Castlederg will welcome thousands of people to the fourth annual DergFest in a few weeks time. Last year’s festival attracted over 10,000 people from all over Ireland and this year’s line-up promises to be the biggest and best one yet.
DergFest will take centre stage by the historic castle ruins in the heart of the town and runs over the weekend of July 28-30.
The festival certainly offers something for everyone from dance music, to country stars, culminating with some of Ireland’s favourite rock bands on the final night.
The opening night (July 28) features Internationally acclaimed DJ and producer Micky Modelle with his Clubland Tour. Belfast born Micky Modelle, who has collaborated with artists such as Jessie J, Flo Rida, JLo, Rebekah Ferguson and Atomic Kitten shot to fame when his song ‘Dancing in the Dark’ reached the number one slot across Europe.
British electronic music group Ultra-Beat, famed for their dance anthem ‘Pretty Green Eyes’ will be guest artists at this fun, high octane concert. Special D will play support.
One of Ireland’s favourite country singing sensations Derek Ryan will take to the stage as the headline act on Saturday, July 29, with rising star Cliona Hagan playing support.
The final night sees Castlederg’s own resident folk rockers The Logues return to the stage for the closing gig of their extensive UK and European tour. Sligo’s alternative country and roots band, Rackhouse Pilfer, also fresh from their European tour, will play support alongside local favourite, The Davy K Project.
• Tickets for DergFest are available on-line at www.dergfest.co.uk. Friday and Sunday tickets cost £15 each while Saturday tickets are £20 per person. For bus service information call 02881670460.