Over 1,000 set for second major event at Ebrington bunker

Multi-faceted Grammy-nominated New York DJ and record producer Danny Tenaglia will perform at the Bunker at Ebrington this weekend.

Multi-faceted Grammy-nominated New York DJ and record producer Danny Tenaglia will perform at the Bunker at Ebrington this weekend.

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The second major underground music event at ‘The Bunker’ at Ebrington looks set to become another sell out, organisers have said.

The 1,200 capacity car park will this Saturday, June 20, host local events company Jika Jika!’s second dance night - one of the major highlights of the Music City Festival programme.

Saturday night’s event follows Jika Jika!’s sell-out gig at The Bunker on Easter Monday.

Headlining this time will be Grammy-nominated New York DJ and record producer Danny Tenaglia, making a rare appearance outside the US with his debut performance in the north.

His discography includes remixes for artists such as Depeche Mode, Madonna, Green Velvet, Yoko Ono, Blondie, The Orb, Faithless and Janet Jackson.

Tenaglia will perform a three-hour set on Saturday night alongside The Warehouse Project’s Krysko.

James Crossan from Jika Jika! said: “He is a massive, massive name- probably one of the biggest names in dance music.

“We are flying him in from New York. He very rarely does this kind of thing.”

He added: “There are still some tickets left but we are expecting it to be a sell out come Saturday. The tickets have been selling really well and we are on target.

“The last time this venue worked really well, as if it was made for it.

A section of the 1,200-strong crowds pictured at the Bunker at Ebrington on Easter Monday night.

A section of the 1,200-strong crowds pictured at the Bunker at Ebrington on Easter Monday night.

“There was a couple of things we plan to improve on so it’ll be even better than the last one.”

Unit 7 will be back to provide the sound and visuals again, James said.

James said that the success of such large-scale events, coupled with the local Celtronic Festival, this summer’s MTV gig and the recently opened club nights at The Venue 2.0, demonstrated the pulling power of dance music locally.

“There is a massive market there and with Music City this weekend, the city should be buzzing,” James said.

German DJ Marcel Dettmann manning the decks at The 'Bunker' underground car park at Ebrington on Easter Monday.

German DJ Marcel Dettmann manning the decks at The 'Bunker' underground car park at Ebrington on Easter Monday.

There are still some tickets available for Saturday night’s gig instore at Chocolate Clothing, Foyle Street and online at Skiddle.com.

Saturday’s event is being staged in association with Destined.

The interior of the car park at Ebrington.

The interior of the car park at Ebrington.

The entrance/exit to the car park at Ebrington. DER0115MC020

The entrance/exit to the car park at Ebrington. DER0115MC020