Dance Festival on the border brings top DJs to Burnfoot

A host of world class DJs will converge on the Derry/Donegal border next weekend. (3008JC17)
A host of world class DJs will converge on the Derry/Donegal border next weekend. (3008JC17)

Over a thousand clubbers and dance music enthusiasts will converge on the small border village of Burnfoot next weekend for a one-day music festival.

The Jika Jika End Of Summer Dance Festival looks set to put Tooban in Burnfoot on the map on Saturday, September 10, with some of the biggest names in DJing lined up for this three-stage, one day extravaganza.

The line-up announced is nothing short of amazing for true dance music fans, with some of the world’s best electronic acts set to perform.

Headline acts include Guy J (Bedrock), Ame (Innervisions - 3 Hour set), JBent (DJ Set), Justin Robertson (Lionrock), Jay Tripwire (Fabric), Bent (Rare DJ set) and Ashley Casselle. The festival will also feature a host of Irish talent spinning tunes for pure pleasure.

Organisers Jika Jika! are a local independent dance music collective formed by local couple Stephen Porter and Debbie McLaughlin.

It began as an outlet for emerging underground house and techno artists in the North West, breaking new sounds and giving quality DJ’s,musicians and producers the opportunity to let people hear what they are about.

As a collective, they aim to bring music lovers and like-minded individuals together without the restraints of commercial clubbing.

After the success of last year’s debut festival, Jika Jika! have decided to return to Burnfoot and throw an even bigger event with higher production standards and an even bigger line-up of the world’s best DJ talent.

Last June’s event pulled in rave reviews from both DJs and clubbers alike and anyone who attended will know they were part of something a little special. When asked what he thought of it, Paul Woolford simply replied “Amazing” and John Daly couldn’t stop saying how great the North West crowd were.

Such acts play regularly around the world and to hear glowing reviews like this goes to show that the North West really does offer a truly special welcome.

This event will be both outdoor and indoor, with a total capacity capable of holding 1000+ people.

The venue is situated less than six miles from Derry City, in Tooban, Burnfoot, and is easily reached by taxi from the city. With a plethora of accommodation available in Derry, visitors can be assured of comfort and ease.

Next weekend’s festival will contain three areas of sound and visuals, fully licensed bar with reasonably priced drinks, hot food, no mud and a brand new chill out lounge to unwind in!

This event is 18+ and Ticket Only. Doors open at 3pm and close at 12.30am

Standard Tickets for the festival are available from Chocolate Clothing on Foyle Street, Derry, telephone: 71. 369023 and also online at: