Music City! day is back with a bang for the opening day of the LegenDerry Maritime Festival.
The 24-hour music festival, the festival where everyone can play will make a welcome return, transforming the city’s streets, venues, neighbourhoods, churches, offices and workplaces into performance spaces, from dawn ‘til dawn. And you can be part of it. Anyone and everyone can join in on the music alongside acts including The Rambling Boys of Pleasure, Solas, Ports, The Clameens, Ego The Jackal, Grim, Our Krypton Son, Gerard McCrystal and so many more.
The day will begin once again with the stunning Dawn Chorus at Grianan of Aileach, Co.Donegal, one of Ireland’s most spectacular ancient sites. This free event will see hundreds join Cór An Ghrianán choir, in celebrating the summer solstice, and welcoming the start of Music City from 3.30am.
Following on from the morning performance, stages will open up across the city on Guildhall Square, Waterloo Place, The Craft Village, The Quayside and City Walls from 10am with the Roaring Meg busking competition taking place within the walls between 12.30 and 4.30. The day will finish off with BBC Radio Ulster presenting the Ulster Orchestra in the award winning Guildhall from 8pm and Salsa Celtica in The Glassworks from 9pm.
To keep up to date with the full programme for the day visit www.musiccityderry.co.uk.