, 028 71253253.CITY OF DERRY JAZZ FESTIVAL CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY was last modified: April 22nd, 2016 by John2John2 Tags:last_img read more