Denis Sulta and Green Velvet will curate stages for new festival Jika Jika! in a former army barracks in Derry, Ireland. On Saturday, August 25th and Sunday, August 26th, the Ebrington Square site will host its first event.
Promotors Jika Jika! have hosted parties in Derry, and have chosen an open air space with views of the River Foyle and Peace Bridge, plus an art installation made up of 40 pairs of illuminated columns created by Turner Prize nominee Vong Phaophanit and Claire Oboussier for their debut festival.
Saturday sees Denis Sulta hsot a stage under his Sulta Selects brand with Octave One, Steffi and Willow. Sunday Green Velvet bring his La La Land brand to Europe for the first time joined by Patrick Topping, Charlotte De Witte and Louisahhh!!!.
Says James from Jika Jika! said: “We are very excited to reveal our very first Jika Jika! festival this Summer. This is the third year that we have taken over Ebrington Square on the August bank holiday, and after the sell-out success of Sven Vath in 2016 and Drumcode with Adam Beyer last year, we knew we had the foundations to establish our very own Jika Jika festival in 2018.”
For tickets and details go to jikajikafestival.com.