The full list of acts due to perform on the first night of MTV Crashes Derry has still yet to be finalised.
The musical showpiece will take place in the city next month but in a statement released on Monday afternoon a Derry City Council spokesperson confirmed that ‘more talent is soon to be announced’ for the Friday night event at Ebrington.
From September 19 Derry City Council, in conjunction with MTV, will be presenting a spectacular programme spanning three nights and featuring some of the biggest names in the music industry.
On Friday Professor Green and MNEK will take to the stage at Ebrington Square with more talent soon to be announced, hotly followed on Saturday by a show-stopping Club DJ night in the same stunning outdoor venue.
And on Sunday Council have confirmed that the music is set to continue with a special Music Trail, featuring even more big names and local talent, and taking the party to a series of venues throughout the city.
Sunday night will feature a jam-packed programme with something to suit every taste, which also coincides with Guinness Amplified - the ideal opportunity for a great night out for those who missed out on tickets for Friday and Saturday.
Mayor of Derry, Councillor Brenda Stevenson, said she was looking forward to a busy weekend.
“The city has hosted so many fantastic events in the past two years, and I have a feeling that September 19 – 21 is going to one of the more memorable events in terms of scale and audience appeal.
“There really will be something for everyone with the much anticipated MTV music events running in conjunction with the citywide CultureTech festivities, and our own annual Culture Night on the 19th, which sees venues throw open their doors for a celebration of all aspects of culture.
“It’s the perfect time to visit Derry, and visitors will be spoiled for choice in terms of talent, entertainment, and variety, as the city hosts the party to end all parties.”
Other events taking place over the weekend include a wide range of activities run by CultureTech, the city’s celebration of all things digital running from September 15-21. Events include a free Video Dome with staggering 360° visuals and genre bending musical performances, a 48-hour Music Bootcamp at the Nerve Centre, a Minecraft Tournament in the Guildhall and many, many more techno-friendly highlights.
Culture Vultures can swoop in on Culture night, September 19, with a wide array of screenings, workshops, talks and performances embracing all aspects of culture. Call into Club Cabaret at the Playhouse for some wonderful performances by Ursula McHugh, or why not visit Ireland’s Smallest & Speediest Festival, a family friendly music festival which incorporates a chain of events which any avid festival goers may experience in just 12.5 minutes. From craft to flamenco, there will be culture on every corner, and plenty of entertainment for all.
While accommodation is filling up fast for the weekend, there are still some great deals to be had to suit all budgets, for more information on availability go to www.visitderry.com
MTV Crashes Derry–Londonderry is being staged in collaboration with Derry City Council and with support from Ilex, and the Northern Ireland Tourist Board.
For further details check out www.mtv.co.uk/derry, @MTVCrashes #MTVCrashes